CoolTech – Fat Freezing
As darker nights and colder weather approaches, summer may now only feel like a distant memory, however, the desire to still look good in the winter months is something that we’re used to seeing here at Harpenden Skin Clinic; and in some respects, it’s an even more important time of year to look good with the upcoming influx of Christmas parties.
We’re coming into one of our busiest times of the year and one of our most popular treatments will have you looking you’re very best in your little black dress for all of your Christmas festivities. The Fat Freezing treatment using our innovative CoolTech machine is a non-invasive process that leaves patients with incredible results. It works by performing a cryolipolysis process which consists of freezing fat cells using extreme temperatures. Launched in the UK market in 2014, it’s now a widely recognised treatment that has left thousands of patients happy.
The CoolTech system is built with a range of adjustable sized handpieces which enables us to treat different areas of the body. The device works by cooling down the tissue using freezing temperatures, ranging from 3ºC to -8ºC. The setting of the temperature will depend on the thickness of fat deposits in the area that’s being treated.
A typical CoolTech treatment will last around 60 minutes and requires no anaesthesia as it is gentle on the skin and shouldn’t be painful, only leaving the patient feeling a ‘sucking’ sensation on the skin as the applicator works on the area.
During the treatment the applicator gives a vacuum-like pressure and sucks the fat tissue of the targeted area into Its cooling system, performing a controlled freezing process which then breaks down the unwanted fat cells. These cells are then excreted in a natural process through the body’s lymphatic system over the course of a few weeks following the treatment.
A small difference can be noticeable the first couple of days after the treatment however, it is advised that full results can be seen between 4-12 weeks post-treatment. This allows the body time to export all of the dead fat cells through the lymph system after an internal reaction has been triggered post-treatment which will have affected and targeted the deeper layers of fat.
We see incredible results at the clinic with this treatment, and it’s a go-to when needing to get rid of those stubborn areas of fat that diet and exercise can’t shift. The results have even been compared to Liposuction, except CoolTech far exceeds as a more comfortable treatment and leaves patients with no downtime. Many of our patients only need one session of the CoolTech, and it’s rare to ever exceed having 2 or 3 treatments.
A thorough consultation is always carried out prior to starting the treatment to determine what area you’d like to target as well as a tailored treatment plan to enable the best results possible to be achieved.