CoolTech is a permanent fat reduction treatment based on cryolipolysis fat freezing technology. It is effective for the abdominal area, flanks, hips, inner and outer thighs, knees and the lower buttocks – and particularly areas where fat as proved stubborn and difficult to shift no matter what you do. It is also an ideal treatment if you have specific wishes about fat loss in a particular area.
The treatment is non-invasive, pain-free, and requires no downtime.
How it works
The area being treated is first covered with a cool gel pad which is used to protect the surface of the skin.
The hand pieces for the CoolTech device have a vacuum application when placed on the body and ‘suck’ in the tissue area, which is to be treated, so that the fatty tissue is encapsulated by the hand piece and its temperature can be decreased in a controlled way, and away from other tissue structures within the body. This will feel like a tugging sensation as the hand piece pulls in the area.
The cooling can then commence. It works to reduce fat cells by relying on the fact that adipocytes (the medical term for fat cells) are vulnerable to temperature changes, more so than any other tissue type in our body, and thus by freezing the fatty tissue a controlled death of the fat cells can be caused. The body then metabolises the damaged fat cells and their contents.
After the applicator is removed when the treatment session is complete, the area will look raised, red and lumpy; the practitioner will usually massage the area to further help break down the fatty tissue and stimulate lymphatic drainage and thus aid recovery and improve the result, which in turn will make the area look more normal again by the time you leave the clinic.
Most people can expect to lose at least 20% of the fat in a treated area, with one treatment session, with reports of 40 – 45% loss of the fat after one treatment. Results are visible after approx 2 weeks with progressive further improvement up to 12 weeks.
A programme of 3 treatment sessions is usually recommended for optimal fat loss.
Subject to maintaining a sensible diet and lifestyle, the results should be permanent. Weight gain or hormonal changes may affect the results long term. You may be advised to have a maintenance treatment after a few years.
Cooltech at a Glance