What is CoolSculpting®?
A non-invasive, non-surgical technique that uses precisely controlled cooling to a targeted area and treats the underlying fatty tissue. The cooling is administered externally through the skin.
What does non-invasive mean?
Non-invasive means no cuts, no incisions, and no surgery. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, nonsurgical technique. Non-invasive treatments typically have little-to-no recovery period and few side-effects.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting uses high-frequency sound waves for local cooling therapy. Cooling therapy freezes the treatment area and creates a “micromassage” effect on the fat cells, disrupting the cell membrane. Eventually, the frozen fat cells die on their own, and are flushed out of the body naturally.
What body areas can be treated with CoolSculpting?
The most common are: • Abdomen • Back • Hips • Thighs • Arms • Love Handles • Chin
How soon will I see my results?
Not immediately. First the fat cells have to be frozen, then consequently die. After the fat cells die, the body has to flush those dead fat cells out completely. Such a process takes time.
Fortunately, you may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Is there a recovery period?
No. Following the procedure, you can resume normal activity without pain or downtime. While you are undergoing a CoolSculpting procedure, you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort in the targeted area. Right after the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur.
Is CoolSculpting right for me?
Although CoolSculpting is recommended for a wide range of patients, the procedure is not for everyone. You should be in good general health and realistic about the kinds of results you expect from the treatment. You should also not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. It is also important to note that CoolSculpting is not, nor has it ever intended to be, a treatment for obesity.
A FREE consultation by appointment is required to make sure CoolSculpting is right for you. Please call the Clinic at: 952-920-5521