What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a leading non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that can help to eliminate that stubborn fat that’s difficult to shift, even with diet and exercise. It uses controlled cooling to permanently destroy fat cells. Treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), destroyed, and then over time your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells.
The result? A more sculpted you. It has proven results that really last and can help you achieve your ideal look. What to expect? It’s easy to get started on your CoolSculpting journey. Your first step will be scheduling a one-on-one consultation with a CoolSculpting healthcare practitioner.
During your consultation, your practitioner will discuss your treatment goals, determine whether or not you are a candidate and develop a treatment plan best suited to your needs. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment, but rather a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
Does it hurt?
The CoolSculpting treatment is a very tolerable treatment. During the procedure, you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations may subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, there can be some mild discomfort. Typical side effects include redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, skin sensitivity, and numbness.
When will I see results?
Most patients see results between 1 and 3 months following treatment. You will still continue to flush out fat cells* for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment.
The difference between fat reduction and weight loss
It’s a common misconception that weight loss and fat reduction are the same things. They’re not. When we lose weight, our fat cells become smaller, but the number of fat cells remains the same. When we gain weight, those fat cells become larger again. However, the CoolSculpting procedure actually reduces the number of fat cells in the treated areas. Obviously, fat cells that are no longer there can’t get bigger. With the CoolSculpting procedure, once treated fat cells are eliminated, they are gone for good.