Melissa French, Medical Aesthetician and CoolSculpting Practitioner
CoolSculpting is a popular fat reduction treatment for both men and women as it is capable of targeting specific areas of unwanted fat. It does not require surgery, making it an ideal alternative to liposuction for removing stubborn fat which proves difficult to lose by weight loss diets and exercise alone.
As hinted by its name, CoolSculpting is a fat freezing procedure which uses a process called cryolipolysis to sculpt the body. The applicator gentle draws the unwanted fat into a vacuum and exposes the fat cells to very low temperatures, damaging them. These dead fat cells are then naturally processed by the body and removed.
This non-invasive treatment can target areas of unwanted fat all over the body including:
The CoolSculpting treatment processis far quickerthansurgical alternatives and does not require anaesthetic, scalpels or stitches. It has been referred to as the ‘lunchtime lipo’ as there is often no downtime* allowing many to go back to work straight after treatment.
Many will see notable results only a few weeks after treatment*. As it takes time for the body to process and remove the dead fat cells post-treatment, the best results are seen after a few months.
Step 1) Contact us to arrange a consultation with Melissa our in-house CoolSculpting expert. In this private one-on-one session you will have plenty of time to answer questions, discuss your concerns and create your CoolSculpting treatment plan.
Step 2) If you decide to go ahead with treatment and CoolSculpting is deemed suitable for you, your treatments can be booked in time blocks that suit you. For example, some patients like to have all their treatments done in one day whilst others prefer to break it down into smaller sessions to fit around commitments.
Step 3) On the day of your treatment, wear loose clothing and feel free to bring along a laptop or book to keep you occupied throughout your treatment. Be prepared for a little photo session before treatment as we will be taking some photographs for your medical file. We do have iPads at the clinic you can watch Netflix on too.
Step 4) Melissa will go through your aftercare with you again and a review will be arranged in 3 months’ time. In between your treatment and your review, Angie (our CoolSculpting Clinic liaison) will get in touch to see how you are doing.
Step 5) On the day of your review, try to wear the same clothing you wore to your treatment for a more accurate photo comparison. In private, Melissa will go through your results with you and can plan further treatment if needed.
From muffin tops to double chins, we have successfully completed over 1,000 CoolSculpting treatments.
CoolSculpting is a specialist treatment approved by the FDA and extensive training is required before clinics can carry out any procedures.
Here at the Light Touch Clinic our experts have undergone thorough training directly with Zeltiq (the manufacturers of CoolSculpting) to ensure we know the latest techniques to safely and effectively target fat cells and sculpt your body.
To ensure maximum safety, the CoolSculpting machine is also equipped with Freeze Detect – a technology which constantly monitors your skin’s temperature to prevent against freeze burn.
Proven results combined a fantastic safety record has made CoolSculpting the world’s most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment.
Julie’s journey of her treatment and bespoke plan tailored for her body and her goals.
Jackie shares her experiences of having CoolSculpting used on her stomach and axillary puffs to remove unwanted fat.
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CoolSculpting Fat Freezing Treatment is effective for treating:
DISCLAIMER: Everyone is unique. This means that sensitivity periods, treatment plans, treatment results and their longevity will vary from patient to patient. The information on this page is based on the average treatment experience. For more accurate information, you should make a consultation with one of our experts.
|No. of treatments||Most patients will be recommended 1 - 3 treatments|
|Procedure Time||Usually 1 hour per area treated|
|Sensitivity Period||1 - 2 weeks for most patients|
|Back to work||Same day for most patients|
|Full Recovery||Most of our patients fully recover within 3 weeks.|
|Duration of results||Providing a healthy lifestyle is maintained, fat reduction results can be long-term.|
CoolSculpting was developed by Harvard scientists who discovered that when fat cells are exposed to cold they become terminally injured and gradually die. After further research the scientists were able to pinpoint a precise temperature that destroyed fat without damaging nerves, skin and other surrounding tissue and the concept of CoolSculpting cryolipolysis was born.
The CoolSculpting machine comes with different sized heads that re-contour the most common fat-prone areas including the stomach and thighs. The fat is drawn into the head creating a vacuum and then cooled to a temperature that destroys the fat cells. It takes around 3 weeks for the fat cells to shrink and die during which time they are metabolised and excreted by the body as waste.
Is CoolSculpting Painful?
No. The treatment has been specifically designed to be as painless as possible. For the fat tissue to be frozen, the treatment area must remain in the CoolSculpting machine for up to an hour. During this time, you may experience slight feeling of throbbing or pressure while fatty cells become frozen.
What’s the Expected Recovery Time?
Full recovery can take up to two weeks. Immediately after the procedure, the treated area will feel hard and cold with skin tissue resuming to its normal texture within ten minutes. The area may be tender for around two weeks.
What Happens to the Frozen Fat Cells?
They naturally thaw and are then flushed from the body. Freezing fat cells causes them to deteriorate and eventually die. The body then begins to metabolise these dead fat cells which are then naturally excreted through the urinary system. This process has zero affect on cholesterol or fat levels in the blood.
Am I Eligible for CoolSculpting?
A patient of any weight is able to have the treatment. However, best results are seen in patients who have areas of soft ‘pinchable fat’ and are within two stones of their preferred weight.
How Many Treatments Would I Need?
Most patients require one to three treatments. Each round of CoolSculpting typically reduces fat by 20-40%*. Depending on the size of fatty cells in a single area, more than one treatment may be required.
If you have a number of fatty areas across the body that you would like to be reduced (such as flabby thighs, bingo wings, muffin top), then we recommend our Treatment to Transformation Programme which delivers total body contouring.
Are the Results Long Lasting?
Yes. Once the fat cells are frozen, destroyed by metabolisation, and naturally extracted by the body, your weight should remain stable. This is of course dependent on if you maintain a balanced diet and with frequent exercise.
Are There Potential Health Risks?
The risks are minimal. With any non-invasive procedure, there is a very small chance of complications. Due to this, all fat reduction treatments at the Light Touch Clinic, including CoolSculpting, will only be undertaken after a face-to-face consultation. This health assessment will always be conducted by one of our medically qualified doctors, where the full list of cautions and contraindications will be discussed in detail with you.
All procedures carried out by the Light Touch Clinic will only ever be performed by highly trained practitioners.
Are There Alternatives to CoolSculpting?
Yes. Vanquish is an excellent fat reduction option and a genuine alternative to cryolipolysis (fat freezing).
Everyone is different. To help you decide which treatment option is the most suitable, you will be asked to join a consultation with one of our doctors. They will offer helpful advice, answer any questions or concerns, and run through the best treatment options available to you.
CoolSculpting is a highly skilled treatment. Everyone has different body shapes and it is important for our practitioners to create a treatment plan which is tailored to your body’s unique curves. The treatment is also very technical as the freezing needs to be applied exactly so to ensure a safe treatment and amazing results. Our CoolSculpting experts have been trained by the experts at Zeltiq which means that they know the best techniques to deliver excellent results and can answer any questions you may have about the treatment and the science behind it. To find out how they can help you, please get in touch with the clinic.