How many treatment do you need for Fat Freezing?
For Fat Freezing we recommend 1-3 treatments depending on the client. Most clients are delighted with their results after the first treatment.
Why wait up to 12 weeks to see results?
After your Fat Freezing procedure, the body naturally disposes of the unwanted dead fat cells. This takes time as your body is busy processing and breaking down the fat cells through a procedure called Apoptosis - through which enzymes break down the cells into smaller pieces to allow for your white blood cells (macrophages) to remove them from your body permanently and this is why your body needs the time to adjust and reline the fat cells and contour your shape.
How does Fat Freezing work?
Fat Freezing uses freezing temperatures to break down fat cells. Cold does not damage other cells, and so there should be no damage to the skin or underlying tissue, all without the need for surgery or needles.
How much gap is required between Fat Freezing treatments?
We recommend 6-8 weeks apart if treating the same areas.
Is Fat Freezing permanent?
Yes, Fat Freezing is a permanent solution to get rid of stubborn fat cells. The fat cells are crystalised and frozen through Fat Freeing treatment, they are destroyed naturally and gone forever! Any remaining fat cells can still enlarge over time if weight is put on in the future and can therefore affect results, but typically if you regain the same weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) as treated your results will be visible.
What results can I expect from Fat Freezing?
An average of about 25% fat reduction is seen per treatment, and more than one treatment is recommended to see optimum results.
The final results are fully visible within 6-12 weeks, as the body uses this time to flush away the dead fat cells.
These results are permanent as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Am I suitable for Fat Freezing?
The ideal candidate for fat reduction with Fat Freezing is a client within a stone of their ideal or normal body weight. The client must have enough pinch able fat in order to fit into the applicator.
We cater to a variety of sizes using different sizes of applicators from petite to large depending on the size of the fat and the area of the body. Obese clients are more suitable for liposuction due to the volume of fat they may hold.
We also cater to clients 6 months post liposuction to even out bad surgical procedures leaving pockets of unwanted fat. Most clients are suitable for Fat Freezing, however, breastfeeding or pregnant clients are not suitable.
At Portland Body Clinic we have an in-house nurse that will be there to assist you if you would need medical consultation before commencing.
Does Fat Freezing hurt?
Fat Freezing is a non-surgical / non-invasive treatment which requires no downtime. You can easily come in during your lunch break and continue with your daily activities.
You might experience slight discomfort from the cooling sensation during the first few minutes and during the massage at the end of the treatment.
Which areas of the body are Fat Freezing appropriate for?
Are there any side effects to Fat Freezing?
The main side effects that can occur after a Fat Freezing treatment will vary from person to person. Some clients will see swelling, redness and bruising which usually settles within 48 hours post treatment, but can go back to normal activities straight away.
Alison Laskay - OT
I was born and raised on Long Island in New York. I moved to Washington after working as a traveling occupational therapist for two years. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, running, indoor rock climbing, and painting.
Education & Training
I graduated cum laude from Geneseo State University in Geneseo, NY in 2014 with a degree in English Literature. Following that, I attended D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY and graduated magna cum laude with my Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2017. Throughout my time in grad school, I provided respite services to parents of developmentally disabled children in their homes. I jumped right into the traveling therapy industry immediately after passing my OT boards in 2017, which has led me on many adventures in Oregon, New Mexico, California, Washington and the surrounding states. It has also helped me gain occupational therapy experience in a variety of settings such as school based, hospital, skilled nursing, and outpatient services, as well as working as a director of rehab in the skilled nursing setting.
Rayme Rogge - OT
License #: OT60996458
Hello All- I was born and raised in the Everett area, and am a PNW girl at heart! After living in Pennsylvania for the past two years and Bellingham before that, I am excited to be back to my roots. I am passionate about being outside, gardening, snowboarding, surfing and picking fruit. I love working with children of all different abilities, which lead me to a career as an occupational therapist, and I am looking forward to serving your family.
Education & Training
My formal education started at Western Washington University, where I received my bachelor’s of science in kinesiology pre-health. I continued on to receive my masters of occupational therapy from Messiah College. During my master’s education, I completed internships in two placements, including a school for children with moderate to severe Autism Spectrum Disorder. For the past six years, l have worked with children with a variety of diagnosis, with a strong focus on working with children with ASD, behavioral disorders, and intellectual disabilities. This includes formal jobs as a certified nursing assistant, full time OT undergraduate intern, behavioral technician implementing ABA, camp unit leader, and less formally as a nanny. My educational and additional experience has led to a combined sensory and behavioral approach, to support your child or teens growth towards their greatest potential. I am excited to partner with you and your family, to help with your child’s daily needs or what we OT’s like to call “occupations”!
Breanna Mosebach, COTA/L - Certified Parent Coach®
License #: OC60507421
I was born and raised in Everett, Washington and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. I’m the oldest of three kids which plays true to my nature. In 2013 I married my husband and in the years following we had two crazy and wild kids that keep us on our toes everyday. I’m a very outgoing person that loves life and spends any extra time staying active, baking or spending time outdoors.
Education & Training
In 2014 I graduated from Lake Washington Institute of Technology in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. Since then, I’ve been working in the Occupational Therapy field, specializing in Pediatrics and have also been apart of the LWTECH advisory board, acting as a sounding board for any upcoming changes and advancements in our field. In 2017, I graduated from The Parent Coaching Institute in Seattle, WA and became a Certified Parent Coach. With gaining that knowledge, I decided to open my own practice, Intuitive Parenting LLC and started helping families outside of my work in Occupational Therapy. Prior to my OT and Parent Coaching work, I was a CNA that worked with the Geriatric and Mental Health population. As you can tell, I love seeing people grow. Helping them learn to be as indpendent as possible and find their own voice is my passion.
Staci Cetina - COTA/L
Hello. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. 17 years ago, my husband, then 2-year-old daughter and I moved from Milwaukee, WI to Seattle to be closer to family. We soon added another daughter to our mix and for the next 15 years I was a stay-at home mom. I spent those years volunteering in my girl’s class rooms and teaching Junior Achievement during their elementary years. As my daughters grew, I began to explore “what I wanted to be when I ‘grew up.’” One of my daughters has received OT services to aid in sensory processing and we immediately saw the benefits after just a few sessions. When considering my career choices, I was immediately drawn to occupational therapy. When not working, I enjoy reading, spending time with friends and family, hiking/walking outdoors and knitting.
Education & Training
Initially, I received my BA from Beloit College in Beloit, WI in 1995. After working in the corporate world in convention and trade show management and being a stay-at-home mom, I graduated in June, 2019 from Lake Washington Institute of Technology Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. The primary focus of my fieldwork experience was with clients with ASD, whether that was in the school, post-transition, or in a pediatric clinic. All of this experience has provided me with the knowledge and skill to address fine motor, gross motor, sensory, and adaptive/compensatory strategies to assist the needs of your child. Seeing your child/teen grow to be as independent as possible in their daily tasks is my goal.