CoolSculpting is one of the most-requested non-invasive cosmetic technologies, and over six million treatments have been performed worldwide.
Interest in this fat-freezing procedure continues to grow as more women and men realize that they can get rid of stubborn fat and sculpt their bodies without surgery.
If you are considering CoolSculpting, continue reading to learn how it works, treatment areas, anticipated results, and what to expect from the procedure.
Here are answers to your most-pressing CoolSculpting questions.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that targets and destroys localized pockets of fat, without incisions, anesthesia, or downtime.
The completely non-invasive procedure was created by two Harvard scientists and uses a patented cooling technology to slim and contour common trouble spots for women and men.
CoolSculpting is currently FDA-approved to treat nine areas.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
Over time, fat cells can accumulate under the skin and form bulges that are resistant to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting selectively freezes these fat cells, without harming skin or surrounding structures. Fat cells then crystallize and undergo apoptosis – cell death.
In the coming weeks and months, fat cell remnants are metabolized and cleared away from the body through natural detoxification processes.
What Areas Can be Treated with Fat Freezing?
CoolSculpting can be used to shape virtually any part of the body, including the abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, outer thighs, banana roll, back, upper arms, male chest, under the chin, and under the jaw.
With seven custom-fit applicators, CoolSculpting can precisely and successfully remove unwanted bulges and reveal a trimmer physique.
What Does CoolSculpting Feel Like?
Most patients find CoolSculpting to be a comfortable and painless procedure.
As the selected applicator vacuums fatty tissue, you may feel some pressure, followed by an intense cooling sensation. Within a matter of minutes, the treatment area becomes numb and these effects dissipate.
You can then enjoy the rest of the 35-45-minute session relaxing, watching TV, or working on your laptop.
What Happens to Frozen Fat Cells?
Over a period of six months, the body gradually sheds the frozen fat cells, which are removed from the body via the lymphatic system.
When you lose weight, fat cells merely shrink. However, with CoolSculpting, fat cells in the treatment area die and are excreted. As a result, fat is gone for good!
How Many CoolSculpting Treatments Are Recommended?
While some patients achieve desired effects with one CoolSculpting session, others require multiple treatments to reach their body goals.
During your in-person consultation, we will listen to your concerns and evaluate trouble spots. Based on this information, we will create a customized treatment plan, which includes the number of recommended sessions.
Is There Any Downtime?
Zero downtime is one of the key advantages of CoolSculpting. Immediately after treatment, patients are free to go about their day as they normally would and resume all activities.
When Can I See CoolSculpting Results?
Most women and men begin to observe smoothing and circumferential reduction within four-to-six weeks. CoolSculpting results typically peak at three months, but can continue to improve for up to 6 months.
Patients can achieve up to a 20-24 percent fat reduction following treatment.
What Happens If I Gain Weight After Treatment?
Through a healthy diet and regular exercise, patients can permanently maintain their CoolSculpting results.
Nevertheless, if you were to gain weight, you would gain it evenly throughout your body. But because fat cells in the treatment area have been removed, you may continue to note a toned appearance.
Learn More About CoolSculpting
If you are considering CoolSculpting, please call Cool Contours today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced providers.