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Fat Freezing

What is Fat Freezing / Cryolipolysis?

Cryolipolysis, sometimes called Fat Freezing or CryoLipo, is an advanced cooling technology to kill fat cells which results in localised fat reduction. Fat freezing targets fat cells using specific temperatures that won’t affect the surrounding tissue and muscle to crystallise the cells which then are flushed out by the body’s natural system.

How does Cryolipolysis work?

The treatment is carried out by a handpiece being attached to the body using a suction to make it as pain free as possible. The target area is cooled to a safe temperature which crystallises the fat cells, once these cells are crystallised the body will then remove them as part of the natural apoptosis process.

 Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?

Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good. Though this treatment should be carried out alongside a healthy diet and lifestyle to get the best possible and long lasting results.

Who is the ideal person to have Cryolipolysis?

We find the best candidates are those who want to reduce localised fat areas but who are not generally over weight. These tend to be areas that they find stubborn to diet and exercise that no matter how much exercise or dieting is done just will not reduce.

Although most people are suitable for cryolipolysis treatments it should not be seen as an overall weight loss solution or way to skip a healthy lifestyle. Some people are not suitable for medical reasons and the ideal candidate is within or quite near their ideal body weight range (BMI). It have been proven people in this group will see the best results. We have also found that it can also be an excellent additional motivation aid.

Is there anyone that shouldn’t get Cryolipolysis?

This treatment is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. There are a few more contraindications where someone may not be suitable for the treatment, including certain medications, which will be covered during the consultation. In some cases, we may ask for a doctors letter to confirm you a suitable for us to carry out the treatment.

Does it work?

Cryolipolysis is a clinically proven treatment with numerous medical studies to prove its effectiveness.

Are there any side effects?

As this treatment is non-invasive, there are very little side effects. Most clients will have redness of the skin where the fat has been treated, some clients may have some bruising however these are temporary side effects that will generally last maximum a couple of days. Some clients may experience slight discomfort during the treatment which will gradually decrease once the treatment has finished.

How much fat will I lose?

Following the aftercare and lifestyle advice given to you by your practitioner, clients get an average result of 20%-45% reduction in the treated area.

How many treatments do I need?

Some people benefit from just one treatment, some people may need monthly sessions or additional top ups. It really varies on the desired results, this will all be discussed during your consultation.

When will I see the results?

We are relying on the body to remove the cells, clients can take anywhere between 6-12 weeks to start noticing the difference. However, everyone is different.

What does it feel like?

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.

How long does a Cryolipolysis session take?

Each session is between 30 and 60 minutes per area, depending on the thickness of the fat in that area. We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.

What should I do after the session to maximize my results?

  • Continue to increase water intake and add lemon and/or apple cider vinegar if possible

  • Avoid alcohol after treatment for 24 hours

  • Exercise daily (15-30 minutes – a vigorous walk will do)

  • Massage the area. Optional – wear compression clothing if available

  • Avoid sugars (especially fructose), refined grains and chemically modified fats

  • Limit high salt foods for 1-2 days post treatment

  • Do deep breathing exercises

How much does the  procedure cost?

The price for Cryolipolysis procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customised treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

What counts as a treatment areas?

A “cycle” refers to every application or placement of the cryolipo machine to the body. This is the appropriate jargon in the industry and what most clinics refer to as their unit of sale.

Each cup/handle we used is classed as an area so for example a pair of love handles would be classed as 2 areas, 1 for each love handle.

Further examples are:

Upper or Lower Abdomen = 1 area 
Upper & Lower Abdomen = 2 areas
Hips = 2 areas
Both Love Handles = 2 areas
Inner or outer Thighs = 2 areas
Back Rolls = 2 areas
Both Arms (Bingo wings) = 2 areas
Abdomen & Both Hips = 3 areas
Lower Abdomen & Love handles = 3 areas
Upper & Lower Abdomen & love handles = 4 areas


We will not treat a patient with cryolipolysis if they suffer from excess weight or obesity.

We should be able to treat those with loose or flabby skin, but a treatment consultation with our specialist will evaluate the possibilities.

In addition, this technique is not recommended for people with thin bulges or where these lack density.

Finally, we do not recommend this treatment when the client has the following characteristics:

  • Strong reaction to cold temperatures such as cryoglobulinemia (cryoglobulins present in the blood), cold urticaria or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (the sudden presence of hemoglobin in the urine).

  • In the case of poor blood circulation in the area to be treated. If the patient has Raynaud’s disease (impaired blood circulation affecting the extremities such as fingers, toes, nose, ears).

  • Hernias.

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding.

  • Patients wearing or fitted with an electronic device (such as an artificial pacemaker).

  • When there is an injury, eczema, inflammation, recent surgery on or near the area treatment.

Other Precautions:

  • It is highly encouraged that you consult with your Physician prior to any treatment or diet changes.

  • These are elective procedures and each individual result may vary. No refunds due to the type of service rendered. By continuing to book an appointment you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of this business. 

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