CoolSculpting was the world’s first licensed fat freezing treatment having been registered by the FDA back in 2010. Since this time, CoolSculpting® has been performed over 7 million times. It is therefore considered to be the world’s leading non-invasive fat freezing procedure.
At Berkshire Aesthetics we have carried out over 1,000 cryolipolysis treatments which importantly have all been under the direct supervision of Dr. Langdon. At Berkshire Aesthetics, fat freezing is our most popular treatment because we prioritize both safety and treatment results. Our unique approach has meant not only many happy patients but also an elite and growing international reputation, with many patients choosing to visit our clinic from across Europe.
Berkshire Aesthetics is uniquely placed as the leading clinic for fat freezing treatments. Our medical director is the only UK member of the global Allergan Medical Institute and works with global colleagues to conduct research into the effective use and safety of the CoolSculpting treatment. Due to her extensive hands-on experience, combined with her training in surgery, Dr. Langdon delivers exceptional treatment outcomes for her patients.
As well treating patients, our clinic provides a complications referral service to other clinics supporting and advising others in how to safely perform the treatment and deal with any issues which might arise.
Dr. Langdon has also developed her own unique approach to the treatment called the CoolCodes® and is therefore asked to speak internationally on fat freezing best practice.
Alongside our CoolSculpting treatment we also offer a number of other amazing body treatments which can further enhance your CoolSculpting results. You can learn more about our full range of body treatments here.
Dr. Langdon is Tatler’s Top Doctor for Body Treatments in 2019 and 2020. You can read her entry in the 2020 Cosmetic Surgery Guide here.
CoolSculpting is the World’s #1 and most elite non-invasive fat reduction procedure because it is both FDA cleared and CE Medical Marked meaning it is backed by significant testing and research. There are more than 100 clinical studies that not only prove that it is safe but it works. Be wary of devices that claim to be fat freezing as the technology is based on CoolSculpting but has not undergone the same rigorous testing or development.
So popular is the CoolSculpting treatment that it has become a commonly used term like Xerox for photocopying or Hoover for vacuums. Importantly, not all clinics claiming to offer CoolSculpting are the same. If you are in any doubt please check the Allergan CoolSculpting clinic finder here.
Dr Langdon personally oversees every fat freezing treatment. Therefore, our patients not only achieve great results but are confident that their safety is a priority.
Berkshire Aesthetics is one of the leading fat freezing clinics in the UK. This is because we not only deliver a high number of treatments but all treatments are supervised by a medical doctor.
Our focus is on providing our patients the best possible treatment outcomes in the safest possible clinical setting.
Cryolipolysis is not a weight-loss treatment but a body sculpting procedure. It, therefore, works best on those who are close to their ideal weight and simply want to target stubborn areas of fat that resist efforts through diet and exercise.
Patients who enjoy a healthy diet and regular exercise will see the greatest benefit however, those getting in shape will find the treatment is often the ‘kick start’ they need.
All of our patients are assessed by Dr Langdon who will ensure there are no medical reasons why you might not be able to be treated. This is very important as while rare if you treated when not suitable there is a risk of complications. Regardless of which clinic you choose we strongly encourage you to find a clinic that provides medical assessment and oversight by a medical doctor.
Not only do we provide a high level of patient safety but as Dr Langdon also plans and supervises all CoolSculppting treatments the outcomes are excellent.
Fat freezing (cryolipolysis) is used to contour and shape the body by removing stubborn areas of fat. These stubborn areas are more common as we age as the body natural retains more fat. The treatment is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle but is a great addition to it. With fat freezing you can easily target the unwanted areas.
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment but the most elite of all body sculpting procedures. It is ideal for those who are close to their ideal weight but who have stubborn areas of fat which resist diet and exercise. Resistant areas of fat are common and completely natural because as we age our bodies store more fat.
Areas safe to treat include:
The treatment works by delivering precise controlled cooling to target fat cells found underneath the skin. During the procedure an applicator is applied onto the treatment area. The treatment area is pulled into the applicator which is then cooled to between -9 degrees and -11 degrees Celsius for 35 to 45 minutes. This process cause the fat cells to die which are then eliminated via a process called apoptosis.
Importantly, once the treated fat cells are gone they are gone for good.
CoolSculpting was invented by Harvard scientists in the early 2000s having observed that some children who ace ice lollies developed dimples. The team undertook several years of research before gaining approval for their CoolSculpting treatment in 2010. Since this time the treatment has developed and evolved to become the most sought after non-surgical fat reduction procedure in the world.
For those wanting to contour their body and remove unwanted areas of fat that resist diet and exercise, fat freezing is the ideal choice.
The best candidates are those who have noticeable budges of fat despite efforts made to remove these through diet and exercise.
Importantly, the procedure is not a weight loss solution but a non-surgical alternative to liposuction without the downtime.
Dr Langdon assesses every patient and will create an individualised treatment plan tailored to their specific goals.
The length of the fat freezing procedure depends on the size and number of areas being treated. It might be preferable in some instances to split the treatment over a number of sessions.
As the applicator is placed on to the skin you will feel pressure as the vacuum pulls the skin inside. The cooling will then begin and you will feel intense cold until the skin fully numbs.
The treatment is performed either sitting or lying so the patient can fully relax.
Patients use the time to read, work on their laptops or even nap during the treatment. We also provide the access to Netflix or Amazon Prime so you can catch up on the latest films or boxsets.
The number of sessions will be determined at a consultation. With CoolSculpting the results achieved from just one session are for many sufficient to achieve their desired outcome. It is possible to repeat the treatment and we do have patients who return often to ‘touch up’ areas of focus on different areas.
No special preparation is required. It is important to make sure you are in good health prior to treatment as the results are best for those already following a healthy lifestyle.
We advise patients to avoid any foods or medication which have anti-inflammatory properties as these can interfere with the treatment outcome.
The procedure is FDA-cleared and has over 100 clinical studies proving its safety and effectiveness for the treatment of non-surgical fat reduction.
At Berkshire Aesthetics the treatment is performed under the direct supervision of Dr Langdon who is one a few global experts and a member of the AMI Medical Faculty for CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure and involves no downtime; typically you can return to your normal activities immediately. The treated areas will feel cold to touch any will have minimal redness but this will subside within a couple of hours after the treatment. Some patients will experience some numbness and itching in the area treated which can persist for up to three weeks. This side effect is well documented and will resolve without further intervention.
Several factors will influence whether loose skin is possible after fat loss. You skin will be fully assessed by our doctor prior to treatment to ensure that any risk of loose skin is minimised. For the majority of patients the treatment does not result in loose skin as the treatment does cause some inflammation to the skin cells which results in the skins natural repair process. The outcome is a boost in collagen and elastin. This boost means the skin tightens along with the reduction in fat cells to leave the area treated appearing natural as it would after weight loss from moderate dieting.
Cryolipolysis is a non-surgical procedure which does not require medication, anaesthesia or cuts. This means that the risk of complications and side effects is much lower when compared to more invasive procedures such as liposuction.
Some of the possible complications include:
Dr Langdon will discuss these in detail with you during the consultation. As she is on hand during the treatment and at anytime afterwards she is able to help manage any concerns you might have. We encourage patients to contact the clinic immediately should they have even the slightest concern.
Everyone responds differently to the treatment so it is not possible to say when the results will occur. Some patients see changes in just a few weeks whereas others might not see any progress for a few months.
After your treatment we ask you to return to the clinic 16 weeks later for a follow up and to review the progress of your treatment.
CoolSculpting targets fat cells causing the cells to die. Our bodies have a fixed number of fat cells and once the cells are removed they are gone for good.
Patients are advised to maintain a healthy lifestyle after completing their treatment. Drinking plenty of water is also very important in helping with the drainage of the lymphatic system.
We also advise patients to avoid any foods and medication containing anti-inflammatories for at least two weeks.