Fat Freezing (Cryotherapy)
Fed up of troublesome pockets of body fat?
A popular alternative to liposuction surgery, fat freezing is a completely non-invasive, safe and effective treatment for the reduction of soft, squeezable pockets of body fat such as stomach fat, love handles, inner thigh fat, bingo wings, double chins and back fat.
It works by destroying a proportion of the fat cells in the area you want to target. Over the next few weeks, your body naturally eliminates these dead fat cells, revealing a slimmer, redefined figure.
What are the benefits?
Fat freezing is clinically proven to destroy fat cells without the need for surgery. Treatments are quick, pain-free and there is no recovery time – in fact, most fat freezing treatments are complete within an hour. It is a convenient walk-in, walk-out procedure where we can treat multiple body areas in one session, keeping your clinic time to a minimum.
What is the downtime?
This treatment does not require any downtime. You may return to normal activities straight after your treatment.
Are there any possible side effects?
Temporary redness, surface bruising
How many treatments do I need for best results?
Results gradually become visible over the coming weeks, with best results being seen at around 8-12 weeks. For enhanced results, any area can be treated more than once.
Dry body brushing is recommended for a minimum of 7 days prior to the treatment and ongoing post treatment (once the skin is not compromised). This process will aid the removal of toxins.
If treating the face, you will need to allow a minimum of 2 weeks following IPL skin rejuvenation, hair removal or superficial/highly superficial chemical peels (laser resurfacing or a medium depth chemical peel will require a minimum of 4 weeks) or until the skin has returned to normal.
Drink a litre of water prior to the treatment.
We recommend that you avoid anti-inflammatories such as aspirin before the procedure. This will help reduce any bruising which may occur.
Wear loose-fitting clothes to avoid further irritation of the treatment area(s).
Avoid using any form of depilation in the area to be treated for a minimum of 3 days prior to the treatment, e.g. waxing, threading etc.
Please note that it is advisable to notify your practitioner, with a minimum of 7 days’ notice prior to each treatment, if there are any changes to your health or medication.
You should expect the area to feel numb for several hours, and on occasions several weeks, following treatment.
It is common for the area to appear red, swollen, bruised and sensitised for several days, and on rare occasions several weeks, following treatment. Cramping and aching are also common side effects. Arnica gel can be applied to aid the healing process.
Avoid heating the treatment area while the skin is still sensitised. This includes physical activity, saunas, hot bath/shower, alcohol etc. and/or the application of further treatments.
Increase your intake of water and exclude all stimulants for the rest of the day/night, e.g. caffeinated beverages.
A healthy diet, combined with physical activity, is required for the treatment to be fully effective.
Avoid the application of any additional products to the area for a minimum of 48 hours. This includes cosmetics (unless mineral) and skin care products other than the professional products recommended to you by your practitioner.
Aspire Aesthetics is a professional training clinic for undergraduate students studying the Aesthetic Practitioner degree at University College Birmingham, which offers cutting-edge non-surgical treatments at a fraction of the usual cost.
Our trainee aestheticians are supervised by highly-qualified lecturers with a wealth of industry experience and undergo thorough training before undertaking client treatments. As the students are continually learning and honing their skills, please bear in mind that on some occasions treatments may take longer than stated. If you have any further questions about how the treatments are performed, please feel free to call us on 0121 232 4238.
Before we can perform this treatment, you will need to come in for a consultation. During this, we will assess your needs to check for suitability. Please allow up to one hour on top of the treatment time for this.
Book your appointment
Please be aware, as we are a training clinic, some treatments are only offered on certain days of the week or at certain times in the academic calendar. Please enquire for more information.
To book an appointment, please call our clinic reception on 0121 232 4238. Alternatively, you can complete our online booking enquiry form and a member of the team will be in contact. We do receive a high volume of email enquiries, so please allow up to 2 working days for a response.
Please note that our clinic is usually open Monday-Friday, during term time only. We are closed over the Christmas and Easter holidays, and for Reading Week in October and March. For full details, please ask a member of the team when booking your appointment.