How long is the session? Thermal Imaging appointments are booked for 30 minutes to allow time for imaging multiple areas and taking "before" photos to monitor progress. Detox/Fat Freezing sessions are 60 minutes. After your session, we offer use of Vibration Plates (10 min) and Compression Therapy (20 minutes) so add that half hour if you so choose. You may also want to try the Cocoon Fitness Pod (20 minutes) for more lymphatic drainage.
What happens in the session? A cool gel similar to a sonogram gel is applied to the treatment area and a Technician uses a small, round metal applicator to administer heat and subzero temperatures to cool the skin. This process creates cell apoptosis, a natural, controlled cell death, which causes the fluids that bind fat cells together to crystalize and destroy the fat cells and toxins. Inflammatory cells gradually digest affected fat cells in the weeks and months after the procedure. Lipids from fat cells are slowly released and transported by the lymphatic system and eliminated through the body’s normal metabolic processes. The process helps to reduce the thickness of the brown fat layer, eliminate toxins and minimize stubborn fat pockets.
Does it hurt? No, there may be an initial discomfort depending on your tolerance for cold. We use a small wand applicator ensuring controlled cooling and temperature adjustment for your comfort. We do not lift or suck the skin. There is no pinching, bruising, or "shelfing."
What do I do after the session? The most important post-treatment protocol is to move the lymphatic system. On the day of your treatment, we offer vibration and/or compression therapy services to assist with lymphatic drainage. We also suggest increased water intake and post-treatment exercise to avoid any cramping or nausea. Other helpful methods of lymphatic drainage include dry brushing, lymphatic massage, epsom salt baths, and the infrared sauna.
Discounted day passes are available to all Body Contouring Clients and we highly recommend use of the Cocoon Fitness Pod with SLIMLINE® slimming cream on the day of or day after your session as well as in-between sessions to expedite the lymphatic and circulatory systems for increased toxic elimination.
How often do I need to come for multiple treatments? National protocol requires a minimum of 14 days between sessions on the stomach due to the close proximity to internal organs. With older or less fit clients, we have found best results occur when treatments are scheduled out an extra week for a 21 day interval. For skin tightening and toning treatments, sessions can be scheduled weekly since we use a less extreme temperature for these settings. After a series of sessions and a confirmation via imaging that all fat has been removed, we suggest a touch up every six-nine months to prevent a new layer from forming.