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Coolsculpting® Before and After

Proven Results

Coolsculpting® FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate?
Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?
The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.

Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

What does it feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.

Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.

Are there any side effects?
During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.

When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.

Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.

What happens if I gain weight down the road?
Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.1

1. Data on file. ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.

HydroMedi Treatments

The HydroMedi range offers you a multi action facial with many benefits including deep cleansing, exfoliation, nourishing, hydration and protection, to leave the skin looking fresh and youthful. This innovative system provides non-invasive facials which will produce immediate clear results every time. Each treatment can be personalised to meet the needs of your skin type and condition.

The combination of the suction, turbulence and specially formulated solutions reach down into the skin to unblock pores, remove blackheads, bacteria, spots and pustules, and generally remove pollutants and loose skin flakes. This is then followed by two further stages of treatment to hydrate and nourish the skin leaving it refreshed. There is no down time, no pain and all skin types can be treated.

Just wanted to write to thank you for all your help in making me look so good for my wedding day. The facial was amazing! My skin was glowing and it meant that I could wear minimal make up on the day just as I had wanted so I looked as natural as possible. The procedure couldn’t have been easier and I could see the results immediately, my skin looked and felt so clean and fresh. I will definitely have another one when I need that extra boost of radiance to my skin or need to look extra special for an occasion or event.

I attach a photo from the day. It all went off absolutely perfectly, we were blessed with beautiful weather and everyone had a really lovely time.

Many thanks again to you and your fab team at Cosmex



The first phase is standard for all treatments and uses a soothing non foaming cleanser specially formulated to be kind to the skin as it cleanses the surface of the skin and with the combined effect of the turbulence and suction at the surface of the skin prepares the skin for the following phases.


The Radiance Phase is common to all HydroMedi protocols and is a mild exfoliation phase to refresh and expose the skin’s natural radiance. We use Radiance 10 a mandelic acid based solution which is a natural acid derived from bitter almonds. It is gentle yet effective and has a number of key benefits:

  • It is an effective exfoliator which will gently dissolve the bonds that hold the dead skin cells to the surface of the skin, enabling the surface cells to be removed to reveal the healthier cells beneath. The newly revealed surface reflects light better making the skin appear more radiant and youthful
  • Mandelic acid has anti-bacterial properties
  • Softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Lightens areas that have darkened due to sun damage
  • Causes significantly less redness, flaking and skin irritation than other chemical exfoliators
  • Particularly suitable for people with darkly pigmented or sensitive skin

Exfoliation And Extraction

The Exfoliation and Extraction phases are optional and can be adapted to suit the client’s specific skin type and condition. Youthful and healthy skin may require no more than the standard mild exfoliation of the Radiance phase.

Where there is a lack or radiance following the Radiance phase, or there is evidence of skin blemishes and/ or aging skin including:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Comedones – blackheads and whiteheads
  • Enlarged and blocked pores
  • Pustules
  • Hyper-pigmentation – age spots, freckles and melasma

Then the use of the deeper penetrating glycolic acid based Radiance 12, or the stronger Radiance 15, will penetrate deeper into the skin and help to gently remove further layers of the stratum corneum which will:

  • Further soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Expose and soften comedones and pustules to facilitate their removal
  • Glycolic acid suppresses the production of melanin to reduce the appearance of hyper-pigmentation. Please note that this is more effective on age spots, freckles and epidermal melasma. Melasma is often located in both the epidermis and dermis. The glycolic acid will not reach the dermis which will limit the results of the treatment for this type of melasma

Extraction is simply an extension of the exfoliation phase using a combination of the chemical action to release the outer cell bonds to the cells beneath, turbulence and suction from the HydroMedi and the mild abrasion caused by the HydroMedi treatment head. A feature of the HydroMedi is that the combined effects of the above enables each to be more gentle than if used in isolation.

Providing the use of Radiance 12 or 15 is followed by the Hydration and Protection phase within 5 – 10 minutes there is no need to neutralise.

Hydration and Protection

The Hydration and Protection solution used for this phase of the treatment contains a combination of:

Hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate the skin. Hyaluronic acid (HLA) helps to retain over a 1000 times its weight in water within the cells of the skin, making it an excellent moisturizer. No other biological substance can retain as much water as HLA resulting in increased smoothness, softening and decreased wrinkles.

Vitamin C – While vitamin C is an important nutrient for overall health, little reaches the skin when orally ingested. As levels of vitamin C in the skin decline with age, replenishing levels directly in the skin can help combat collagen degradation and oxidative stress. Results from clinical trials show that when applied topically, vitamin C promotes collagen formation and mitigates the effects of free radicals, helping to maintain firm and youthful skin.

Vitamin E – Works in conjunction with vitamin C to provide improved photoprotection

The addition of ferulic acid greatly extends the time period over which vitamins C and E provide protection

Vitamin B3 – Topical application of niacinamide will decrease pruritus (itching) and inflammation, help acne affected skin decrease oiliness, alleviate atopic dermatitis, decrease UV-induced skin cancers, and help decrease facial pigmentation.

Vitamin B5 – Helps to reduce acne by making the skin less oily and over time it can also reduce pore size.

LED Light Therapy (optional)

LED light therapy is an excellent complementary treatment that enhances the effects of the HydroMedi.

Blue light at 415nm – Is excellent for mopping up any remaining acne bacteria.

Red light at 633nm – Has been shown to be clinically beneficial in up-regulating mitochondria activity in cells by as much as 170%. This helps to increase the cell turnover and produces a smoother more youthful appearance.

It is important that the LED light therapy machine is able to deliver the energy over the entire area that has been treated and the flexibility and power of the DermaDeep is ideal for this.


After any skin treatment it is essential to protect the skin from damaging UV rays. We recommend the use of a broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen.

We also strongly recommend the continuing use of SkinVit the concentrated serum version of the Hydration and Protection phase solution.


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What is CoolSculpting®?

The CoolSculpting® procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting® results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you'll look and feel great from every angle.

Freeze away fat? It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting® technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.

You can reshape your body! We will develop a customized CoolSculpting® treatment plan that addresses your problem areas. Additional sessions may further enhance your results. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

It’s easy to sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn fat. After we select the area(s) to be treated, the device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, you may choose to read, check email, or even take a nap.

The CoolSculpting® fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.

You will like what you see. In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they're gone for good.

Are you ready to love every view of you? The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you'll see results in the mirror—long-term results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise. Contact us today to find out if the CoolSculpting® fat freezing procedure is right for you.*

*Results and patient experience may vary.

How Does It Work?

HydroMedi Therapy

HydroMedi Therapy Cambridge

Our skin is both our protection from the world and the face we present to it. It is no coincidence that clear healthy skin is generally perceived as attractive but our skin is under constant attack and some of the most pernicious attacks come from invaders that we cannot see and are only aware of them when we see the damage they cause.

Bacteria and particles of pollution just a few thousandths of a millimetre in size from for instance, traffic fumes, can actually get under the top most layers of our skin and into our pores, with devastating effect.

Jean Krutmann, Professor of Dermatology at Leibniz Research Institute and his team carried out 5 studies, two looking at the effects of pollution on German women and three studies in China.

“We found that people living in cities have skin that ages faster with many more pigment spots over their faces…”

The studies found that the long term effects of even very small increases in the level of pollutants (far less than the levels found in parts of London and other UK cities) could result in a big increase in the number of pigmentation spots. The cause was found to be microscopic particles of soot from diesel fumes, covered by a thin layer of unburnt oily diesel fuel. It is the oily coating that enables the particle to break through the protective outer layer of the skin. Once in the skin the same oily toxins cause the release of melanin in the skin, similar to the tanning process but much more patchy resulting in the pigmented “age spots.”

Skin Pollution

Because these invaders are in the skin and not sitting on it they cannot simply be wiped away with a cleanser. In fact this process has the opposite effect of pushing these very small pollutants further into the skin.

Fortunately Cosmex Clinic has now introduced HydroMedi treatments which are in effect a non-invasive spring clean and rejuvenation treatment for the skin. It works rather like a smaller and more precise version of a wet carpet cleaner (e.g. VAXTM), however instead of sucking carpet cleaner into the skin there are 4 solution bottles filled with medical grade products in solution to deep cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate and nourish the skin.

The combination of the suction, turbulence and chemical action of the solutions reaches down into the skin to unblock pores, remove blackheads, bacteria, spots and pustules, and generally carry away pollutants and loose skin flakes. This is then followed by two further stages of treatment to hydrate and nourish the skin leaving it refreshed. There is no down time, no pain and all skin types can be treated.

We then generally follow the HydroMedi treatment with Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) to sooth the skin, aid regeneration and where appropriate kill remaining acne causing bacteria.