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CRYOLIPOLYSIS FAQ

 

- HOW DOES IT WORK? 

A special vacuum suction cup/handpiece with cooling plates is positioned on the selected body area. The area is then chilled - fat cells are especially sensitive to cold exposure.  When cooled fat cells crystallise and as a result no longer function in their usual way, and breakdown (Apoptosis). The surrounding blood vessels, nerves, etc are much less sensitive to cool exposure and remain unaffected. This results in the elimination of the fat cells without damage to the surrounding tissues.

- WHY CHOOSE US? 

A knowledgeable technician, and state of the art technology are crucial to the success of the treatment. Our Aestheticians are highly trained and knowledgeable about the procedure, our technology is one of the most advancedCryolipolysis units available. Boasting three different sized treatment heads, available to suit different body shapes and sizes. Our technology is so cutting edge that it offers specific cooling, reduced treatment times and for certain body areas we are able to treat two areas at once. We also include a complimentary phototherapy session (light therapy) to enhance collagen production and tighten the skin in the treatment area, and use of a clinically proven aftercare lotion to inhibit the maturation of fat cells.We are happy to advise you on which areas might respond best, target specific areas, and give comprehensive aftercare advice so that you see a reduction and not require further treatments. 

- WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FAT CELLS THAT HAVE BEEN TREATED? 

Fat cells perish and are dissolved into the body via the lymphatic & immune system. The nervous system flushes effected fat cells from the system using the bodies natural processes. The area treated becomes smaller in size over the following weeks as this process happens. 

- HOW LONG IS THE SESSION? 

Our technology is among the newest on the market, reducing treatment times required. Each session is up to 45 minutes per area, depending on the thickness of the area, and how quickly you respond to the cooling technology. Your treatment will be tailored to your individual requirements which are discussed in your pre-treatment consultation. Additional time may be required if you require more than one area.

 - HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED? 

One session is sufficient for most areas. Cryolipolysis has the advantage of not requiring a course of treatment. Depending on the thickness of the fat and your personal goals fat freezing may be repeated in the same area a second time, but is not a necessity. If you choose that you would like a further reduction in the same area, preferable waiting time between sessions is approx 45 - 60 days. This is to give enough time to measure the effectiveness of the initial treatment. Many patients achieve significant fat loss and changes in their body contours after just one treatment. However, during your consultation, we can discuss a tailored treatment plan that will meet your specific needs.

 - WHAT WILL THE RESULTS BE? 

Clinical studies on Cryolipolysis have shown reduction of fat is between 20% to 50%. Results will vary on the individual, the thickness of the fat deposits in each area, and the lifestyle maintained after treatment. Those that follow the simple aftercare advice, will get the best results.CoolSculpting permanently eliminates targeted fat cells from the treated area. When we gain weight, our fat cells increase in size creating a larger frame. Once these fat cells are removed, they are no longer there and therefore cannot get bigger, providing permanent results. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, long-term results should remain stable.

- WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS? 

This depends on the individual, the fat thickness, and the area treated. Changes happen over a number of weeks, 12 weeks being the estimated time to see the maximum result, although some of our clients begin to see changes at around 2 weeks. In clinical trials 12 weeks post treatment, 9 out of 10 people saw an undeniable reduction in the treated area.

 - WHAT WILL I FEEL DURING THE SESSION? 

The treatment for most is completely pain free and comfortable using our particular technology. The handpiece being applied has an unusual feeling, but not painful. You are likely to forget it is even attached during the session. We often have relax and fall asleep during their treatment. There is no anaesthetic or numbing agent required.

- WHAT WILL I FEEL AFTER THE SESSION?

The beauty of Cryolipolysis is there are generally few side effects. There is no recovery period, or downtime. It is very rare to have extended redness or bruising after the treatment. You should be able to resume normal daily activities without discomfort immediately after the session, or go back to work if your being treated in your lunch break.

- ARE THERE ANY NEEDLES? 

Cryotherapy is non invasive. There are no needles required.

- WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR CRYOLIPOLYSIS? 

Cryolipolysis is especially indicated for local fat reduction: The ideal candidates are those who want to reduce localised fat deposits for instance on the abdomen, flanks, lower back, hips, thighs, upper arms etc. These tend to be areas particularly stubborn to diet and exercise. Although most people are treatable, it is not an overall weight loss solution. We suggest that the ideal candidate is within or near their ideal body weight range (BMI) people in this group will see the best results. But, it can also be an excellent additional motivation for those embarking on a change in lifestyle.

 - DO I NEED TO FOLLOW A PARTICULAR KIND OF DIET OR EXERCISE PROGRAM? 

No supplements or diet plan are required and you do not have to change your exercise habits for the treatment to work. However, Cryolipolysis is not a substitute for taking care of your body. You may feel more motivated to take care of yourself after the treatment, after all it is an investment in your good looks.  Combining cryolipolysis with a healthy diet and lifestyle will only further maximise your result. Should you require lifestyle advice we can refer you to specialists in your area. After care includes advice to increase your water intake, avoid caffeine & other toxins to support your bodies natural processes.

- WHAT IS THE MAIN DIFFERENCE COMPARED TO OTHER PROCEDURES? 

The Cryolipolysis treatment results in a notable and natural reduction of fat tissue, avoiding the traumatic experience of invasive methods (liposuction), and the risk of damage to surrounding tissue. It is different to other non-invasive laser lipo offerings that use lasers (like I-Lipo, Strawberry and Laser Lipo) Cryolipolysis, physically destroys the fat cell, and no course of treatment is required as in these other laser based treatments. No exercise is required for the treatment to get results and the results are permanent. The results are not as fast or as dramatic as invasive procedures like liposuction or tummy tuck. But Fat Freezing is an effective alternative for those wanting to avoid the higher cost, pain, risk, and recovery time associated with surgery 

- WHEN YOU TREAT THE FAT IN ONE AREA, WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FAT CELLS IN THE REST OF MY BODY? DO THEY MOVE TO COMPENSATE? 

Once the fat cells are destroyed, those cells are eliminated. Fat is not able to regrow again in the same area that was treated. There is no risk of fat from other areas moving over to the treated area to compensate.

- HOW LARGE IS A TREATMENT AREA? 

We have various sized application handpieces. This allows us to treat larger areas like the upper, lower abdomen, thighs and flanks as well as smaller areas such as the upper arms, bra fat and inner thighs. Our technitian will select the one that will give you the best value for money and suits your treatment area the best.

- WHAT COUNTS AS A TREATMENT AREA? 

If we treat one area on each arm, that would count as two treatment areas. E.g Lower abdomen = 1 area. Both Hips = 2 areas. Both love handles & lower abdomen = 3 areas.

- WHAT AREAS CAN YOU TREAT? 

Upper & lower abdomen, upper arms, inner and outter thighs, love handles, flanks, muffin top, banana rolls (underneath buttocks), hips, male torso/man boobs. The applicator cannot be used for the chin, ankles or wrists as usually these areas are too small to treat. Cryolipolysis can be used to reduce "man boobs" but cannot be used to treat female breast tissue or gynocomastia.

- WHAT DOES IT COST? 

We are aim to provide treatments at reasonable prices offering treatments command £600 - £1500 per area.