Use of the ice pack therapy at your home to remove the excess fat
The ice-packs prevent the swelling in sports injuries and brings down the inflammation for many years, and because to all that evidence for the method CoolSculpting, the researchers say that it can be possible to replicate those effects at your home by applying ice packs to your skin.
One study provided by CoolSculpting showed a reduced fat levels by doing that. The studies showed that those levels of fat in the areas where the ice packs were applied, were lower than the other parts of the body. So by just strapping on ice-packs to some fatty area like stomach, flanks or thighs for about 30 minutes to one hour, three to four times per week, you can remove the stubborn fat.
For those people who want to reduce the fat in some areas on the body, the cold thermogenesis can make that possible, and that causes an important difference in body appearance and shape.
Be careful for the following
If you use the ice packs incorrectly that can cause skin burns that might vary from mild like a first degree burns or to more severe like second degree burns and third degree burns. One of the most usual ways that this can happen is because you apply the ice pack directly on your skin without some barrier in between.
Use a thin layer like a tee shirt between the ice and the skin. Also, you can try a thin folded tower or maybe a few layers of paper towels for just a few minutes until your skin adjusts and then you can remove the later. If you use thick material or a towel, you will keep the ice to affect the area and decrease its benefit.
There are some factors that can increase the cold injuries through the icing, including:
- People that use medications that decrease the blood flow like beta-blockers.
- People that have peripheral neuropathy that decreases the ability to feel the injury.
- People that have peripheral vascular disease that decreases the flow of blood to the tissue.
- Diabetes and smoking.
- Pain and redness on the skin area
- Needles and pins sensation that is followed by numbness and tingling
- Skin blisters
- Waxy or firm skin that is completely numb and white.
If you notice an ice pack burn and if you start developing the symptoms and indications of cold injuries like feel burning, blisters, itchiness, developing blisters, numb or/and pain sensation in the area. The color might turn yellowish-gray and the affected area has to be re-warmed in order to stop the burn to become severe.
- The process of warming should be gradual in order to avoid burning yourself and to cause more damage to your skin.
- Soak the skin in warm water. According to the National Institute of Health, the water temperature should be between 104 and 108 F for 20 minutes.
- Also, you can wrap the affected area with blanked or use warm compresses.
- Avoid moving and massaging the affected area because it can cause even more damage.
- Avoid using direct dry heat like a hair dryer or radiator because these areas can burn very easily.