There’s no doubt you’ve heard about CoolSculpting from friends, on TV, and in countless magazine and online posts. But what is CoolSculpting really? Are people really able to easily freeze their fat in their quest for their perfect body? With over six million procedures performed, there must be something to this new aesthetic technique—let’s explore everything you ever wanted to know about CoolSculpting.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is the number one non-invasive body treatment in the entire world with more than six million procedures completed, 75 published papers, and over 5,000 study patients. The procedure is done using an FDA-approved device, which shrinks and ultimately destroys fat cells in treatment areas by freezing them through a process called Cryolipolysis. The body then disposes of the dead fat cells within a few months. Each treatment reduces fat cells by between 20-25 percent. The procedure requires no sedation or downtime. In fact, most patients go back to work or feel free to exercise and continue daily activities immediately after treatment.
How Does it Work?
The process is quite simple and is typically performed in a medical spa. The clinician will place a gel pad on the treatment area and then place a suction apparatus over it. This device then sucks the fat between two cold plates. Depending on the size of the treatment area(s), the whole process will take anywhere from one to two hours. You can read a book, play Candy Crush, or even just take a nap while it’s being done!
Does CoolSculpting Hurt?
Most patients report a pain-free session. However, there have been a small number of patients who experience redness, mild swelling, bruising, numbness, or sensitivity in the treatment area. If any discomfort is felt, it generally resolves itself in a few hours or at most, a few days. Patients experiencing discomfort beyond that time frame should contact their doctor.
What Can I Expect?
Patients usually begin to see results within one month. Final results generally take from two to three months. Patients can also get more than one treatment to accelerate the contour of their body and create more dramatic effects.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for CoolSculpting?
The ideal patient is someone who is close to his or her ideal weight but has bulges of fat that have proven resistant to diet and exercise. It is commonly used for areas such as the double chin, bra bulges, back fat, arms, thighs, abs, and waist. CoolSculpting is not ideal for someone who still has significant weight to lose and it’s not meant as a way to treat obesity.
CoolSculpting is a great way to safely freeze away stubborn fat to help you reach your ideal body in time for summer. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation to see if CoolSculpting will help you look and feel great from every angle. We can’t wait to tell you more about this groundbreaking procedure!