Homemade Cryolipolysis revisited - is cool plate and vaccum technology instead of ice packs more reliable? Answered
Using the Peltier effect via an aluminum plate, would it be possible to create a homemade cryolipolysis machine?
The method cryolipolysis uses to kill fat cells is this:
The vacuum pulls the adipose tissue away from the body's core along with the surrounding skin folds to prevent the tissue from being warmed by body temperature.
The temperature of the fat cells drops to between -1 degree Celsius and -10 degrees Celsius, triggering pre-programmed cell death.
After one hour of application all of the susceptible cells in the area have been triggered and will die off between two weeks and 3 months later.
I don't want to use something as inaccurate as ice packs, I would like to buy an aluminum plate, attach wiring to one side to utilize the Peltier effect, apply a light vacuum to keep contact, and insert some kind of temperature control per Peltier junction to keep the temperature in the optimum zone. As far as the back of the connections that gets hot, cooling that with circulated anti-freeze or water should be sufficient, but I'm not sure of the best configuration on the plate/vacuum setup. The way the current Zeltiq technology pulls the skin so far away from the body leads me to believe it's not great for any area that doesn't have a lot of excess skin to pull on and I would like to create a shallower cavity that can fit in harder to reach places like the side of the chest under the arm.