I’m not going to lie, when I first heard of Fat Freezing (Cryolyposis), I thought it was a total gimmick…too good to be true!
This was until I met Dr.Tina Purdon of Phenotype Cosmetic Group. Dr.Purdon has previously treated my lips with filler – so I know how thorough she is, and every procedure she offers is extensively researched and backed by science with proven results.
Dr. Purdon invited me to her new clinic to trial the fat freezing process, and seeing I have stubborn fat pockets that are hard to shift even with gym and health eating, of course I said yes!
We began by having consultation to discuss how the treatment works, the results to expect, and what areas i’d like to treat. After a discussion and look at my areas of concern, we decided the best area to focus on is my inner thighs. Dr. Purdon advised that clothes would fit better and I wouldn’t get that dreaded thigh chafe in the warmer months.
• So how does it work?
Cooltech uses a controlled cooling process that destroys fat cells, and does not affect other cells. Fat cells are cooled to the point where the body’s natural “apoptosis” processes are triggered, gradually collecting these damaged fat cells and eliminating them from the body. The result is that fat deposits are dramatically reduced in size, without any effect on the skin or the surrounding tissue. Win!!
The process is non-surgical body contouring at its best, targeting those fat deposits that don’t respond to your healthy lifestyle or exercise regime: abdomen, muffin top, love handles, inner arms, inner thighs, back bulges, outer hips, and even that dreaded double chin! 20-30% of fat cells are removed from the treated area, per treatment (some people may choose to have more than one treatment – I only needed one for desired result). You get visible, measurable and lasting results without the surgery or downtime.
• Are you an ideal candidate?
The ideal candidate for cooltech treatment is someone who is generally above ideal body weight based on body mass index scale. For most patients, this will be due to specific areas of unwanted fat that cannot be removed with diet of exercise.
• What happens during the process?
Kate marks the areas of fat to be treated on your body whilst you are standing and then you’re ready to get comfy on the treatment bed. Clients receive a super cute treat bag with snacks and refreshments to enjoy while they have their treatment.
Once you are comfortably settled in to the treatment position, a cool gel pad will be applied to the area of treatment to ensure complete protection of the skin from damage. The hand piece will be place on the area and you feel some tightness caused by the vacuum pressure and localised cooling as the fat pocket is drawn up in to the cup of the hand piece.
This feeling reduces over the next 10 minutes after the treatment causes the area to feel numb. When the applicator is removed, the treatment area will feel cold and firm. Kate will proceed with a 2 minute massage of the area to help restore the frozen fat later back to normal and will also assist in optimising results.
• How does the treatment feel?
The pads are placed on to the area and it gently ramps up to the coolest temperature. As it happens gradually you don’t notice the temperature as the area becomes numb. The only discomfort is the tightness/vacuum feeling from the hand piece, however this goes away after 10minutes and you can kick back in comfort for the rest of the treatment (approx 45mins each leg). Have a snooze or catch up on your favourite show 😍
Dr.Purdons assistant therapist Kate who performs the treatment is so calm and gentle and is a joy to be around. She made sure my drink, snacks and phone etc were at arms length 🙏🏻
Once the hand pieces are removed and Kate has massaged the area, the area may remain tender and have intermittent tingling for up to 4 weeks after treatment. This is a totally normal and expected part of the treatment process.
There is no downtime and minimal discomfort, so you can go on with your daily life after treatment.
Before ➡️ After
Results are generally first noticed within 6 weeks, however can take up to 12 weeks for the full benefit. These before and after images are approximately 13 weeks apart.
I’m super impressed with the results. I can feel the difference when wearing jeans and you can see that I now have a little thigh gap (goodbye chaffing!) The best part is knowing those stubborn fat cells are now gone forever!
Thank you so much to Dr. Purdon and her lovely therapist Kate for the treatment – it is one I will certainly continue to recommend to everyone 🙌🏼💜
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