What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® treatment 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 that triggers a natural, controlled elimination of these unwanted fat cells.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
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.
Ideal Candidates for CoolSculpting
Candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure include people near their ideal body weight who eat well and exercise regularly yet have pockets of fat that are unresponsive as well as people that are generally overweight who wish to reduce the fat in specifically selected areas that can be treated with Coolsculpt. It is appropriate for those who are seeking spot reduction for specific areas of fat as a non-invasive alternative to a surgical procedure.
How is CoolSculpting Performed?
When treatment begins, the doctor will position the CoolSculpting device on the area and it will draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure-enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled efficiently. Many people read, work on a laptop or take a nap during their treatment. Treatment is usually complete in about one hour.
What Does CoolSculpting Feel Like?
During the first few minutes of the cooling, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates and patients experience no pain.
What Results Should I Expect After CoolSculpting?
Patients generally start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring approximately six weeks after each treatment. The body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to six months after treatment.
No Downtime Needed After CoolSculpting 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.
At your request, before and after photos will be available for your specific procedure at your consultation.