Opening Hours:

  Monday & Friday
  9am - 5pm
  Tuesday  & Thursday
  9am - 8pm
  9am - 7pm

  9am - 2.30pm

Additional Treatments

'Fat Freeze' | diathermy/advanced electrolysis | reflexology | ear-piercing |

'Fat Freezing', or Cryolipolysis, is a non-invasive, no needle, no scalpel, no scar alternative to liposuction.

We all have our problem areas, like that little bit of fat that we just can’t budge. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get rid of it, without breaking a sweat or breaking the bank?
Well, apparently now we can!

Reduce stubborn areas of fat

The newest inch loss craze sweeping the nation is ‘CoolSculpting Cryolipolysis’. This type of treatment targets stubborn areas of fat that appear to be resistant to our hard work in the gym and/or the healthy diet that we stick to.
This treatment involves placing a membrane onto the skin followed by the placing of a vacuum cooling device over the membrane. The targeted cells are then safely exposed to minus zero degrees temperatures over a 40-60 minute period (depending on area being treated). The lipids in fat crystallise at a colder temperature than skin cells so only the fat cells are destroyed with no damage to skin or nerve tissue.
The dead fat cells are gradually removed by the body’s natural metabolism and immune system. The white blood cells digest the dead fat cells, so they don’t enter the bloodstream or settle anywhere else on the body.
Visible results can take 1-2 months.

If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. So it’s not to say we can gorge on take-outs and expect to look like a catwalk model after having this treatment. Best results will come from using this treatment alongside a healthy diet and lifestyle. Boosting the metabolic rate and drinking lots of water are advisable in achieving optimum results.

Who is an ideal candidate?
The best candidates for this procedure should be within two stone of their ideal bodyweight. This is because CoolSculpting does not suck the fat out or cause weight loss. It simply destroys fat cells and your body needs to metabolize the fat via the immune system. The area to be treated is a “fat bulge” which can be grasped or squeezed. Examples are abdomen, love handles, flanks and inner thighs; and smaller heads are available for upper arms and above the knees. Unfortunately the machine has no effect on cellulite or improving skin condition.

How safe is it?/ What are the risks?
The procedure has been performed hundreds of thousands of times, with an extremely high level of safety compared to other fat reduction methods.

Common side effects:
Temporary numbness, mild soreness and occasionally mild bruising. Most people say they feel essentially nothing after the procedure, but if these symptoms happen, they are mild and don’t require any medical attention or time off work or activities.
Rare side effects: Some clients describe the procedure as painful, although not enough to stop treatment and occasionally the numbness can last for a few days.

Can it be repeated?
Yes. We are typically seeing 20-25% of shrinkage after a single treatment. The metabolism of fat cells will be complete after 1-2 months, that is when a repeat treatment is usually considered for additional benefit.

Is it permanent?
Yes, you typically do not grow new fat cells as an adult, and the fat cells are destroyed. But if you gain weight obviously the results will not be visible. Once you get back to your previous weight, you would still have the benefit.

This is not a weight loss treatment. CoolSculpting refers to sculpting or shrinking stubborn areas.

One head, if area to be treated is small, eg lower tummy (60 minutes)
Two heads working simultaneously eg. hips/love handles (60 minutes)


Diathermy / Advanced Electrolysis
for skin tags, Milia, Spider & Thread Veins on face and legs

Thread & Spider Veins
Broken capillaries appear as wavy red lines (thread veins), red spots, or as red spots with thin red lines radiating from them (spider veins). They may appear on face, body or legs and can be treated by diathermy.
A minute current is applied just underneath the skin surface by tapping a very fine needle along the affected area, cauterising the blood vessel.
The skin is blanched and the red colour disappears, the blood being reabsorbed by the body. The area may feel a little hot a few minutes later. Lotion is applied to the skin to cool it and to promote the healing process.
A facial treatment takes about 15 - 20 minutes. Typically, 2-4 treatments may be required, but after one treatment there will be a noticeable difference. Appointments are made at 2-3 week intervals.
Legs usually require several treatments at 5-6 week intervals.

Skin Tags
Skin tags are benign growths which appear as small fleshy lumps attached by a stalk. They often occur during and after middle age and can range from 1mm to 5mm in size. Most commonly found in fold areas of the body such as armpits, the neck and the groin, they can sometimes also be found round the eye area. They can be very annoying as they get caught in necklaces, other jewellery and clothes, but aren't harmful. Unfortunately they can't yet be prevented from forming as their cause isn't known. But the good news is that they can be removed with a simple and effective diathermy treatment.

(hard white milk spots)
Milia are often called milk spots are actually keratin-filled cysts that appear under the epidermis. They can affect people at any age and usually found around the eyes, cheeks and nose. We can treat and remove these effectively using diathermy.

Spider vein, milia and skin tag removal -10 minutes
Spider vein, milia and skin tag removal - 20 minutes


Reflexology is massage of the feet that aims to promote wellness in other areas of the body.  By stimulating reflex points that correspond to the various structures and organs, it can help to alleviate pain.

40 minutes

Ear piercing

Licensed by Local Authority.
Under 18's need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must provide photo ID.

Ear piercing is carried out by fully qualified staff, using the superior "Inverness Sterile System".
Prices vary depending on style of earring.

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning universal life force energy. Reiki is an invisible, gentle energy that works by balancing a person's energy system, promoting the body’s own natural ability to heal on all levels; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. As well as encouraging personal or spiritual development, this means that Reiki may help with a wide range of issues and conditions, as it puts you and your body in the best position to cope with all of life’s ups and downs. Reiki is non-invasive and you don't need to remove any clothing.

30 minutes
60 minutes

Ylang Ylang flowers





Treatment room at La Ruelle
Treatment Room


CoolSculpting machine at La Ruelle
CoolSculpting Machine with
2 heads attached





































Removal of spider veins on the legs
Thread veins on the legs
Thread veins
Spider veins on the face


Skin tag removal
Skin tags on the neck


Milia - white spots















Tel: 01776 702220    |    Email: eileen@laruelle.co.uk
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