You could be in the best shape of your life and still be holding fat in places you consider undesirable. Upper arm fat, like any fat, is caused simply by eating more calories than you burn. Genetics dictate where we put weight on first, where we hold the weight, and which places are the hardest to lose the weight from. Whilst there’s nothing wrong with holding a little extra fat in your upper arms and it’s perfectly normal, it’s a little bit of a problem spot as it can be really tricky to bust the extra fat there.
There’s a common misconception that you can work fat off chosen areas of your body, which you can’t. You can tone the muscle of course, and regulate your diet, but you can’t force fat to come specifically off your upper arms by doing copious tricep curls. Luckily, flabby upper arms are among a few areas of the body that can be targeted by fat freezing, a non-surgical and non-invasive fat reduction method that we offer here at Nu You.
How can fat freezing help?
Fat freezing gained popularity due to the fact that you can’t choose where you work fat off from – it’s designed specifically to reduce fat in those tricky problem spots, like a double chin, the thighs, the hips and the stomach. Whilst living a healthy lifestyle does make you a better fat freezing candidate, you do need to have a reasonable amount of fat in order to qualify for the treatment. As a general rule, you should be able to easily pinch it between your fingers.
Fat freezing works by literally freezing the fat cells in the target area until they die and the body can dispose of them naturally. Whilst some people see results almost instantly, generally you’ll see results within three weeks. The body disposes of dead cells for up to six months after treatment however, so whilst it can be a bit of a slow burn, the results are undeniable. Each experience differs, but one 45 minute appointment can give you up to 25% fat reduction in the treatment area.
Everyone’s experience will be slightly different, but just one 45 minute treatment can result in up to 20-25% fat reduction on a chin. And guess what? The fat cells won’t grow back. Just make sure to continue eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly to really maintain it.
The fat freezing experience
Before you even start your treatment, you’ll have a consultation in order to establish your body goals and determine the best way to achieve them. You’ll talk with an experienced member of staff and set a course of treatment.
When you come to Nu You Aesthetics for your fat freezing treatment you can get comfy in the treatment room before having the layer of fat at the treatment site measured by the caliper. A cryoprotective gel pad will be applied to your skin to protect against the chilly temperatures, and then the treatment will begin. An applicator will be placed on the designated area and applies suction to your skin. You might experience a little tugging or pulling as the sub zero temperature begins, but after a couple of minutes the site will become numb and you won’t feel a thing. You can kick back, relax, chat with the team member administering your treatment or catch up on TV or some reading.
We recommend a few sessions, normally 4 at 45 minutes apiece, although every person is different. Here at Nu You Aesthetics we’ll also put in the time to ensure that you have an aftercare plan that suits you, meaning you’ll get the best possible results.
If you’re considering fat freezing as a way to bust your lingering muffin top, flabby upper arms, double chin, or love handles, get in touch with us to book in for a consultation with our expert team. Give us a call on 0207 315 4385 or use our online booking form to request a callback.