What is CoolSculpting?
The CoolSculpting fat-freezing technology is a non-surgical solution to reduce stubborn fat pockets. This technology is FDA-cleared to treat 9 different areas of the body – visibly reducing fat under the chin and jawline areas, thighs, abdomen and flanks, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks, and upper arms.
Fat freezing happens through a process called cryolipolysis, which uses cold temperature to break down fat cells. Because fat cells are particularly susceptible to cold, the fat cells freeze but the skin and other structures surrounding the fat cells are left uninjured. The injured fat cells are gradually eliminated by the body over a 4 to 6 months process.
CoolSculpting is one of the most popular nonsurgical fat reduction treatments, with hundreds of thousands of procedures performed worldwide and does not require any anesthesia. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment and is best suitable for individuals who are at their ideal weight looking to get rid of stubborn fat in one or more of the FDA cleared areas.
What happens during a treatment session?
During a treatment session, the CoolSculpting device is pressed against the selected area of the body. The skin is drawn into a cup with mild pressure and the device begins to cool the area. The device is slowly moved over the entire treatment area to target the unwanted fat cells.
Is CoolSculpting treatment painful?
No. Patients may experience an intense cold sensation at first, but this should subside after a few minutes. There may also be mild pinching or pulling sensations during the treatment.
When can patients see results after CoolSculpting?
Initial results may be seen about three weeks after the initial treatment, continuing to improve for a few months. Some patients are advised to have multiple treatments in order to see optimal results.
Are the results of CoolSculpting permanent?
Once the destroyed fat cells are eliminated from the body, they do not return. However, significant weight gain can cause the remaining fat cells to enlarge, possibly jeopardizing
the results of CoolSculpting. The best way to enjoy CoolSculpting results long term is to
maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly.