Q. What happens during a treatment session?
Initially all clients have a full consultation session to agree your
objectives for undergoing the treatment; at a treatment session a vacuum
cup/hand piece is positioned onto the selected body area (covered by a
gel pad or “membrane”) this is gently drawn into contact with the
cooling plates chilling the target area. This is kept in place for the
duration of the session typically 30-60 minutes depending on the
thickness of the fat and amount of surface area to be treated.
Q. What happens after the treatment?
The treatment is non-surgical, therefore there is no recovery time.
Clients can return to their daily routine immediately. On the treated
areas the skin might become red, bruises may appear and diminished
sensation may occur on the skin, however they disappear in a few days.
Diminished sensation also disappears in 1-8 weeks.
Q. Does the procedure hurt?
In essence no but the sensation of the suction cup is a little strange! Most patients forget it is attached and they are able to relax, read a book or have a doze! Some clients report a minor tingling sensation, no
one has reported pain. As the treatment is non-invasive and requires no recovery time patients resume normal activities immediately after a treatment. A minority of clients incur some redness of the skin, slight bruising or minor pinpoint bleeding immediately after a session, symptoms that disappear after a few days.
Q. Do I need anaesthetic?
This non-invasive treatment does not require anaesthetic or pain alleviation and also there is no recovery time. It is comfortable and most clients like to read, use their laptop or listen to music during the treatment.
Q. Is it safe?
Yes, the procedure has been scrutinised by several regulatory organisations and clinical research studies. Several of these are summarised on this website. This is a mild non-invasive treatment in contrast to the significant risks associated with surgical procedures such as liposuction.
Q. What results could I expect?
Clinical studies and our own experience indicate the sustained average fat loss to be 20-26% over 2-4 months following one treatment. It is possible to treat more than one area at a time using our Cool Shape 50
system. The evidence from the USA where the procedure has been in use indicates that pleased clients return for an average of over 5 treatment cycles on different parts of their body.
Q. How long will the results last?
The clinical studies have shown that the fat cells destroyed by the process are permanently removed by the body’s metabolic process. A clinical study conducted in the USA demonstrated the results were sustained at both the two and five year point after treatment. The clients experience a continuous reduction in the fat layers in the course of about one year. The fat cells in the treated areas get eliminated through natural metabolism. The permanence of this kind of elimination is similar to that of surgical treatments such as liposuction.
Q. What happens to the fat cells?
During the process due to cooling the frozen fat cells go through apoptosis, i.e. programmed cell death, which means the scheduled elimination of fat cells that have become unnecessary for the body, and which results is reduction of fat layers. The treated fat cells leave the body through natural metabolic processes, similarly to the consumed fatty foods.
Q. Is it guaranteed to work?
Clinical trials, celebrity endorsement and independent reviews have all proven the effectiveness of fat freezing technology. Without the need for surgery it remains as one of the leading alternatives, results have
shown fat loss of up to 26%.