Coolsculpting is a revolutionary, non-invasive method contouring treatment that uses a scientific principle called Cryolipolysis, an FDA-cleared patented procedure that kills the fat cells underneath the skin by literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Only targeted fat cells are frozen so your healthy skin cells remain well and healthy. After one visit, you’ll typically see a noticeable reduction of fat, however it takes up to 3 months to fully realize the effects because it takes that long for your body to naturally dispose of the fat cells.
How does the Coolsculpting procedure work?
The CoolSculpting system includes a selection of non-invasive, tissue-cooling applicators controlled by a precisely engineered monitoring system. The physician will attach an applicator to the targeted procedure area to extract energy from the underlying fat tissue. The specially designed vacuum applicator draws tissue into the applicator cup and gently holds it between two cooling panels.
What parts of the body does the Coolsculpting procedure treat?
As the Coolsculpting procedure is not exactly intended for weight loss or obesity, ideal candidates for the procedure should be relatively fit yet with some modest-size fat bulges that are resistant to diet and exercise. Basically any pinchable fat that can be pulled from the body can be treated.
When can I see results?
The CoolSculpting Procedure provides noticeable, measurable fat reduction in over the course of 2-4 months after the procedure. Additional procedures may be administered 2-4 months after the initial procedure to achieve greater fat reduction.
How long do the results last?
As the exposure to cooling causes the fat cells to begin a process of natural removal, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer, patients who experience fat layer reduction show persistent results at least six months after the CoolSculpting treatment.
What is the recovery time following a treatment?
As the procedure is completely non-invasive, it allows immediate return to normal activities such as work or exercise. Redness may appear in the treated area, and may last from a few minutes to a few hours. Some localized bruising or swelling may occur, which clears within a few weeks. Many patients experience a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area, lasting one to eight weeks.