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Will injectable ice-slurry be the next big thing in body sculpting?

Photo by Karolina Grabowska
Photo by Karolina Grabowska

Aesthetic Medicine magazine reports that results from a study published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM) show that cryolipolysis using ice-slurry injections is effective in body sculpting treatments.

The study used modeling to determine the dosimetry for injectable ice-slurry treatments and demonstrated the important role that the physical properties of the slurry and the composition of target adipose tissue can play in treatment outcomes.

“We had already demonstrated that ice-slurry injection is a novel method for efficient and effective subcutaneous adipose tissue reduction,” said Dr Lilit Garibyan, assistant professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and co-inventor of the injectable ice-slurry technology.

Garibyan continued “We did the current study to better understand the heat exchange and phase changes that occur after ice-slurry injection into subcutaneous tissue. This helps determine the important parameters of ice-slurry and adipose tissue that influence the amount of fat reduction with this treatment.”

The demand for body contouring and fat-loss treatments have increased dramatically post pandemic. According to a report by Research and Markets, the global body contouring market reached a value of $7.3 Billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $11.1 Billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.9% during 2022-2027.

Key players highlighted in the report include Cynosure, Meridian, Syneron Medical, Lumenis and Alma Lasers. (Source: Aesthetic Medicine magazine)

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