Cristal Pro: Can fat freezing remove my double chin?

Double chins are no doubt an unsightly feature that many of us have and wish to get rid of. But unless you lose a massive amount of overall body fat, getting rid of that double chin may be a far-fetched dream for some due to how we store our fat, which cannot be changed. Imagine having to sacrifice some of that derriere just to achieve a sharper jawline — not worth it, at least for us. 

Thankfully, because of body contouring treatments like fat freezing, we can successfully spot and reduce fat according to our desires. However, while most popular fat freezing options in Singapore like CoolSculpt can perform body contouring with much success, the same cannot be said for facial contouring due to the machine’s large handpieces. That is, until Cristal Pro disrupted the market.

What is Cristal Pro? 

Cristal Pro is an effective cryolipolysis technology from France with the concept of 360 degrees body shaping, enabling body and face reshaping at the same time. It is non-invasive and non-surgical, and is not a type of plastic surgery like liposuction either. 

During the procedure, fat deposits are froze down to -12 degrees. These fat cells enter an apoptosis phase, which is an irreversible cell death. The cells are then eliminated naturally over the weeks following treatment. 

Cristal Pro can treat almost any area of the body, from large areas like the saddlebags and abdomen to smaller ones such as the chin or arms, allowing up to 4 body areas in one session. There are 8 applicators in total, each designed for different parts of the face and body. 

There is no downtime, and it guarantees up to 30% reduction in fat cells. Clinical studies show that there is an average of 2 - 4cm loss in fat circumference after every session.

What are the benefits of fat freezing by Cristal Pro?

Below are the benefits of fat freezing by Cristal Pro: 

Is fat freezing safe? 

Fat freezing is known to be safe and successful, and an alternative to risky procedures like liposuction. There is no surgery, and there are no injections either. 

The doctors simply cool the fat cells in the targeted area, which causes the fat cells to freeze and die, and they begin disintegrating and eventually become metabolised out of the body system. 

Will the results of fat freezing from Cristal Pro last long?

The chances of the fat cells returning after being eliminated are slim or none. Patients are still advised to have a healthy diet and an active lifestyle if they want to support the fat-reduction treatment for the best results.

How many Cristal Pro treatment sessions do I need for double chin reduction? 

You can expect results within 1 - 2 sessions. But generally, 1 - 3 sessions per region at 1-month intervals are recommended. It also depends on the target area of the body, as well as the proportion of fats in those areas. The standard for beauty is different for different people, so the number of sessions really depends on what you want to achieve.

Often —not just for body contouring treatments— patients don’t know when to stop and don’t wish to as the satisfaction from seeing results can be addictive; but it is the responsibility of the practitioner to keep an objective eye and manage the patient’s expectations. As such, we highly recommend seeking a responsible doctor who can ensure safe, satisfactory results.

What is the cost of Cristal Pro in Singapore? 

Cristal Pro costs about $199 onwards per applicator. As with any aesthetic treatment, the cost depends on the treatment area and how severe the problem is.


If a double chin is still weighing you down, you may want to try fat freezing treatment with Cristal Pro. It is safe and non-invasive, and can give you the V-shaped jawline you’ve been longing for without breaking the bank. 

If you’re still not sure you want it yet, feel free to speak to us and we are happy to help! 


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Lasers are not a long term solution for your acne. Here’s why.

If there was a way to describe the typical ‘acne treatment starter pack’ in Singapore, it would look something like this: 

This conventional treatment —used by many dermatologists and aesthetic doctors— works in controlling acne, but is not optimal in treating acne long term. Let us explain why. 

How do conventional acne treatments work? 

First, let’s identify common acne treatments in Singapore and their modalities. 

Topical medication

These are your creams such as Differin and Retin-A; they control and reduce acne by 30-60%. 

Oral medication 

Many patients swear by oral medication and they are not wrong — oral acne treatment can completely clear acne if you take them as prescribed. However, the acne will recur once the medication is stopped. There are also reported side effects of acne medication; these side effects include extremely dry skin including around the genital areas. 


Research ‘acne treatment’ and you’d be met with plenty of clinics trying to upsell you laser after laser, some even with packages. Don’t get me wrong — lasers do work, but just like oral medication, they are temporary and will recur once stopped. Additionally, factors like stress and hormones also often cause acne to return or worsen. In such scenarios, most practitioners would suggest increasing the laser’s power, which can cause side effects including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation especially for darker skin individuals. 

The truth is, acne is a multi-factorial, deep-rooted condition that is heavily influenced and often caused by stress and hormones. There is no long term treatment for acne till your hormone levels drop. Conventional acne treatments and lasers do provide a temporary resolution and improvement, but they may not be sustainable long term. 

What is the best treatment to get rid of acne?

Based on the explanation above, it appears the only way to manage acne is by controlling your hormone levels — or is it really? 

Let’s not forget that acne occurs when sebaceous glands in our skin activate and produce oil. As aesthetic doctors, we cannot directly correct your hormone levels — but what we can do is exactly target and shut down those acne-causing sebaceous glands, preventing acne breakouts from happening altogether. This is possible through Secret RF. 

Secret RF is a non-invasive treatment that uses fractional radiofrequency and microneedling to directly target, heat and inactivate acne-causing glands. When these glands are destroyed entirely, they can no longer react to stimulants like hormones and excess oil. To put it simply and boldly, Secret RF provides a long term resolution to acne. 

At Ozhean Zoey Aesthetics, to enhance the effectiveness of Secret RF, we make sure we prime our patients’ faces properly first with our Basic Acne Program. This involves: 

Extracting existing acne sebum with SuperFacials and Chemical Peels 

We remove blackheads, whiteheads and pus-filled acne to control the spread of inflammation. This step is imperative in any acne treatment, and even more so with the use of lasers. Failure to do so will in fact cause the heat of the laser to stimulate even more acne! 

Targeting acne bacteria with the Pro Yellow Laser 

Once we cleanse and extract existing acne sebum, we then use the Pro Yellow Laser to specifically target red acne marks and heal acne bacteria. 

Once these two steps are done, you’re all set to begin your Secret RF treatment with us at your next session! Because Secret RF also denaturalises surrounding tissue and triggers collagen and elastin production, this treatment can also be used to treat acne scars; patients looking to treat both active acne and acne scars can do so at the same time. 

In a nutshell, Secret RF can: 

Why Secret RF and not other microneedling treatments? 

Secret RF, like any other microneedling treatment, works by the same mechanism for overall skin rejuvenation. What’s different, however, is that Secret RF comes with ultra-fine gold-plated needles that can make perfect contact with your skin and perform a conventional subcision without any bruising or bleeding. 

We also especially like that the Secret RF device allows us to manipulate delivered energy and customise each treatment according to your skin type. This aspect is highly advantageous for our patients with darker skin tones.

How long will it take to see results?

Generally we recommend at least 4-5 sessions, each spaced a month apart. Thereafter, you can choose to continue Secret RF for maintenance of skin health or treat and prevent new acne with LDM. 

Otherwise, because Secret RF has long term benefits, you are free to enjoy your new, rejuvenated skin long term without continuing treatment. Just make sure to exercise a normal skincare routine after, including washing your face regularly.

Although Secret RF is effective in treating acne, we recommend Gold PTT for moderate acne and AGNES for severe acne. 

Do you have any questions? Feel free to speak to us and we are more than happy to help! 


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  2. Hou, A., Cohen, B., Haimovic, A., & Elbuluk, N. (2017). Microneedling: A Comprehensive Review. Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.], 43(3), 321–339.

Why the Pico Laser isn’t the sole answer to treating pigmentation: A doctor’s opinion

Whether you’re new to aesthetic treatments or not, you must have at some point read raving reviews about what the pico laser does for pigmentation. The pico laser is often associated with pigmentation removal, and it’s all for good reason — this medical-grade laser treatment, which has in the past few years given conventional nanosecond Q-switched lasers a run for their money, is well and highly known for its ability to work faster, better, and even safer (lesser side effects). 

To clarify, pico laser is not a brand or name of a laser machine; but rather a type of laser technology that operates in picoseconds or one trillionth of a second. Compared to Q-switched lasers —which fire laser beams in pulse durations of nanoseconds— the pico laser’s shorter pulse durations produce more of a photomechanical than photothermal effect, and as a result are able to shatter pigments more effectively with lower side effects. 

Whether or not pico lasers beat Q-switched lasers in terms of efficacy is still up for debate, you may read more in our pico laser guide. 

Does the pico laser really work?

Several studies have demonstrated the pico laser’s safety and effectiveness in treating the majority of common skin imperfections, including spots caused by sun damage and acne scarring. But does what work mean it’s optimal? 

At Ozhean Zoey Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on formulating solutions that’s only the best for our patients, even if it means going against the grain of what’s popular. While pico lasers certainly have their distinct advantages and strengths due to the intensity of their photoacoustic power, they might not be suitable for all types of pigmentation, and certainly should not be used in isolation if you want a satisfactory outcome. 

To elaborate, let’s first briefly discuss the different types of pigmentation in Singapore and the pico laser’s effect on each type.

Freckles and sun spots 

These are the most common type of pigmentation in Singapore (considering our climate) and are what we consider surface pigmentation since they occupy the superficial layer of the skin. Freckles and sunspots are the easiest to treat with the pico laser but have the highest chance of recurrence without adequate sun protection. 


Melasma is identified as irregular, uneven, butterfly-shaped pigmented patches that affect both sides of the face. Treating melasma is tricky because while it’s considered a deeper pigmentation, it must be treated with care to avoid post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Contrary to what many people think, pico lasers are actually too harsh for melasma. 

Post-inflammatory erythema 

Post-inflammatory erythema (PIE) is the redness you get after an acne outbreak due to underlying inflammation of the skin. As such, PIE responds best to lasers that tackle redness of skin, like the Pro Yellow Laser — but they must be treated early before they progress to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. 

Hori’s nevus 

These are deep, dense skin pigments that form from excessive melanin and melanocyte production. Treating Hori’s nevus effectively would require higher laser energies, like the Curas Advanced Nano Laser. 

Solar lentigines 

Solar lentigines are large sun spots more commonly found among seniors in Singapore. Like freckles, they can be easily treated with a pico laser. 

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)

PIH can occur due to excessive damage to the skin, such as a deep scratch, acne, or excessive laser treatments. PIH is usually treated with pico toning (non fractional mode) or with advanced nano laser long pulse mode.  Pico fractional mode might be too harsh for PIH and may cause more PIH.   PIH that are older also tend to be deeper pigments for which a long pulse laser is more suitable for its resolution rather than a pico laser which acts more superficially.

Does pigmentation go away?

Yes, but only if you use the correct lasers. From what we described above, you can see that pico lasers work better for small and superficial pigmented moles, such as freckles and solar lentigines. 

Pico lasers do not work on conditions like Melasma and age-related hyperpigmentation, where there is often a background of vascular problems. They can temporarily remove some pigments, but these pigments will recur unless treated at the root with a vascular laser. 

In other words, pico lasers have their limitations as a standalone treatment and work best when complemented with other lasers. Many don’t know this, but a major cause of pigmentation is due to thin skin that comes with age, or a loss of collagen. Hence, some distinct collagen remodelling is necessary to treat and prevent pigmentation, which pico lasers are unlikely to do due to their inability to penetrate deep into the dermis. 

Taking all these into consideration, we thus came up with our PICOMAX program. This program consists of using three different lasers to treat pigmentation. They are: 

  1. Pro Yellow Laser to target the blood vessels and reduce facial flushing and redness of skin. Patients can expect an immediate brightening of the face, or “glass skin complexion”.
  1. Curas Advanced Nano Laser for deeper pigmentation like Melasma and Hori’s nevus. This laser also has a longer pulsed mode, which can effectively stimulate collagen remodelling. 
  2. Pico Laser to remove superficial pigments like freckles and sunspots, and stimulate collagen growth at the epidermis. 

Together, these three work together to clear all red, brown and black pigments. Safety is a number one concern at Ozhean, so our doctors guard this priority closely by delivering the safe optimal dose of laser each time to prevent complications like PIH while still ensuring distinct results. 


  1. Koren, A., Isman, G., Friedman, O., Salameh, F., Niv, R., Shehadeh, W., & Artzi, O. (2020). Evaluation of subject response following treatment for pigmentation or wrinkles using a diode laser. Journal of cosmetic dermatology, 19(6), 1371–1376.
  2. Weiss, R. A., McDaniel, D. H., Weiss, M. A., Mahoney, A. M., Beasley, K. L., & Halvorson, C. R. (2017). Safety and efficacy of a novel diffractive lens array using a picosecond 755 nm alexandrite laser for treatment of wrinkles. Lasers in surgery and medicine, 49(1), 40–44.

Is HIFU really the answer to repair saggy skin?

One of the greatest markers of ageing is from our face; as we grow older, we develop skin laxity resulting in smile lines and loose skin under the chin and neck. If you’re well past 30, where collagen loss starts to accelerate, you’d have already noticed these effects of ageing. In aesthetics, procedures like threadlifts and fillers are well known to maintain our youthful glow and correct signs of ageing. 

But the truth is for mature individuals, merely using injectables is not enough if your goal is to look fresher and younger. Instead, combining those with something slightly more ‘invasive’ such as HIFU would be a better option. 

What is HIFU? 

HIFU, short for high-intensity focused ultrasound, is a minimally invasive technique that uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten skin. It is considered the closest non-surgical option to a facelift (non-surgical facelift). 

As its name suggests, HIFU works by using focused ultrasound energy to target and heat up tissues just beneath the skin. Once the cell tissues reach a certain temperature, they go through cellular damage and are stimulated to produce more collagen. Collagen, as we all know, is key to tighter and firmer skin. 

Most patients who do HIFU enjoy aesthetic benefits including: 

Note that we say most patients — because while HIFU has been proven to work, this anti-ageing procedure is not suitable for patients with photo damaged skin or severe skin laxity due to extensive collagen loss. It is also not recommended for patients with cystic acne and open skin lesions at the target area. 

Simply put, the best candidate for HIFU is someone from their 30s with mild to moderate skin laxity and no existing serious skin conditions. 

Is HIFU safe?

Before HIFU made its way into aesthetics, it was actually used in cancer therapy. It was not till later that scientists discovered the benefits of HIFU in cosmetic treatments. While HIFU as a medical technology for aesthetics in general was formally approved by the FDA, many brands of HIFU devices such as Ultrafomer 3 are Korea FDA, Europe SE and HSA Singapore-approved. 

Please note that even without US FDA approval, it does not necessarily mean a medical device is unsafe — especially if the device or technology in question has received approval from other health regulatory bodies. For the most part, getting a stamp of approval from US FDA is an expensive and time consuming process and in most businesses’ eyes only worth it if there’s commercial demand. HIFU is currently widely adopted in Asian countries including Korea, Taiwan, China and of course Singapore, where aesthetic medicine and anti-aging technologies are billion dollar industries. 

Several clinical studies can also back up the safety and efficacy of HIFU, including a 2017 study[1] in which patients showed significant improvements on skin elasticity of the cheeks, thighs and lower abdomen after 12 weeks with no adverse side effects. Another study[2] done the same year also confirmed consistent clinical efficacy of over 90% with no adverse events. 

At Ozhean Zoey Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on only bringing in products and treatments that are safe and clinically tested.

What’s the difference between HIFU and a facelift? 

A facelift, medically known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of ageing in the face and neck. During a facelift, the tissues beneath the skin are surgically pulled back to alter the contour of the face. 

Compared to HIFU, a surgical facelift lasts a lot longer (about 10 years) but is a lot more expensive and carries more risks. Here’s a summary of the major differences between the two. 




Mode of mechanism 

High frequency ultrasound waves to heat up and damage cells to trigger collagen production in the body

Surgically pull back and remove excess tissue 


Minimally invasive, no incisions required

Invasive procedure that requires sutures and stitches 

Side effects

Mild redness and swelling

Possible side effects include anaesthesia risks, blood clots, scarring and pain 


Results take about 3 months to see visible effects; lasts for about a year; subsequent HIFU treatments are required to maintain results 

Results last for about 10 years or more


Minimal downtime

Downtime of 2 weeks 

Is HIFU painful?

Compared to other anti-aging injectable procedures, HIFU does carry a bit more discomfort and pain. This is due to the heat from the ultrasound waves. However, it is nothing too uncomfortable; most patients describe the pain as a light prickly sensation. Our doctors will do their best to minimise pain and make you feel as comfortable as possible. 

So is HIFU suitable for me if I’m older? 

For patients in their 60s with severe collagen loss, reversing ageing would be slightly more challenging compared to younger individuals. Most doctors would recommend a surgical facelift as the best option, but if you’re looking to slow down signs of ageing without going under the knife, we recommend combining HIFU with another non-surgical facelift procedure. 

Again, this is just a generalisation and our doctors will have to assess your condition to advise better. 


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  2. Chilukuri, S., Denjean, D., & Fouque, L. (2017). Treating multiple body parts for skin laxity and fat deposits using a novel focused radiofrequency device with an ultrasound component: Safety and efficacy study. Journal of cosmetic dermatology, 16(4), 476–479.

Gold PTT: Using real gold to treat oily, acne-prone skin?

We’ve all experienced acne in our lives — those who have gone through phases of acne in their teenage years would know that this tricky skin condition doesn’t just stop past puberty and carries on in adulthood. In Singapore, about 88% of adolescents aged 13-19 years experience acne, and 41% of adults in Singapore with acne had this skin condition when they were younger. 

At Ozhean Zoey Aesthetics, we’re seeing an increasing number of patients with adult-onset acne, notably due to excess oil production on the face from our humid climate made worse with long term wearing of masks, causing ‘maskne’. If you, like many others, have found oily skin to be the main cause of your recurrent acne, there might finally be a solution. 

Introducing Gold PTT, an acne treatment designed to improve all types of facial acne, especially acne caused by oily skin festered with inflamed pustules and papules. 

How does Gold PTT treat acne?

To effectively treat acne, you must get to the root of causative factors. Let’s first understand what acne is. 

Acne is a skin condition caused by oil-clogged hair follicles and dead skin cells, resulting in whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. However, not all acne is the same! We usually start by identifying the type of acne you have: 

Non-inflammatory acne 

This is acne in its beginning stages, where active inflammation or bacteria overgrowth of the acne gland has not taken place. They occur closer to the surface of the skin and include; 

Inflammatory acne 

This is when pores in the skin are clogged with bacteria, dead skin and oil, resulting in intense swelling and redness. Signs of inflammatory acne include; 

Gold PTT — Treating acne with gold? 

Gold PTT, or Gold Photothermal Therapy, uses selective photothermolysis and real gold nanoparticles to reduce sebum production. Why gold? Because gold is known for its incredible ability to absorb light energy emitted by lasers, which is pivotal in photothermal therapy. 

Let’s break down the Gold PTT treatment process to help you understand better. 

Step 1: Deep cleanse of the treatment area 

The surface of the skin is cleansed to remove any debris, dirt and impurities. Depending on how much dirt you have, we may use other tools to thoroughly get rid of any oil and dead skin accumulated beneath the skin. 

Step 2: Application of gold nanoparticles 

A layer of gold nanoparticles is applied to the skin. These gold nanoparticles react better to hair follicles and sebaceous glands and hence are more readily absorbed. 

Step 3: Absorption of gold nanoparticles 

Absorption into the hair follicles takes place with the help of Local Dynamic Micro-Ultrasound (LDM) tech. LDM makes use of ultrasound frequencies to penetrate these gold nanoparticles deep into the pores while leaving surrounding skin undisturbed. 

Step 4: Activation of gold nanoparticles 

Finally, a long-pulsed diode laser (wavelength of 800nm or 1064nm) is used to ‘excite’ and heat up the gold particles. At Ozhean Zoey Aesthetics, we use a pico laser due to the pico laser’s fast speed that ensures no heat damage to surrounding tissues while still precisely targeting the gold particles. 

Also, unlike other lasers used in dermatology, the pico laser administered in this treatment only interacts with the gold nanoparticles instead of the skin directly. This allows for a highly localised heat process, which achieves two things: 

  1. Disrupts overactive sebaceous glands permanently and hence reducing production of oily sebum 
  2. Kills bacteria in hair follicles, reducing the chances of the follicles becoming clogged and thus decreasing bacterial activity and inflammation 

By overcoming these two processes alone, we effectively prevent future acne outbreaks. 

How effective is Gold PTT in treating acne? 

Gold PTT is effective because we are targeting sebum production directly, one of the major root causes of acne. What you will naturally get is reduced acne outbreaks and improvement of symptoms. 

A recent study1 done on patients with moderate to severe acne vulgaris reported that after three successful Gold PTT treatments, the patients showed an average improvement of more than 50%. They also saw a decrease in inflammatory cell infiltration and fibrotic changes of the dermis. 

This is backed up by another study2 done on patients with recurring acne. Those patients saw no development of new lesions 3-4 months after three Gold PTT treatments with no adverse side effects. 

But as always, acne is a multi-factorial skin condition that requires a holistic approach to treatment. On top of Gold PTT, you may need a combination of other treatments as well as lifestyle modifications for optional outcome. 


  1. Suh, D. H., Park, T. J., Jeong, J. Y., Kim, K. E., Park, J. H., Lee, S. J., Kim, H. J., & Ryu, H. J. (2021). Photothermal therapy using gold nanoparticles for acne in Asian patients: A preliminary study. Dermatologic therapy, 34(3), e14918.
  2. Park, K. Y., Han, H. S., Hong, J. Y., Seo, S. J., & Lee, S. J. (2020). Gold nanoshell-mediated photothermal therapy for acne vulgaris. Dermatologic therapy, 33(1), e13189. 

Fat freezing in 2021: Obsolete, or still relevant?

Although the past year has forced us to stay home a lot more, our activity levels are anything but naught. A recent fitness report showed that in 2021, exercising outdoors became the most popular fitness trend, with close to 60% of adults choosing solo activities like running, hiking and walking to keep fit and burn off the extra calories1. With exercise becoming the option of choice for individuals to lose weight and look good, does this mean that body contouring treatments like fat freezing are now obsolete?

Not at all, and here’s why.

First, what is fat freezing and how does it work?

Fat freezing, or Cryolipolysis, is a non-invasive fat loss procedure that destroys or melts fat through freezing. Fat freezing works by freezing your fat cells, achieving apoptosis or cell death. The dead cells are then eliminated naturally through your liver.

Because fat cells are more sensitive to temperature than skin cells, surrounding skin is left undamaged — something surgical treatments like liposuction have yet to achieve. Further, as fat freezing can target the treated area directly, patients can choose to lose fat in a certain area while leaving surrounding tissues like the blood vessels and nerves unharmed.

Fat freezing is commonly treated on areas that tend to hold stubborn body fat, including:

In terms of efficacy, studies have shown that fat freezing treatments reduce subcutaneous fat at the treatment site by up to 25% after one treatment, and reductions of up to 6.7cm in circumference and 4.5m in thickness of the fat layer after 12 weeks/3-4 treatments2.

What are the different types of fat freezing treatments in Singapore?

CoolSculpting currently reigns as the most popular and common fat freezing treatment in Singapore, and all for good reason due to the device’s long track record. But there are several fat freezing options in Singapore; while they work by the same mechanism and treatment process, each of them differ in features and results. 

Briefly, here are the different types of fat freezing options in Singapore: 


Cristal Pro’s 360-degree body shaping solution promises up to 30% fat removal and allows up to four areas to be treated simultaneously, including the body and face4. Like CoolTech, Cristal Pro also comes with a wide range of applicators to fit different parts of the body.


Clatuu Alpha is arguably CoolSculpt’s biggest competitor, as this device comes with an upgraded 360-degree surround cooling technology that allows for an 18.1% increase in efficiency3. The Clatuu Alpha is also equipped with a 20% stronger suction capacity and customised applicators that can treat areas other fat freezing treatments typically cannot, such as the neck.


CoolTech comes with not just one, two, but four applicators that allow us to treat four areas simultaneously! Compared to traditional fat freeze devices that come with large handpieces that are better used for larger body parts, CoolTech has 9 handpieces designed in different sizes, shapes and contours to better fit in fat pockets below the armpits, love handles and inner thighs.


CoolSculpting is one of the oldest fat freeze brands in the market. Its efficacy has been studied for over a decade in the market, and many patients tend to go for CoolSculpting due to its high safety track record and consistency. However, the CoolSculpting device is extremely costly even for practitioners to acquire — as such, when trickled down to the consumer, most patients can only afford to treat 1-2 areas in one session.

Which fat freezing treatment is best for me?

This really depends on your goals and body type. We store and lose fat differently; so just like how there’s no one-size-fits all solution for, say, acne treatments, the same applies for fat freezing. Our doctors will be able to advise you better. 

Regardless of the treatment you choose, you will still experience the following benefits of fat freezing: 

Do I still need to exercise with fat freezing?

As much as fat freezing can produce desirable results, the best candidates are those within their ideal weight range, engage in regular exercise, keep to a healthy diet, have noticeable fat bulges and most importantly are realistic in their expectations. 

In fact, we believe fat freezing is the perfect complement to a healthy, active lifestyle and hence also believe that although exercise has been on the rise and will hopefully continue to be, fat freezing will never be obsolete. If you exercise regularly or have been trying to lose body fat for awhile now, you would notice that fat on certain body parts are just always slower or almost impossible to shed. 

This is because we cannot spot fat, and fat freezing treatments can help remove those stubborn pockets of fat safely and efficiently. Aesthetic medicine is all about complementing what you already have to create a better you, and at Ozhean Zoey Singapore, we believe fat freezing can assist your efforts in working towards your dream body! 


  2. Krueger, N., Mai, S. V., Luebberding, S., & Sadick, N. S. (2014). Cryolipolysis for noninvasive body contouring: clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology, 7, 201–205.