Evaluating the Safety of Cryolipolysis or fat freezing for Individuals with Raynaud’s Disease.
One scientific study evaluated the safety of fat freezing for people with Raynaud’s Disease.
Cryolipolysis, a non-surgical fat reduction method, presents potential concerns for certain individuals, particularly those with specific conditions such as Raynaud’s Disease. Raynaud’s Disease is characterized by extreme coldness and discolouration of fingers and toes, and there is a concern that cryolipolysis might exacerbate this condition. In an effort to gain further insights, a study was conducted.
The study involved examining individuals considering cryolipolysis, categorizing them into those with and without Raynaud’s Disease, and monitoring the outcomes post-treatment.
The findings were encouraging. Individuals with Raynaud’s Disease did not experience any worsening of their condition following cryolipolysis. Likewise, individuals without Raynaud’s Disease reported mild and temporary side effects unrelated to their medical history.
The study suggests that cryolipolysis could be considered safe for individuals with mild to moderate Raynaud’s Disease. However, it remains essential for individuals to consult with their healthcare provider before pursuing any new treatments, particularly if they have underlying medical conditions. This information was published in 2021, rendering it relatively current for informed decision-making regarding healthcare and treatments.
References: Yanes D, Sawaya J, Wanner M, Avram M. Predicting Negative Outcomes of Cryolipolysis in Patients With and Without Raynaud Disease. Dermatol Surg. 2021 May 1;47(5):675-677. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002925. PMID: 33625134.