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5 Things You Need To Know About Fat-Freezing

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7th July 2016

Thanks to advanced technology in the world of body contouring treatments, reducing fat cells without cosmetic surgery is something we can expertly do at Karidis London.

CoolSculpting is a highly respected treatment clinically proven as a safe and effective way to reduce stubborn fat from around the body and even face. Here are five things you should know about this innovative, non-surgical procedure. 

1. There is no heat, only cold

How does CoolSculpting work, we hear you ask. This fat-freezing procedure formally known as cryolipolysis uses controlled cooling to target specific areas of fat around the body using handheld paddles. These act like a vacuum to suction your skin and fat. There is no surgery, incisions or artificial substances involved.

Fat cells are thought to be sensitive to cold and diminish on contact with extreme cold. The process creates ice crystals within the fat cells, which ultimately destroys them. The body then flushes out these dead fat cells naturally over the course of up to three months.


2. You can watch a movie while having the treatment done

Yes, that’s right. A CoolSculpting but may take up to two hours so while the cooling treatment is crystallising your fat, you can sit back and relax. We have movies available to watch or you can bring a laptop to work or simply have a nap. After the treatment, you might experience some sensitivity to the area but being an non-surgical, non-invasive treatment, you can go back to your normal daily routine immediately.


3. The only procedure that can treat small body parts

CoolSculpting is a trusted procedure with proven results on body parts such as tummy, waist, back, inner & outer thighs. But now you can now treat and eliminate small areas of fat with the same technology – drum roll, CoolMini. This is a new applicator uniquely designed for areas - double chin, little pockets of fat around the bra line, neck or knees are all suitable places to use CoolMini. These small changes can make a big difference when it comes to body confidence and self esteem.


4. You can freeze away your double chin

The number one non-invasive fat-reduction treatment is an effective way to eliminate fat from under the chin in one or two treatments. A clinical trial involving 60 male and female patients, aged between 22 and 65 years, showed an average of 20% fat reduction.  The patients received one to two treatments under the chin with the CoolMini applicator, staggered six weeks apart.

On average a 20% fat reduction of the chin area was achieved, which is significant for this area of the body.  The patients began observing results as early as three weeks post treatment, but full results were on average seen from one to three months.


5. You can book a FREE body consultation

At Karidis we offer complimentary, 360-degree body consultations to ensure you book into the right treatment for your body needs and expectations. CoolSculpting works best if you are close to your ideal body weight range but can pinch an inch or two of fat. This might appear as noticeable fat bulges in the tummy or waist area. Exercise and a healthy, balanced diet help with maintaining CoolSculpting results.  

Mr Alex Karidis says: "This is a particularly good treatment for those who don’t want to opt for surgery and looking for a tweaks in body contouring with minimal downtime.” 

Find out more about CoolSculpting here and book a FREE consultation appointment with the clinic here


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