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Cryolipolysis Explained

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CoolSculpting is the only FDA-approved brand to offer freezing technology for targeted fat reduction. Although it cleared in 2010, 11 years ago, there are still some misconceptions about the treatment, so here’s cryolipolysis explained according to the most common questions we receive.

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Cryolipolysis explained: Results

What results can I expect?

Every patient’s results will vary as individuals react differently to the treatment, with an average 20-22% reduction of fat cells in the target area. CoolSculpting has a 78% patient satisfaction rate on realself.com, with before and afters and reviews from thousands of people.

How long do results last?

Once the fat cells destroyed during the procedure are gone, they don’t come back. However, remaining fat cells can expand, so if a healthy diet and exercise isn’t followed, it is entirely possible to still put weight on.

Can I use this to lose weight?

CoolSculpting is not a weight loss alternative, but rather a body contouring treatment designed to target small stubborn pockets of fat that have been difficult to shift through diet and exercise alone.

How does it reduce fat, and where do the fat cells go?

When fat cells are exposed to cold temperatures, they are destroyed and flushed out of the body through natural disposal processes.

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Cryolipolysis explained: Technology

What areas can be treated?

As CoolSculpting has become more popular, technology has advanced to accommodate the places in which people harbour stubborn fat. Currently, there is a range of applicators that can be used on the chin, upper arms, bra fat, abdomen, love handles, buttocks, banana rolls, inner and outer thighs, and above the knee. These applicators also make it easier to customise treatment to the contours of every patient.

Does it hurt?

When the device is initially placed there may be some shock, and a tugging sensation is to be expected, but most of our patients find that discomfort is minimal.

How long does the procedure take?

Thanks to advances in the technology, treatment time can be as short as 35 minutes. Some people may require a 60 minute treatment time, but this will be discussed with you in your consultation.

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Is there any downtime?

Unlike its surgical counterpart, liposuction, cryolipolysis has very little downtime. This will vary from person to person, but some people even have CoolSculpting on their lunch break and go straight back to work following treatment!

How cold is the device?

There’s a reason it’s called fat freezing, but the temperature of the device will vary from person to person dependent upon treatment expectations, and is carefully monitored throughout the procedure to ensure there is no damage to the skin or other structures.

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Our nurses and aesthetic therapists

Cryolipolysis with CoolSculpting is performed by our nurses and aesthetic therapists here at PHI Clinic, and requires a consultation prior to treatment in order to ascertain the best way to treat you as an individual.

You can book a consultation by phoning us on 0207 034 5999, or for any information email us at info@phiclinic.com and one of our friendly team will be happy to help. You can also follow us on social media to be kept up to date with what’s going on here at PHI Clinic.

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