WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE?
Coolsculpting® is a non-surgical treatment that eliminates excess fat through the use of ‘cryolipolysis’ – in other words, extreme cold. It is designed to tackle stubborn areas of localised fat on the stomach, flanks, thighs, love handles and triceps, and can also be applied to double-chins and ‘banana rolls’ (the area beneath the bottom).
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than the surrounding tissues, and the CoolSculpting® technology takes advantage of this, using precisely controlled cooling to target fat cells underneath the skin. Once the desired treatment area has been located, the device is carefully positioned, and controlled cooling is applied. The treated fat cells are crystallised (frozen) and die, before being eliminated through the lymphatic system over the following months. And once they’re gone, they’re gone for good!
WHO IS IT FOR?
CoolSculpting® is a popular non-surgical option for clients who would like to get rid of stubborn areas of localised fat which are resistant to diet and exercise. It is not intended for people who are clinically overweight. It is also unsuitable for people with cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. Any existing health conditions should be discussed in your first consultation.
IS IT SAFE?
CoolSculpting® is one of the safest, most effective fat reduction procedures currently on the market. It is fully approved for use on the abdomen, thighs, flanks and upper arms, and has been backed by countless clinical and scientific studies. Our practitioners have earned the much-coveted training degree provided by CoolSculpting University, enabling us to offer clients the highest degree of professional care.
IS IT PAINFUL?
During the procedure, you may feel a little discomfort – such as a pulling, pinching or numb sensation on the targeted area. However, this feeling soon fades, and most people find it possible to relax (or even take a nap) during the treatment.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?
As a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure, the side effects associated with CoolSculpting® are relatively mild. You may experience redness, swelling, bruising, skin sensitivity and a slight aching sensation at the treatment site; however, these symptoms are temporary and will quickly fade. Most clients typically return to work and normal activities immediately afterwards.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
The exact number of Coolsculpting® sessions that you require will depend on the target body area, your individual requirements and your own personal goals. However, you should start to see an improvement approximately 3 weeks following your first CoolSculpting® session, with the most dramatic results typically seen at 3 months. However, the effects are gradual and can therefore continue for up to 6 months. A healthy diet and exercise regime is recommended following the procedure to maintain the effects.
If you have any questions or wish to book a consultation, please contact us on 020 7078 0203.