Coolsculpting – Fat Freezing? What?Body 21 Oct 2019
It appears many of us here in the UK are unhappy with the way we look and more specifically, with our weight. Maybe you’ve tried fad diets recommended by magazines or you’ve been putting in the hours in the gym but don’t seem to be reaping the benefits?
Fortunately, there is an answer to shifting the tenacious extra fat that won’t budge despite your efforts. Fat cells can be killed by being frozen and a treatment that’s harnessing this method, is CoolSculpting.
What is this idea of ‘’fat freezing’’?
The idea of freezing fat might sound unconventional. But it really does exactly what it says on the tin. Fat cells can be reduced when they are temporarily frozen. This method was first discovered when research was done into frostbite and how fat cells froze before skin did when someone suffered from frostbite.
Cryolipolysis is the technical science-speak name for freezing fat – “cryo” means icy and “lipolysis” means breaking down fat – simple so far. Fat cells are susceptible to the cold – more than the other cells in our bodies – so when cold temperatures are applied to the skin for a sustained period, they crystallise and die away, but other cells don’t feel the effects.
Applying cold temperatures to areas of fat may sound like an easy concept but there is more to it – we would all be having ice baths at home if it were just a case of being cold for a few minutes!
CoolSculpting – cryolipolysis in practice
CoolSculpting machines can definitely be considered state-of-the-art. No needles, no scalpels and no operating table, it’s a blessing if you’re after a minimally-invasive treatment that’ll springboard your weight loss efforts.
Treatment uses cooling energy to freeze fat cells (like we described above) which the body then naturally passes a few weeks afterwards. Arms, thighs, stomach and sides are a few of the common areas targeted with CoolSculpting and treatment takes no longer than 35 minutes to target these areas. Go back to the things you enjoy doing straight after treatment – no recovery time necessary.
Remember though, this treatment doesn’t stop new fat cells from forming, so you’ll have to commit to a long-term plan if you want to keep the bulge at bay. It’s a great treatment if you need a bit of confidence to make new habits – CoolSculpting means you can wipe the slate clean and start afresh.
For a professional and expert approach to beauty and aesthetics treatments, contact us here at Aesthetics Lab. Our personalised approach to treatment means you’ll get a unique experience with us – there is no one-size-fit-all philosophy here. Browse our full list of Advanced Body Techniques today.