Written by Avery Samuels, Reviewed by Dr. Justin Harper, MD
CoolSculpting is the fat-freezing procedure that you’ve heard about, but wonder if it actually works.
CoolSculpting is the ONLY FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to address stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise! Your results are proven, noticeable, and lasting. CoolSculpting safely and precisely applies controlled cooling to effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are crystalized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and addresses these dead cells, leaving the body you’ve dreamed of! CoolSculpting isn’t a weight-loss procedure, this treatment is best for clients who are near their ideal weight but can’t seem to shed fat in certain areas. An average of 23% fat reduction is achieved with this procedure for our clients!
How does Controlled Cooling Destroy Fat?
A few decades ago, two Harvard scientists decided to study why children that ate Popsicles tended to have dimples more often than those that didn’t. Once they began, the scientists quickly discovered that the Dimple/Popsicle phenomenon was due to the fact that outer layer fat cells are destroyed more rapidly than other skin cells! From this study Cryolipolsis, the technology behind CoolSculpting was born!
What Happens During a CoolSculpting Treatment?
Our Master Providers perform the “Treatment to Transformation” protocol which starts with a 360 degree free assessment to discuss aesthetic goals and lifestyles, and determine which areas concern you the most. Treatment areas are identified and the number of cycles (initial contact of applicator with the skin and removal) are determined. After your consultation, your transformation can begin! CoolSculpting works by Cryolipolsis, the fancy word for cell death by freezing. The CoolSculpting applicator is cooled to a temperature range of +5 to -11 °C. This applicator is then placed on the area of treatment, and gets to work freezing the fat cells in that area for the next 35 minutes! As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you may feel intense cold. This soon subsides! With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied, but this goes away as the area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment. Everyone’s experience is different, but the vast majority of our CoolSculpting clients have experienced no pain or discomfort associated with the procedure and felt comfortable during the procedure! Once the cells are frozen, the body’s immune system kicks into gear and they are then permanently destroyed. Fat cells protect us from the cold, and because of this these cells are the first to be absorbed when surrounding air cools and your body begins to attempt core temperature regulation after treatment! The massage at the end of your CoolSculpting treatment also expedites and aides in the destruction of fat cells in your treatment area. The best part of CoolSculpting is that the fat cells never come back! After your treatment, these fat cells are completely eliminated through standard body excretions.
What are the Results like?
Results vary but in general, clients report that clothes fit better and bulges are less visible about 8 weeks post treatment. You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment, and you will experience the most dramatic results after 2 to 3 months! Your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment. For optimal treatment results, most clients require 2 or more cycles on one treatment area. During your procedure, the treated fat cells are eliminated and as long as you maintain your weight with your normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable!
What many of our clients love most about fat loss with CoolSculpting is the added ease it gives them in maintaining their ideal weight. Most people don’t realize that the number of fat cells in our bodies typically becomes fixed sometime in our teens. For the most part, we don’t lose fat cells when we lose weight through diet and exercise, they just flatten-out. CoolSculpting will destroy these fat cells completely!
Why Choose CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting can target areas that the gym can’t, such as your arms, lower abdomen, inner thighs, double chin, and other hard to maintain areas. Where traditional weight loss has failed, this can provide another option to reach your goals and lose that last bit of fat. Would you like to talk to a Master Provider about your body contouring goals? We’d love to make them a reality. Use the button below to book a 100% free, no obligation consultation with your Master Provider today to get started on your CoolSculpting!