CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, clinically proven treatment that uses patented cooling techniques to selectively reduce unwanted fat and stubborn fat cells. Coolsculpting is also referred to as fat freezing.
Treatment Time 45-60 mins , depending on areas treated
Duration of Results Permanent
Results 1-2 treatments recommended
CoolSculpting is a fat-reducing treatment. It works by cooling fat cells in targeted areas of the body. This cooling process leads to the removal of fat cells, which are naturally processed and permanently lost. CoolSculpting does not harm surrounding tissues. It can treat various areas, including double chin, upper and lower abdomen, male chest, bra and back fat, flanks, inner and outer thighs, knees, and calves.
The fat-freezing treatment takes 45 minutes and has visible results in one treatment. Patients can continue normal activity immediately after treatment as there is no downtime. Results and patient experience may vary. These depend on many factors, such as age, medical history, lifestyle, and the amount of stubborn fat.
We offer CoolSculpting® fat reduction treatments to reduce unwanted body fat with lasting results. It is the only FDA-approved (the only controlled cooling procedure) non-surgical fat reduction (cryolipolysis) treatment designed to freeze unwanted fat and effectively target fat cells for effective fat reduction. To book a fat-freezing consultation with our CoolSculpting expert, just follow the link here.
Derma Revive Skin Clinic’s London clinic is located on Cannon Street in the City of London. We pride ourselves on always having the latest fat-reduction procedures and are at the forefront of fat-freezing technology. We also offer many other innovative treatments for many other complaints and conditions.
We pride ourselves on thoroughly researching the safest and most effective treatments from a wealth of available procedures available on the market. We don’t offer treatment methods just for the sake of it. We have an arduous process of researching the science, selection, and testing before ultimately purchasing the device.
We purchased the Coolsculpting machine because we feel it is the best option available to give our patients the results they want and deserve. We are proud to be an ambassador and advocate for the Coolsculpting procedure. We feel this is the best fat-freezing device and fat-freezing is the best method for the reduction of unwanted fat, anywhere in the UK and worldwide.
CoolSculpting® body contouring treatments target areas of fat by freezing the fat, also known as cryolipolysis. The fat cells cannot survive under a certain temperature, and the dead cells are flushed from the body, giving the patient the desired results with no downtime or surgery and no damage to surrounding tissue or nerves. The patient can then resume normal activities.
Cryolipolysis is a cutting-edge fat reduction method that has revolutionised the world of non-invasive body contouring. How does fat freezing work? This is a question often posed by patients looking to remove stubborn fat. The name ‘Coolsculpting’ literally means ‘cool sculpting’.
This technology takes a completely different approach than traditional techniques, capitalising on the fact that your fat cells are more sensitive to cold temperatures than many other skin cells. The treatment process has great advantages over traditional and less effective fat reduction methods.
Cryolipolysis relies on the principle that adipocytes (fat cells) are more susceptible to cooling than other skin cells. When precise cold temperatures are applied to the treatment area, it triggers apoptosis (cell death) in the adipocytes, which are then engulfed and digested by macrophages, a type of white blood cell. These dead cells are then disposed of by bodily processes.
The effects of cryolipolysis are not immediately visible. Instead, the treatment initiates an inflammatory process that starts within three days and peaks around 14 days after treatment. As the adipocytes die, they are surrounded by histiocytes, neutrophils, lymphocytes, and other mononuclear cells. Between 14 and 30 days after treatment, macrophages and other phagocytes envelop and digest the fat cells as part of the body’s natural response to injury.
The inflammation subsides approximately four weeks after treatment, and the adipocyte volume decreases. Two to three months post-treatment, the interlobular septa (connective tissue) thicken, and the inflammatory process further diminishes. By this point, the fat volume in the treated area has noticeably decreased, with the septae accounting for most of the remaining tissue volume.
During the free, no-obligation CoolSculpting consultation, a senior technician will evaluate the areas you wish to treat and determine your eligibility for the treatment. They will assess the amount of pinchable fat in stubborn areas and the total number of fat cells. Then, the CoolSculpting fat-freezing treatment process will be explained in detail. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions, and there is no time limit on the consultation.
A customised treatment plan is drawn up. After a body assessment, we can recommend how Coolsculpting procedures might be required to achieve the desired results in the selected body area. The Derma Revive Skin Clinic offers a personalised fat-freezing treatment plan designed specifically for your exact requirements.
The areas licensed by the FDA to be treatable are the abdomen, flanks (aka love handles), bra fat, inner and outer thighs, back fat, upper arms, buttock rolls (also called banana rolls) and submental fat (commonly known as a double chin). The device was approved by the FDA in 2010, and in 2014, the device’s scope was expanded to include treatment of the thighs. The Coolsculpting procedure uses a special applicator to remove the fat cells. Additional areas that can be treated beyond the FDA approval are to tone knees, hips, and other stubborn fat bulges, like the mons pubis.
CoolSculpting Fat Freezing will take 35 – 60 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas being treated. Derma Revive offers “DualSculpting”, targeting multiple treatment areas together. This, in turn, reduces the overall procedure time. The treatment takes 35-60 minutes per applicator per area to eliminate stubborn fat safely; therefore, the session time varies depending on the treated areas. The Coolsculpting procedure is a same-day treatment.
While lying down, the practitioner will mark the specific areas of stubborn fat cells you want to target with a pen, using the applicators as a guide. The practitioner will place a protective gel pad over your skin and then apply an applicator to the treatment area. Your skin and fat get suctioned into the applicator, which reduces your tissue to the CoolSculpting temperature of -11ºC and allows for precisely controlled cooling. When the treatment time is complete, the practitioner will remove the applicator and massage the frozen fat to boost your body’s natural process of eliminating the dead fat cells through your lymphatic system.
CoolSculpting fat freezing targets visible fat bulges across diverse areas of the body through an innovative fat-freezing process. Body fat, whether saddle bags, mummy tummy, muffin tops, love handles or double chins, are all stubborn fat areas and can be hard to reduce despite dieting or exercise.
Take a look at our fat-freezing Before & After gallery to see results from real patients.
At your consultation, the senior technician will go through your body goals and tailored treatment plan. Then at your first treatment, your photograph will be taken and documented in order to track your fat reduction journey and ensure you get the desired results.
The second photograph will be taken six weeks post-treatment. At this stage, you are able to have a second session if you desire. You will be able to discuss your targeted areas and your experience with Coolsculpting fat removal. Your final appointment comes after 12 weeks when your photos and weight will be taken for the last time to give you a spectacular before and after.
Candidates with stubborn areas of fat are mostly suitable for this treatment and already have a fit and active lifestyle. Coolsculpting should be avoided by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or people with poor circulation, neuropathy, a pacemaker, or a defibrillator. Patients who have cold agglutinin disease are also not suitable. The majority of patients are perfectly suitable for the fat-freezing treatment. If you have any doubt about your suitability, maybe due to a condition or medication you are taking, please get in touch.
If you have open or infected cuts or wounds, scar tissue, eczema, dermatitis, or a rash in the treatment area, you won’t be able to have this treatment until those conditions are healed.
Fat freezing through Coolsculpting has many benefits over other forms of removing fat. We list a few of the benefits below.
Unlike surgical procedures such as liposuction, cryolipolysis is a non-invasive treatment, meaning no incisions, anaesthesia, or significant downtime is involved. This means that patients do not suffer the inconvenience and other negative connotations they may have experienced with other invasive methods of fat removal.
Most patients experience mild discomfort during cryolipolysis, often describing the sensation as cold or tingling. There is typically no need for pain medication during or after the procedure. Fat freezing is well tolerated by the vast majority of our patients, especially when compared to surgical removal treatments.
Cryolipolysis treatments allow for precise targeting of specific fat deposits, making it ideal for addressing stubborn pockets of fat in various areas of the body that may be resistant to diet and exercise. Coolsculpting is directed exactly at the fat you are looking to reduce.
Because of the fact that the body eliminates the treated fat cells through a natural inflammatory process, the results of cryolipolysis develop gradually over several weeks and months. This gradual process leads to a more natural-looking outcome. You are not going to look slimmer overnight, it is more of a cumulative process over time.
The precisely controlled and targeted cooling process used in cryolipolysis specifically targets adipocytes without harming the surrounding skin, blood vessels, or nerves.
The non-invasive nature of cryolipolysis results in a low risk of side effects, with patients typically experiencing only temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the treatment site. Side effects tend to subside quickly following treatment.
Once the adipocytes are destroyed and eliminated from the body, they cannot regenerate. As long as a patient continues to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the fat freezing and subsequent reduction achieved through cryolipolysis can be long-lasting. However, it is essential to note that the remaining fat cells can still expand if significant weight gain occurs. This is key to the treatment. Please bear in mind that this treatment is not labelled as a ‘weight loss’ treatment, but with careful planning, you can reap the benefits.
The fat-freezing treatment can be tailored to meet individual needs, with multiple applicators available to address various body areas and contours. Treatment plans can be customised to achieve optimal results for each patient. Your plan is designed specifically for you, the patient. Specific treatment plans are designed for one reason: To help you achieve the goals you are looking for.
With each session lasting around 45 minutes or thereabouts (depending on the areas treated), cryolipolysis is a relatively quick treatment that can easily fit into a busy schedule. Additionally, since there is no downtime, patients can return to their daily activities immediately after treatment. This contrasts steeply with other fat loss procedures involving long downtime and hassle.
Cryolipolysis is a groundbreaking fat-reducing technique that offers numerous advantages to the patient over traditional methods. This non-invasive, low-risk treatment provides targeted fat reduction with minimal discomfort and downtime. With gradual, natural-looking results, cryolipolysis can help patients achieve a more contoured physique and improve their self-confidence.
By investigating and understanding the science behind the innovative technology, the treatment process, and the benefits it offers, it is clear that cryolipolysis has the potential to transform the world of non-invasive body contouring and make traditional treatment processes redundant.
Is Coolsculpting effective on belly fat?
Coolsculpting is effective for reducing belly fat and can be used on most body areas. However, its benefits can be negated if the recommended post-treatment plan is not followed.
How long does the effects of Coolsculpting last?
The effects of Coolsculpting are permanent. However, fat may return to the treated area if you gain weight, which is common with all weight loss or fat-reducing procedures.
Does Coolsculpting tighten loose skin?
Although skin tightening is not a primary goal of Coolsculpting, some patients have reported tighter skin in the treated areas.
Does Coolsculpting hurt?
Coolsculpting typically causes little to no pain, offering controlled cooling for comfort. Most patients experience only mild discomfort, while a few report mild pain, such as pinching.
How many pounds of fat can Coolsculpting remove?
Coolsculpting targets to remove 20-25% of fat in the treated area, which could be around 2 pounds if 8-10 pounds of fat are targeted. Results vary per individual.
When will I see the results of Coolsculpting?
Results from Coolsculpting start appearing three to four weeks after treatment, with continued improvement over the following months. Final results may take up to 6 months to be fully visible. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment. It’s important to note that Coolsculpting is not a weight loss solution for obesity.
How many treatments of Coolsculpting fat removal will I need?
The number of Coolsculpting treatments depends on the amount of fat to remove and the treatment area, such as bra fat or belly fat. Multiple treatments may be necessary, which is determined during the consultation and personalized treatment plan.
Is there any downtime attached to the Coolsculpting treatment?
There is typically no downtime with Coolsculpting, allowing most patients to return to their usual activities immediately after treatment.
Where do the fat cells go after the Coolsculpting treatment?
After Coolsculpting, the treated fat cells are eliminated through the lymphatic system as part of a natural process and are flushed out through the kidneys.
How much is Coolsculpting in the UK?
In the UK, CoolSculpting treatments cost £550 per cycle.
Does fat-freezing work?
Yes, fat-freezing works. CoolSculpting treatments effectively destroy fat cells, but maintaining the results requires effort to prevent the accumulation of excess fat cells.
Is Coolsculpting suitable for me?
If you have unwanted fat you want to target, Coolsculpting may be suitable for you. A stability assessment during a consultation will determine your suitability.
What is the difference between Cryolipolysis vs Coolsculpting?
Cryolipolysis and Coolsculpting refer to the same treatment. Cryolipolysis is the treatment name, while Coolsculpting is the brand name.
How can I find out more about Coolsculpting?
To learn more about Coolsculpting, contact us via phone, email, website message, or our Google profile. The team is ready to answer any questions not covered on the webpage. You can also visit the London clinic on Cannon Street, EC4R, for more information.
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