Are you self-conscious about areas with a little extra padding in your thighs, arms, or abdomen? Perhaps you’ve tried dieting and exercising, but nothing seems to touch these areas. You’re tired of that extra roll that hangs over your pants. Trying to fit into your favorite skinny jeans is a waste of time. If this sounds familiar, we’re excited to introduce a new device that could be the solution you’ve been looking for.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, fat-freezing technology that permanently destroys fat cells in troublesome areas that generally resist diet and exercise. This FDA-approved fat-reducing system is safe, effective, and permanent. CoolSculpting fat-reduction technology is based on Cryolipolysis®, the proven science that indicates cold eliminates small pockets of fat.
The CoolSculpting handpiece delivers controlled cooling to the target area, freezing about 20-25% of the body’s fat cells without harming the skin or surrounding tissues. These dead cells are permanently eliminated through natural body processes. CoolSculpting is offered only in medical offices under the supervision of a trained professional to make sure patients get high-quality care. The controlled cooling device includes automatic safety features; if it senses the skin is getting too cold, it shuts off right away.
CoolSculpting fat-freezing technology is approved to treat:
- Inner thighs, outer thighs
- Love handles
- Double chin
- Bra fat
What to Expect with CoolSculpting Fat-Reduction Technology
Consultation: Treat for Transformation
The first step is to schedule a consultation with a medical professional who is trained in CoolSculpting technology. During this one-on-one meeting, you will discuss your overall goals, the areas of fat you want to eliminate, and the sculpted body you’ve always wanted. We’ll communicate the big picture, looking at your body from all angles, and ensure you get the results you want.
Each patient is different, so treatment plan is customized to each individual. The CoolSculpting system includes multiple handpieces that allow us to create a unique plan that will render the desired results for each patient. Some patients can complete their goal in as little as one session. If the target area is larger, such as inner or outer thighs, additional treatment sessions may be necessary.
Helendale Dermatology & Medical Spa has two CoolSculpting machines of the newest generation, allowing us to treat more than one area during a single treatment session. Patients can experience a quicker appointment and see results sooner.
Once you’ve determined with your physician which areas to target, the device is positioned on the skin where controlled cooling is applied. The handheld applicator draws the tissue into the applicator cup via a vacuum, where the fat is cooled.
Patients generally report that the CoolSculpting treatment is not difficult. Many multitask during their appointment – check email, read a book, take a nap. An average session takes about 35 minutes, depending on the patient’s treatment plan. CoolSculpting requires minimal or no downtime. Many patients return to work right after their appointment!
Recommended Pre-Treatment Instructions
CoolSculpting fat-reduction is a “quick fix” to troublesome areas of fat. Patients do not need to diet or exercise before scheduling their CoolSculpting session. We like to see patients maintain a consistent weight, but this technology permanently destroys fat cells.
What Happens After the Treatment? Aftercare Instructions
After CoolSculpting, patients should not weigh less, but will look thinner and more sculpted. Clothes will fit better and you’ll feel more confident in your own skin.
There are no official aftercare instructions for CoolSculpting. Some patients benefit from keeping a compression on the target area. Staying hydrated and maintaining a healthy level of activity is recommended.
Are There Any Side Effects to CoolSculpting?
Since the applicator delivers controlled cooling to fatty areas, you will feel a cooling sensation. After about 10 minutes, the area numbs and you can’t feel any discomfort. During the treatment, the applicator gently pulls the skin into the machine for better control, so you may feel tugging and pinching. Some patients report that after their session, they feel like they just completed a challenging workout at the gym. The skin may appear red, “frosted,” or swollen, but clears shortly.
Don’t waste another day! If you’d like to learn more about CoolSculpting fat-reduction technology, contact us! It’s time you get a more sculpted you.
Disclaimer: Remember, each patient is different. Results will vary.