Frequently asked questions
The ideal candidate for Cryolipolysis, or ‘fat freezing’, is for a person who is mildly above their ideal weight, and cannot shift stubborn pockets of fat. Ideally the candidate should be within 10-15kg of their ideal weight range. Fat freezing is not a weight loss treatment, and does not replace the benefits of proper diet and exercise. It does not treat obesity.
It is important to also note that this treatment, combined with a healthy lifestyle, exercise and at least 2 – 3 liters of water per day, to see optimum results!!!
Studies show that fat cells are more sensitive to cold than surrounding body cells, meaning no other cell is damaged in the process of fat freezing. Once the Cryolipolysis procedure is completed, the body then proceeds to absorb the damaged cells and eliminate them through normal metabolic process i.e the liver and lymphatic system over two to four months. The removal of fat is completely safe and natural, which is why it’s a very popular non-surgical alternative to treatments like liposuction.
Cryolipolysis specifically targets fat cells and lowers their temperature to a range between -6 to -9 degrees causing them to crystalize. No other structures are affected by this process. The remaining content of the fat cells is disposed of naturally through the body’s lymphatic system. The results are proven, long lasting and noticeable.
This treatment is best for targeting stubborn areas that won’t respond to changes in diet and exercise. Our clinicians have found inner thighs, the lower abdomen, and ‘muffin tops’ respond well to this treatment. It is not unusual for our therapists to use this technique in combination with other technologies to get the best results on your body.
Permanent. As long as you maintain your weight and your normal diet and exercise, your long term results should remain stable.
Results will be noticeable 2 to 6 weeks after beginning treatment. Full results are measurable at approximately the 12 week mark depending on your body’s metabolic rate. Our therapists will book you in for your follow up appointment.
To protect the skin an anti-freeze pad is placed on the area of treatment. Next, the fat is drawn into a suction cup and the machine starts the targeted cooling process. You will experience a slight pulling sensation and the area will feel cold. Within minutes the area will go numb. The handpiece stays in place for 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Most people do not feel anything during the procedure, aside from a tugging sensation where the skin is between the device’s two cooling panels.
As the procedure does not involve any cutting, tissue manipulation, or anesthesia, most people do not need any recovery time and can immediately resume normal activities.
The only noticeable side effects of the procedure tend to be minor and occur only around the area of treatment. Most minor side effects reduce or go away within a few days to weeks after the procedure.
It is normal, however, to experience numbness or loss of sensation in the treatment area for around a month.
Common immediate side effects of FatFrrezing include:
• pinching sensation
• minor swelling
• skin sensitivity
• mild to moderate pain
• muscle cramping
A person may continue to experience these side effects for a few weeks after the procedure. Other common side effects that a person may experience in the first few weeks after:
• itchiness, especially a few days after the procedure
• diarrhea, as dead fat cells are removed from the body
• a feeling of fullness in the throat after treatments involving the neck or chin region
This treatment must be performed by a trained therapist. Our Body Specialists are trained therapists that specialise in aesthetic, non-surgical, non- invasive body transformation procedures.
The procedure is completely non-invasive and non-surgical, so you can expect to return to normal activities right after a session.
The session is 45min to 1 hour.
• An Aesthetic Practitioner will ask you to show the area you would like treated.
• You will be shown where the ‘handles’ of our Shaped Bodies will be placed.
• You will need to expose the area that will be treated – please wear loose fitting clothes that can be rolled up or down as needed.
• You will then be able to lie back comfortably and the cold treatment cloth will be applied to the area.
• The handles of the Shaped Bodies machine will be placed on the treated area.
• The Treatment will then take place, you may feel a pinch, then warmth and then a little cold.
• After the treatment is complete, the area will be massaged for 5-7 min.
At our Shaped Bodies Location we create an individualized treatment plan tailored to suit your unique needs. And you can relax, read or use your phone while we freeze away the stubborn fat.
Yes before any procedure begins our indemnity waiver form has to be completed.