Over the past nine years, CoolSculpting has become synonymous with non-invasive fat reduction and body contouring.
It’s not only an excellent option for women and men who have diet and exercise resistant fat bulges, it’s also the perfect solution for patients that are averse to a surgical procedure like liposuction.
If you are considering CoolSculpting, continue reading for everything you need to know about this fat-freezing technology.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that freezes and destroys stubborn fat bulges. It is an in-office procedure and does not involve incisions, anesthesia, or downtime.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
During a CoolSculpting treatment, fatty tissue is suctioned into an applicator and cooled to four degrees Celsius.
This causes fat cells to freeze and undergo apoptosis (cell death), without harming skin or surrounding structures.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Ideal CoolSculpting candidates are healthy women and men who are within 30 pounds of their goal weight and struggle with localized areas of fat.
It works especially well for individuals that follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly, but are unable to achieve their body goals.
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure and not designed to treat obesity.
How Long Does CoolSculptng Take? How Many Sessions Are Recommended?
Depending on the location, size, and shape of the targeted area, treatment time can range from 35-60 minutes.
The number of recommended sessions can also vary based on each patient’s concerns and goals.
What Happens to Treated Fat?
Following CoolSculpting, destroyed fat cells are metabolized and cleared from the body via the lymphatic system.
This process occurs naturally and doesn’t require any effort or awareness from the patient.
What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?
CoolSculpting is currently FDA-approved to eliminate fat pockets from the abdomen, flanks, thighs, banana roll (under buttocks), back, bra line, upper arms, under the chin, and under the jaw.
Are CoolSculpting Results Permanent?
While weight loss and some other body contouring treatments merely shrink fat cells, CoolSculpting permanently eliminates up to 24 percent of fat in the treatment area.
This means that fat is gone for good!
When Will I See Results?
Within four-to-six weeks, you will notice visible slimming and contouring of the treatment area. Your clothes may also start to fit looser.
In the coming weeks and months, CoolSculpting results will continue to improve. Final effects are usually evident by three months. However, fat reduction can continue for up to six months.
Get Started with CoolSculpting Today
If you are considering CoolSculpting, please call Cool Contours today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced providers.