FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
It is only natural to have questions about our non-surgical treatment and we are always happy to help you understand exactly how they benefit you. Please fnd below a selection of the most frequently asked questions in relation to each of the main treatments we provide. If you don’t find the answer to your question, feel free to send us a message or or call us on either 01772 619575 or 01772 613701.
The Lipo Freeze treatment is not painful. Initially, as the cooling process begins, you can expect to feel a little uncomfortable due to pressure and an intense cold sensation. This lasts for a few minutes. The initial intense cold sensation gradually fades as the area becomes numb. Some of our clients choose to surf the net or read during the treatment while others simply fall asleep.
Lipo Freeze is a non-surgical treatment. This enables our clients to resume their normal everyday activities immediately after treatment. There is a possibility that you may experience redness in the area treated. This can last between a few minutes and a few hours, depending on the individual. Slight bruising/swelling may occur but this will subside over the weeks that follow.
Ideal candidates for Lipo Freeze are people who are relatively fit but have stubborn pockets of fat that seem resistant to dieting and exercise. It is aimed at people who are looking to reduce fat in specific areas. Lipo Freeeze is not intended as a solution to obesity but as a body contouring solution for those who wish to sculpt their body. Importantly, this is not a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise regime.
Cryolipolysis or Lipo Freeze as we prefer to call it, was actually discovered by accident. It was noticed in that children in Russia who frequently sucked on cold popsicles developed dimples in their cheeks. As fat cells in their cheeks were frequently exposed to cold temperatures, the fat cells died causing noticeable hollows to appear.
Clinical studies have proved that fat cells are particularly sensitive to cold exposure. Cooling the fat cells causes apoptosis. This means the cooled fat cells crystalise and are therefore unable to function in their usual way. Fat cells are dissolved into the body’s lymphatic and immune system. The body then flushes effected fat cells from the system using the body’s natural process. The treated area therefore becomes smaller in size over the weeks that follow. As the fat clearance process occurs gradually, there is no harmful change to liver function or blood lipids.
Lipo Freeze PRO is a powerful combination of Lipo Freeze and Ultrasonic Lipo Cavitation. This smart pairing of treatments enhances and accelerates the results. We soon realised that by combining these two treatments, we could improve the overall result achieved than with Lipo Freeze alone. Often times, clients experience measurable inch loss immediately after treatment with ongoing results in the 12 weeks that follow treatment.
Clients are advised to avoid drinking alcohol for 3 days after each treatment. This is because your liver will be busy processing the fat that has been broken down by the treatment. You will need to drink plenty of water, (we advise at least 2 litres per day) in order to keep yourself hydrated before and after treatment. Clients should maintain a low calorie intake, therefore ensuring that fat energy released as a result of treatment is used by the body.
Your therapist will discuss this with you when you have your Free Consultation as several conditions can exclude patients from being eligible for treatment. You must be over 18 years of age. You will not be able to receive treatment if you are pregnant, suffer with heart disease, have a pacemaker fitted, suffer from cancer or epilepsy.
The short answer is….Yes! Lipo Cavitation is the only ultra sound treatment that is effective on cellulite. It works with high cavitation ultra sound being focused on the fat tissue in a localised area. It effectively targets cellulite and fat cells and breaks it down to give the area a smoother appearance.
Lipo Cavitation is completely non-invasive in nature so there is no pain involved whatsoever. Therefore there are no known side-effects associated with this highly effective cosmetic treatment.
Many of our clients chose to relax, read or even surf the net during their Lipo Cavitation treatment. There’s no pain involved whatsoever, however clients may experience a mild heat sensation similar to that sensation felt during a hot stone massage. Clients can expect to hear a light vibration noise as the ultrasound waves get to work! During treatment, your trained technician will glide the hand piece with firm pressure over the area for 30 minutes. After the treatment is complete, you may resume your normal everyday activities immediately. There is absolutely no downtime, no pain, swelling or any discomfort. We recommend two sessions per week for over a 6 week period for best results.
Our Lipo Cavitation treatment takes approximately 30 minutes to perform and is relaxing due to the massaging nature of the treatment.
Providing the client maintains a healthy diet and a sensible exercise regime, the results of our lipo cavitation treatment can be long-lasting. Some clients will notice a difference after the first treatment, but we recommend a course of five to ten treatments for the best results.
Lipo Cavitation is a non-invasive body shaping technique. It reduces volume by targeting localised fat deposits and cellulite. During the process, fat cells break up so that the contents of the fat cells can be processed through the bodies own lymphatic system.
You may experience slight redness in the area/s treated for aproximately one hour following the procedure, and a small number of clients may experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch. However, all side effects are very mild and temporary in nature.
Yes you can expect to feel tiny amounts of concentrated ultrasound energy being delivered below the skins surface. Some clients have reported that they have experienced mild discomfort during treatment but at a very tolerable level. This discomfort is felt as the energy is applied but it is short lived as this is a good indication that the collagen restructuring process has begun.
The firming benefits achieved following the treatment should last for up to 2 years, but unfortunately for all of us, our skin continues to age. Yearly touch-up treatments are recommended to combat the ageing process and we also recommend a course of Radio Frequency Skin Tightening following treatment for enhanced and accelerated results.
Clients may witness some noteable results immediately following the treatment but the ultimate lifting and firming takes place over 2-3 months, as the collagen is renewed and replaced with new stronger collagen. As this collagen building process develops beneath the skin. continued improvements can be seen up to 6 months following the initial treatment.
The HIFU Face Lift can target any area where there are mild to moderate skin laxity issues. Specifically, by
reconditioning and renewing the skin from within, HIFU can provide a lifting and overall rejuvenating effect as collagen renews. It can help to reduce excess skin on the lids, under the eyes, chin. It can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead. It’s very effective on loose skin on the neck and upper chest area and can also bring definition to the face and jaw line for a more contoured appearance.
A full face and neck treatment takes approximately 60 minutes, whilst a partial face treatment can take around 30 minutes. There is no downtime post treatment so you can return to your normal every day activities immediately after treatment.
The ideal candidate for our Diamond HIFU treatment is someone with relaxed skin that appears and feels less firm and is sagging in certain areas. Typically, those in their thirties to mid fifties who have mild to moderate skin laxity are good candidates and would normally qualify for treatment. If you’re unsure whether you’re suitable for treatment, feel free to request a Free Phone Consultation or pop into your nearest Diamond Lipo clinic where we will be happy to advise you further.
Thousands of HIFU treatments have been performed worldwide using this form of technology without any significant adverse side effects. Furthermore, ultrasound energy has a proven track record in the medical field in the treatment of cancer and other conditions for more than half a century. You can rest assured the HIFU Face Lift treatment is perfectly safe.
Although the HIFU Face Lift is a very effective treatment and a close rival, it is not as uplifting as a surgical face lift. Whilst our procedure will not deliver as drastic results as surgical intervention, it is an inviting alternative for those who are looking for a more natural looking face lift and not ready for more expensive, painful and severe surgical procedures.
No this is a totally non invasive treatment. The skin is not broken or damaged during treatment but the same support layers below the skins dermis are stimultated without cutting or damaging the surface of the skin. Although these are the same support layers operated on by cosmetic surgeons when they perform plastic and facelift surgery.
Some of our clients have reported noticeable inch loss results as soon as 3 weeks after treatment. The full results of a lipo freeze treatment are not realised until 12 weeks after treatment. This is the period of time it take for the body to remove all the dead fat cells from the body. Some people may find it takes longer than 12 weeks if they have a slow metabolis. The body continues to remove the dead fat cells from the body for up to 6 months following treatment.
Clients may feel various sensations during treatment. These include tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping in the area being treated. As the area becomes numbe, these sensations subside and the client can then totally relax.
After the treatment is complete, the immediate side effects can include temporary redness, swelling and bruising. In rare cases, some clients may experience numbness for a few weeks after treatment. Once again, this is a temporary side effect. All side effects resolve themselves in the coming days or weeks.
Unfortunatley, not everyone is suitable for the Lipo Freeze treatment. If you suffer from certain medical conditions such as cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria then you can not have Lipo Freeze. Certain medication can also rule you out from having treatment such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and anti-coagulants. Prior to you booking an appointment, your therapist will ask you a number of medical questions to pre-qualify you for the Lipo Freeze procedure. On the day of your treatment, you will also be required to complete a consultation form that asks you to confirm that you do not suffer from any of the medical conditions listed.
Initially the client will feel a tugging sensation on the area as the excess fat is vacuumed into the cryo head applicator. Then as cooling begins, the client will feel an intense cold sensation for the first few minutes. This is simalar sensation to that experienced when you apply a medical ice pack to an injured limb. However, there is no pain involved. This cold sensation soon dissipates as the area becomes numb. Most clients are so comfortable after the first few minutes that they read a book or magazine, watch TV, or even drop off to sleep during their treatment. Following treatment, clients may feel a slight tingling sensation. Your therapist will then carry out a lymphatic massage on the treated area. This is quite relaxing also and it aids the breaking down of the destroyed fat cells.
Once the fat cells have been treated with Lipo Freeze, the fat cells are eliminated. Once apoptosis occurs (fat cell death), the body removes the dead fat cells via the lymphatic system in the weeks and months that follow.
Lipo Freeze is effective on visible fat bulges in certain areas of the body. Currently, we are able to treat, under the chin, male chest, back of arms, flanks, back, upper and lower abdomen, buttocks and inner and outer thighs.
We are often asked how much does Lipo Freeze cost? The truth is that the price depends on various factors. How many areas you want treatment on and what your personal fat reduction goals are. Typically, our clients opt to have multiple areas treated at the same time. For example, they may go for upper and lower abdomen and both hips. This is normally classed as four areas and can cost around £445. You can find out more details of standard price guide . on our Lipo Freeze page.
The lipofreeze procedure is intended for localised fat reduction. It is for those who wish to target stubborn buldges of fat. The lipofreeze procedure is not a weight loss solution for those who are obese. The ideal candidate has noticeable buldges of fat in specific areas of the body. Those who wish to reduce these buldges and enjoy a more contoured appearance would be most suitable.