Results From Fat Freezing
With exercise a pretty time consuming way to lose stubborn pounds, the latest celebrity trend of cosmetic treatment is to simply freeze your fat away – but that would be dangerous and leave you with a stomach like a frozen chicken right?
The short answer to this questions is no, this is not the case. We’re going to discuss the top 10 must know things about the fat freezing and how to lose that stubborn fat using cooling technology – now thats cool.
Can You Really Freeze The Fat Off?
Cryogenic lipolysis is the scientific term for simple process of switching off fat cells. The technical name for fat freezing is cryolipolysis (cryogenic lipolysis) and was first introduced by Coolsculpting in the United States. Fat freezing cools fat cells down to a temperature initiating the apoptosis process, the process where fat cells die and are later removed by the body over the 6 – 12 week period.
Apoptosis is the fancy name for the end of a cell’s life cycle and a process supposedly sped up by fat freezing treatment through targeting your problem fatty areas with controlled cooling. The procedure is quick, easy and safe and has been FDA approved for its therapeutic effects.
So in simple terms, fat freezing kills the fat cell and disposes of the dead fat cells over the 6 – 12 week period through the lymphatic system (the body’s waste mechanism) – urinating them out of the body by drinking lots of water. The body is very effective at removing dead cells and breaks them down after the fat freezing procedure.
Pee Away Fat Cells
Yes! You really do pee away fat cells after your treatment and they also come out in your sweat and you breath them out too. Peeing, pooping, sweating and breathing is all part of the natural process of removing waste from the body. The same way a blood cell or virus is disposed of by white blood cells through the lymphatic system, fat cells that are killed by the fat freezing treatment are disposed of in the same way.
Although the fat cells are destroyed during the fat freezing procedure, there is no permanent damage to the surrounding skin, it’s just a way of speeding up what is a natural process. You wont actually see or feel fat in the toilet bowl.
Is Fat Freezing Very Cold?
Fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than water, so there’s no hiding from the fact that whichever area you’re targeting with the treatment, it’s going to feel a little cold. Fat freezing freeze fat to below – 6 degrees and destroys the fat cells by the process of apoptosis.
There are a few myths about how cold the fat cells need to be for the process to work effectively. The temperatures we use at RT Aesthetics are obviously low and it isn’t something people should try at home with a bag of ice cubes. Don’t worry about feeling cold, the temperatures we use are comfortable and targeted so you wont feel cold all over. Many people think that for this process to work, the colder, the better, but that simply isn’t the case and this can be dangerous.
RT Aesthetics clinicians are fully trained and we use very-modern 360 fat freezing equipment including protective membranes to shield the skin. That’s why it is important to only visit an expert in the treatment.
Fat Freezing Results
One of the most frequently asked questions patients ask about Fat Freezing is: What results will I get from fat freezing? Like many cosmetic treatments, results vary from person to person, there is no immediate impact from the fat freezing procedure. So we thought we would give you the low down on what to expect and how you can support the results you achieve after your procedure.
Cryolipolysis is an effective, non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for the reduction of stubborn body fat. It is ideal for treating pockets or bulges of soft or hard, squeezable body fat. These are our typical areas we love to hate such as belly fat, muffin tops, man boobs, love handles and overall cellulite.
Some people notice the beginnings of changes within a couple of weeks after the procedure, although typically it can take up to around 12 weeks to see the full extent of the treatment, depending on your a individual response to the treatment. The treatment however does not require a course of sessions, although some people wanting to rid a large amount of stubborn fat may wish to have a second session 12 weeks later.
You could achieve a visible reduction of the pocket or bulge of fat following a fat freeze treatment and RT Aesthetics invites all our clients back for a post treatment review at 6 weeks and 12 weeks. At this point we will compare your before and after photos to highlight the results achieved and take any measurements needed.
Side Effects From Fat Freezing
One of the main benefits of having a fat freezing procedure is that the side effects are very minimal and only include pinkness that lasts up to an hour after the treatment or minimal bruising. There is no down time after the treatment and patients can carry on with their regular life immediately after leaving the clinic – they can drive home, go to work or even the gym.
Compare this with liposuction, where swelling and bruising can last for months, this is a real bonus. There is also no risks of infections and serve complications that can happen with liposuction. On some occasions the 360 fat freezing applicator may leave a small, temporary pressure mark, but examples of bruising are pretty much eradicated by the new technology we use at RT Aesthetics.
Sagging Skin After Fat Freezing – A Myth
Pinkness is usually the only effect the treatment has on the skin as, only fat cells are targeted by the treatment. Fat cells are effected by the fat freezing treatment but the skin is not effected. Skin is very elastic, and is able to accommodate changes like this, so it doesn’t leave a saggy pocket.
Where there is already loose skin, it can help make the area appear smaller as the fat layer underneath has been reduced, but it doesn’t actually tighten the skin. However, there are treatments such as HIFU and Radio Frequency that can help with this problem.
Its always best to book a face to face consultation with the clinic to ensure your needs are fully assessed by an advance aesthetic practitioner and your happy with the procedure and outcomes. Its important to always go to a aesthetic clinic and not to a beauty salon as they are not specialists in this area.
Who Is Fat Freezing For?
Fat freezing isn’t just for the ‘normal’ stereotypes, a 76-year-old man has had the fat freezing treatment procedure. RT Aesthetics receives a handful of male clients every couple of days at our Newcastle clinic and this is set to continue to rise. In fact, whilst the typical client is a female between 25 and 55 years of age we still have wide range of clients, including those oldies.
RT Aesthetics Newcastle has had a 76-year-old gentlemen from Edinburgh for treatment on his stomach and he even travelled back again to have more treatments done. We have received such high interested from outside the North East due to our advance non-surgical treatment solutions.
As we are non-surgical specialists, lots of our clients travel from Manchester, Teesside, Yorkshire and even Scotland. We’ve also had clients travel from across Europe and even Australia. Now thats something ‘cool.
Fat Freezing Reviews
We typically find that investing in a cryolipolysis (fat freezing) treatment procedures, it naturally motivates our clients to take better care of their health, improve their lifestyle habits and look to change their diet. We offer a diet plan with all our treatments and encourage regular reviews through the treatment plan.
Our reviews can be seen on our Trustpilot page where we have scored 5 stars and been rated Excellent. This is because we are very honest and trust worthy while also ensuring we design treatment plans based around your own goals and expectations.
If the area you wish to reduce is considered to be unsuitable for a fat freezing treatment then we will advise you on this at your face to face consultation. This isn’t all bad news and the end of the road for you, we may recommend a course of ultrasound cavitation treatment alongside a KETO diet plan we issue free of charge. This treatment is effective at breaking down harder fat and larger areas.
If you would like to discuss our advance 360 fat freezing treatment or any of the fat reduction treatments we offer at RT Aesthetics then please get in touch.
Fat Freezing Research
We encourage all our clients to research fat freezing and read through the case studies that have been completed on fat freezing effects and the results you can achieve. we have a dedicated case studies page on our website that has many different studies you can read through before going ahead with the treatment.
It is aways best to book a face to face consultation before going ahead with any treatment as this ensures your receive the correct information and ask any questions or concerns you may have. You can book a consultation by clicking below or by call us on 0191 649 8699.
Why RT Aesthetics Newcastle
RT Aesthetics offers advanced 3D HIFU treatments at our Newcastle clinic. HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, it is the latest non-surgical, non-invasive clinically proven technology, for lifting and tightening the face, neck, décolletage and other areas of the body. It works by naturally stimulating the production of new collagen for a natural, textured and younger looking appearance.*
*Results vary from client to client, RT Aesthetics cannot guarantee specific results.