Fat can be really stubborn and sometimes it feels like no matter what we do, there are certain trouble areas we just can’t get rid of. We’ve tried it all: Yoga. Running. Going to the gym. Spin classes. Fad diets. Detox water. Slimming pills. Slimming teas. Liposuction is an option too, but is there a less-invasive alternative?
Fat freezing might just be the solution to your resistant fat woes. Sure, you can’t spot reduce when you exercise — but with fat freezing technology, you can! In fact, that’s exactly what it’s made for, with a variety of applicators built to fit any spot of concern, from your double chin to your inner thighs.
Also known as Cryolipolisis, fat freezing has been around for a few years now, but a new player has entered the arena and that’s the Clatuu Alpha.
What’s the Clatuu Alpha 360 Fat Freezing and how does it work?
The Clatuu Alpha is an FDA-approved, medical-grade aesthetic device that helps with fat reduction using upgraded 360 surround cooling technology.
Unlike the slimming teas that just help get rid of poop and water weight, there is a science to this! It’s called Cryolipolisis.
Put simply, all our cells need certain conditions to survive. The Clatuu Alpha puts our fat cells under extremely cold conditions to kill them off, without damaging surrounding tissues or nerve regions.
Once these fat cells have crystallised, they are gradually broken down and removed naturally by your liver.
What are the benefits of the Clatuu Alpha 360 Fat Freezing?
- Surround cooling for up to 40% fat reduction
- Dual applicators that allow you to work on 2 target areas at once
- Effectively eliminates stubborn pockets of fat
- Safe and comfortable
- Non-invasive and non-surgical
- No downtime
- No needles or anaesthesia needed
What’s the treatment like?
Step 1: You’ll be taken to a room and they’ll make sure you feel as comfortable as possible as the treatment can take up to an hour.
Step 2: The treatment area will be measured to ensure suitability for the procedure and the exact area will be marked.
Step 3: A special matrix gel pad will be placed on the area to protect your skin.
Step 4: Within the first 5-10 minutes, you may feel minor discomfort and a slight sucking, cold sensation. This is completely normal and will dissipate as you acclimatise and the treatment area becomes numb.
The treatment lasts for about 40-60 minutes, depending on the area being treated. So remember to grab a book or your phone to keep you occupied during the treatment, otherwise, just rest and relax while the machine does the work.
Step 5: After the treatment, the therapist will massage the treatment area for a few minutes to aid in blood circulation and allow the fat cells to drain away.
Step 6: Patience! We get rid of the fat cells naturally — just like the salad we had for lunch, but it will take about 6-8 weeks and a few sessions to see the best results.
There no downtime to this lunchtime procedure, and you can return to your daily routine right after the treatment. You may experience potential side effects such as redness, slight swelling, bruising or aching — rest assured, these side effects subside within 2-3 weeks.
What areas can the Clatuu Alpha treat?
The Clatuu Alpha boasts a variety of cooling cups to better treat target areas.
- Double Chin
- Armpit Fat
- Bra Fat
- Muffin Top
- Outer Thighs
- Inner Thighs
- Below the Buttocks
When do I see results?
You’re usually expected to see visible results after 6 to 8 weeks from the first session. Depending on the area you’d like to treat, you’d generally see the best results from 1 to 3 sessions for each area of concern.
You are expected to notice a reduction of about 4-5cm in your abdomen (per session) and up to 1 inch off your thighs and arms after 4 sessions. These results, however, may vary for each individual.
Clatuu Alpha 360 procedure on thighs, before and after
Clatuu Alpha 360 procedure on the stomach, before and after
What makes the Clatuu Alpha different from other fat freezing treatment options in Singapore?
- More targeted areas
- Allows you to treat new areas, such as a double chin and underarm fat
- 20% stronger suction
- 18.1% more coverage
- Reaches target temperature faster
The Clatuu Alpha has double applicators, while older versions tend to only have one. This allows you to cover more areas within the same period of time. Another plus point is that there is a huge selection of handpieces, of all shapes and sizes, meant to fit any targeted area.
Partly because the handpieces are made specifically for the targeted area, it fits body contours better and there is 20% stronger suction than your average fat freeze technology.
Is it safe?
Each cooling applicator only targets the patient’s subcutaneous fat layer and not the surrounding tissues or nerve regions. In fact, as it is a minimally invasive procedure, you can expect way less complications than if you were to have surgery done, such as liposuction.
Where can I get the Clatuu Alpha 360 fat freezing treatment?
There are a mere handful of clinics that offer fat freezing treatments using Clatuu Alpha technology. However, Cambridge Therapeutics is the only centre recognised as a Platinum Centre of Excellence in providing this fat freeze treatment in Singapore.
That being said, yes, the treatment is safe — treatments are only as safe and effective as the experience of the therapist, and Cambridge Therapeutics trains its therapists according to Clatuu Alpha’s official protocol and follow the highest standards of service.
In fact, Cambridge Therapeutics has even been graced by a few familiar social media connoisseurs such as @pamelardana, @hayleywoojiayi, @chloe.nkle — and guys, this treatment’s not just for the ladies, men like @branloh_ have tried it too.
Online personality, Jamie Chua, at Cambridge Therapeutics
Technology has definitely come a long way — disproving the naysayer health fanatics who’ve told us “you can’t spot-reduce fat”, and showing us that there are safer, less-invasive and effective alternatives to liposuction. Now, everyone can get beach body ready with the Clatuu Alpha 360. All it takes is a little faith and to book a consultation with a trusted aesthetic clinic.