Please see the video and frequently asked questions below to find out more about CoolSculpting technology and the treatments we offer.
What is Coolsculpting?
CoolSculpting® is a fat-reduction treatment for men and women who want to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas of their body. CoolSculpting® is NOT a weight loss procedure and is a nonsurgical treatment.
CoolSculpting helps sculpt your body in certain areas. You’ll find your clothes fit better, look better, and feel better on you.
How does Coolsculpting work?
CoolSculpting uses the fat freezing technology from Allergan which is the only FDA approved nonsurgical fat reduction machine. Fat-freezing is an effective method of eliminating fat cells without the need for surgery or needles and with no harm done to surrounding tissue and skin.
CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally eliminates them, leaving a more sculpted you.
Is Coolsculpting permanent?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallised (frozen), they are destroyed and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. When the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good. We recommend a balanced lifestyle and exercise plan to ensure the longevity of your new shape as the remaining fat cells will behave as normal after your CS treatment. Your practitioner will explain in detail how the procedure works and give you a good idea of your expected results.
Is it painful?
During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, pinching, tingling, aching, cold or cramping. These sensations subside within a few minutes after that area becomes numb. Temporary side effects after treatment include redness, aching, itching, bruising, tenderness and blanching.
What areas can be treated?
The procudure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area (chin), bra fat, abdomen, arms, flank (love handles), inner and outer thigh, underneath the buttocks (banana roll), and above the knee. Other areas not listed will need to be reivewed by the medical director.
At your consultation, the senior technician will go through your body goals and transformation plan. Then at your first treatment your photograph will be taken and documented in order to track your fat reduction journey and ensure you get the desired results.
The second set of photographs will be taken 6 weeks post-treatment, at this stage you are able to have a second session if you desire. Your final appointment will happen after 12 weeks when your photos and weight will be taken for the last time to give you a spectacular comparison between before and after.
The CoolSculpting applicator is placed over the unwanted fat area to be treated and left for 35 minutes. During this time, you can rest, read, watch Netflix, check your emails or even nap! While you relax, the fat is being frozen, causing the fat cells to die and the body’s natural processes then flush out these dead cells, removing them from the area and eventually the entire body. After the applicator is detached, your technician will do a brief massage on the area to break up the treated fat cells and enhance the fat reduction. That’s it!
How soon and what results can I expect from CoolSculpting?
An average of about 25% fat reduction is seen per treatment. You will start to see changes as soon as 1-3 months post-treatment. The final results are fully visible within 12-16 weeks, as the body uses this time to flush away the dead fat cells.
This takes time as your body is busy processing and breaking down the fat cells through a procedure called Apoptosis – through which enzymes break down the cells into smaller pieces to allow for your white blood cells to remove them from your body permanently and this is why your body needs the time to adjust and reline the fat cells and contour your shape.
Do I need to follow a diet or take supplements after the treatment?
This fat reduction treatment is not a diet or exercise program. Many feel more motivated after the treatment to take better care of themselves in efforts to maximize potential results. We recommend a balanced lifestyle and exercise plan to ensure the longevity of your new shape as the remaining fat cells will behave as normal after your CS treatment .
Would I be a good candidate?
The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is targeted towards problem areas that are difficult to change with diet and exercise. It is not a weight loss solution. Good candidates usually have noticeable buldges in certain areas that they are not happy with. This is also for people who would like to avoid major surgery and possible surgical complications.