What is Fat freezing?
This popular non surgical body contouring method is used worldwide to help eliminate areas of stubborn subcutaneous fat. This is the pinchable fat found just underneath the skin and most people find it extremely difficult to get rid off even with a healthy diet and exercise.
This procedure is also referred to as cryolipolysis which “freezes” and “damages” the cells underneath the skin. Some of the fat cells are damaged to such a state that they die over the coming weeks and your body naturally eliminates these dead fat cells. Some of the cells however survive, therefore multiple treatments per area are not uncommon.
What happens after your Fat freezing treatment?
Treated fat cells are removed and fewer fat cells remain in your body. Untreated areas do not change. If you gain weight after your fat freeze procedure fewer fat cells will hold new excess fat however
the untreated remaining fat cells may still become bigger due to them absorbing new excess fat.
Why would I choose Fat freezing treatments?
Fat freezing is a non invasive option to treat and remove stubborn fat from body areas where diet and exercise alone have not been able to deliver you results. Our fat freezing treatment takes anywhere from 35 – 75 minutes depending on treatment area. There is no downtime and you may resume your normal daily activities immediately after your treatment.
Which areas can be treated? Common areas of treatment include:
• Abdomen (tummy)
• Flanks (love handles)
• Submental (double chin)
• Upper arms
• Brassiere roll (bra puff)
• Back (bra fat)
• Pseudogynaecomastia (man boobs)
• Inner thighs
• Outer thighs (saddle bags)
• Around the knees (distal thighs)
• Under the buttocks (banana rolls)
Who can have Fat freeze treatments?
Both women and men can benefit from this treatment, although women store fat differently. This treatment can be done on most people who have stubborn pockets of fat despite having a healthy diet and have a regular excercise regime.
Some people are not suitable candidates for this treatment who have certain medical conditions such as:
cryoglobulinaemia (a blood protein disease), cold agglutinin disease (a rare anaemic autoimmune disease) or paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria
(a rare autoimmune disease). It is important to note that our fat freeze treatments are not a weight-loss procedures. We recommend a consultation to determine if this treatment is suitable for you. An individual treatment plan will be provided for you to outline the course of your treatments.
The following effects may occur in the treatment area during and after your treatment. Side effects in general are temporary and resolve on its own within a few days or weeks.
During a treatment:
• Sensations of pulling, tugging and mild pinching.
• Intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, cramping. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb.
Immediately after treatment:
• Redness and firmness.
• Transient blanching and/or mild bruising around the edges of the treatment area.
• Tingling and stinging.
One to two weeks after a treatment:
• Redness, bruising and swelling.
• Tenderness, cramping and aching.
• Itching, skin sensitivity, tingling and numbness. Numbness can persist up to several weeks after a treatment.
• Sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental area treatment
What can I expect on treatment day?
A gel pad is applied to your treatment area first. The handpiece is then applied over the pad to the treatment area for anywhere between 35 – 75 minutes depending on the treatment area.
Controlled cooling at a pre set level determined by your technician is delivered to the treatment area which causes the fat cells to become damaged and die. You may feel some different sensations during the treatment such as pulling, tugging and or mild pinching and stinging along with intense cold sensation during the cooling process which subsides as the treatment moves along and the treatment area becomes numb.
The technician massages the area for 2 minutes once the handpieces are removed. This helps with the break down of the damaged frozen fat cells. The body eliminates these damaged cells up to 12 weeks after your treatment.
What can I expect after the fat freezing treatment?
Everyone’s situation is different and therefore teament plasn, outcome, number of treatments required may differ. As our Fat freeze treatment is consideted non invasive, you can return to normal activities straight after your treatment. Side effects as previously explained are temporary and normal.
Your first follow up appointment is 6 weeks after your first treatment. It is a requirenment that you do attend any follow up appointments so more photos can be taken and we can monitor your progress.
At your 6 week follow up appointment, mid-treatment photos will be taken and
Results may start to show 6 weeks after your first treatment and should continue to develop up to 12 weeks after your treatment. Please remember that you may need multiole sessions to achieve your desired outcome. This procedure is not a replacement for fat loss and liposuction. Treatments results may differ between patients.
How much does Cool Freeze cost?
Our Body Contouring treatments are customised to the patients needs and concerns. We offer a combination of treatments to enhance and maximise your results. Our technician will discuss your treatment plan in detail. We also offer treatment packages.
Please call us on 5539 9534 to book a consultation to discuss our Body Contouring and Fat Reduction methods.