CoolSculpting - What is it?
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting has been known as the “fat freezing” procedure. It’s a non-invasive body sculpting procedure that cools targeted sections of the body causing an inflammatory response within fat cells to die without harming any surrounding tissue. It’s designed to contour the body, not lose weight. This slimming procedure has been cleared by the FDA which is why millions of people are trying it today. The population wanting to maintain a young physique is steadily increasing giving a tremendous boost in the aesthetic procedure industry. CoolSculpting has evoked rave reviews from the media. It’s been featured in magazines and highlighted on news segments. This “freeze fat” phenomenon has been around since 2010 and it has proved it’s here to stay.
This safe and effective procedure is a popular choice over liposuction since there is almost no recovery time. After all, lipo does have its surgical risks, scars, and a 3-6 week recovery period. CoolSculpting is also a great way to lose that stubborn trouble spot area or double chin! The results are long-term since the freezing actually gets rid of the fat cells for good. Your number of fat cells remains the same, but the size of the cells are what fluctuate with weight. The more weight you put on, the bigger the cells get and the more weight you lose the smaller those cells become.
How does the procedure work?
They place a gel pad barrier between your skin and the applicator head. That then turns on a vacuum seal with two cooling panels which numb the designated area for one hour. Then they massage the frozen mound to break up, even more, fat cells. Typically someone would require about 1-3 treatments in same region to notice results. Optimized results have reduced fat cells by up to 25% which is how we get that “sculpted” look. Specific individuals could possibly need just one treatment, but often 2-3 is ordinary.
There may be some mild side effects during the process. You may experience a slight tingling or intense cold at the targeted site. These are generally temporary side effects and will subside shortly. This is also a great option for people with no down time for recovery. You can have this conducted on your lunch break and resume your usual activities.
This advance in technology may allow certain individuals who aren’t capable or prefer not to have surgery. The cost is relatively low compared to others; depending on the size of the are treated ranges from $750-1500. The perk of an almost nil recovery time is appealing to most. See if CoolSculpting is right for you and contact us today for a consultation with a skin care expert.