Anybody working on cryolipolysis? Answered
I am looking at using a pair of Peltier panels to make a "spot reducer" using cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis is what the Zeltiq machine uses to freeze fat cells such that they dissolve. On a bodybuilding forum they were talking about using cool-paks, those gel-filled plastic blocks that you put in the freezer.
My idea is to take a hand clamp and mount the Peltiers to it. I may need cooling on the hot sides, for that I will probably use liquid cooling blocks from computer CPU coolers. Then, you just clamp those babies on your love handles and crank up the juice.
"Animal studies show a fat-reducing effect starting at around minus 1C, with the plate in place from five to 20 minutes."
Since Peltiers get about 65 degrees C in differential, and room temp is about 26 degrees (warm room!) it will be a piece of cake for the junction to chill off those love handles.
Would not be hard to put a temp controller on it to protect from frostbite or from burning up the junctions.
Before you scoff, a Zeltiq treatment runs $700!