If you are reading this article then there is no doubt that you have thought about or considered a non invasive body or face treatment or medical procedure at some point in your life or maybe just have a general interest in this topic, anyway lets begin, Vanity / looking good isn’t anything new but in today’s society so it seems more in demand whether it be for weight loss by trying out something like fat freezing / cryolipolysis which are non invasive treatments or just to tone up and tighten skin on a certain area of your body or face and with something like HIFU, Radio frequency or other similar procedures this is possible, maybe you would like to get rid of cellulite because of a problomatic area there are many procedures around to cater for most individual needs, non-invasive face lifts with treatments again like HIFU or Radio Frequency to tighten the skin can can make you feel great and give you a nice confidense boost while also making you look younger.
Long before this type of technology was available people would only have the option of going under the knife for plastic surgery which involved more complex procedures and downtime, bruising and the possibility of scars which is not something anyone would like if they are trying to tweak or improve their looks in a way they are happy with and avoid anything that could jeopardize how they look, not to say that this would happen but each individuals body responds in a different way to procedures and treatments what effects one person may not effect another just like anything in life you cannot be sure but these are the risks people take in life to look good.
Many people have gone under the knife and achieved amazing results but we will only really hear about celebrities who have had this done because i would imagine most would like to keep this a secret, surgery is also a lot more costly so affordability is then a issue for a lot of people thinking about something like this, if it is affordable for someone then it is certainly a option if they are aware and happy with the risks involved downtime etc, not everyone can just take time off work until they have healed in reality, so this is probably a option for the ones of us who are in a better financial position and can really afford a surgical procedure.
Here is a example of going under the knife for a facelift depending on what they are having done it could cost a minimum of a few thousand pounds for what some people call a mini facelift to well over £10,000 for a more extensive facelift this can also include a neck lift and i would not like to think how much celebrities pay for the best top end plastic surgeons, but that really depends on where you would decide to get a medical procedure like this done, in regards to the price if you were looking at somewhere like Harley Street in London which is world renowned then you would expect it to be more costly compared to somewhere less renowned, i guess you would choose accordingly to what is affordable for you.
This type of procedure could take between 2-5 hours and is normally safe, recovery normally takes around 2 weeks, and vigorous activity can resume after 4 weeks but the risks and complications could involve:
Loss of hair around the incision site (uncommon),
Numbness, this should improve
Widening or thickening of a scar
Damage to the facial nerves controlling muscles, if having a facelift
Not to say that non invasive procedures don’t carry some risks but there are definitely greater risks involved when going under the knife compared to non-invasive methods like fat freezing / cryolipolysis or any of the other treatments that do not involve surgery.
So the price compared to lets say a HIFU non surgical face lift is huge with a HIFU face lift costing around £1500 again depending on where you have choose to have this done but on average, and you can see that non invasive treatments are becoming more and more popular.
Fat Freezing / Cryolipolysis
Also please note when i say Fat freezing, Cryolipolsis or Cool Sculpting all of these treatments freeze fat but some people say Fat freezing others call it Cryolipolysis which is more of a medical term i guess you could say and Cool Sculpting is a brand name of a company who’s machines can also freeze fat, it can be a little confusing sometimes when you first read about these types of treatments and can get you thinking are these all the same or totally different i hope this clarifies it for you.
This type of non invasive treatment is used as a fat loss procedure that can help you get rid of unwanted fat in a chosen area of the body, Fat freezing / Cryolipolysis can also be used on the chin area, i would say that the most popular areas for fat freezing would be the stomach and love handles but in general these are the areas that the majority of people who want to get rid of fat from so its no surprise that they are the most popular when it comes to any type of toning or fat loss procedure regardless of what type of procedure is chosen.
So the Fat freezing / Cryolipolysis treatment if you have not had this treatment and want to know what to expect well i can say i have had this procedure before once some people find it a little discomforting for the first couple of minutes but i thought it was absolutely fine as i mentioned earlier we are all different and i must say i was pleased with the results that i achieved from just one treatment. So firstly you will have a sit down and have the consultation form to fill with the a person performing the treatment to see if you are suitable for the treatment, if you are a suitable candidate then you can continue to have this Fat freezing treatment and you will be asked what areas are you main concern so they can be focused on during your treatment, i will list the steps below :
1. A area is selected lets say stomach to make it easy
2. A membrane is placed over the area to stop frostbite, the membrane looks something like a baby wipe that’s the only way i can describe it.
3. The head from the Fat freezing / Cryolipolysis machine is placed on the chosen area (Stomach)
4. Then is is turned on at which point you will feel a vacuum which raises your stomach up into the head so it can touch the freezing plates either side of the head.
5. This is then left on for about 1 hour on the chosen area
6. Then the Fat freezing head is removed and the area is massaged for a couple of minutes to get the blood flow back in the area, when the head is removed the area does feel numb and of course very cold but this is totally normal and not really uncomfortable but for some it might be for a couple of minutes.
7. You can get back to whatever you had planned in your day as there is no downtime at all, the only thing is to avoid alcohol before and after treatment for a day or two.
After your Fat freezing / Cryolipolysis treatment it can take 3 to 4 months to see the best results as the fat cells are killed during treatment and then they will breakdown and be dispersed naturally though the body in our urine.
The results i have seen are positive and i have read many many great reviews on this, from my personal experience i could noticeably see some great results but if you want to keep you results you will need to eat healthy and exercise is also recommended, so if you over eat and don’t exercise do not expect to keep results its the same as anything in excess.
Treatment recommendations vary but 3 treatment on a particular area normally show good results.
Areas that can be treated :
Stomach, Love Handles, Outer / Inner Thighs, Back, Arms, Lower Bottom, Chest (Male only), Chin
Possible but very rare side effects Redness, Bruising, Blistering, Numbness, Frostbite
Again this is another fat loss treatment, Cavitation this is a Ultrasound treatment which has been known to reap great results in terms of weight loss in comparison to Fat freezing i would go with the Fat freezing i think it has better results for weight loss but they both do work but strangely enough in the opposite direction when i say this i mean where as one freezes a area to achieve weight loss Cavitation heats up the chosen area to achieve fat loss, so they can both help you loose fat but with different types of technology. With Cavitation if you are curious about the procedure i will break it down for you below this is quite a simple treatment and also takes less time than fat freezing but requires more treatments to achieve results in general, and as before a consultation form will need to be filled out to make sure that you are a suitable candidate for a Cavitation treatment:
1. A area is selected again lets go with stomach again
2. Then plenty of gel is applied to that area
3. The Cavitation head is chosen from the machine which is quite large with four silver circles on it
4. Then for 30 – 40mins the head is moved in a circular motion on the area The fat cells are broken down during your Cavitation treatment and then naturally leave your body.
Treatment recommendations vary but 6 – 12 treatments are recommended for best results
Areas that can be treated : Stomach, Love Handles, Outer / Inner/Outer Thighs, Back, Arms, Lower Bottom
Possible but very rare side effects Mild bruising, temporary skin sensitivity
Who can and cannot have the treatment Cavitation and Fat freezing
Pregnant women, recent pregnancy or breast feeding
Heart condition including pacemaker
Thrombosis or Thrombophlebitis
History of Cancer
Metal prosthesis or implants (area specific)
Auto Immune Conditions
Inflammation or infection in the treatment area
Skin thinning medication
Excess alcohol Water retention Raynauds
This treatment empties out fat cells and then shrinks them down which again is pretty much the same in terms of how the fat cells leave the body, a few heads can be placed over the stomach which have laser diodes in them and they penetrate the skin down to the fat cells and break them down once the fat cell is punctured it is then flushed out through your body naturally via the lymphatic system so again you would urinate it out of your body, i guess saying it goes out of your body through the lymphatic system sounds nicer than saying it is urinated out, this procedure lasts about 20 minutes for each treatment.
It is also stated that laser lipo is not suitable if you would like extensive weight loss and a ideal candidate should not be heavily over weight and also be healthy with good skin elasticity.
For all treatments a consultation form will need to be completed just like before this is for the customers safety.
Treatment recommendations vary 6-8 treatments are recommended
Areas that can be treated :
Under the chin
Possible but very rare side effects infection, numbness in the area treated, skin necrosis, dimpling, , scarring, discoloration, lumpiness, sagging of the skin.
All of the non invasive treatments that have been discussed above have the same goal in mind to get rid of unwanted fat so anyone looking to do so should definitely consider a non invasive treatment because it seems as though they do work from countless reviews i have read to pictures of before and after treatments i have seen which show that some of the results are really significant with proof that positive results can be achieved, and there are also many articles i have come across where celebrities have had non invasive treatments also like HIFU face lifts and body treatments for fat reduction like fat freezing / cryolipolysis and many others non invasive treatments that are available and they also have had some really good results from what i have seen, so i think its worth giving it a try.
I still think that fat freezing comes out on top for better results compared to cavitation to be honest i do not find that laser lipo is as popular as the other two but in the end its up to you to make the final decision on which treatment you would choose or if you would try any of these at all or would you opt to go under the knife.
It has been a pleasure writing this article, I will get in to non invasive procedures for the face in part two of this blog at a later stage so please look out for it and thank you for taking the time to read this i hope it has been informative and has answered some of your questions in regards to these types of non invasive treatments.
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