If you’re looking to get rid of stubborn body fat, enhance your body shape or just feel more comfortable and confident in your clothes again, then body contouring with Coolsculpting may be the solution for you. Coolsculpting is a popular, non-invasive cosmetic treatment that freezes and destroys fat cells in unwanted areas without the use of surgery.
What is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting uses a procedure known as cryolipolysis. Since fat cells are more affected by cold temperature than other cells, freezing temperatures are used to break down fat cells without damaging the skin or underlying tissue. Coolsculpting is the brand name for a non-surgical fat-freezing method scientifically proven to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat that may be difficult to get rid of even with diet and exercise. Once the treated fat cells underneath the skin are frozen, your body will process the fat and eliminate the dead cells. Just one Coolsculpting procedure can permanently reduce up to 20-25% of fat cells in the treated area, leaving you with smoother and slimmer contours. The targeted area depends on the individual and their unique needs. Some common areas of the body to be treated with Coolsculpting are the thighs, belly, upper arms, back, sides, butt, bra bulge or jaw line. Since the procedure is non-surgical there is no need for cuts, anesthesia, needles or injections.
What to Expect
During your treatment a clear gel pad will be placed on the affected area to create a barrier between the cooling panel and your skin. The Coolsculpting applicator is a handheld device that delivers precisely controlled cooling to safely target fat cells. You may feel a slight sucking sensation as the applicator adheres to your body. Any sensations of pulling, tugging, cold or aching will subside as the area becomes numb. Coolsculpting is not painful. During your treatment you will be able to relax, read, go on your phone or even take a nap. The whole procedure will take approximately an hour, although this may vary by individual.
After the Procedure
One of the benefits of Coolsculpting as opposed to other surgical body contouring methods (such as liposuction) is that there is no downtime afterwards. You can immediately return to your regular activities including work. You may see results in as little as three weeks following treatment but most results will be seen 1-3 months afterwards. Many patients require only one treatment to freeze fat cells while others may benefit from a series, depending on the individual’s unique physiology. The results of Coolsculpting are permanent and optimally maintained with a healthy diet and exercise. Since the procedure destroys fat cells, they will not return.
What are the Risks?
Since Coolsculpting is non-invasive, it carries fewer risks than traditional surgical body contouring methods. Some short-term side effects may include swelling, bruising or sensitivity in the affected area. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any possible risks.
Coolsculpting provides a non-invasive, more affordable alternative to other surgical body contouring procedures, helping you achieve your body goals with no time off work. When you schedule your consultation at EverYoung, the skilled staff will first want to talk to you to determine your individual goals and find the best treatment for you.