Heat vs. Cold Fat Melters
By NewBeauty Editors |
With tissue heating, there is the theory that collagen may tighten and fat may be melted by the effect of tissue heating. Unfortunately, these effects involve temperatures far greater than the body can tolerate and there is the risk of skin burns and damage to deeper tissue layers. With cold, which stems from the theory that cold temperatures can reduce inflammation in fat, in turn causing cell death, the fat cells are cooled through external manipulation, and the lipids of select cells crystallize and melt without damaging the surrounding tissues. The death doesn’t happen immediately but rather occurs over weeks, which is why results are not instant.