UNLIKE MOST OTHER METHODS OF FAT REDUCTION, COOLSCULPTING INVOLVES NO NEEDLES, SURGERY, OR DOWNTIME. PATIENTS OFTEN SPEND PROCEDURE TIME READING, WORKING ON THEIR LAPTOPS, OR SIMPLY RELAXING. HERE’S SOME OTHER ANSWERS YOU MAY FIND USEFUL BEFORE YOU SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION.
Yes, Cool Sculpting does work! This revolutionary Harvard-based technology is the only non-invasive procedure that eliminates the fat and the fat cell. With over 4 million treatments delivered worldwide in over 50 countries, the results are in… CoolSculpting works!
CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to target and crystallize the fat cells utilizing a process called Cryoliposis. CoolSculpting only affects the fat cells and doesn’t harm any other cells. Following the treatment, the fat is gradually removed in the next few weeks and months naturally, by the immune system. In the time following the treatment the remaining fat cells condense, reducing the fat layer treated by as much as 25%.
Most patients say they feel absolutely nothing throughout the procedure! During your CoolSculpting treatment you may feel pinching, pulling, tugging and a tingling sensation once the applicator draws the fat into the applicator head. Within 7 minutes of the treatment starting the treated area goes numb and stays numb until your session ends, 60 minutes later.
Yes! It’s safe, FDA-cleared and effective. Results look natural and can be seen as early as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results after one to three months.
Many patients are satisfied after one treatment. However, during your consultation, we can discuss a treatment plan that will meet your specific treatment needs.
To initiate the treatment we will position the device on your body. The device will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. An hour or so later, depending on your needs, you’re done.
CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Often times, patients return to work after the session is over.
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after one to three months. Your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
During CoolSculpting, the treated fat cells are eliminated. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, long-term results should remain stable.