The Cosmetic Skin Clinic's 2019 Roundup
By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM on CoolSculpting®
We are the Number One clinic for CoolSculpting® in the UK & Western Europe for the SIXTH consecutive year.
Body fat, whether saddle bags, mummy tummy, muffin tops, love handles or double chins, can be hard to reduce despite dieting or exercise. CoolSculpting® is a fat freezing treatment we offer in London and Bucks that reduces unwanted body fat with lasting results. It is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction (cryolipolysis) treatment.
The Cosmetic Skin Clinics in Buckinghamshire and London are the most experienced CoolSculpting® clinics in the UK and Western Europe, having performed over 16,000 treatments with a reputation for superlative results.
Take a look at the Before & After gallery to see results from real patients.
*DISCLAIMER Patient experience and results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as lifestyle, age and medical history.
CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive, fat freezing (cryolipolysis) treatment offered in our London and Bucks clinics that’s proven to work in reducing fat cells as a body contouring method 1. The results are long lasting and noticeable.
CoolSculpting® safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells beneath the skin. These treated cells crystallise (freeze) then shrivel and die over the coming weeks; your body metabolises them and simply disposes of them naturally. This results in a noticeable and long lasting reduction in the unwanted fat bulge, resulting in a more sculpted and shapely you.
The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure has been rigorously tested through research and has many published peer-reviews and clinical papers that testify to its efficacy and effectiveness. The CoolSculpting process was first cleared by the FDA (the US Food and Drugs Administration) in 2009. CoolSculpting has been FDA-cleared for use in the following areas:
CoolSculpting® provides long lasting body fat reduction – without the downtime associated with surgery. 1 CoolSculpting® can sculpt and re-contour most areas of the body such as:
The latest in the CoolAdvantage applicator family – the CoolAdvantage Petite™, has been specifically designed to treat the upper arms.
The CoolMini™ applicator is ideal for reducing fat under the chin and other small areas on the body, such as knee fat and inner arm fat, with long term results.1
The latest addition to the CoolAdvantage applicator family – the CoolAdvantage Petite™ – is specifically designed to treat the upper arm area in just 35 minutes. It has been created with two interchangeable contours which safely and effectively treat the unique shape of the upper arms. Due to it’s small shape and size, it’s also versatile enough to tackle small pockets of fat on other areas of the body.
It takes a little while for full results to show as the fat cells need time to be naturally processed from your body 1. You may start to see results as as early as four to six weeks after your treatment with progressive improvement up to 14 to 16 weeks. This is because the body continues to flush out the fat cells for up to three to six months after being treated.
During your CoolSculting consultation at our London or Bucks clinic, we can discuss a tailored treatment plan that will meet your specific needs.
Once the treated fat cells are crystallised (frozen), they die and are naturally eliminated from the body 1. As long as you stay healthy, the long-term results should remain stable. Your medical practitioner will give you all the advice you need.
We have treated the highest number of patients for CoolSculpting in London and Bucks and have a reputation for achieving the best results. All of our dedicated expert practitioners have graduated from CoolSculpting University and Dr Tracy Mountford is the only key opinion leader and medical advisor for CoolSculpting in the UK.
During your consultation, your CoolSculpting practitioner will discuss everything in detail, looking at your whole body and at your specific areas of concern. We follow a holistic approach to help you lose stubborn fat and reshape your body through a bespoke treatment plan for the results you want to achieve. This may mean the need for more than one CoolSculpting body sculpting treatment, such as to reduce fat bulges from your thighs as well as love handles or belly fat.
During the CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure, controlled cooling is applied to targeted fat areas without the need for surgery, needles or downtime 1. We will apply a gel pad and applicator to the area or areas identified. The cooling process should numb the area after a few minutes and you will experience a firm pulling sensation on the specific fat being treated. You can feel at ease and relaxed, knowing you’re in safe, expert and medically qualified hands. In fact, during treatment, many patients check emails or read or even fall asleep!
The Cosmetic Skin Clinic in both London and Stoke Poges offers Dualsculpting™: dual machines that perform two Coolsculpting treatments simultaneously to decrease treatment time by half. With the recent addition of the revolutionary CoolAdvantage™ applicator, we can now dual sculpt two areas in just 35 minutes, with increased patient comfort.
Please note that double chins cannot be DualSculpted or treated using the CoolAdvantage.
Packages available from £480 dependent on the number of cycles used.
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared cryolipolysis fat reduction treatment 1. It safely delivers controlled cooling to gently and effectively target and reduce unwanted fat cells beneath the skin’s surface. With over 7 million CoolSculpting treatment cycles performed worldwide, the treatment is proven to be safe and effective for non-surgical fat reduction.
Because CoolSculpting is carried out without the need for surgery, there is little downtime and most patients can return to their normal activities right away. 1
Some people find CoolSculpting uncomfortable during the first ten minutes when the fat reduction device freezes the skin and fat, but very few patients have reported experiencing severe pain during treatment and all have said the pain subsided quite soon.
Whilst CoolSculpting is not a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise, if you have stubborn areas of fat in places such as the chin, upper arms, flanks, abdomen and thighs, you are likely to be a good candidate for this treatment.
During your consultation, your practitioner will discuss everything in detail, looking at your whole body and at your specific areas of concern, making a full assessment and recommendations for treatment.
After undergoing the FDA-cleared procedure, your practitioner will massage the affected area to complete the treatment. The purpose of this massage is to accelerate fat loss by manually breaking down the frozen fat cells. The expert massage is performed for a minimum of two minutes and involves a kneading motion at first following by a circular massage. Studies suggest that massaging the treatment area improves fat loss by as much as 60%.
The fat cells affected by the CoolSculpting process will be metabolised by the body. This involves the destroyed fat cells slowly dissolving into the blood stream before being excreted from the body.
CoolSculpting was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating the flanks (sides) in 2010. In 2012, the procedure was cleared for treating stomach fat, and in 2014 thighs were added to the list of treatment areas. A special applicator for treating smaller pockets of fat, called CoolMini, was approved for the treatment of double chin fat in 2015.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive form of body contouring that is proven to work in reducing targeted fat cells.
Losing weight is very different to losing fat. As a rule; losing or putting on weight doesn’t increase or decrease the amount of fat cells in our body. Instead, it changes the size of these fat cells. When we diet, the number of fat cells remains the same; the fat cells just get smaller. When we put on weight, the fat cells increase in size.
This means that you may not weigh less after having CoolSculpting fat reduction treatment. Your body will be more contoured and look thinner – your clothes will fit better too.
CoolSculpting is ideal for men and women. We provide a discreet service for all our patients, with a holistic approach to transforming your body for the sculpted shape you desire to look good from every angle.
The CoolSculpting process works to effectively reduce fat. The natural elasticity of skin means there should be no looseness following treatment because skin in the area targeted will shrink down once the fat is removed. The treatment will not affect pre-existing loose skin – only areas of stubborn fat like love handles and double chins. There is some anecdotal evidence that the cooling causes skin to tighten and has the effect of causing collagen to remodel.
The number of treatments depends on the amount of fat in the area(s) that need treating and the patients personal goals. As long as there is residual fat, CoolSculpting can treat these areas. We would recommend a consultation, where your CoolSculpting practitioner will discuss everything in detail, assessing your whole body, taking into account your specific areas of concern. We follow a holistic approach to help you lose stubborn fat and reshape your body through a bespoke treatment plan for the results you want to achieve. This may require the need for more than one CoolSculpting treatment, such as to reduce fat bulges from your thighs as well as love handles or belly fat etc.
CoolSculpting should only be offered by a clinic where staff have been trained by ZELTIQ, the manufacturer of CoolSculpting, and have attended CoolSculpting University. Here at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, we have practitioners who solely specialise in CoolSculpting treatments, and have performed well over 16,000 CoolSculpting treatments to date.
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared treatment for the reduction of fat bulges. Commonly treated areas include the abdomen, flanks, inner thighs and under the chin. The underlying fat that causes cellulite cannot be treated using fat freezing technology; for such areas, we recommend skin tightening treatments such as Ultherapy and Thermage.
The CoolSculpting treatment has been cleared by the FDA and is proven to be very safe and effective in reducing unwanted bulges of fat. The procedure involves the modulation of temperate to produce the destruction of fat cells. During treatment, the cooling cup of the device reaches a temperate of minus 11 degrees Celsius, causing the fat cells to cool down to the point at which they crystallise. This process causes the fat cells to die 2-3 days after the treatment. Sensors in the CoolSculpting equipment constantly monitor the temperature of the skin and underlying tissue and adjust to prevent any damage to the epidermis later. (The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin).
No. CoolSculpting has passed FDA clearance and therefore proven to be a safe and reliable method of reducing fat. Any attempt to replicate the fat freezing process at home carries a number of risks, the least of which is frostbite. Those who perform CoolSculpting in a clinic are properly trained and licensed in the procedure. Effective treatment requires knowledge of anatomy and expertise in the technique. Without the precision that comes from training, patients risk causing themselves harm.