cryolysis


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cryolysis

[krī′äl·ə·səs]
(science and technology)
Destruction of tissue by very low temperature, about -162°F (-108°C).
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Anderson, "Selective cryolysis: A novel method of non-invasive fat removal," Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, vol.
With respect to tissue cooling, it has been hypothesized that adipocytes are more sensitive to cooling than other tissue types and that cooling leads to crystallization of cytoplasmic lipids, disruption of cellular integrity, cell death via apoptosis/necrosis, and inflammation, leading to selective loss of AT over a period of weeks to months by a process dubbed "selective cryolysis" or "cryolipolysis" ([12, 16], reviewed in [14, 17]).
One is a cryolysis device that uses cooling to selectively target lipids in the sebaceous glands.