We are born with a finite number of fat cells which increase in size to store fat globules with weight gain. Cryolipolysis (fat freezing) is a treatment for permanent elimination of fat. By placing vacuum applicators onto pockets of fat, tissue is selectively frozen down to -8 degrees. At this temperature fat cells may be destroyed, and subsequently excreted by the body over a period of 6-12 weeks.
As tissue is not penetrated or broken during cryolipolysis, patients often able to return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
Although useful for targeting pockets of fat, cryolipolysis should not (and cannot) be used as a treatment for obesity. Instead it is suitable for use alongside exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
+ Am I suitable?
+ What are the risks and expected side effects?
+ How many treatments will I need?
+ What should I do prior to treatment?
+ What happens during treatment?
During treatment you will discuss the risks and side effects of treatment with your artisan; prior to being provided the opportunity to ask questions and sign a consent form. Photos will be attended, and the treatment area(s) identified. Your weight and measurements including skin fold will be taken and the areas prepared for treatment.
The location of the area of concern will be confirmed with you prior to proceeding.
You will be positioned on our treatment bed and gel pads will be applied to the treatment site(s). Applicators are applied and you will experience the sensation of the vacuum, coupled with cooling. Approximately 5 minutes into treatment the area will go numb. You will remain on the machine between 45-70 minutes depending on the treatment, during which you will be offered our ipad to watch subscription streaming. Throughout the procedure your artisan will continue to enquire as to your comfort. Refreshments are available if required.
Once the cycle(s) is complete, 2 minutes of massage is attended which can become temporarily uncomfortable as tissue defrosts.