Simply put, CoolSculpting® is a one-of-a-kind, non-surgical, safe, fat reduction treatment which is FDA-approved to treat stubborn fat on thighs, abdomen, flanks, chin and jawline, bra-area back fat, buttocks, and upper arms. Controlled cooling targets and freezes fat cells beneath the surface of the skin. Over time, your body naturally – and permanently – eliminates these frozen cells meaning they are no longer around to accumulate fat.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Although they sound similar, weight loss is different from fat cell reduction. Weight loss comes about as fat within each fat cell in your body is reduced, say with dieting. Fat cells are not naturally lost or produced by your body – you have roughly the same number your whole life – so by eliminating fat cells with CoolSculpting®, you are removing a number of cells that can hold fat. With each treatment CoolSculpting® reduces the potential for future fat accumulation and results in up to 20-25% fat reduction in the treated area and changes your body’s contours.
What factors determine if CoolSculpting® is right you? Candidates for the CoolSculpting® procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to reduce. CoolSculpting® is not an obesity treatment. For your safety, some medical conditions remove you from candidacy for treatment. Dr. Aliksanian will work with you to determine if CoolSculpting® is right for you and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
What happens the day of treatment? You do not need to prepare in any way. In the treatment room, your provider will apply a clear gel to protect your skin. During the 30-60 minute long treatment, you can read, check your e-mails – even nap! Before the treatment area numbs, you may experience mild pinches, tugging, tingling, cramping, or intense cold. You should be able to immediately return to normal activities with little or no post-treatment down-time.
Typical side effects may include temporary swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity.
What happens after treatment? Fat cells may be flushed from your body for up to six months. Results may be visible as soon as three weeks after treatment, with the most dramatic results showing after two months. Healthy lifestyle choices on your part can increase your satisfaction with the results.
Learn more about CoolSculpting®
To learn more about this procedure and how our providers are uniquely qualified to administer it, please schedule a consultation with us. Walk-ins are also welcome!
Before and after photos