Does Fat Freezing Work?
Non-surgical fat freezing is making waves across the beauty industry and is the latest in innovation treatments to remove unwanted fat from areas we all find tough to get rid of. CoolSculpting (known commonly as fat freezing) has only recently popped up in beauty clinics and is said to be the safest and most effective way of targeting fat cells, while removing them permanently. The CoolSculpting results are pretty impressive but what’s involved in the process? And does it actually work?
How does it work?
As with any beauty procedure of this nature, you should have it administered by a professional that’s fully qualified to administer the treatment. You’ll have a consultation prior to the treatment, where the consultant will assess whether this is something that is right for you. The process works by using cryolipolysis technology to target fat cells specifically and thus causes no damage to any healthy skin cells around the area.
A gel pad is placed on the target area for protection and then the treatment applicator is placed on top. The fat deposits are then gently sucked into the applicator where it’s frozen to a temperature of up to -11?. The area is massaged to break down the fat cells, which will then naturally pass through the body.
The treatments lasts between 35-60 minutes, with previous patients of the procedure saying they experience a light tingling or aching sensation. The more cycles of treatment that you have, the more fat you are meant to lose.
Where can the treatment be administered?
It’s fairly versatile and can be used on various parts of the body including the chin, tummy, love handles and the outer and inner thighs. The treatment requires no down time, which is ideal for those who have an active lifestyle. At the consultation prior, you can discuss the areas of concerns that you’d like treated and get the answers to any questions you might have regarding the treatment.
How much does it cost?
CoolSculpting isn’t as cheap as the average gym membership but can remove unwanted fat quicker. Generally, packages start from £500 and multiple cycles are recommended depending on the area, and if you want to tackle multiple parts of the body. With CoolSculpting, there’s very little effort required on your part, which makes it very attractive.
Does it work?
The CoolSculpting before and after results are encouraging, with most patients having a noticeable difference in the areas where they had the treatment. The results are expected from as soon as three weeks after the treatment and it takes twelve weeks in total to see the final results. Some are more apparent than others, but as the awareness of the treatment grows, it’s clear that it’s making a positive impression.
This treatment has also likely become popular due to it being non-invasive. Unlike liposuction, where incisions are made into the skin, CoolSculpting has less risks and a quicker recovery period, which for anyone who lives in the city, is a major selling point of this cosmetic procedure.