COOLSCULPTING

What is CoolSculpting?

PROCEDURE TIME

35 minutes per treatment area.

HOW LONG BEFORE YOU SEE RESULTS

You can start seeing results as early as 3 weeks, however, most people will see their best results by 3 months.

SIDE EFFECTS

Swelling, bruising, tenderness and numbness are not uncommon, but usually mild. Less common problems include temporary shooting pains.

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS

This will depend on the size of the area to be treated, the number of areas to be treated and the degree of transformation you wish to achieve.

DURATION OF RESULTS

92% of people will get a very good result with between 20-40% fat loss

ANAESTHETIC REQUIRED

No anaesthetic is required, however some areas can be more uncomfortable to treat than others. It is generally recommended to take some paracetamol or co-codamol if you are treating the neck, Gynecomastia or a large number of areas.

COSTS

From £450 per cycle (applicator) depending on the treatment plan

AFTERCARE

We recommend avoiding anti-inflammatory tablets/food and supplements after a treatment for 3 months. The removal of fat cells is an inflammatory process which should not be suppressed. It is also encouraged to massage the treated area for a couple of minutes a day in the shower. ZO skincare has a great cellulite cream which can also assist the breakdown of the fat cells.

Safe

Precise

Controlled

Effective

Fat Freezing during the CoolSculpting procedure

Stubborn fat?

Stubborn fat?

CoolSculpting technology uses controlled cooling to target and kill unwanted fat cells.

CoolSculpting technology uses controlled cooling to target and kill unwanted fat cells.

Your body will process the dead fat cells and eliminate them.

Your body will process the dead fat cells and eliminate them.

Results are long term because the fat cells are gone for good.

Results are long term because the fat cells are gone for good.

What to Expect


During your first visit

Dr Hill will listen to your concerns about your body. She will explain how CoolSculpting works, discuss possible side-effects and complications and review your medical history. She will examine you and develop a personalised treatment plan.

Your Treatment Plan: Customised To Your Body

Your Treatment Plan: Customised To Your Body

Treatment Day


Dr Hill will address your areas of concern and create a tailored treatment plan. It is possible that all of this can be achieved in one visit.


Photographs are taken to create before and after photographs just for you. Template markings are drawn on the area to be treated.


Your treatment can be completed in 1 day or split over a few days to suit you.

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Dr Hill will review you after 3 months to take before and after photos and to discuss your results.

Frequently Asked Questions

The CoolSculpting procedure works by delivering controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin, without harming any other tissues. The frozen fat cells are crystallised, then die.

During the following few weeks the crystallised, fat cells condense and shrink. The bodies scavenger cells remove these dead cells, take them into the blood stream and excrete them out through the urine, leaving a more sculpted you.

Clinical studies have shown that the fat does not remain in the body and that cholesterol levels do not increase.

CoolSculpting is ideal for people who are within 2 stone of their ideal weight and who have areas of soft pinch-able fat eg:

  • Abdomen (tummies and post baby bulges)
  • Muffin tops, love handles and flanks
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Bra bulges and back fat
  • Upper arms/bingo wings
  • Man Boobs
  • Double chin
  • Knees
  • Banana rolls under buttocks

CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment but it is fantastic at de-bulking, sculpting and contouring the body.

During your free consultation with our doctors, a full medical history will be taken to assess your suitability. The benefits, and any potential side effects, will be discussed in full, and a consent form completed.

  1. Before treatment the target areas will be photographed and marked out.
  2. To begin the treatment the appropriate machine head (the CoolSculpting machine has varying sized heads depending on the body area to be treated) will be positioned on the target area of your body.
  3. A suction will draw the fat bulge gently into the cooling applicator. The sensation you will feel will be firstly a firm, but gentle pull, and then intense cold. The first 10 minutes may feel strange and uncomfortable, but this will soon subside.
  4. The treatment will take a total of 35 minutes per area being treated.
  5. At the end of the treatment the CoolSculpting applicator will be removed.
  6. The frozen area will be massaged vigorously for 2 minutes, this massage results in 68% more fat cells being destroyed than if no massage were performed.

Results look natural and can be seen as early as three weeks after your treatment, with the most dramatic results being seen after one to three months. Your body continues to flush out fat cells for up to 6 months after treatment.

There is permanent loss of fat cells, so unlike Botox which needs repeating regularly, a CoolSculpting treatment lasts a lifetime, it is a long-term investment!

During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator are applied to the targeted area. Vacuum suction draws the tissue into the applicator cup. You may feel pulling, tugging or mild pinching. Controlled cooling is then delivered to the targeted fat so you may feel intense cold, but this sensation typically subsides within 5-10 minutes as the area becomes numb. Many people read, watch movies or sleep during their sessions. At the end of the treatment time we perform a 2minute massage. Everyone’s experience of this is very different, from describing the areas as being so numb that they can’t feel anything, to being really sore and painful. Occasionally clients may experience a chilblain burning sensation as the area warms up.

You may get bruising. The next day you will feel sore and tender to touch and may have some swelling, this will last only a few days. There can be prolonged numbness lasting several weeks, this is not unpleasant, just an altered sensation, and it always returns to normal.

On day 5 after the treatment, 1 in 5 people will get delayed onset pain. This is where the nerves are just starting to defrost and become oversensitive, the nerves can send shooting pains. Most cases are very mild, but a small number a people can get severe delayed onset pain. This can be managed with neuralgia tablets.

The benefit of this treatment, compared to invasive treatments such as Vaser, Laser Lipo and Liposuction, is that there really is no downtime. Immediately after the treatment you can drive yourself home, return to work and resume your normal daily activities.

This will depend on the size of the area to be treated, the number of areas to be treated and the degree of transformation you wish to achieve. Typically, most patients have 2 treatments or more, especially if the treated areas are on opposite sides of the body.

Should you wish to target more than one part of your body our “Treatment to Transformation Programme” delivers maximum fat reduction for total body contouring, which can require up to 12 applicators.

One treatment will eliminate between 20-40% of the fat treated, you can treat the same area more than once if you wish to lose more.

If your skin is in good condition it will retract back due to its elasticity. That is the beauty of the gradual loss of fat, it allows the skin to gradually shrink. If, however, you have poor quality skin with lots of stretch marks, there is a risk of skin becoming looser.

This treatment is ideal for people whose weight is stable. Once the fat cells are destroyed they are gone for good. However, if you put weight on, remaining fat cells can get larger. In practice, you find those who do put on weight on find weight goes to other areas, rather than returning to your problematic area.

Yes. Fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than other cells, so the precision cooling affects only fatty tissue leaving the skin and remaining structures unharmed.

The machine also has the safety stamps of approval for medical machines, American FDA clearance, and European CE-marking. These rigorous procedures ensure the machine has proven to be safe and effective.

CoolsSculpting is priced per cycle. One cycle is about the size of your hand. The starting price per cycle is £800, but the more areas you treat the more cost effective it becomes. Package prices come down to £500 per cycles, and if we retreat the same area more than once, we will retreat at £250 per cycle.

CoolSculpting treatment results follow a normal medical bell-shaped results curve. 92% of people will get a very good result with between 20-40% fat loss, at the far right of the curve you have a few “super-responders” who lose more than 40%. At the bottom end you get poor responders who get less than 20% loss. We monitor result with before and after photographs. If no result is achieved, then we would do a complimentary retreat treatment.

You can start seeing results as early as 3 weeks, however, most people will see their best results by 3 months.

CoolSculpting is not just non-invasive, it is a safe, approved technology. CoolSculpting has a 100% safety record with over 7 million treatments having been carried out worldwide. CoolSculpting is CE marked as a CLASS II MEDICAL DEVICE in Europe, which is why you will only find it in leading doctor-led clinics.

It is the only Cryolipolysis device to feature FREEZE DETECT™ technology. This unique safety mechanism means that the skin is monitored throughout the treatment and automatically shuts down if potential skin damage is detected.

In addition to its European CE mark, CoolSculpting is also the ONLY fat freezing machine to have U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval.

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