What is CoolSculpting®
CoolSculpting® is a cutting edge tool used to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat away without surgery or downtime. In a condensed form CoolSculpting® works by delivering controlled cooling, targeting the fat cells while leaving the skin and surrounding tissue unaffected. Once the fat cells have been frozen and subsequently die, the body eliminates the fat cells. Leaving behind a sculpted and naturally contoured appearance.
Who is a Candidate?
Most likely you are a candidate:
- Do you have stubborn bulges of fat:
CoolSculpting® is not a weight-loss procedure, it specifically reduces fat in a certain area. These stubborn fat bulges are typically resistant to diet and exercise. If you can pull the unwanted fat roll away from your body and pinch between your fingers, then you are very likely a CoolSculpting® candidate.
- Are you near your ideal body weight:
You will get the best results from CoolSculpting® once you are within 10-15 pounds of your ideal body weight.
- Are you interested in a non-invasive treatment for fat reduction:
CoolSculpting® is well suited for men and women who want to get back to their lives as quickly as possible, with no surgery, no downtime.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
CoolSculpting applicators, are designed to reduce fat in several areas of the body. These include:
- Side (flank, love handles)
- Under the chin
- Upper Arms
- Bra rolls
- Inner and outer thigh
- Under the buttocks (banana roll)
How Many Treatment Sessions?
A single cycle is effective for some people, others may benefit from multiple sessions on the same area. If more than one area is being treated, then we will discuss whether it is possible to combine them into a single appointment.
CoolSculpting® can be customized to meet your treatment goals, your schedule, and even your budget. During your consultation, we’ll talk about what you want to achieve and design the best procedure for accomplishing your goal.
Each treatment area or cycle takes only 35 minutes to complete. You may decide to treat more than one area, if multiple areas are treated in the same appointment, then the treatment time would be extended to accommodate those treatments. During the treatment session, you are able to sit back and relax, read, watch a movie, or even take a nap. CoolSculpting® will be working, freezing unwanted fat cells away while you are relaxing.
When will the Results be Visible?
Most people will notice a difference in the treated area after 3 weeks. Once frozen the fat cells are destroyed they are eliminated from your body. And this takes time. Most individuals see dramatic results 2 months after treatment. Your body will continue to flush the fat cells up to 4 to 6 months after treatment, although this reduction may be less notable than the slimming effects that take place in that first 2 to 3 months post treatment.
What Type of Results?
20-25 percent of fat cells are reduced in a single treatment, according to ZELTIQ, the manufacturer of CoolSculpting®. Another advantage is that zero fat cells in untreated area are affected-only targeted fat cells are affected, resulting in a very precise procedure.