What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a new technology developed by Zeltiq® that gently and effectively reduces unwanted fat by up to 25%. As a non-surgical fat reduction, CoolSculpting® has revolutionized the way Doctors are able to target and eliminate pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is also the only technology cleared by the FDA for non-surgical fat reduction with controlled cooling.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting works by delivering precisly targeted low temperatures to fat cells beneath the skin. The fat cells freeze, become crystallized and die. The precisely controlled method of cooling is called Cryolipolysis® and was developed by scientists and physicians at Harvard. A benefit of the Cryolipolysis® method is that it does not cause damage to other tissues.
The CoolSculpting Process
After you and your doctor determine the area to be treated, you can sit back and relax while the CoolSculpting device is positioned on your body to apply targeted cooling to unwanted fat cells. To start, a pinchable bulge of fat will be packed into a hollow rectangular handpiece, or applicator, where the fat cells are frozen. Initially, you will feel some pressure and intense cold, but these sensations dissipate. You may feel pulling, tugging, pinching, or numbness during the procedure from the temperature, but the procedure is not painful.
There will be no damage to your skin, as only the fat cells are targeted, using Cryolipolysis®. When the treated area is released from the suction device (which is a little like a handheld vacuum attachment) you will have a small block of frozen tissue, which we will then massage until it returns to a normal shape and distribution.
Most people are very comfortable while the CoolSculpting by Zeltiq® device is used by the Doctor to gently contour (coolsculpt) the body, while safely freezing away fat.
How Long is the CoolSculpting Procedure?
The Coolsculpting procedure takes between one and three hours in the office, depending on the area of the body being targeted. After treatment most patients experience a noticeable but natural looking reduction of fat in the treated areas. Patients may decide to undergo more than one treatment, which is a decision the Professionals at DermaBlue can help make while considering needs, goals, and budget.
What Results can I Expect from Coolsculpting?
- You can expect a 20% to 25% reduction in fat after one treatment. Best results will be evident after the destroyed fat cells are eliminated naturally by the body.
- Immediately after the procedure, you won’t see a change, as your body must first naturally process the crystalized fat cells.
- As the treated cells are eliminated the troublesome pockets of fat are sculpted away.
- Results become evident in about 3 weeks, with maximal results at two to three months.
- Fat resorption and elimination continue up to six months after the procedure