What is Cooltech™ fat reduction and is it right for me?

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At Southern Cosmetics we understand that it is not always possible to achieve your desired body shape through diet and exercise alone, and this can be a frustrating time when you are doing all the right things! The good news is, we have a fat freezing, body shaping solution that can help with those hard to budge unwanted bulges. Our preferred solution is the Cooltech cryolipolysis device for the treatment of unwanted pockets of fat.

Cryolipolysis is the process whereby fat cells are cooled to freezing, which results in permanent fat cell destruction. The fat cells that have been destroyed are gradually eliminated by the body’s immune system processes, and the fat cells that remain will also shrink, further reducing the size of the treated area.

In contrast, dieting merely shrinks existing fat cells so that if weight is regained the fat cells can once again increase in size, however fat cells that are removed from the body through cryolipolysis have almost no chance of returning.

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The Cooltech device has 10 vacuum suction applicators in six individual designs to treat various areas of the body. These applicators are placed on specific areas and suck up the targeted fat, and with regulated heat extraction, there is restriction of the blood flow to the area and this induces crystallisation of the targeted fatty tissue. Each treatment usually consists of two applicators being attached to the relevant areas, e.g. both upper arms, or both sides of the abdomen.

The six different applicators, which are individually designed, ensure that most areas of the body can be treated.

Common treatment areas include:

  • Upper and lower abdomen,
  • Rolls of fat above and below the bra line,
  • Inner and outer thighs,
  • Upper arms,
  • Hips and flanks.

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How do I know if Cooltech is right for me?

At Southern Cosmetics, we conduct an initial consultation to discuss the Cooltech procedure, assess your suitability for treatment, the required number of treatments, and any other recommendations we may have.

You are an ideal candidate for Cooltech treatment if:

  • You are generally within, or just a little over, your ideal body weight.
  • You have lost weight through diet and exercise, but there are stubborn pockets of fat remaining.
  • You are not keen on surgical fat reduction methods such as liposuction.

Cooltech is not a recommended treatment for weight loss, and if you have lost a great deal of weight and have loose rolls of skin that are not filled with fatty deposits, you would need skin tightening instead.

The Cooltech procedure is quite comfortable, and feels more numb than painful, there is very little discomfort apart from the initial vacuum sensation as the area to be treated is taken up by the hand-piece. Cooltech then freezes the fat for up to seventy minutes.

Some common side effects include bruising, soreness, tingling and numbness in the treatment area for about 2 weeks. These are generally mild and short-lived and resolve spontaneously.

When will I see results from Cooltech?

You can see some reduction in the treatment area as early as three weeks after treatment, but full results will be evident in two to four months. Depending on the amount of fat in the area, you may require repeat treatments or additional treatments adjacent to the treated fatty areas. As a general guide, there is approximately a 25% reduction in size after each treatment.

  • It’s non-invasive
  • Completely effective
  • 100% safe
  • It’s comfortable

Package of 3 treatments $1,990 –  Usually $2,250

Book an initial consultation online or call us on 9533 1100. Our therapists are trained to create a tailored treatment plan for you.

Author: Dr Jenny Kimmins, MBBS, FRACGP, Dip.Derm, Cosmetic Physician, Fellow CPCA

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