Tech Explained

At Sxy Beauty we offer a treatment called the 3D-fat freeze. This is a unique, non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that uses a technology called cryolipolysis to eliminate the fat cells in the area.

The fat cells are ‘destroyed’ using a hand-piece that creates a vacuum over the treatment area, drawing the fat into the hand-piece. By lowering the temperature to -5 degrees on this localised area, the contents of the fat cells become crystallised which causes necrosis – or in layman’s terms, cell death and doesn’t harm the surrounding tissue. The remaining contents of the fat cells are then disposed of naturally through the body’s lymphatic system.

Areas that can be improved with this treatment:


abdomen fat reduction stomach


fat reduction hips


fat reduction thighs


Lower Buttocks

How It Works

Fat freezing is only suitable for those with pockets of fat rather than a large area of fat and is therefore recommended as a one-off treatment. A single treatment can kill 20-40% of fat cells in the area.

What Is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a probe that is placed against the treatment area and emits radial waves through the skin as it passes over, stimulating the fat breakdown and encouraging lymphatic drainage.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many treatments are recommended?

One treatment lasts between 45 and 60 minutes depending on the size of the head used and how many areas are being treated.

If more than one treatment is required, this can be carried out between 6 weeks and 3 months later depending on whether or not shockwave therapy is incorporated into the treatment.

What results can I expect from this treatment?

As the body takes several months to flush out the dead fat cells, results will be visible after approximately 8-12 weeks. A course of shockwave therapy can help to speed up this process along with a healthy diet, regular exercise and drinking plenty of water.

These results can be permanent along as a healthy lifestyle is maintained.

Are there any side effects?

During the treatment, you will experience a slight pulling sensation and will feel the area going cold but within a few minutes, the area will become numb.

There are a couple of minor side effects that may occur as a result of a 3D-fat freeze treatment, but will quickly subside, including:
– slight redness and swelling can occur immediately after the treatment
– slight discomfort within the treatment area 2-3 days post-treatment
– minor bruising may happen up to 10 days post-treatment
– cold and firmness of the area for up to 2 weeks post-treatment

How much does it cost?

This treatment costs £195 for a 1-hour treatment session on one area. To have two areas treated during the same session, the cost is £250.

If combined with a shockwave therapy, an additional £30 is added to the cost.

Treatment Summary

Procedure Time

Up to 60 minutes per application

Back To Work


Full Recovery




Sensitivity Period

Up to 10 days

Visible Results

After 8-12 weeks

Duration Of Results

Long-term results

Risks And Complications

Possible bruising, redness, slight numbness for 10 days

Recommended Number Of Treatments

1 per area

Speak To A Specialist

Speak to one of our specialists to discuss which areas you want to improve and to determine the best treatment for you.