LipoFreeze is a great non-invasive alternative to liposuction. Therefore it is ideal for stubborn areas and pockets of fat that you find difficult to get rid of through normal diet and exercise. It is not designed for overall weight loss. LipoFreeze technology has been around for many years and produces amazing results. In recent years it has become increasingly popular with celebrities and within the beauty industry and has recently been voted the best non-invasive fat loss solution on a popular ITV programme.
Treatments are quick, pain free and there is no recovery time making this a very popular alternative to traditional liposuction surgery. It is a convenient walk in, walk out procedure that could even be done in your lunch hour!
At the start of the treatment we apply a membrane to the treatment area, which is a large piece of cloth covered with a protective gel. This is to stop any freezing or frostbite to the skin. The membranes can be very cold when first applied, but very quickly adjust to your own skin temperature. After this we apply the handle of the machine onto the treatment area. This is a silicone cup with a vacuum, that sucks the area up into it and into place ready to freeze. This is not a painful procedure but it can be quite uncomfortable and feel like a very firm pinching feeling. At first we place it without any vacuum and then slowly turn the vacuum up so it gives you chance to tell us if it gets too uncomfortable or painful. We turn the vacuum to maximum to ensure that we get as much of the area to the top of the cup as possible so that we get the best results. Once the vacuum is at maximum we can turn it down to take some of the pinching feeling away. After this we can start the allocated treatment time.
The freezing plates inside the vacuum cups will then freeze the treatment area which will go numb, therefore making the treatment quite comfortable and relaxing.
We offer two treatments - a smaller treatment at -3 degrees for 20 minutes which kills upto 20% of the fat cells in the area, or a bigger treatment at -5 degrees for 35 minutes which kills upto 40% of the fat cells in the area. At these temperatures it is only fat cells that are killed and no other cells or soft tissues are affected. The therapist will stay with you throughout the treatment to ensure everything is in the correct place and you are comfortable.
At first the dead fat cells will crystalize. So once the timer has finished we do a mini 5 minute massage in the treatment area to help start to break down the crystalized cells. This also helps to warm up and get some feeling back into the area.
Some people see a result immediately, and some start to see results over the next few days or weeks. But full results will be achieved over a period of 3 months. This is because once the fat cells are killed they become a toxin in your body, so your immune system goes to work on removing the dead cells via the lymphatic system, spleen and kidneys, and they are broken down until they are eventually passed naturally through your urine. The detox process takes upto 3 months, so you will need to wait this long to see your full results and consider any further treatments in the same area.
Because of this process we need to help your lymphatic drainage system, spleen and kidneys to work as well as possible. So for 48 hours before your appointment we ask you to increase your water intake (2 litres recommended), and consumption of fruit and vegetables, and decrease your intake of fatty foods, alcohol, caffiene and tobacco.
We also advise to follow a similar regime for the 3 months following the treatment, to ensure your lymphatic drainage system, spleen and kidneys are working as well as they can, so they can break down the dead fat cells and make the treatment as effrective as possible. Therefore, you will need to follow a healthy balanced diet, reduce intake of fatty foods and increase intake of fruit and vegetables, increase your water intake (2 litres a day), exercise at least 1 hour per week, and reduce intake of caffiene, tobacco and alcohol. Also a mini massage or dry brushing the area can continue helping to break down the crystalized fat cells and help them to go into the lymphatic drainage system quicker.
Over the 3 months most people will see a 3-4 inch loss in the treatment area. The results are permanent as long as you are sensible and don't put the weight back on, just the same as if you'd lost the fat through diet.
Only with dieting we empty the fat cell of fat and leave an expanded cell which can be easily filled again with fat. Whereas with LipoFreeze we are killing the whole cell.
Alot of people are happy with 1 treatment per area. But most people will have 1-3 treatments per area, leaving 3 months between each treatment.
Multiple areas can be treated at the same time.
Because the treatment is non-invasive and very safe, the possible side effects are very minimal. The most common side effects come from the vacuum action of the machine handles. Some people can experience bruising, pin point bleeding, swelling, tenderness, numbness, redness, tingling or pins and needles and this is quite normal and nothing to worry about. You will also see an increase in need to urinate as your lymphatic drainage system, spleen and kidneys will be detoxing and trying to rid the dead fat cells.
Your therapist will go over any possible side effects and also ask of any medical conditions that may effect the treatment.
If you have any further questions then please contact us.