We’re delighted to be able to offer the cooltech treatment at The Clinic. This treatment is a safe, effective way to reduce fat in key areas of the body.
What is cooltech?
The cooltech device is designed to treat subcutaneous fat in multiple body areas. It works by using a controlled cooling system to permanently freeze away fat cells that are lying under the skin. It is great for removing FOCAL areas of fat, but is not suitable for global fat reduction which needs to be achieved through a healthy diet and regular exercise. Not all fat can be treated. Your initial consultation with Dr Mayoni will ensure this is the right treatment for you.
The treatment is a safe, effective and cost-effective alternative to liposuction. There is minimal downtime with no scars.
The device is CE marked, which means it has undergone stringent tests and checks to ensure its safety and efficacy. There have been over one million Cooltech treatments performed worldwide with minimal complications.
How does it work?
The technology has been developed after scientists observed that children who ate a lot of ice lollies had more dimples due to loss of cheek fat! With further research scientists went on to realise that fat cells were more vulnerable to damage from the cold than other tissue. These damaged cells are then removed from the body by the normal immune system. This whole process is called cryoadipolysis. The cooltech procedure works by freezing adipose tissue to cause controlled cell death. The hand-held applicator creates a vacuum and reduces the temperature on selected areas of fat tissue. The treatment can be adapted to different body areas to achieve a full body-contouring treatment.
Another key benefit to cooltech is that, unlike some other similar treatments, you can treat two areas in just one appointment, making this a quicker and more cost-effective option.
As these before and after pictures show, the treatment gives noticeable results:
What areas can be treated?
Specific areas will be more suitable than others. Dr Mayoni will be able to take you through which ones can be treated safely and effectively. The machine allows more than one area to be treated in a single 70 minute session. A maximum of two areas can be treated at any one time:
Can you lose weight by freezing fat?
Cooltech can treat visible fat bulges and is not designed as a weight loss treatment. This should be achieved through regular exercise and sensible eating and drinking. Please ask for details of our BODYFIT® nutritionist and personal trainer if this is an issue for you. The ideal cooltech candidate is someone who is about one stone within their ideal body weight, with enough fat to fit within the applicator. We can cater for a variety of sizes using different applicators depending on the amount of fat and the area being treated.
Are there any side effects?
There are minimal side effects, however it is possible that you may have bruising, numbness and swelling in the treated areas due to suction of the applicator and massage. This does reduce over the next few days to weeks. Numbness can last for up to six weeks, however it is not as noticeable after the first week. Very rarely some people can develop areas of lumpy fat but the risk is 1/20,000. This feels like harder discrete areas of fat that then may need surgical removal. Also some people may notice areas of skin discolouration or increased pigmentation.
How many sessions will I need?
This will depend on your aims and desired outcomes. Standard treatments range from one to three sessions in the same area at six to eight week intervals.
How effective is it?
In studies that have been done, the treatment has been shown to permanently remove 30% of fat in the treated area in 100% of patients treated. You can expect up to a 50% reduction with subsequent treatments.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatment usually takes around 70 minutes, with around 15 to 30 minutes preparation time.
What does it feel like?
The treatment is really comfortable and well tolerated. It is non-surgical and requires little or no downtime. You can easily come in for a treatment and then continue your normal activities. Firstly, a gel pad is applied to your skin which feels cool and wet. You may then feel a slight pulling or discomfort from the cooling sensation during the first 5-10 minutes and then during the massage at the end of the treatment.
When will I see the results?
The final results are visible at 6-12 weeks as the body uses this time to flush away the dead fat cells. These results are permanent as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Can I get back to normal activities straight away?
Yes. The procedure is non-invasive and there is no need for any recovery time. Most people return to normal activities immediately after a treatment. The area you have treated will also determine your comfort afterwards along with natural variations in personal discomfort thresholds. We would recommend you wear loose, comfortable afterwards.
How do I find out more?
The first step is to book in for a cooltech consultation with Dr. Mayoni. You can do this via our online booking portal in the menu at the top of this page. You can also contact us to find out more.
The video below shows the areas of the body that the Cooltech treatment is suitable for (courtesy of the Cocoon Medical YouTube page):