What is it?
Cryolipolysis is a tried, tested and proven inch loss process using advanced technology, more commonly referred to as Fat Freezing, Cool Sculpting®, Ice Lipo or Cool Slimming. As a non-surgical alternative to Liposuction, this treatment has become one of the “go-to” procedures for eliminating unwanted body fat.
The treatment relies on the controlled cooling of fat tissue. The simple procedure has vacuum cups placed on the chosen areas of fat and the triglycerides (fat cells) are cooled to between -1 and -7 degrees. These unwanted fat cells are unable to survive at this temperature, they die and are then eliminated naturally through the bodies lymphatic drainage system. The surrounding areas of tissue remain unharmed and over a period of 12 weeks the body will reshape.
Let's talk science.
So let us explain the basic science and brief history of Cryolipolysis Fat Freezing. Until 2010 the removal of fat was usually achieved by liposuction or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery. Whilst these methods both provide good results they are an invasive treatment posing many risks and cost an average of £4,000 - £5,000, Reports as far back as the 1900's document adipose tissue and its sensitivity to cold. In the 1970's it was reported fat necrosis (cell death) in an infant who had been sucking on an ice lolly. This was then observed in adult patients to prove lipid rich tissues are susceptible to cold without the harm of other organs, In 2007 Cryolipolysis was then introduced as a method for fat elimination and in 2012 is received FDA approval.
When we eat, our body converts any calories it doesn't need into triglycerides . The triglycerides are stored in our fat cells and if we regularly eat more calories than we burn, particularly empty calories like carbohydrates, sugars and fats, we can find ourselves with triglycerides, commonly known as fat bulges. Luckily approx 25% of these fat cells can now be eliminated in one treatment of Fat Freezing
Fat Freezing Technology
Our Fat Freezing treatment is carried our using the renowned 3D UltimatePro technology from 3D Aesthetics.
The vacuum function in the hand piece pulls the pocket of fat into the head. The plates inside the head freeze the area down to the selected temperature. The hand piece stays on the skin from 30 – 45 mins dependent on the size of the head. The silicone handles offer more comfort for your treatment.
Once the treatment has been completed, we then treat the area with a session of Shockwave Therapy. This technology utlises Soundwave to shrink and permeate fat cells. It activates your Metabolism and aids Lymphatic Drainage achieving better results in the overall treatment.
* Results are permanent but you can replace them with new fat cells if you do not follow a healthy diet.
Upper Abdomen (Tummy) - 1 Area
Lower Abdomen (Tummy) - 1 Area
Flanks (Muffin top) - 2 Areas
Inner Thighs - 2 Areas
Outer Thighs - 2 Areas
Arms - 2 Areas
Bra Fat - 2 Areas
Back Fat - 2 Areas
Below are the areas we are able to treat and how many areas they count as.
Shockwave Therapy uses Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) to shrink and suffuse fat cells.
The Shockwave activates the metabolism and rids the body of impurities through your lymphatic drainage system.
This treatment increases your blood supply which results in skin tightening and the softening and strengthening of your connective tissue resulting in the smoothing of cellulite.
Shockwave is a great "add on" to Fat Freezing which will accelerate results. Included in ALL Fat Freezing treatments, you will receive a Shockwave treatment at the end of your session. You can also purchase an extra weekly treatment for just £20.
In order to get the best results, you would attend the clinic once a week for a 15 minute session. This is recommended for 4 weeks.