Please tell me what is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary fat reduction procedure that makes use of cooling technology to freeze away unwanted fat cells from specific fat pockets in the body. It is a non-surgical treatment that does not involve any downtime.
Will CoolSculpting reduce my weight?
CoolSculpting is not a weight reduction procedure. It is designed to eliminate stubborn fat cells, which will not normally go away with diet or exercise. Patients who are overweight or obese may wish to discuss with their doctor for specific weight reduction treatments.
What is the average duration of a CoolSculpting treatment?
The length of each CoolSculpting treatment session will depend on the patient’s needs and the treatment plan which will be made in advance in consultation with the patient. Depending on the extent of the treatment involved, a typical CoolSculpting treatment may last anywhere between one and three hours.
Has the FDA cleared CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting has been cleared by the FDA for treatment in the abdominal area and the flanks, commonly known as love handles.
What are the chances of post-treatment complications?
CoolSculpting is one of the safest cosmetic procedures with minimal to no risk of post-op complications. Since the procedure does not involve anesthesia or surgical incisions, the chances of complications are minimized.
How much downtime is involved?
CoolSculpting, unlike most other fat reduction treatments, does not usually involve any downtime. The patient may, in fact, schedule a treatment during lunch hour, and go back to work after the CoolSculpting session ends.
Are there any side effects of CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting does not have any long-term or serious side effects. Some patients may experience temporary side effects such as mild pain or discomfort. Swelling, bruising, redness, itching, tingling, tenderness, and numbness may occur in the treated areas for some time, which will go away on its own.
How many treatment sessions are required for best results?
Patients may undergo multiple treatment sessions, depending on their needs and expectations from the procedure. Significant fat reduction of up to 20 percent in the targeted areas can be expected from each treatment. The ideal number of treatments for you will be determined during your consultation at BodyLase.
What is the procedure for CoolSculpting?
After a personalized consultation at BodyLase, your treatment plan will be prepared just for you. The procedure will begin with a suction device positioned on the targeted area of the body to draw up the fat deposit between two cooling panels. The device will apply strong cooling to the targeted fat cells, without harming the skin surface. The treatment sessions may be repeated multiple times in accordance with the treatment plan.
Describe the experience during the procedure.
Once the cooling is applied on the targeted area, the patient will begin will to feel intense pressure and cold for the first few minutes. However, very soon the patient will begin to relax and the cold feeling will dissipate. Many patients like to watch a movie or read or simply go to sleep during the treatment.
When do the results become visible?
Unlike many other cosmetic fat reduction procedures, CoolSculpting does not yield immediately noticeable results. The damaged fat cells take time to disintegrate and are then removed from the body in a natural manner. The earliest changes will start becoming visible within three weeks following the treatment, and full results may be achieved anywhere between three and six months after the treatment.
How long will the results last?
The results with CoolSculpting can last for the long-term or even permanently, as long as the individual maintains a regular diet and exercise regimen. CoolSculpting is not a substitute for dieting and exercise, and patients are recommended to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle in order to sustain the results for the long term.