Cool News on Ice-slurry Injections for Subcutaneous Body Fat Reduction


The physical properties of the slurry and the composition of target adipose tissue play an important role in treatment outcomes.

Cryolipolysis with injectable ice-slurry may soon become an efficient, effective and customizable method of body sculpting, according to new research ine Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Our sister magazine Modern Aesthetics®, forecasted that this ice slurry fat melting technology will be the next big thing in April 2022. Read our article here.

The basic science report, led by Lilit Garibyan, MD, PhD and Peiyun Ni, MD, 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,” says Dr. Garibyan in a news release. “We did the current study to better understand the heat exchange and phase changes that occur after ice-slurry injection into subcutaneous tissue. This work is important as it helps determine the important parameters of ice-slurry and adipose tissue that influence the amount of fat reduction with this treatment.”

Dr. Garibyan is a physician-scientist and board-certified dermatologist with appointments as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and a Physician-Scientist at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Garibyan is the co-inventor of the injectable ice-slurry technology. Dr.  Ni is a resident in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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