Clatuu fat freezing and body sculpting FAQ – Melbourne clinic

We know you have a lot of questions about fat freezing, so we’ve done our best to answer them here. Feel free to call our Melbourne clinic anytime to have your questions answered by our nurses, who know all about fat freezing procedures.

What is fat freezing?

Fat freezing is the non-invasive selective cooling of fatty tissue under the skin to induce lipolysis – fat cell death – without damaging other types of tissue as a body sculpting procedure. The fat freezing procedure can be carried out because lipolysis occurs in fat cells at a lower temperature than other cells would be susceptible to.

This means we can destroy fat cells and have them reabsorbed by your body’s natural scavenger cells, eliminating the fat over a period of weeks in a non-invasive treatment.

What is Clatuu?

Clatuu is the brand name of a fat freezing device. We love the Clatuu over other types of devices, because it is faster and more effective at its fat freezing tasks.

How does fat freezing with the Clatuu work?

The Clatuu machine – also known as a cryolipo device – works on the principle that fat cells are more susceptible to cold temperatures, allowing the selective cooling of fat cells while sparing other cells.

The fat cell takes between six and 12 weeks to disappear completely from the body through normal channels of elimination, like the liver, kidneys and urine.

What is a Clatuu fat freezing treatment like? – Melbourne clinic

You lie back in the very special and comfortable clinic recliner, and the technician will apply the Clatuu handpiece on the areas you want the fat removed from. While this is happening, you can listen to music or podcast and relax.

The cells start to cool, and the fat cells, once they hit the threshold temperature that they can withstand, will start to enter a process called apoptosis – that is, cell death. They will start to shrink.

The sensation will be cool, and the area will go red, but this feeling will disappear within an hour as bloodflow returns to the area. It is not unusual for the area to feel a little numb sometimes, which can last a few weeks.

The treatment takes between 40 minutes to an hour, depending on what area is being treated. You may need repeat treatments in three months.

Does Clatuu fat freezing hurt?

The feeling initially is that the skin is being pulled into a vacuum, which by itself is not painful, but may feel tight and a bit uncomfortable. Once the cooling part of the fat freezing process begins, you may feel a slight stinging feeling from the cold, which will last 5-10 minutes.

When will I see results from Clatuu fat freezing?

Because you are relying on your body’s natural scavenging system (called phagocytosis), you don’t see instant results from fat freezing. You will start seeing results from about four weeks onwards.

You can reduce a few centimetres off one treatment, however individual results do vary.

Where can I have Clatuu fat freezing?

You can have many areas treated with the Clatuu fat freezing device, including:

  • Belly
  • Pot belly
  • Back
  • Upper arms
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • ‘Muffin top’ ‘love handles’

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