At Victoria’s Cosmedi Spa, we understand that you may have a whole bunch of questions, queries and concerns in relation to the treatments offered at our clinic.

In response to this we have assembled a gallery of some of the most frequently asked questions we receive at our Launceston Clinic:

Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than the tissues surrounding it. CoolSculpting technology allows for the precise targeting of fat cells beneath the skin in order to cool them to temperatures that trigger their natural death. This process is known as Cryolipolysis® and results in those fat cells freezing and dying. The fats crystallize faster than normal cells so there is no damage to skin, nerves or other surrounding tissue. Over time the treated fat cells will shrink and die and your body will naturally metabolize them, eliminating these dead cells, and leaving a more sculpted you. Unlike with diet or exercise where the fat cells are reduced in size, with CoolSculpting, once the treated fat cells are gone, they're gone permanently. With each session, you can decrease the number of treated fat cell by about 20% and each additional treatment further enhances your results, ridding you of an additional 20% of the treated fat cells per session.

Liposuction is a more dramatic and invasive surgical procedure that requires individuals to undergo general anaesthesia in order to have their fat removed. It works by using large tubes to pull out fat from targeted areas of the body, leaving individuals with immediate results. However, it can be a traumatic procedure and can require a week or two of recovery. CoolSculpting directly targets fat cells, freezes them and allows for your body to metabolise and be rid of these dead cells. It is minimally invasive, doesn't require surgery and therefore has no downtime.

As well all know, our health - in addition to our appearance – depends quite heavily on a well-balanced diet and regular exercise. It is imperative that you are aware that CoolSculpting cannot take the place of either of these, but rather act as an aid that can help you accomplish your goals. Diet and exercise can help reduce the appearance of fat cells, but they don't permanently rid your body of them. This is where CoolSculpting comes in as it freezes off fat cells for good, enhancing your diet plan and serving as great encouragement for continuing a healthy lifestyle.

No. Tanning can in fact, make your stretch marks appear more noticeable as the skin around them will darken while the marks remain light. Self-tanner can be used to camouflage and try to hide or reduce the appearance of both early and stretch marks but it cannot get rid of them. To permanently get rid of stretch marks, contact Victoria’s Cosmedi Spa on (03) 6331 0377 for our range of treatment options.

When it comes to simple remedies such as almond oil, coco butter, olive oil or vitmanin E, none of them can prevent stretch marks. Products that contain centella or hyaluronic acid may be more beneficial in the prevention of stretch marks. Stratamark, which is sold by Victoria’s Cosmedi Spa, is recommended for women in their second trimester of pregnancy or at any sign of stretch marks to prevent or lessen the appearance of stretch marks.

• We recommend that pregnant women use Stratamark from the beginning of the second trimester or from any signs of stretch marks right the way to at least a minimun of 60 – 90 days after the birth of your baby.
• For adolescents going through growth spurts, Stratamark should be used for the entire duration of the growth spurt or at least until the skin is no longer stretched as well as for an addition 60 – 90 days following.
• For existing stretch marks, Stratamark should be used for at least 60 – 90 days consecutively until you can see no further improvements. Older or more severe stretch marks may require a longer period of treatment as well as the combination of other stretch mark treatments if necessary

No, treatments like the Microdermabrasion and beauty treatments do not have downtime but there may be some redness or soreness depending on the procedure or treatment.

If you are healthy, around your ideal weight and have realistic expectation of what cosmetic treatment is able to achieve, contact us at Victoria’s Cosmedi Spa and find out how we can assist you in your treatment.

With any invasive procedure there are generally some risks and symptoms involved. During your initial consultation one of our skilled, friendly and expert team at Victoria’s Cosmedi Spa will discuss with you the possible risks and complications. This will allow you to be fully aware of what to expect with each treatment.

Microdermabrasion is the gentle, yet effective abrading of the skin using micro diamond-shaped crystals to remove dead skin cells. Find out more by visiting our treatment page

Peels consist of many different solutions that when applied to the skin cause the damaged outer layers of skin to come away and reveal beautifully rejuvenated skin. To find out more about the different skin peel treatments we offer, visit our skin peel page.

The number of treatments required is unique to each person. It depends on the type and depth of the tattoo, pigments used and the skin type of the patient.

Tattoo removal can hurt however the pain is comparable to that of getting a tattoo and not unbearable. Everyone’s pain tolerance is different.

It is possible to remove a tattoo completely however result may vary depending on the skin, tattoo type and dedication to the treatment. Even with a full regimen of treatments complete removal of a tattoo cannot be guaranteed.