Cryolipolysis Fat Freezing in Edinburgh

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What is Fat Freezing And What Does it Do?

In essence, fat freezing, technically known as Cryolipolysis, is a revolutionary treatment that employs controlled cooling to damage and eliminate subcutaneous fat cells. The magic lies in its ability to target fat without causing harm to the skin. The treatment involves using a portable device that suctions and lifts the specific area away from the body, isolates it for the procedure, and then slowly cools it to a temperature between -15°C and -5°C.

The body’s natural processes take over from here. Once the fat cells are frozen, they are gradually broken down and eliminated by the body, resulting in a slimmer, more contoured appearance.

Areas Treated

Fat freezing isn’t limited to one area. It’s a versatile treatment capable of targeting various trouble spots, including the abdomen, love handles, bra fat, back fat, double chin, upper arms and more. The professional machine is equipped with customizable headers for different parts of the body, making it a fantastic choice for individuals with specific areas they wish to address.

Targeted Fat Loss

It works precisely on the targeted area by applying controlled cold.

No Downtime

You can return to your daily activities without taking day off for recovery.

Safe & Painless

It’s no more than feeling like holding a bag of ice on your skin!


When compared to surgical alternatives in Scotland, fat freezing is a cost-effective choice.

Are the Effects Permanent?

Absolutely, once treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good! However, it’s important to note that maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle can significantly contribute to the long-term effectiveness of the treatment. Developing good habits like regular exercise, a balanced diet, and staying well-hydrated can help support your body’s natural processes for waste removal and enhance the lasting results of fat freezing.

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When Will You See the First Effects?

Most people usually start to see changes in about 2 to 6 months after their treatment. But keep in mind, the time it takes can be different for each person. It depends on things like how your metabolism works, the way you live your life, and the areas you’re treating. If you do things like regular exercise, eat a balanced diet, and drink enough water, it can help speed up the process. Just remember, it’s important to be patient and stick to your treatment plan.

Number of Sessions and Interval

The number of sessions may vary depending on individual goals and target areas. Typically, a minimum of two sessions is required spaced 6 weeks apart.

During the Treatment​

During the initial consultation, the practitioner will assess any contraindications and check if the area you’ve chosen for fat freezing is suitable. If it is, measurements and photos will be taken to track your progress.

An anti-freezing membrane will be applied to protect your skin from frostbite. The applicator will use suction to isolate the targeted area away from your body and initially heat it up slightly, then gradually cool it down to the desired temperature. The treatment is described as painless; however, you may initially experience an intense cold sensation that quickly numbs the area, which is a natural reaction.

At Pretty & Perfect, we make sure the entire treatment is as comfortable as possible. We have cosy blankets ready for you, and if you’d like, we’ll provide you with a charger in case your phone runs out of battery. Relaxing, watching a movie, or reading a book is recommended to pass the time.

After 30 to 60 minutes, the practitioner will remove the applicator from your body and massage the treated area to relax the skin.

Potential Side Effects & Downtime

Potential side effects are rare, but when they appear, they’re usually mild and can include temporary redness, bruising, swelling, numbness, itchiness, and tingling. These side effects typically resolve on their own within a few days after treatment.

There is typically no downtime associated with this treatment, allowing you to return to your normal activities right away. However, it’s important to adhere to the aftercare instructions.

Before & Aftercare
Before Treatment
  • Bring something to read or play with, such as your tablet or smartphone. (Don’t worry if your battery is low; we’ll provide you with a charger!)
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Take a toilet break to avoid interruptions during the treatment.
  • Eat a small snack to prevent nausea from the treatment.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Don’t drink alcohol at least 24hr before treatment
After Treatment
  • Wear loose clothes in case the treated area swells post-treatment. Swelling usually indicates good results and should subside within a few weeks.
  • Using Arnica cream may help with potential bruising.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking at least 2 liters of water per day to support your body’s natural processes for waste removal.
  • Quit or minimize alcohol and cigarettes, as they can impede the recovery process.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet with the last meal not eaten later than 2 hours before sleep. Daily jogging, walks, or exercise can help speed up the removal of fat cells.
  • Full body massage is recommended to speed up dead fat cell removal
  • Avoid saunas, hot tubs, hot bath for 48hrs after treatment

Cryolipolysis should not be performed on people with obesity or on areas of skin that are cut or injured, contain severe varicose veins, dermatitis, or other skin problems. Individuals with abnormal cold sensitivity or cold intolerance are not suitable candidates. The procedure is not recommended for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have certain health conditions:

Absolute contraindications

  • Pregnancy
  • Kidney problems
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pacemaker, tissue implants
  • Burning hives
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Advanced diabetes
  • Cryoglobulinemia (antibody damage at low temperatures)
  • Hypoproteinemia (reduction in the need for use in the blood)
  • Viral disease
  • Throat diseases
  • Active viral, fungal and bacterial
  • Cancer
  • Retinoid treatment
  • Creams with AHA acids
  • Umbilical or inguinal hernia

Relative contraindications

  • IUD
  • Drinking alcohol 24 hours before classes
  • Hypertension
  • Hormonal diseases
Who Is It For?

The ideal candidate for fat freezing treatment typically includes individuals who aren’t necessarily overweight but struggle with stubborn fat deposits. It’s an appealing option for those seeking an alternative to surgical procedures or invasive treatments to address localised areas of unwanted fat.

Fat Freezing (Cryolipolysis) Single Session Package of 3 sessions (paid upfront)
Chin £120 £320
1 other area (i.e. love handles, stomach, thighs) £200 £550
2 other areas (during the same visit) £275 £750
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If you’re in search of the best place for your Fat Freezing in Edinburgh, consider Pretty & Perfect Aesthetic & Skin Clinic

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What Our Clients Says

One of best place, where I’ve been. Strongly recommend! High standard service. Definitely I’ll back for another treatment.

What can I say, this was definitely a 5-star treatment! (..) I found the whole experience very professional and the aftercare is also ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I know it’s a longer process but I can already feel the difference on my skin!! Definitely 100% recommended

Anna is an absolute expert and puts me at total ease throughout my treatment. I love coming here and feel amazing when I leave. Can’t wait for my next already and I’m already seeing the changes happen to my arms with the Lemon bottle treatment, so pleased. Thanks so much Anna <3