CoolSculpting is the only cutting-edge technology that targets unwanted areas of fat in a non-invasive way. CoolSculpting was created to help people who are close to their ideal weight but have resilient areas of fat that have not responded to a diet or exercise program. CoolSculpting is that solution!
How CoolSculpting Works
CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells, as a result, treated fat cells start to die. The fat cells collapse during cell death and are consumed by other cells over time. Once these fat cells are consumed by the other cells they are gone from the body for good.
Destroying Fat Cells: Fat Cells are NOT Here To Stay
Many people have problems getting rid of fat; even with dieting and exercise. The number of fat cells we have in our body is set sometime during our teenage years. After this point, our fat cells will expand or contract based on a number of factors. A body’s number of fat cells is permanent. Fat cells expand and contract as body weight fluctuates. In other words, the body’s quantity of fat cells will not change; just the size of the fat cells change. This is part of the reason that the yo-yo dieting effect is so prevalent, as it is easy for those fat cells to expand when a diet is discontinued. Fat cells are not lost during a diet.
CoolSculpting is a great, highly effective solution to permanently reduce fat in targeted areas. Fat is reduced 25% in targeted areas. CoolSculpting is noninvasive. CoolSculpting has no downtime, which makes it a great option for busy professionals.
Where on the Body can CoolSculpting Treat?
- Abdominal Area
- Double Chin
- Love Handles
- Upper Arms
CoolSculpting: For Sculpting the Body, Not Losing Weight
CoolSculpting is not a tool to help lose weight, it only targets fat cells. It is mainly for sculpting the body by taking out resilient areas of fat. While there will be less fat cells in the body after the treatment has run its course, the remaining fat cells will still respond as usual to changes in diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is not a substitute for diet or exercise, it is a tool that can be used to help shape parts of the body that retain extra fat.
Common Concerns and Questions about CoolSculpting
Is CoolSculpting for me?
CoolSculpting is ideal for people who are within about 30 pounds of their ideal weight. Ideal clients have certain target areas of fat they would like to reduce. If this sounds like you, make sure to set up a free consultation with your dermatologist at Shelby Dermatology. Keep in mind that CoolSculpting is not meant to help people lose weight; only to target fat from unwanted areas of the body.
Is there any downtime?
People often return to work after treatment.
How long before I see results?
Typically, it takes about 2 months to see the best results. You may see results as soon as 3 weeks after treatment.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
CoolSculpting cost varies significantly depending on the person and their unique needs. Most people have multiple areas treated to achieve their desired results.Multiple treatments are often required to effectively treat a targeted area.
Is it safe?
Yes, it is safe and it is FDA approved for use on the thigh, abdomen, and flank or “love handles” in individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less.
How long do treatments take?
While this will vary significantly depending on the number of areas being treated, treatments usually take between 35-60 minutes to complete.
What does CoolSculpting feel like?
The CoolSculpting applicators have a suction purpose. You will feel a slight pulling from the applicator. The “cool” portion can be felt for about 5-10 minutes until the area being treated goes temporarily numb. Patients read, watch videos or just relax while the process takes place.
How many treatments does it usually take to treat a double chin?
It typically takes 1-2 treatments to see results for treating excess fat beneath the skin.
What if I gain weight after my procedure?
If you gain weight after the procedure it will be distributed throughout the body similar to how your body gained weight before the procedure. This may increase the amount of fat in the areas treated, but only because the rest of the body is gaining weight as well.
Do I need to do a diet and exercise plan after CoolSculpting?
There is no need to change lifestyle habits after getting the procedure. Many patients do feel more motivated to take care of their body more after CoolSculpting, as it is exciting to finally get rid of fat in areas that has been hard to get rid of for years!