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CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved non-invasive treatment used to freeze away fat cells. By placing a roll of fat between two panels and lowering the temperature, the fat cells essentially die and cannot reproduce. This form of fat reduction is referred to as cryolipolysis.
With this non-surgical treatment option, you have the ability to achieve the type of results that would otherwise be accomplished through invasive procedures using anesthesia, deep incisions, and pain medications.
If you maintain a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet, CoolSculpting results can be long lasting and even permanent. This makes CoolSculpting a desirable treatment option for most eligible patients.
What Is CoolSculpting Used to Treat?
CoolSculpting aims to reduce or eliminate excess stubborn fat cells in areas including the abdomen, thighs, and even under the chin (the submental region). These stubborn areas can be rather difficult to target with diet restrictions and good overall health practices.
Common areas that are treatable using cryolipolysis include:
- Upper back and bra line
- Inner thighs and under the buttocks
- Hips (to address love handles)
- Under the chin (to address a double chin)
What Makes Someone a Good CoolSculpting Candidate?
CoolSculpting is best for those who are overall healthy but are looking to lose stubborn fat in areas that cannot be targeted through diet and exercise alone.
To be a suitable candidate for CoolSculpting treatment, it’s best to be at or near your ideal weight. If you are still looking to lose a significant amount of weight, or you aren’t committed to staying at or below your current weight, your treatment will not be as effective.
Although fat cells cannot reproduce in the area of treatment, cells around the area can. If you were to gain an excessive amount of weight, this would create the possibility of unflattering bulges of fat near the treated area.
What to Expect During Your CoolSculpting Treatment
Once it is determined that you are an acceptable candidate, a treatment plan will be tailored to your body and specific treatment areas. Typically, a treatment session takes an hour per treatment area. Depending on the area you’re focusing on and the amount of stored fat in the area, your procedure can be completed in as little as 30 minutes!
The treatment itself is pain-free, and no anesthesia is required. It is normal to feel slight tugging, pulling, tingling, or very cold sensations at the treatment site.
After Your Treatment
Once the CoolSculpting treatment is complete, you are able to go about your day as planned. You can essentially be treated on your lunch break and then head right back to work. Common temporary side effects include redness, swelling, bruising, skin sensitivity, itching, aching, or tenderness at or near the treatment site.
Over the course of the following weeks, your body will naturally and safely process and remove the dead fat cells from your system. This leads to a volume reduction in the treated regions.
To maintain optimal results, patients may choose to treat several areas of the body using the cryolipolysis fat freezing technology over the course of multiple treatments. Therefore, your treatment plan, and cost, will be specific to you.
The price of freezing stubborn fat cells is determined by considering the areas of treatment, projected treatment time, and overall fat loss expected.
Set Up Your CoolSculpting Consultation Today!
If you’re interested in reshaping areas of your body with the help of CoolSculpting, contact Avani Derm Spa to freeze away your stubborn fat. Schedule your consultation today!