Ice Body Sculpting are an award winning Fat Freezing clinic & Finalists for Cosmetic Clinic of The Year for the Last 4 years running.
We are the most reviewed clinic in Cardiff & Wales that offer Cryolipolysis & Fat Freezing.
We specialise in Cryolipolysis – Cryogenic Liposuction. Our clients travel from all over the UK for our trusted expertise in Cryolipolysis and fat reduction.
A knowledgeable technician, and state of the art Fat Freezing technology are crucial to the success of the treatment. Our Aestheticians are the most experienced in Wales, and are highly trained and knowledgeable about Cryogenic Liposuction.
Cryogenic Liposuction can quite literally freeze your butt off! Muffin top, love handles or back fat. Have a look at some of the fantastic feedback from our Cryoliplysis clients in our gallery. Cryolipolysis or Fat Freezing is known by many different names – Cryo Lipo, Ice Liposuction, Cryogenic Lipolysis. It is different to other non-surgical lipo treatments that use lasers. With Cryolipolysis fat cells are destroyed, the fat in the treatment area of your body is cooled to a controlled temperature, the fat cells crystallise and die. The process is of “apoptosis” is triggered during the Fat Freezing session, which reduces the thickness of the fat layer.
Cryolipolysis (or Fat Freezing) is heralded as a non-surgical alternative to Liposuction, it is a futuristic body sculpting treatment that has taken the celebrity world by storm!! During the weeks following your Fat Freezing treatment the destroyed cells are processed by “apoptosis” through your lymphatic system.
Results can start to be seen in as little as 2 weeks, although it may take up to 4 months for you to see the full effects of Cryolipolysis or Fat Freezing. Unlike traditional liposuction, with Cryolipolysis there is no downtime, swelling or discomfort. It is a pain free process.
- 1 Area Advanced Fat Freezing –
£450 SPECIAL – £175AUTUMN EVENT £100
- 2 Areas Advanced Fat Freezing –
£720 SPECIAL – £310AUTUMN EVENT £200
- 3 Areas Advanced Fat Freezing –
£990 SPECIAL – £445AUTUMN EVENT £300
- 4 Areas Advanced Fat Freezing –
£1260 SPECIAL – £580AUTUMN EVENT £400
- 5 Areas Advanced Fat Freezing –
£1550 SPECIAL – £725AUTUMN EVENT £500
- 6 Areas Advanced Fat Freezing –
£1860 SPECIAL – £860AUTUMN EVENT £600
**We Will Match Any Genuine Quote**
Example Areas For Fat Freezing
- Upper or Lower Abdomen – 1 Area
- Upper & Lower Abdomen – 2 Areas
- Hips – 2 Areas
- Flanks or Love Handles – 2 Areas
- Inner or outer Thighs – 2 Areas
- Bra or Back Rolls – 2 Areas
- Upper Arms – 2 Areas
- Lower Abdomen & Hips – 3 Areas
- Lower Abdomen & Flanks – 3 Areas
- Inner & outer Thighs – 4 Areas
- Upper & Lower Abdomen, outer thighs – 4 Areas
- Upper & Lower Abdomen, Inner & Outer Thighs – 6 Areas
Why Fat Freezing?
Clinically Proven Results, without Surgery with Cryolipolysis
Cryolipolysis is Non Invasive, with Zero Downtime
Pain Free – No injections or anesthetic required
An Alternative to Liposuction, Vaser Liposuction, Velashape or Zerona
Effective method for targeting specific areas of fat. Fat Freezing achieves “spot reduction” where exercise and diet cannot.
What is Fat Freezing or Cryolipolysis?
Fat Freezing uses cooling technology that results in localised fat reduction. Numerous clinical studies on Cryo Lipo have revealed that fat cells are more responsive to the effects of cold in contrast to the surrounding tissue. Fat cells crystallise at different temperatures than other cells. Cryogenic liposuction is specific in breaking down the fat cells whilst sparing all the other tissue like the skin, muscle mass, and nerve fibres.
Does Cryolipolysis work?
YES Cryolipolysis works! – There are numerous clinical trials, celebrity reviews, and before & after photos which support the effectiveness of fat freezing, Cryolipolysis. It is widely known as one of the most effective non-surgical fat loss solutions, capable of losses between 20-40% of fat cells in a single session. Take a look at our gallery, and ask to see our client testimonials & press pack.
As with all surgical/non-surgical methods results vary upon the individual response to the treatment.
How does Cryolipolysis work?
A special vacuum suction cup Cryo Lipo/hand piece with cooling plates is positioned on the selected body area. The area is then chilled – fat cells are especially sensitive to cold exposure. Cooled fat cells crystallise and as a result no longer function in their usual way, and breakdown via the bodies natural functions – the lymphatic system (know as apoptosis). The surrounding blood vessels, nerves, etc are much less sensitive to cool exposure and remain unaffected during the Fat Freezing process. This results in the elimination of the fat cells without damage to the surrounding tissues.
Why choose us for your Fat Freezing treatment?
Cryolipolysis is our signature treatment. A knowledgeable technician, and state of the art Fat Freezing technology are crucial to the success of the treatment. Our Aestheticians are highly trained and knowledgeable about Cryogenic Liposuction. Our technology Fat Freezing is one of the most advanced units available in Europe today, provided by a UK company. Boasting three different sized treatment fat freezing heads, available to suit different body shapes and sizes, our fat freezing technology is cutting edge. It offers specifically calibrated cooling, reduced treatment times and for certain body areas we are able to treat two areas at once. We also include a complimentary photo therapy session (light therapy) to enhance collagen production in the treatment area, and use a clinically proven after care products to inhibit the maturation of fat cells. We specialise in the Cryolipolysis and and use procedures which are proven to dramatically reduce body fat. We are happy to advise you on which areas might respond best, target specific areas, and give comprehensive after care advice. Our client reviews of their fat freezing experience, both here and on independent sites speak for themselves.
Do I need a consultation before Cryolipolysis?
We are able to carry out a telephone consultation initially if you would like to find out a little more about if the fat freezing treatment is suitable for you, without the inconvenience of visiting us – especially useful if you do not live locally to our location. As Cryolipolysis is non surgical, we are able to book a consultation & treatment on the same day should this be your wish. A face to face consultation is always carried out with your technician before any treatment commences. We have a flexible consultation process depending on your needs.
What happens to the fat cells that have been treated?
Fat cells perish and are dissolved into the body via the lymphatic & immune system. The nervous system flushes effected fat cells from the system using the bodies natural processes. The area treated becomes smaller in size over the following weeks & months as this process happens. How quickly this happens & the extent of the result varies upon the individual.
How long is the session?
Each session includes enough time for a consultation, the treatment, and after care advice. Our technology is among the newest on the market, reducing treatment times required. You may have read that treatments are up to 90minutes elsewhere, but modern techniques and faster cooling capabilities have reduced the treatment times to around 30 minutes per area. There is no need to treat for longer than this with the newer models such as we use. We can also treat two areas at once reducing the time that you need to spend in the treatment chair. Your treatment will be tailored to your individual requirements which are discussed in your pre-treatment consultation. Additional time may be required if you require multiple areas.
How many Fat Freezing sessions will I need?
One session is sufficient for most people, for most areas to get a result. Cryo Lipo has the advantage of not usually requiring a course of treatment. Depending on the thickness of the fat and your personal goals fat freezing may be repeated in the same area a second time, but is not always a necessity. If you choose that you would like a further reduction in the same area, preferable waiting time between sessions is approx 2 months. This is to give enough time to measure the effectiveness of the initial treatment. Clinical trial data has shown for most people, a 2nd treatment within about 2 months of the first does lead to greater reduction.
As with all surgical/non surgical methods, results vary upon the individual.
What will the results be?
Clinical studies on cold based fat treatments have shown reduction of fat cells is between 20% to 40%. As with all surgical/non surgical methods – results will vary on the individual, the thickness of the fat deposits in each area, your personal goals and the lifestyle maintained after treatment. Those that follow the simple after care advice, will get the best results. We have many clients who’s results are comparable to surgical liposuction. It can be a real alternative to liposuction.
When will I see the results?
This depends on the individual, the fat thickness, and the area treated. Changes happen over a number of weeks, so some patience is required – 12 weeks being the estimated time to see the maximum result, although some of our clients begin to see changes at around 2-3 weeks. In clinical trials 12 weeks post treatment, 9 out of 10 people saw an undeniable reduction in the treated area when comparing measurements and photographs.
What will I feel during the session?
The treatment for most is completely pain free and comfortable using our particular technology. A special gel pad is used to protect the skin & help adhesion to the treatment area. The hand piece being applied has an unusual suction type feeling, but it is not painful. You are likely to forget it is even attached during the session. We often have clients relax and fall asleep during their treatment. There is no anaesthetic or numbing agent required.
What will I feel after the session?
The beauty of Cryo Lipo is there are generally few side effects. There is no recovery period, or downtime. Your skin will feel cool, but will return quickly to its normal temperature. Your skin may appear red immediately after the treatment, but it is very rare to have extended redness or bruising afterwards. You should be able to resume normal daily activities without discomfort immediately after the session, go to the gym or go back to work if your being treated in your lunch break. Unlike surgical liposuction there is no downtime, no discomfort, no compression garments required.
Can I drive after the treatment?
Yes, as there is no downtime you should be perfectly comfortable & safe to drive. You will be perfectly able to resume your daily activities after your session.
Are there any needles?
Cryotherapy is non invasive. There are no needles required.
Are the results permanent?
The fat cells that will be crystalized through the Fat Freezing procedure are absorbed by the bodies natural processes. Once destroyed the same fat cells cannot grow back as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Who is the ideal candidate?
The ideal candidates are those who want to reduce localised fat deposits for instance on the abdomen, flanks, lower back, hips, thighs, upper arms etc. These tend to be areas particularly stubborn to diet and exercise. Although most people are treatable, it is not an overall weight loss solution. We suggest that the ideal candidate is within or near their ideal body weight range (BMI) people in this group will see the best results. But, it can also be an excellent additional motivation for those embarking on a change in lifestyle. A second treatment may be required for thicker areas of fat.
Do I need to follow a particular diet or exercise program?
No supplements or diet plan are required and you do not have to change your exercise habits. However, Cryo Lipo is not a substitute for taking care of your body, and you should follow the simple aftercare advice. You may feel more motivated to take care of yourself after the treatment, after all it is an investment in your good looks. Combining Cryo Lipo with a healthy diet and lifestyle will only further maximise your result. Should you require lifestyle advice we can refer you to specialists in your area. After care includes advice to increase your water intake, avoid caffeine & other toxins to support your bodies natural processes.
Is Fat Freezing effective for cellulite?
Cellulite is due to vertical bands that extend from muscle fascia to skin. There are other factors including collagen fiber laxity, fat cell protrusion, hormones and small blood vessel changes which can cause or attribute to the problem. Fat Freezing is not an ideal treatment for cellulite, but anecdotaly we have a lot of clients who, as a side effect of fat cells being reduced feel their cellulite has lessened.
Also speak to us about Radio Frequency courses, and our Eve Taylor Cell-U-Loss creams which are great for fighting the problem.
What is the main difference compared to other procedures?
The fat Freezing treatment results in a notable and natural reduction of fat tissue, avoiding the traumatic experience of invasive methods (liposuction), and the risk of damage to surrounding tissue. It is different to other non-invasive laser lipo offerings that use lasers (like I-Lipo, Strawberry and Laser Lipo) it physically destroys the fat cell, and no course of treatment is required as in these other laser based treatments. No exercise is required for the treatment to get results and the results are permanent. The results are not generally as predictable as traditonal invasive procedures like liposuction or tummy tuck. But Fat Freezing is an effective alternative for those wanting to avoid the higher cost, pain, risk, and recovery time associated with surgery.
When you treat the fat in one area, what happens to the fat cells in the rest of my body? Do they move to compensate?
Once the fat cells are destroyed, those cells are eliminated. Fat is not able to regrow again in the same area that was treated. There is no risk of fat from other areas moving over to the treated area to compensate.
How large is a treatment area?
We have various sized application hand pieces. This allows us to treat larger areas like the upper, lower abdomen, thighs and flanks as well as smaller areas such as the upper arms, bra fat and inner thighs. Our technician will select the one that will give you the best value for money and suits your treatment area the best.
What counts as a treatment area?
If we treat one area on each arm, that would count as two treatment areas. E.g Lower abdomen = 1 area. Both Hips = 2 areas. Both love handles & lower abdomen = 3 areas.
What areas can you treat?
Upper & lower abdomen, upper arms, inner and outer thighs, love handles, flanks, muffin top, banana rolls (underneath buttocks), hips, male torso/man boobs. The applicator cannot be used for the chin, ankles or wrists as usually these areas are too small to treat. Fat Freezing can be used to reduce “man boobs” but cannot be used to treat female breast tissue or gynecomastia.
Who cant be treated?
It is not suitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Those with certain medical conditions or taking certain heavy medications may require the treatment to be adjusted for them, or require a GP’s letter. We will discuss this with you if you fall into these categories.
As standard we decline treatment to those under 18 years old. At 18 you are able to provide informed consent. Patients who are younger should have parental consent, but still may not be a candidate as their body may not have fully developed.
There is no maximum age, as long as you are fit & well.
What does it cost?
Here in Cardiff, Wales we are aim to provide treatments at reasonable prices. London and South East England clinics offering treatments command £600 – £1500 per area. As an independent clinic we determine our own pricing structure. We also keep costs low by carrying out initial pre-consultations by telephone wherever possible. Please be assured we are highly trained and comprehensively insured. Treatments at our clinic are no less effective – just less expensive.