Fat Freezing: Why we don’t offer it & our alternative.
Fat freezing is ever-present in the media. Also known as Cryolipolysis, the process was first approved by the FDA in 2010 and became an instant alternative to traditional types of body contouring such as liposuction and similar invasive surgeries. Due to its growing awareness, the costs of these treatments rapidly reduced over the last 10 years, and the availability of the treatments became more widespread. In turn, the ‘quick-fix’ cooling procedure has been in high demand despite the undetermined long-term effects.
There is no disputing that fat freezing works on most areas of the body. The technology has been designed to chill the stubborn pockets of fat to a point that the fat cells crystalize and disintegrate, ultimately leaving the body and slimming down the target areas. Traditionally the results appear visible within 2-3 treatments and multiple applications may be needed to cover an area. The greater number of treatments, the most optimum results.
The issue with fat freezing, however, is that in some cases the fat in the treated area expands and hardens resulting in unnaturally shaped lumps and indentations in the skin. Also known as Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH), these aftereffects are (typically) due to the temperature of the device and the methods used by the practitioners. Although the risk isn’t necessarily imminent with everyone, some patients can be left with permanent skin contortions reflecting the applicator shape, which are only removed through liposuction; therefore negating the reason to try a non-invasive procedure in the first place!
Aside from the risk of indentations there is also an industry-wide concern that the technology used to perform the fat freezing treatments is dated. As with all beauty treatments, the next best thing is always around the corner…
…And this is where we come in! Concerned by the unproven, long-standing outcomes of antiquated fat freezing, at mybodi clinics we have worked tirelessly to find a treatment that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and accessible for all of our clients. Through relentless research and training, we discovered that Ultrasound + Radio Frequency technology is a far more advanced and beneficial treatment. Let us explain why..
So, what is the difference between Fat Freezing and Ultrasound + Radio Frequency?
On the surface the two treatments are diametrically different however they both appear to offer the same outcome – to reduce fat. (Now, it is worth noting that these services are to lose fat and not explicitly weight. The ideal patient for a treatment of this variety is already close to their ideal body weight but has stubborn areas of fat that are difficult to eradicate through typical lifestyle changes; diet and exercise).
The means of achieving this shared outcome, however, are reversed. At mybodi clinics we have invested into Ultrasound with Radio Frequency technology that eliminates the fat cells without risk of them returning. We target and treat vast areas of stubborn fat compared to fat freezing which only focuses on a small area that fits within the applicator. You can see why our clients come back!
Our EXILIS ULTRA 360 technology combines Ultrasound with Radio Frequency energy to provide a non-invasive solution for wrinkles, skin laxity and excess fat. The Ultrasound energy pushes the Radio Frequency deeper into the fat cells destroying the fat cell quicker, more efficiently and through multiple layers. In addition to this, the incredible technology stimulates new collagen production which is a crucial form of protein in the body that is found in bones, muscles, skin and tendons. Naturally our body produces less collagen as we age – decreasing by 1% each year after the age of 20 – therefore the additional stimulation of collagen provides structure and elasticity to the skin, assisting with healthy joints and bone density.
An additional treatment that we offer at mybodi clinics, the Ulfit HIFU uses the same Micro Focused Ultrasound technology to tighten the skin and SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) muscle layer on the face and neck. Using a Macro Focused Circular Ultrasound energy, we target larger areas more efficiently for fat reduction on the body, with no downtime. As well as the fat-reduction benefits, the Ulfit HIFU regenerates the collagen and elastin fibres which start to weaken as we age, and through environmental factors such as hot climates. The results achieve dare similar to a face-lift, without the invasion of needles and need for surgery!
With our highly sought after technology, we are using frequencies that will give an even reduction on every area that is treatable, with the added bonus of simultaneously tightening the skin. At mybodi clinics we take pride in knowing that we are one of the very few clinics who can offer a dynamic, and results driven treatment that differentiates us in the market. To learn more about how we can help you achieve your desired results in a safe, and efficient manner, get in touch with our team here.