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.
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I had a belly that no amount of exercise or diet would move and i am so pleased that i did this. I had 2 treatments and it had made such a huge difference. I am so much more confident now. 5 Stars from me x
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As someone who has struggled for years to get get rid of my bingo wings, i am delighted that this worked. I can't recommend Jo enough, she is a true professional and i felt completely safe. I wouldn't hesitate to have any treatment with Jo.
Does HIFU really work?Yes! It absolutely works. It is also FDA Approved and has been vigorously tried and tested in order to receive the accreditation. In addition to having FDA approval, we can honestly say that we have never seen results like it from a non invasive procedure. The results speak for themselves. It is particularly good for jowls, nasolablial folds and skin laxity.
What areas can i have treated?Eyes Brow Lower face to include lasonabial folds Jaw Line Neck Decolletage Hands
How long does it take?Anything from 60 minutes to 120 minutes. It depends on what areas you are having treated. A full facelift will take approx 2 hours.
How many treatments will i need?One treatment is enough to have excellent results and most people do not need a further treatment for 12 months. You can have up to 3 treatments to acheive optimum results but this depends on your skin structure and would require a full consultation. It is most common to have the one treatment every 12 months. In some older clients who have never had any facial treatments, there may be the need to have the treatment every 9 months for the first 2 and then continue onto 12 monthly treatments. You will often see a salon or clinic advertising that HIFU will last for 2-3 years. This is extremely unrealistic. In our experience we have found that the treatment realisitcally lasts for around 12-15 months, age and skin dependent. The younger you are, the longer it lasts.
What will i feel during the treatment?You can certainly feel the treatment but it is by no means painful or unbearable. You will feel a small amount of heat and a slight tingling sensation. It is a strange sensation as the treatment is working below the skin and you can feel the ulstrasound activating beneath your skin. All of our clients happily chat through the whole treament.
What happens after the treatment and are there any side effects?Jo will go through all of the potential side effects with you prior to your treatment and answer any questions you have. You will be given an aftercare leaflet to take with you and a contact number to call should you have any questions after your treatment. You may experience a slight redness or flushed sensation to the skin but this will disipate after a few hours. You could experience slight pale bruising (rare) or numbness but again, this will go after a few days. The feeling for the first couple of days is a little like after going to the dentist and you have had your mouth open for a long period. Yes that sounds strange but it is the best way to describe it! After the treatment, we advise the following: Do not expose your skin to the sun or sunbeds for at least 24 hours. No facials for 48 hours Use plenty of moisturiser Drink plenty of water to keep your skin fully hydrated.
When will i see a change?You will see a difference immediately in the tightening of your muscles but the full effects will not be apparent for 12 - 18 weeks. This is the time it takes for the natural collagen in your skin to work its magic. If you have opted for the Full Face and Neck treatment, you return after 12 weeks for a further treatment. This treatment compounds the first treatment and gets the best results. You will generally see a noticbale difference after the second treatment.
What is the downtime after the treatment?None whatsoever. You are even able to have the treatment in your lunch break and head back to work.
Is the treatment suitable for everyone?The treatment is suitable for any age. Anyone experiencing lowered brows, jowls, sagging skin on the neck, lines on the face and chest are all perfect candidates for this treatment. The treatment is also extremely popular with younger people who are trying to achieve jaw definition. There are certain contraindications but the best way to find out is to book a consultation and we will advise if you are suitable.
What is the difference between your 4D HIFU and regular HIFU?Our machine is the latest version of HIFU. Most machines will shoot one line of ultrasound at a time and the practitioner will move the handle along the face to shoot further lines. Our handles are able to shoot up to eleven lines at a time without moving the handle, meaning that is it more precise and has more accuracy at targetting the chosen area. Our machine also has a smaller handle which is specifically for the smaller areas such as eyes and nasolabial folds. Our machine is the only technology to have this handle in the UK.
Do i have to have before and after pictures?Yes. These are purely for our treatment records and will never be shared for marketing unless you give your written permission.
Why are you cheaper/more expensive than other companies?You will find treatments on the market more expensive and cheaper than our treatments. Firstly, anyone offering a full Facelift at £200 is not offering a 4D Treatment with a state of the art machine and it is highly unlikely that they have paid for thorough training (which comes at a cost) You will almost certainly be disappointed with the results and not return. The prices on Harley Street are almost double the price of ours. These clinics are mostly using the same machines as ours (often not as good). However, we do not have the expensive cost of running a clinic on Harley Street so we are able to pass the saving onto the client. The best thing to do is book a consultation and investigate any treatment you are having thoroughly. Ask lots of questions and don't be afraid to ask more! Jo is a specialist in HIFU and leads the field. She has likely carried out more treatments than anyone in the country so you are in very safe hands.