Developed by Harvard University researchers, the unique CoolSculpting® technology causes fat cells to crystallize, break down, and get gradually eliminated through natural body processes. It actually reduces the number of fat cells in the treated area through a complete destruction of the fat cell envelope and its content. The surrounding cells that were not affected by the procedure condense, reducing the overall fat layer in the treated area. The result? A more sculpted you!
Treatable Areas: CoolSculpting® targets stubborn fat in specific areas: abdomen, flank, upper arm, inner thigh, outer thigh, as well as the back, chest and chin. A single 60-minute treatment is often enough to see significant results in the treated area. More than one session, however, may be required to achieve desired results. Treatments are often done during lunch-hour and clients return to their regular activities immediately following.
Coolsculpting® is a non-invasive procedure which uses different size applicators to suction your skin and fat, like a vacuum. The cooling panels which come in various sizes to target a specific area set to work crystallizing your fat cells. It delivers controlled cooling to the specific area in order to reshape body contours. The exposure to cooling is set so that it causes cell death of subcutaneous fat tissue to reveal a more sculpted you.
The CoolSculpting fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g., gastric bypass), the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Expectations should not be that of liposuction. Coolsculpting is excellent for treating abdomen bulges, flanks, inner thigh,chin,bra rolls.
Usually one treatment can suffice if the problem area is small. Once the 3-4 month time period has elapsed when visible results are final; if then you decide you want even further results you can, with all safety, have more than one treatment if you so desire.
If you are predisposed to having lax skin then Coolsculpting will not change that. The age of the client varies as well. Younger people will find that their good skin elasticity often remains post treatment. Older people will have less of lax skin normalizing. Coolsculpting is targeted to reduce fat and not to affect the top layer of skin which is where much of the natural elasticity of the skin resides.
The Coolsculpting procedure is a one hour treatment per area. Therefore as an example if you wish to treat your flanks it is one hour per each flank.
Prior to having your treatment there is no preparation.
During the procedure there is no pain.The sensation is more that of a tug and tingle from the cold. However, after the procedure you might develop slight tenderness in the area, or a feeling that some describe painful as that of a bruise. Anti-inflammatories such as Advil can help.
Coolsculpting is FDA approved. It has been shown in studies to be relatively safe and effective. There are side effects and potential complications. Redness, swelling, bruising and temporary tingling or numbness are common, normal side effects. Although extremely rare, Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia is previously unreported adverse effect of cryolipolysis with an incidence of 0.0051%. No single unifying risk factor has been identified.
There is no recovery time after the procedure. You may resume your normal activities on the same day as your procedure, including work and exercise.The vacuum pressure can cause bruising and tenderness to the touch. If it occurs, it typically resolves within a few weeks.You may feel a temporary dulling of sensation or numbness in the treated area for up to 4 weeks after your procedure. In the weeks following your procedure, a gradual reduction in the thickness of the fat layer will be taking place. CoolSculpting™ provides a noticeable, measurable fat reduction within two to four months.
The fat that is destroyed will not return. If you gain weight, the remaining fat cells will increase in size, but the number of fat cells will not multiply. Permanent results can be sustained if the person maintains a healthy lifestyle good nutrition and exercise.