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Fat freezing – Cryolipolysis

If you have stubborn pockets of fat that won’t budge, no matter what you try, then Skin Tech Clinic can help.

Our award-winning, latest 3D Lipo technology helps you sculpt your body by targeting those stubborn pockets.  During fat freezing, fat cells are frozen to the point of apoptosis (cell death).

Cryolipolysis selectively targets thigh bulges, muffin tops, love handles, back fat (flanks) and any other pockets that stick out, making it a safe and non-invasive, convenient alternative to liposuction that can be done in your lunch hour.  There is no pain and no downtime. It is classed as a one-off treatment. You may decide to come back for another treatment after 3 months once your results are fully visible.

Fat Freezing Applicator

Results are clinically proven to give a 20-40% reduction of fat cells in the treated area.  The body then processes them through the lymphatic system over the coming weeks.

By offering complimentary shockwave treatment straight after, this will reduce the time you have to wait to see results by half.  This is another great reason for you to chose Skin Tech Clinic over other clinics that can’t offer you 3D Lipo shockwave therapy. Shockwave therapy has been clinically proven to help improve the effects of fat freezing.

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How does it work?

A membrane is placed over the treatment area to protect the skin and the applicator head uses a vacuum to pull the fat into it.  The freezing plates freeze the area down to -5 degrees.  Fat cells freeze from -1 degree so a lower temperature is not needed.

Cryolipolysis does not affect any other tissues, as they are not as sensitive to freezing, making it a very safe treatment.  (Blood freezes at -18 degrees and skin and nerves at -10 degrees.)

We are a leader in this field and know that by offering longer treatment times of 45-60 minutes on the body, we can give you the best results.  Some clinics only offer 30 minute body treatments, which will not produce the desired results.

(This excludes the chin area, which can only be offered for 30 minutes.)

What does it feel like?

Initially, you will feel suction from the vacuum as the fat is pulled upwards into the applicator head.  The area will then start to feel cold as it is frozen to -5 degrees.  You may experience stinging or tingling and as expected, some numbness.  Most people soon get used to the sensation and read a magazine and relax during the treatment.

Once the treatment is over and the head has been removed, the area will be firmly massaged and the skin will soon warm up again.

Are there any side effects?

Although Cryolipolysis is a safe and non-invasive treatment, you may experience some side effects.  These may include:

  • Localised numbness which may last for up to 2 weeks.
  • The area can feel cold and firm and may be slightly red.
  • Some bruising of the treatment area, that can last for up to 5 days.

When will I see results?

Each person is different and will see their results at different times and is completely dependent on your own body’s reaction time.  Results can be seen from 3 weeks to 3-6 months.

By offering complimentary shockwave treatment straight after, this will reduce the time you have to wait to see results by half.  This is another great reason for you to chose Skin Tech Clinic over other clinics that cant offer you 3D Lipo shockwave therapy.

Are the results permanent?

Results will be permanent or long-lasting as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.  If you gain weight after the treatment, it will be all over your body and not just in that area as 20-40% of the fat cells have been removed from that area.

It is good to see Cryolipolysis as part of a bigger picture, where you are committed to becoming healthier, have good diet, don’t drink regularly to excess and take some regular exercise as well as ensuring your body is well hydrated.

Is Fat freezing suitable for me?

Most people can be treated with fat freezing but we always recommend you have a consultation with a trained and experienced practitioner to discuss your concerns, expectations and medical background.

It is important you feel confident that you have chosen a treatment that is right for you.

You may have other areas of concern such as loose skin or cellulite, which we can also work on after one week break following your treatment.  This will be discussed at consultation to make sure all your concerns are being treated.


If you have any of the following medical conditions, we would not be able to offer you fat freezing:

  • Pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Heart conditions or Pacemaker
  • Have or ever had Thrombosis or Thrombophlebitis
  • Have or ever had cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Auto-Immune conditions
  • Heavy water retention

Cryolipolyisis is not a treatment for obesity.  Cryolipolysis works best on sculpting areas rather than the whole body, however, we are here to help you with your long-term weight loss goals.  Best results are seen on clients with a BMI of 30 or below.

Care advice

  • No alcohol 24 hours before or after treatments
  • No caffeine 2 hours before or after treatments
  • Drink at least 2 litres of water per day for at least 5-7 days
  • Don’t eat a heavy meal 2 hours before treatment
  • Follow a healthy balanced diet to maintain or decrease your weight as desired.


Before & After

Examples of photos taken before and after the treatment (View All)


Areas 1st Session Optional second session will be discounted to:
1 £100 £75
2 £200 £150
3 £300 £225
4 £400 £300
6 £450 £325
8 £500 £400
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Procedure Time
Procedure Time
1 hour (except chin)

Duration of Results
Back to Work
Seen in – 6-12 weeks
Side Effects
Side Effects
Very low risk –redness, swelling, bruising, numbness.
Duration of Results
Duration of Results
Permanent with healthy lifestyle
Time Until Next Treatment
Next Treatment
One off treatment. But optionally 6 weeks if shockwave used. 1-2 sessions needed.
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