Fat Freezing is different to other non-surgical lipo treatments that use lasers for example Laser Lipo. Cryolipolysis, completely destroys the fat cell. Cryo Lipo cools the fat in the treatment area of your body, when cooled to a controlled temperature the fat cells crystallise and die. It is a non-surgical alternative to Liposuction, it is a futuristic body sculpting treatment that celebrities can no longer keep secret.
We can treat various stubborn areas on your body like....muffin top, love handles, back fat, bingo wings and inner/outer thighs. The advantages of cryolipolysis compared to other fat busting treatments are that it's one session, results are permanent and it's effectiveness is clinically proven. You will be able to return to your everyday activities straight after the treatment so there is no downtime involved whatsoever.
Clinical studies have shown Cryogenic liposuction treatment to be effective on between 20% - 40% of the fat cells in the treatment area in just one session. During the weeks following treatment these destroyed cells are processed through your lymphatic system. Results can be seen in as little as 2 weeks, although it may take up to 4 months for you to see the full effects of Cryo or Fat Freezing
What Is It?
Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive procedure. It uses cooling technology that results in localised fat reduction. The technology behind Cryolipolysis, was designed and developed by dermatologists at Harvard Medical School. Their analysis revealed that fat cells are more responsive to the effects of cold in contrast to the surrounding tissue. Fat cells crystallise at different temperatures than other cells. It is specific in breaking down the fat cells whilst sparing all the other tissue like the skin, muscle mass, and nerve fibers.
Does It Work?
YES - There are numerous clinical trials, celebrity reviews, and before & after photos which support the effectiveness of fat freezing. Ask to see our client testimonials.
How Does It Work?
A special vacuum suction cup with cooling plates is positioned on the selected body area. The area is then chilled - fat cells are especially sensitive to cold exposure. When cooled fat cells crystallise and as a result no longer function in their usual way, and breakdown (Apoptosis). The surrounding blood vessels, nerves, etc are much less sensitive to cool exposure and remain unaffected. This results in the elimination of the fat cells without damage to the surrounding tissues.
What Happens To The Fat Cells That Have Been Treated?
Fat cells perish and are dissolved into the body via the lymphatic & immune system. The nervous system flushes effected fat cells from the system using the bodies natural processes. The area treated becomes smaller in size over the following weeks as this process happens.
How Long Is The Session?
Each session is up to 30 minutes per area, depending on the thickness of the area, and how quickly you respond to the cooling technology. Your treatment will be tailored to your individual requirements which are discussed in your pre-treatment consultation. Additional time may be required if you require more than one area.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
One session is sufficient for most areas. Cryolipolysis has the advantage of not requiring a course of treatment. Depending on the thickness of the fat and your personal goals fat freezing may be repeated in the same area a second time, but is not a necessity. If you choose that you would like a further reduction in the same area, preferable waiting time between sessions is approx 45 - 60 days. This is to give enough time to measure the effectiveness of the initial treatment.
What Will The Results Be?
Clinical studies on Cryolipolysis have shown reduction of fat is between 20% to 40%. Results will vary on the individual, the thickness of the fat deposits in each area, and the lifestyle maintained after treatment. Those that follow the aftercare advice, will get the best results.
When Will I See Results?
This depends on the individual, the fat thickness, and the area treated. Changes happen over a number of weeks, 12 weeks being the estimated time to see the maximum result, although some of our clients begin to see changes at around 2 weeks. In clinical trials 12 weeks post treatment, 9 out of 10 people saw an undeniable reduction in the treated area.
What Will I Feel During The Session?
After you have agreed the area, you will feel a "tug" close to the treated area due to the vacuum effect used to hold the area in place during the session, and an intense cold feeling at the beginning of the procedure at the vacuum site. This is reported as a "different sensation" as its an unusual feeling, but not painful. We often have clients fall asleep during their session. There is no anaesthetic or numbing agent required during the treatment.
What Will I Feel After The Session?
The beauty of Cryolipolysis is there are generally few side effects. There is no recovery period, or downtime.
-Usually: some short term redness and cold/numbness on the treated zone after the session.
-Rarely: slight haematoma, due to the vacuum (similar to a love bite) that will resorb within a few days. Swelling, superficial bruising, extended redness.
You can resume normal daily activities without special discomfort immediately after the session, or go back to work if your being treated in your lunch break.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate For Cryolipolysis?
Cryolipolysis is especially indicated for local fat reduction: The ideal candidates are those who want to reduce localised fat deposits for instance on the abdomen, flanks, lower back, hips, thighs, upper arms etc. These tend to be areas particularly stubborn to diet and exercise. Although most people are treatable, it is not an overall weight loss solution. We suggest that the ideal candidate is within or near their ideal body weight, people in this group will see the best results. It can also be an excellent additional motivation for those embarking on a change in lifestyle.
Do I Need To Follow A Particular Kind Of Diet Or Exercise Program?
No supplements or diet plan are required and you do not have to change your exercise habits for the treatment to work. However, Cryolipolysis is not a substitute for taking care of your body. You may feel more motivated to take care of yourself after the treatment, after all it is an investment in your good looks. Combining cryolipolysis with a healthy diet and lifestyle will only further maximise your result. Should you require lifestyle advice we can refer you to specialists in your area. After care includes advice to increase your water intake, avoid caffine & other toxins to support your bodies natural processes.
What Is The Main Difference Compared To Other Procedures?
The Cryolipolysis treatment results in a notable and natural reduction of fat tissue, avoiding the traumatic experience of invasive methods (liposuction), and the risk of damage to surrounding tissue. It is different to other non-invasive laser lipo offerings that use lasers (like I-Lipo, Strawberry and Laser Lipo) Cryolipolysis, physically destroys the fat cell, and no course of treatment is required as in these other laser based treatments. No exercise is required for the treatment to get results and the results are permanent. The results are not as fast or as dramatic as invasive procedures like liposuction or tummy tuck. But Fat Freezing is an effective alternative for those wanting to avoid the higher cost, pain, risk, and recovery time associated with surgery.
Upper & lower abdomen, upper arms, inner and outter thighs, love handles, flanks, muffin top, banana rolls (underneath buttocks), hips, male torso/man boobs. The applicator cannot be used for the chin, ankles or wrists as usually these areas are too small to treat. Cryolipolysis can be used to reduce "man boobs" but cannot be used to treat female breast tissue or gynocomastia.
What Does It Cost?
Costs differ greatly across the world: In the USA treatments cost upwards of $4000 per area. London and South East England clinics offering similar treatments can command up to £1200 per area.
1 Area £349
2 Areas £599
3 Areas £724
4 Areas £834
Upper or Lower Abdomen................... 1 area, Upper & Lower Abdomen................... 2 areas
Hips................................................. 2 areas, Flanks/Love Handles.......................... 2 areas
Inner or outer Thighs.......................... 2 areas ,Bra/Back Rolls.................................... 2 areas
Upper Arms........................................ 2 areas
* Please note: Merrion Clinic do not take any responsibility for treatments provided by technicians using Lipo freeze however should any adverse reaction occur including a cold injury, or painful blisters. Please seek medical attention from a doctor specialising in the treatment of burns.
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