Fat Freezing! Its our most popular treatment but what is it, how does it work and what can you expect from it?
What is Fat Freezing
Fat Freezing, which is sometimes referred to as brand name CoolSculpting (also known by the technical term, Cryolipolysis) is a clinically proven treatment which reduces treated areas of fat by up to 25%.
How does Cryolipolysis work?
The fat freezing treatment head is placed on an area of the body to be treated on top of a protective membrane, that fat is then sucked into the treatment head and the area is cooled to around -7 to -9 degrees.
Fat Cells cannot withstand these temperatures and the cells effectively die. These cells are then passed through your bodies own waste system and excreted from your body as any natural waste would be.
Surely diet and exercise does the same thing?
This is a common misconception but its not strictly true. Diet and exercise help to shrink fat cells but these cells will remain in your body. Losing and gaining weight is just these cells increasing and decreasing in size.
When treated with Cryolipolysis, these fat cells are destroyed and therefore cannot increase in size.
What to expect from Fat Freezing
Fat freezing is a completely non-invasive treatment, meaning that it is non surgical and you can go about your normal daily life straight away.
Clients always report that the first 5 minutes are strange, with the sensation of the fat being pulled into the treatment head. Once the area goes numb, its easy to forget that the treatment heads are there. The last 5 minutes, when the LED’s start the massaging of the area are where most people find it uncomfortable. It isn’t painful, its just a strange sensation on an already numb area!
What Aftercare advice would we give?
Every client undergoing fat freezing at Totally Transformed is given the same advice. Maintain a healthy lifestyle and drink at least 2 litres of water per day.
A hydrated body is better at flushing out waste products than a dehydrated body is and clients who go home and eat the same unhealthy foods that they always have will find that the remaining fat cells in their body will just increase in size meaning that the results of Fat Freezing will not be as noticeable than they would have been if they were eating healthily.
How long until I notice a change?
Officially, it takes 8-12 weeks for fat to metabolise from your body which continues for up to 6 months. But most of our clients report starting to see a noticeable difference from 4 weeks post treatment