CoolSculpting by Allergan uses cryolipolysis to remove fat cells from specific areas of the body. Stubborn fat deposits are common in many people, and can be hard to shift with exercise and healthy diet alone. Many suffer with this issue due to the natural distribution of fat cells. Some areas will have more fat cells than others, making it more difficult to shift unwanted fat in these places.
It is understandable that many would rather not undergo surgery, as it can be uncomfortable. It is also rather extreme for those who simply wish to target a small pocket of fat. Equally, we understand that many would rather avoid excessive amounts of downtime. In order to give our patients as much choice as possible, we have explored non-surgical options like fat freezing as an alternative.Book consultation
Before and after Coolsculpting treatment
Does the procedure hurt?
Although we apply the pack directly onto the skin, the surface is unaffected by treatment, remaining safe and intact. The Freeze Detect® setting on the device allows our clinicians to monitor the temperatures of the applicator. This ensures safe delivery of the treatment, and makes sure temperatures never drop or exceed the correct settings. With a 76% patient satisfaction rate on realself.com, this is a popular treatment which delivers effective results to get rid of belly fat. There are numerous benefits to having CoolSculpting body sculpting treatment, though, not just great results. Eliminating surgery, anaesthesia, and excessive downtime are also pros, and the long-lasting results also appeal to many patients.
Which Areas Can Be Treated With CoolSculpting?
We use the CoolSculpting Mini and Petite applicators to more effectively address smaller areas of stubborn fat. The Petite applicator was designed specifically for the safer, more comfortable treatment of the upper arm as the third most troubling area of subcutaneous fat. The Mini targets submental fat underneath the chin, with results noticeable with as few as two treatments, for a more contoured neck with the Coolsculpting advantage of minimal downtime.
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared and uses cryolipolysis technology. Cryolipolysis applies controlled cooling to unwanted fatty deposits beneath the skin, providing safe and effective body sculpting and fat reduction. This is a fantastic liposuction alternative that enables us to freeze fat in short sessions. The body’s natural processes then flush out the dead cells.
Conditions treated with Coolsculpting
Love handles (also called muffin tops) are deposits of excess fat at the waist, often called stubborn fatty deposits, due to physiology; there are more fat cells in this region than in others.
When you eat more calories than you burn the excess are stored by the body in fat cells, and become the subcutaneous fatty deposits that are a source of contention for so many peop...Read on Book consultation
The stomach, or abdomen, is one of the places on our bodies that can harbour stubborn fatty deposits. Stomach fat has a variety of factors that can cause these deposits and worsen them, including your age, your diet, and even your genetics.
As we age, our metabolic rate decreases, which reduces how many calories we burn in a day. If we eat more calories than we burn over an extended peri...Read on Book consultation
Bingo wings are areas of flesh under the tricep on the upper arm that wobble, that are noticeable when the arms are raised and shaken. They can lead to self-consciousness and lack of confidence as people worry about their appearance. When weight is lost quickly, the skin is not given time to shrink back to its previous size, leaving stretched flesh that sags.
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Fat thighs are a problem that affect many people, with both men and women being self-conscious due to excess fatty tissue. This fat can be caused or worsened by a variety of factors, and is regarded as an area of stubborn fat, that can be difficult to lose.
To find a treatment that is tailored to you, contact PHI Clinic for a no obligation consultation with one of our hi...Read on Book consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
Each individual is different, and the amount of fat freezing cycles you need depends not only on the surface area treated, but also the amount of fat within the area and the desired result. During a thorough consultation with one of our aestheticians, your suitability for treatment will be assessed, and you will receive a personal treatment plan outlining the number of cycles recommended for a visible result, and the exact pricing associated with the treatment. Course options will be discussed upon consultation.
This treatment is ideal for those who carry small pockets of stubborn fat, that would be looking for an effective alternative to liposuction. It is not a substitute for healthy diet and exercise, nor is it suitable for those who are obese or who have dense pockets of fat. It is a non-surgical fat reduction option, as opposed to liposuction or minimally-invasive fat dissolving treatments, and is not suitable for those looking for weight loss.
Your initial consultation will be carried out by our expert Aestheticians. Having undergone extensive training, and having already performed many procedures since we introduced the device at PHI Clinic, they are fully-trained and highly-skilled at delivering CoolSculpting.
During the consultation process, the Aesthetician will outline your suitability for treatment, as well as go through our various fat reduction options. They will consult you based on your individual requirements and indication, and go through how many cycles you would ideally need for your desired result (this varies depending on factors like whether you are targeting smaller or larger areas, how much fat is present in the area, etc.).
Beyond consultation, our administrative staff can then assist with scheduling the treatment, which will be based on the number of cycles suggested by the clinician. A consultation is essential in order to provide those guidelines, as some areas take longer than others, and some patients require more intense treatment in that area than others. We offer a bespoke service based on this.
On the day, you will see the same Aesthetician who carried out your consultation, who will place on the applicators and position the device for optimum results. They will ensure you are comfortable and they will be on call if ever you need them, carrying around a pager device.
The treatment room is equipped with a television set and music player to keep you entertained during the procedure. As we have a dual system, treatment time is dramatically reduced.
The most common targeted areas to treat with CoolSculpting are:
– Male breast
– Bingo wings
– Saddle bags
– Inner thigh
– Love handles
During the procedure itself, you may experience a slight pulling sensation in the deeper structures. There may be some slight swelling, redness, bruising, skin sensitivity, or numbness in the treated area following the procedure, but this should subside relatively soon after treatment, and you can usually resume normal daily activities within a week. It is important to disclose all medical history prior to treatment.
To date, there have been more than 140,000 procedures performed worldwide since its release in 2009. The clinical studies supporting the treatment date as far back as May 2006, which prove the efficacy and safety of the procedure.
Relatively speaking, CoolSculpting is on the lower end of the scale in terms of pain, compared with other fat reduction treatments. It is non-invasive, meaning less downtime than surgical fat reduction, and no scars post-treatment.
Patients have reported a slight tugging sensation as the applicator is first set on the area, but this subsides shortly after the cooling process starts.
In terms of downtime, patients may experience some swelling, mild bruising, redness and sensitivity in the area, but these are temporary side-effects and are not the case with every patient.
In only approximately 50 reported cases out of 115,000 have patients reported severe pain. In all cases, these patients have stated that the pain has subsided over time.
The cells that are targeted during a CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure don’t return, but the remaining fat cells can still expand, so for continued, long term results, you should follow a healthy diet and exercise regime.
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