CoolSculpting has become steadily popular over the recent years. In fact, it is one of the most popular non-surgical methods for fat reduction available. And, it is easy to see the reason why:
- The procedure is targeted (meaning it only targets specific areas where you want to lose fat)
- It is effective in reducing stubborn pockets of fat without longer recovery period
- Get back to your daily routine even after treatment
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure. It uses a technology called cryolipolysis. The process involves freezing fat cells in your body, which then die and are naturally eliminated by your body’s metabolism over time. The result? A slimmer, more toned figure without surgery or downtime.
CoolSculpting can target the following areas:
- Abdomen (love handles)
- Back of arms (bra bulge)
- Chin/neck area
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
One of the most common safety concerns related to CoolSculpting is that it’s a “freezing” procedure. This may be alarming to the ear but actually there are no known serious side effects associated with it, yet – not even in related literature.
The device uses cryolipolysis technology that freezes fat cells, causing them to die and be naturally eliminated by the body over time.
The other thing to note about CoolSculpting is that it requires no anesthesia or sedation. Meaning, the patient remains awake during treatment and feels nothing except mild discomfort during application (similar to an elastic band being snapped against your skin).
It’s also important to choose an aesthetic provider who has been trained specifically in using this equipment. Remember, if they’re not properly trained, they may damage nearby tissue while performing the procedure or fail to get optimal results from their treatments
How Effective is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that uses cool temperature to freeze fat cells in the body. The process can be performed on several areas of the body, including the following:
As with any aesthetic treatment, it’s important to understand what your goals are or what you expect to achieve from CoolSculpting before you decide whether or not it’s right for you.
During your consultation, you need to discuss how much excess fat needs to be removed in order for them to achieve their ideal shape and size goals, and how long those results may last.
Criteria of a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a great option for those who are looking to reduce the appearance of stubborn fat deposits on their bodies. The procedure is safe and effective, but it’s important to note that not everyone is a good candidate for CoolSculpting.
Age: Patients must be at least 18 years old to receive treatment with CoolSculpting. If you’re younger than 18, you could have problems with your bones or growth plates that could be damaged during this procedure.
Body weight: You must weigh at least 110 pounds in order for your doctor or aesthetic provider (AP) to safely perform this procedure on you without damaging any internal organs or blood vessels in your area being treated with CoolSculpting.
Health status: Your AP will ask questions about any medical conditions that may affect how well-suited you are for CoolSculpting before giving them permission
What Should I Expect During a CoolSculpting Treatment?
The first step of a CoolSculpting treatment is an initial consultation with the medical aesthetician, who will examine your body and discuss your goals.
After that, you’ll be placed in the machine for about an hour (or less) to get treated. The process is relatively painless. Unlike getting Botox or a chemical peel where there’s intense burning or stinging involved, the procedure is relatively more comfortable. But it can feel like there’s pressure on your skin while the device is working. However, this is entirely tolerable, and is manageable for most.
Afterward, each area receiving the treatment is applied with lotion or moisturizer for about five minutes to help reduce swelling and bruising. You may also experience some numbness in those areas after treatment. This is transient, which will go away within 24 hours. However, in some cases, it can last up to two weeks depending on how much fat was removed by CoolSculpting.
How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?
CoolSculpting isn’t cheap, but it’s not as expensive as you might think as with surgical procedures. The cost of CoolSculpting varies depending on the area being treated and how many areas you’re treating.
CoolSculpting costs more than other nonsurgical methods because it requires multiple visits to achieve results, and each visit takes about an hour-and-a-half per body part being treated. However, when compared with liposuction surgery, CoolSculpting is actually quite affordable!
CoolSculpting is a safe and effective way to reduce fat in specific areas of your body.
It’s also one of the most popular non-invasive body contouring procedures today, with over 2 million treatments performed worldwide.
If you’re interested in learning more about CoolSculpting or scheduling an appointment with a qualified provider or getting trained and certified in CoolSculpting, visit ReplenishMD Training.