What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting is a breakthrough, non-invasive procedure that uses patented cooling technology to eliminate fat without surgery. This clinically proven technique is designed to selectively reduce the fat in problem areas that has proven resistant to reduction through diet and exercise. CoolSculpting gently cools targeted cells in the body to induce a natural, controlled elimination of these unwanted fat cells.
CoolSculpting is the first and only nonsurgical procedure to selectively reduce fat layers in problem areas that include muffin tops, love handles and back fat. Developed in 2005 and backed by strong clinical research, CoolSculpting is based on Cryolipolysis (cold lipolysis)-the use of precisely controlled cooling to remove fat.
Based on the scientific principle that fat cells are more sensitive to cold than the overlying skin and surrounding tissues, CoolSculpting reduces the temperature of fat cells in the treated area. This is intended to promote fat cell elimination through a natural biological process known as apoptosis, without causing scar tissue or damage to the skin, nerves or surrounding tissues.
What happens during the treatment?
Prior to treatment, you will have a personalized consultation to discuss your goals and determine the precise areas on which to work. During treatment, CoolSculpting device will be positioned on the area and will draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and can be uncomfortable for several minutes. Bring a book, laptop, tablet or something to do during your treatment. Each treatment site takes one hour and occasionally two hours.
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
The procedure is completely non-surgical, so most people can resume their regular activities immediately. Patients frequently return to work after the session is finished.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for the love handles and proven to be a safe and effective treatment. Typically, there is minimal to no downtime after the procedure though some patients may experience temporary pain or discomfort. Side effects can include redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness to the touch, cramping, itching, tingling and numbness. Numbness can persist for several weeks after a procedure.
Why Choose CoolSculpting?
Benefits of CoolSculpting include:
- It involves no needles, surgery or downtime. Since the CoolSculpting procedure is non-invasive, patients can resume daily activities including work and exercise immediately following treatment.
- It's comfortable. CoolSculpting patients can sit or lie down and relax during the procedure. The procedure is performed in a medical office, under the supervision of a physician specializing in cosmetic procedures.
- It's convenient. Procedures typically last for about one hour, so treatment can easily be performed at lunchtime or during an opportune time of day.
- The results are dramatic. Patients can expect an average 20% reduction of fat in the treated areas visible 8-12 weeks after their procedure.
Who is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is not intended as a weight-reduction program for obese individuals. The best candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure are people near their ideal body weight who eat well and exercise regularly yet have pockets of fat that are unresponsive. It is appropriate for those who are seeking spot reduction for specific areas of fat but are not interested in a surgical procedure.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The price for CoolSculpting varies, depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed and your ultimate goals. An estimate of the cost cannot be determined you are evaluated. Typically, you'll see a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area after one visit, but additional treatments may provide you with even more fat reduction.
A few months after your CoolSculpting treatment, you will look great and your clothes will fit better. As long as you maintain your normal diet and exercise routine, these results should remain steady for the long-term.
Coolsculpting consultations are complementary. Call today to schedule with our Certified CoolSculpting Technician, Donna Hanson, performing Coolsculpting since 2012.