FAQs

Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
Woman having a CoolSculpting evaluationThe CoolSculpting fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g., gastric bypass), the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of with a BMI of less than 30.
 
To find out if Coolsculpting is suitable for you arrange a 30 mins consultation with one of our doctors or nurses - it only costs £25 and will give you all the answers.
Are filler treatment results like toxin results?

No, dermal fillers act in a totally different way. Dermal fillers restore skin elasticity and volume to reduce the depth of wrinkles, lines, and folds. The skin remains mobile and flexible, with a natural look, feel, and movement.

Are there any CoolSculpting side effects?

woman having Coolsculpting procedureDuring the CoolSculpting procedure you may initially experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging and aching at the treatment site, but these will subside as the area becomes numb. At Face & Body we use the latest CoolSculpting technology making it more comfortable during treatment than older devices.

Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within 1-2 weeks.

 

BHRT - What is oestrogen?

Oestrogen helps to release eggs from the ovaries. It also regulates a woman’s periods and helps her to conceive. Oestrogen also plays a part in controlling other functions, including bone density, skin temperature and keeping the vagina moist.

 

BHRT - What is progesterone?

The main role of progesterone is to prepare the womb for pregnancy, helping to protect the lining of the womb. Progesterone also utilises fat for energy, normalises blood sugar levels and is important for cortisol / reducing the feeling of being overwhelmed.
Thyroid action and fatigue are also impacted by progesterone levels.

BHRT - What is testosterone?

Women’s ovaries make testosterone. Testosterone production starts to increase significantly during puberty, and begins to dip after age 30 or so. Testosterone is most often associated with sex drive, but it also affects bone and muscle mass. 

Can you guarantee to remove my tattoo?

Nobody can make such a guarantee, because so much depends on the quality of the inks used in your tattoo. Tattoo cover-ups can be more difficult due to a mixture of inks. However, our AlexTriVantage medical laser is recognised as one of the world's most efficient and can remove tattoos unlike many salon or tattoo parlour systems which can only fade tattoos. We are a laser service provide to NHS Lothian and therfore can offer you the very best chance of removing your tattoo safely.

Does CoolSculpting require me to follow a diet plan?

No supplements are required after your CoolSculpting treatment and it’s not a diet programme.

At your CoolSculpting consultation you will discuss your lifetsyle habits, and our doctor or nurse may recommend some changes in order for you to maintain the best results. However, these are never drastic and could be something as simple as getting more exercise through walking to work or reducing your calorie intake by drinking less fizzy drinks.

Many patients do feel more motivated to take care of themselves after a CoolSculpting treatment. It’s as if they got a second lease on their body! They want to take even better care of themselves.

Does Ultherapy® have any side effects?

Your skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are temporary in nature. Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any medical procedure, there is the possibility for other rare effects, which your practitioner will review with you. Click here to read the manufacturers published safety information.

How do I find out if this treatment is suitable for me?
Arrange a 30 minute consultation with our team - who will examine your concern, check your medical history and then recommend an appropriate treatment plan whilst explaining the cost and any associated risks.
 
All consultations are conducted by doctors, nurses and laser aestheticians and cost £25, so you will never be seen or pressurised by sales staff - as we do not employ them.
 
Call 0131 226 9610 to book your consultation or click here to request a call back.
How do Plasma IQ treatments work?
The Plasma IQ ionises the gas particles in the air between the microbeam tip and the skin to produce plasma which sublimates the epidermis. Sublimation is the process of turning a substance from a solid straight into a gas. This method of sublimation is so precise it creates 1 mmsq treatment spots with no heat being transferred to the surrounding tissue making it safer than other energy devices.
 
The sublimation is equivalent to a superficial fractional ablation which results in skin retraction and tightening in the target area, as well as helping to stimulate the production of collagen from the healing response. No electric current is flowing which allows the procedure to be used in delicate areas such as the eyes.
How does laser tattoo removal work?

The lasers energy penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the ink causing tem to shatter into tiny particles. After several treatments (with regular intervals between sessions), the body breaks down these tiny ink particles and removes causing the tattoo to fade.

How does Ultherapy® work?

Ultherapy® is a non-surgical ultrasound treatment that stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin deep within the skin.

Ultherapy® uses precise ultrasound energy to target the deep structural layers of the skin without disrupting the skin’s surface. After treatment, the body’s tissue repair process stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin, creating a natural lifting effect.

How long do results from Botox® treatments last?

Every patient responds differently to Botox® treatments, but typcially standard treatment plans produce results that last 3-4 months. Result for light treatments plans will last up to 2 months.

How long is each CoolSculpting treatment?
A man watch a video on his iPad during a Coolsculpting treatmentYour CoolSculpting doctor or nurse will help you create an individualised treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit.
 
Face & Body uses the latest CoolSculpting technology which means that we can treat a patient in 35-45 minutes for each area. Depending on the treatment plan we will treat 2-6 areas in one day at the clinic making the process more convenient for you with less disruption.
 
You can bring in your iPad or tablet and hook up to our WiFi. Many patients read, check email, or even take a nap during their treatments. 
How much does a CoolSculpting treatment plan cost?
Woman asking how much CoolSculpting costsThe price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed, and your ultimate goals. Most patients opt to receive treatments in multiple body areas in order to achieve their goals. The cost typically ranges between £1,300 - £3,200 for their personalised treatment plan depending on the number of areas treated.
 
A your consultation you can create a customised treatment plan, in person, with your practitioner  that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. 
How much does a skin analysis cost?

A skin analysis is performed by our highly trained aestheticians who have Advance Skin Science qualifications. The process takes 30 mins and costs £25.

How painful is laser tattoo removal?

It is no more painful than having the tattoo in the first place. Any discomfort comes from the build up of heat in your skin during a long procedure, so we have an iCool system which you can use to blast cold air on to your tattoo during your treatment to improve your comfort.

How to do I check that Face & Body is a safe and professional treatment provider?

Face & Body is annually inspected by Healthcare Improvement Scotland who regulate independent hospitals, hospices and clinics in Scotland. The inspections examine our team, treatments and clinical environment, so that you have the invaluable assurance that you are in safe hands that use safe products in a safe environment.

We are also accredited with Save Face who independently check and verify patient feedback, which they publish on their website, so you can read exactly what past patients feel about our service.

 

I have seen similar devices called HIFU - are they the same as Ultherapy®?

No. Since Ultherapy® has become so successful a number of copy-cat versions have appeared and some are sold to non medical service providers. None of these have been approved for use by the FDA and EU. Importantly none have the ability to allow the practitioner to see before they treat reducing your safety and increasing the risk of complications. Always check you are getting a treatment from a genuine  Ultherapy® machine by a medically qualified practitioner trained in the procedure.