Cryolipolysis (Fat Freezing)

Cryolipolysis also referred to as fat freezing, fat freeze, 3D LIPO or Coolscultping® has become a popular treatment across the world. Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive, non-surgical, clinically proven method of targeting fat in problem areas using cooling technology. The procedure involves controlled cooling within the temperature range of -7 to -10 °C. This destroys the fat cells by a natural process called apoptosis. Other cells such as skin tissue, blood vessels, and our nervous system are not as sensitive to freezing and are therefore unaffected by the Cryolipolysis treatment.

As the fat cells are destroyed they leave the body through the lymphatic system, which works to remove toxins within the body. As a result of this their is a reduction of the thickness of the fat layer in the targeted area. The reduction is in the region of 20% – 40% of the fat in the targeted area, per treatment*. The procedure has been passed as safe by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and stated “Cryolipolysis is effective in the reduction of fat”.

Effects of Cryolipolysis

The effects of Cryolipolysis were discovered by two Harvard University students concluded that cold can be used to selectively affect and eliminate fat cells, all while leaving the surrounding skin and tissue unharmed. They identified that when children ate ice lollies they were developing dimples in their cheeks from fat loss. This idea is called Cryolipolysis, and it is the proven science behind fat freezing and CoolSculpting®. Clinical studies have shown reductions in pockets of fat following a fat freezing treatment, while proving to be a safe and effective treatment.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting® is manufactured by the American company Zeltiq, in 2010 CoolSculpting was the very first Fat Freezing device that came to market in the USA and was approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for its safety and effectiveness at reducing fat.

It was first approved to treat the flanks or love handles, and later in 2012, it was approved to treat the stomach. Since 2012, CoolSculpting has introduced different size applicators that fit different parts of the body.

The most common treatment areas are the abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, upper arms, and chin. CoolSculpting treatments can be quite lengthy as the device only has one applicator, meaning treatment time is much longer when treating multiple areas such as the love handles or inner thighs.

Cryolipolysis Treatment:

Cryolipolysis is ideal for areas where stubborn fat is hard to get rid of through lifestyle, for example, the chin, stomach, back and arms. During your Cryolipolysis treatment a cooling gel pad is placed onto the target areas. The vacuum applicator draws in the stubborn fat as the aesthetic practitioner talks you through step by step what is happening. The temperature inside the applicator drops, and as it does so, the area becomes numb. Clients sometimes experience discomfort from the vacuum’s pull on their tissue, although this resolves within minutes, once the area becomes numb

Cryolipolysis sessions last approximately 1 – 2 hours, during which time you can enjoy catching up on your favourite Netflix series, read a book or even go to sleep. At the end of Cryolipolysis treatment the vacuum turns off, the applicator is removed and the area is massaged, which may improve the final results. The massage promotes blood flow into the area that has been treated, during which the aesthetic practitioner will explain how you will continue to body brush at home.

Clients can expect minimal discomfort during the Cryolipolysis treatment. However, depending on the sensitivity of the clients skin, some individuals may experience temporary redness, bruising and/or numbness after the procedure. These side effects are temporary and usually last no more then 7 – 10 days.

360 Handle

RT Aesthetics use 360 freeze applicators, while normal applicators cool from two sides, the 360 applicators freeze the whole area, thus destroying more fat and targeting areas difficult to treat with standard applicators. The RT 360 applicator is guaranteed to destroy more fat cells in a single Cryolipolysis session then standard applicators. With advanced temperature control and larger surface area, the RT 360 applicator can produce better results in fewer sessions.

Cryolipolysis Treatment Sessions:

The number of treatment sessions depends upon your own goals and the amount of stubborn fat in the area been treated. Many clients benefit from one session, however, the standard advice is that 1 – 3 treatments will be needed on most body areas. For treatments to a different area there is no waiting period, although clients usually wait at least 4 – 6 weeks before rebooking to treat the same area, though it can be retreated more frequently if so desired. On average a client will lose 30% of the fat in the targeted area per treatment. Results vary depending on many different factors, for example, the density of the fat, and the size of the area been treated, and own individuals lifestyle choices after treatment. Results take 6 – 12 weeks with some clients seeing results within 4 weeks*.

RT Aesthetics are passionate about helping our clients to achieve their goals and offer support throughout the process. Therefore, we promise to provide you with a holistic, personal centred approach, aiming to enhance your body confidence and quality of life. ​It is therefore important that we offer free consultation to design a treatment plan based on your own individual needs. When you come for a free consultation, our aesthetic practitioners will assess your circumstances, goals, and lifestyle and offer advise on the course of treatments that will produce the best results.

What Is An Area?

An ‘area’ is defined as one targeted area of fat which has one handle attached (RT Aesthetics machines can use two or four handles at once). So one area is, for example, the lower abdomen (if it’s small) or the left love handle. Two areas, for example, would consist of the lower abdomen left and right, both sides of the love handles or both upper arms or inner thighs. However, please note that although we can use four or even six applicators at once does not mean its a good idea or that it will offer better results. For example, if treating the stomach area, it may be beneficial todo treatments of two areas twice to get overlaps on the waist rather then use more applicators. During the Double Chin 360 Freeze sculpting procedure, it is important that the client remains as still as possible. For this reason we do not combine the chin sculpting treatment with any other areas simultaneously.

RT Aesthetics, Fat Freezing Newcastle

When you come for a consultation, our aesthetic practitioners will assess your circumstances, goals, lifestyle and offer advise on the course of treatments that will produce the best results. During the consultation the practitioner will offer advice on issues or problems within your lifestyle that needs changing and will send you a diet plan to follow throughout the course of treatment. RT Aesthetics believe that aftercare is the most important part of treatment, thats why all our treatments come with free follow up appointments and phone support. For more information or to book an appointment please contact us.

 

Book Treatment

 

*Results vary from client to client, RT Aesthetics cannot guarantee specific results.

Procedure Time

1 - 2 Hours

Back to Work

Immediately

Anaesthetic

No

Full Recovery

Immediately

Number of Treatments

1 - 3

Results

Permanent*

Results Duration

6 - 12 Weeks

Sensitivity

Mild Lasting 3 - 5 days

Potential Risks

Mild Redness, Bruising or Tenderness

  • Pre-Care Advice

    Prior to your Cryolipolysis treatment it is recommended that you begin to make changes to your lifestyle by:

     

    • Increasing water intake.
    • Reduce the intake of toxins to the body (caffeine, tobacco, alcohol).
    • Avoid alcohol 48 hours prior to treatment.
    • Reduce intake of carbohydrates.
    • Increase the consumption of fruit and vegetables.
  • Aftercare Advice

    In order to achieve optimum results from your Cryolipolysis treatment, we strongly recommend the following:

     

    • Drink 2 – 3 litres of water daily, keep a large bottle with you at all times and infuse with lemons and limes for flavour. This will flush out the crystallised lipids (dead fat cells) out of your body through the lymphatic system.
    • Exercise minimum of 1 hour per week (this is advised but not essential) as this will assist in the metabolism of the dead fat cells and contribute to healthy lifestyle.
    • Follow the diet plan we issue and reduce your intake of alcohol and carbohydrates.
    • Reduce your intake of caffeine to no more than 1 cup a day.
    • Reduce alcohol during the treatment program (6 – 12 weeks).
    • Avoid hot baths or showers, steam or heat treatments for 24 hours.

    • Regular body brushing at home, this is a great way to stimulate the lymphatic system to naturally eliminate the fat cells.
    • Lymphatic massage will accelerate the process of removing the fat cells.

    Although the number of fat cells are reduced during Cryolipolysis treatment, clients are still advised to live a healthy lifestyle as this will help maintain their results. It is also extremely important for us to be able to monitor your measurements after your Cryolipolysis treatment. RT Aesthetics request 2 follow up appointments at weeks 6 and 12, there are no additional charges for these follow up appointments and forms part of your aftercare. Should you have any concerns or queries either before or after your treatment then please contact us.

  • Contraindications

    If you have any of the following health conditions you can NOT have Cryolipolysis:

    • Liver or kidney problems
    • Heart or lung conditions
    • Raynaud’s disease or other vaso constrictive disorders
    • Sufferers of physiological hypotonic (lacking in muscle tone/muscle or tissue wastage)
    • Cardiovascular or cerebral diseases (issues with blood flow to heart or brain)
    • Immune system disease (including AIDS or HIV) or Urticaria
    • Hypoproteinemia or hyperproteinemia (high or low levels of protein in the blood)
    • Frostbite Intolerance
    • Umbilical hernias, hernias or weak stomach muscle walls (past or present – abdominal treatments only)
    • Severe diabetes, elderly infirm or young children
    • Post invasive surgery (in the treatment area – wait at least 12 months and avoid any scar)
    • Artificial implants, bone, (in the treatment area)
    • Persons with metal plates or joint implants (in the treatment area)
    • Sites of prior cosmetic surgery (area specific only)
    • Pregnancy & immediately following birth (3 months’ natural birth, 12 months C-Section)
    • Thrombosis, or taking an anticoagulant
    • Breastfeeding
    • Epilepsy

    If you have any of the following health conditions, you will need a letter of consent from your GP or medical practitioner:

    • Scarring history, fibrosis or seborrhoea
    • Hyper or Hypotension (high or low blood pressure)
    • Under 18
    • Haemophiliacs or hemorrhagic disorders
    • Certain immune disorders
    • Persons who have donated or received organ transplants
    • After recovery from cancer, must have been off medication for 12 months and have GP approval prior to treatment.
  • Pricing

    Cryolipolysis Consultation – Free

    1 Area of Cryolipolysis Treatment  – £125

    2 Areas of Cryolipolysis Treatment  – £185

    3 Areas of Cryolipolysis Treatment  – £285

    4 Areas of Cryolipolysis Treatment  – £345

Prior to your Cryolipolysis treatment it is recommended that you begin to make changes to your lifestyle by:

 

  • Increasing water intake.
  • Reduce the intake of toxins to the body (caffeine, tobacco, alcohol).
  • Avoid alcohol 48 hours prior to treatment.
  • Reduce intake of carbohydrates.
  • Increase the consumption of fruit and vegetables.

In order to achieve optimum results from your Cryolipolysis treatment, we strongly recommend the following:

 

  • Drink 2 – 3 litres of water daily, keep a large bottle with you at all times and infuse with lemons and limes for flavour. This will flush out the crystallised lipids (dead fat cells) out of your body through the lymphatic system.
  • Exercise minimum of 1 hour per week (this is advised but not essential) as this will assist in the metabolism of the dead fat cells and contribute to healthy lifestyle.
  • Follow the diet plan we issue and reduce your intake of alcohol and carbohydrates.
  • Reduce your intake of caffeine to no more than 1 cup a day.
  • Reduce alcohol during the treatment program (6 – 12 weeks).
  • Avoid hot baths or showers, steam or heat treatments for 24 hours.

  • Regular body brushing at home, this is a great way to stimulate the lymphatic system to naturally eliminate the fat cells.
  • Lymphatic massage will accelerate the process of removing the fat cells.

Although the number of fat cells are reduced during Cryolipolysis treatment, clients are still advised to live a healthy lifestyle as this will help maintain their results. It is also extremely important for us to be able to monitor your measurements after your Cryolipolysis treatment. RT Aesthetics request 2 follow up appointments at weeks 6 and 12, there are no additional charges for these follow up appointments and forms part of your aftercare. Should you have any concerns or queries either before or after your treatment then please contact us.

If you have any of the following health conditions you can NOT have Cryolipolysis:

  • Liver or kidney problems
  • Heart or lung conditions
  • Raynaud’s disease or other vaso constrictive disorders
  • Sufferers of physiological hypotonic (lacking in muscle tone/muscle or tissue wastage)
  • Cardiovascular or cerebral diseases (issues with blood flow to heart or brain)
  • Immune system disease (including AIDS or HIV) or Urticaria
  • Hypoproteinemia or hyperproteinemia (high or low levels of protein in the blood)
  • Frostbite Intolerance
  • Umbilical hernias, hernias or weak stomach muscle walls (past or present – abdominal treatments only)
  • Severe diabetes, elderly infirm or young children
  • Post invasive surgery (in the treatment area – wait at least 12 months and avoid any scar)
  • Artificial implants, bone, (in the treatment area)
  • Persons with metal plates or joint implants (in the treatment area)
  • Sites of prior cosmetic surgery (area specific only)
  • Pregnancy & immediately following birth (3 months’ natural birth, 12 months C-Section)
  • Thrombosis, or taking an anticoagulant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Epilepsy

If you have any of the following health conditions, you will need a letter of consent from your GP or medical practitioner:

  • Scarring history, fibrosis or seborrhoea
  • Hyper or Hypotension (high or low blood pressure)
  • Under 18
  • Haemophiliacs or hemorrhagic disorders
  • Certain immune disorders
  • Persons who have donated or received organ transplants
  • After recovery from cancer, must have been off medication for 12 months and have GP approval prior to treatment.

Cryolipolysis Consultation – Free

1 Area of Cryolipolysis Treatment  – £125

2 Areas of Cryolipolysis Treatment  – £185

3 Areas of Cryolipolysis Treatment  – £285

4 Areas of Cryolipolysis Treatment  – £345

FAQ

  • What happens during Cryolipolysis treatment?

    After your consultation, measuring and photos, you will have a cooling membrane (which looks like a big wet wipe) placed onto the area been treated. The RT 360 applicator is placed on the treatment area, suction is applied and the stubborn fat is sucked into the applicator. The applicator begins to heat the area or 3 minutes and then begins to cool to the desired temperature. Cushions are then placed around the applicator to keep it in place, before the suction pressure is reduced for the remainder of the treatment. You can then enjoy the rest of the 45-60 minute treatment how you choose, for example, reading a book or magazine, listening to music, catching up on your favourite Netflix series, enjoying a rare opportunity for some peace and quiet.

  • Where does that fat go?

    Through the process of fat freezing, the fat cells become inflamed and your body sends out specialised cells that gradually digest the affected fat cells. Lipids from the fat cells are slowly released and transported by the lymphatic system to be processed and eliminated, resulting in a reduction of fat. Fat cells are flushed out of the body as urine and it is therefore important to dink lots of water after your treatment.

  • How much will my treatment cost?

    The cost of the treatment varies depending on the requirements of the client, for example, the amount of areas treated. RT Aesthetics recommend that all our clients book a free consultation, this allows the aesthetic practitioner to discuss the areas that you would like treated and design a treatment plan based around your own individual needs. RT Aesthetics promises to provide Cryolipolysis treatments at a more affordable price than all our competitors, while using state of the art technology, that is crucial to the success of the Cryolipolysis process. After all, happy clients is our number one goal not taking money for the sake of it!

  • Will I need multiply treatments?

    Most clients will find that only one Cryolipolysis treatment is required, however, some areas of the body do respond better than others and more stubborn areas of fat may require more than one treatment. Depending on your personal goals and budget, RT Aesthetics may recommend combining Cryolipolysis treatment with Ultrasound Cavitation and Radio Frequency. However, our aesthetic practitioners are dedicated to helping you achieve the very best results, so during the consultation we can assess and understand your need and design a treatment plan bespoke to you. RT Aesthetics cannot guarantee specific results, however, on average each Cryolipolysis treatment session can result in a 30% reduction of fat (see case study page).

  • Does it work?

    It sure does, but don’t take our word for it, check out our testimonials. Please note that clients have different personal circumstances and taking into account that clients react in differently to Cryolipolysis treatment, results vary from person to person. RT Aesthetics cannot guarantee specific results, however, on average each Cryolipolysis treatment session can result in a 30% reduction of fat (see case study page). RT Aesthetics stands by evidence based treatments, therefore we encourage all of our clients to look into Cryolipolysis case studies prior to their treatment. There is significant research that proves the effectiveness of Cryolipolysis treatment and this can be seen by clicking onto our case studies page.

  • Will this work on loose skin?

    Unfortunately Cryolipolysis is not designed to tighten loose or stretched skin, however we can still help! Depending where the lose skin is located and how much is required treating we have 2 non-invasive treatments available. The first been Ultrasound Cavitation and Radio Frequency, and the second been High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). Both treatments cause tightening of the skin and lead to the reduction of excess skin. If you would like more information regarding this please click here or alternatively contact us for more information. If you are still unsure come in and see us, and we will determine whether or not our procedure is suitable.

  • How soon can I see the results from Cryolipolysis?

    You may see results after 4 weeks, however the full results will be seen after 6 - 12 weeks. We do request that you come back at week 6 for a follow up appointment and then again at week 12 for a final measure and photo if appropriate. All follow up appointment are completely free of charge and form part of your aftercare.

  • How long will my results last?

    Yes, the fat cells are destroyed permanently. After Cryolipolysis treatment the fat cells are destroyed by a natural process called apoptosis, the fat cells are removed by the body through the lymphatic system as a waste product. As the fat cells are removed body as with Liposuction, fat will not deposit again in the same area that was treated.

  • Do I have to rest after Cryolipolysis treatment?

    No, the great thing about Cryolipolysis treatment is that you can go about your day as normal straight after treatment. RT Aesthetics do advise that you increase your water intake by 2 - 3 litres, practice regular body brushing and follow all aftercare advice given to you. This will help flush out the dead fat cells through the lymphatic system and improve your health and well-being.

  • How long should I wait after childbirth to have Cryolipolysis?

    You must wait a minimum of 3 months after normal birth of your baby or a minimum of 12 months after a C section. It is best to get GP approval post childbirth prior to commencing with treatment. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this please contact us and we will be more than happy to assist.

  • Can I combine Cryolipolysis with the ‘Non-Surgical Facelift’?

    Yes! Cryolipolysis is a different treatment to the Non-Surgical Facelift. The Radio Frequency, Micro Lift and Photon Therapy stimulates cell renewal and collagen production, tones the muscles of the face to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improves and lifts sagging skin. This treatment has proven results and many clients state how relaxing it makes them feel and how good their skin feels straight after treatment. Contact us for more information.

Testimonials

I could not be happier. Ryan made me feel at ease from the minute we met. I suffer really badly with anxiety and body dysmorphia so this was a very big deal for me. The attention he pays to detail and his knowledge of procedures is out of this world, he's a very intelligent and talented individual. There is literally nothing to worry about!

Rachel Moriarty

Just had my follow up appointment from my HIFU treatment... I am so happy with my results and after care I have received. The team were so warming and helpful and always on hand when I had silly questions to ask! Highly recommend this company!

Jess Williams

My experience at RT Aesthetics was very positive. Ryan explained everything in honest detail and I was made to feel comfortable and less self-conscious! It is early days for me as it is not yet a week since my visit but I am looking forward to positive results.

Tricia Sanderson

I had the cryolypolosis (fat freezing) treatment on my stomach and love handles and have seen such amazing results after only two weeks, even though as standard it is supposed to take up to six weeks for results to show. I will be booking in for the HIFU treatment they offer shortly to target the wrinkles on my forehead and my crows feet and I have no doubt I will be ecstatic with the results.

Elizabeth Major

A huge thanks Ryan for today. I was a bit nervous but more because I needed to get down to my underwear in front of you. You made me feel really comfortable and at ease. Everything was explained really well and I'm really excited for the results and my follow up in 6 weeks.

Maria Sutton

Ryan explained everything very clearly, talking me through each stage of the procedure and made the whole experience very easy and relaxing. He's very professional and conscientious and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending North East Fat Freezing at all!

Linda Barnes

I attended RT Aesthetics for a consultation after having my second baby girl and in desperate need to get my body back in shape. I have had zero self confidence and wanted to feel better about myself. The staff were so friendly and advised a plan of action for me in a professional way, I felt like the cared. I started on their diet plan and had fat freezing on my abdomen, and I have to say the results have been amazing. I can see that I've I lost my baby weight and my stomach is flatter and I feel like me again. Thank you so much!

Sasha Goodman

From start to finish the service I experienced was amazing! The after care given to me after treatment was very clear, they emailed me to remind me of my follow up appointment and if I need any help I get a response within a day. Thanks so much RT Aesthetics!

Emma Todd

Ryan put my at ease immediately and talked me through the procedure clearly. I can't wait to see the results. Bikini body here I come

Emma Burnett
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