Damaging and breaking down fat cells can be done through the process of fat freezing. It’s a painless procedure that allows your body to naturally flush out any damaged fat cells.
Fat freezing is the leading non-invasive fat loss treatment, designed to remove stubborn fat by safely freezing it away, leaving subtly contoured results.
There’s no need for anaesthetic and the skin’s barrier is not compromised, leaving you to continue with your normal daily routine knowing that you’ll be left with safe and natural results.
What happens during fat freezing?
Once comfortable, your target area (whether that’s thighs, arms, hips or stomach) is covered with a gel pad. An applicator is then used to expose the skin to cold temperatures, typically between -11 to +5°C. Due to the nature of the vacuum-like suction and sub-zero temperatures, patients can expect to feel quite chilly whilst experiencing some minor stretching sensations. After a short while this is replaced by numbness and you can sit back and relax whilst those fat cells are zapped away.
The suction process takes around 45 minutes and once complete, you can continue the rest of your day as normal. Your skin might feel slightly frosty due to the cold temperatures, but after a few minutes it will begin to thaw.
How does fat freezing work?
Fat freezing triggers and accelerates the body’s natural process of ‘apoptosis’. When fat cells are exposed to cold temperatures, they instantly die. Our body then recognises these dead cells and disposes of them naturally over time, leaving you with less fat.
Areas of the body treated with fat freezing
Fat freezing can be used to treat the chin, tummy, upper arms, waist and hips, back, thighs and lower bottom.
Can weight be lost with fat freezing?
It’s important to remember that fat freezing is a fat loss treatment, not a weight loss treatment. Fat freezing is more suitable for subtle body contouring than for dropping the pounds.
What results can be expected from fat freezing?
Results differ between individuals and the treatment should always go hand in hand with a healthy diet and lifestyle to see the best results. We recommend four treatments to truly see the effects of fat freezing.
How long to see results?
Some people will notice results immediately, however your body will be naturally working to get rid of dead fat cells for up to 12 weeks after your treatment, so changes may continue as time goes on.
Are these results permanent?
Yes – the fat cells will not grow back in the areas treated. However, fat freezing does not make you immune to gaining more weight, so be sure to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Is fat freezing painful?
No, in most cases fat freezing does not cause pain. Due to the nature of the vacuum-like suction and sub-zero temperatures, patients can expect to feel quite chilly whilst experiencing some strange stretching sensations. After a short while this is replaced by numbness and you can sit back and relax whilst those fat cells are zapped away. Once your treatment has come to an end, your targeted area will continue to feel cold but after a few minutes, the skin will begin to thaw out and return to normal.
Are there side effects to fat freezing?
There are almost no side effects associated with fat freezing. The targeted area of your body will feel colder in the immediate aftermath of the treatment and may be temporarily pink. Both these effects should only last an hour or two.
Is there recovery required following treatment?
There is no downtime with fat freezing. You can expect to be able to resume your regular life straight away, making it the perfect lunch break treatment.
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