What is Coolsculpting?
Do you have love handles, a muffin top, or belly fat that diet and exercise just can’t seem to target? Medspa California offers effective, non-surgical CoolSculpting for men and women so you can trim that stubborn belly fat. CoolSculpting is a procedure in which selected areas of fat are frozen without using any invasive techniques. This means no needles, surgery, or downtime. Fat cells are targeted in bulges and bumps. After freezing, there is a noticeable reduction in the fatty bulge.
Are the results permanent?
During CoolSculpting (available from Medspa California here in California, the treated fat cells are eliminated. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, long-term results should remain stable.
What to expect during the CoolSculpting® procedure:
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that may take from one to several hours, depending on your customized treatment plan.
No general/topical anesthesia or pain medication is required.
To initiate the treatment we will position the device on your body using a vacuum applicator. The vacuum pressure draws tissue into an applicator cup between cooling panels. The vacuum pressure may cause sensations of deep pulling, tugging and pinching in the area being treated. A surface applicator may cause sensations of pressure.
You also may experience stinging, tingling, aching or cramping. These sensations generally subside in 1-3 minutes as the area becomes numb.
What to expect after the CoolSculpting procedure:
Immediately after the procedure, your treated area may look or feel stiff and transient blanching (temporary whitening of the skin) may occur.
You may feel a sense of nausea or dizziness as your body naturally warms and sensation returns to your treatment area. These are normal reactions that typically resolve within minutes.
The treated area may be red for up to a few hours after the applicator is removed. This is an expected but temporary effect after the CoolSculpting procedure.
Bruising, swelling and tenderness can occur in the treated area. This typically resolves within a week or two.
Tingling, stinging and cramping in the treatment area are often reported on treatment day.
You may feel a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area. This is normal and typically resolves within a few hours but may last for several weeks after your procedure.
When will I see results and what will be the outcome?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after one to three months. Your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Many patients are satisfied after one treatment. However, during your consultation, we can discuss a treatment plan that will meet your specific fat freezing California treatment needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW LONG IS EACH TREATMENT? HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Your CoolSculpting physician will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. The latest technology of CoolSculpting can treat a patient in 35-60 minutes, some patients have more than one treatment during the same office visit. Some practices even have multiple CoolSculpting systems and applicators, so it’s possible for a patient to have multiple areas treated at once. You and your provider may also schedule additional treatments or office visits in order to meet your goals.
CAN THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE REDUCE FAT ANYWHERE ON MY BODY?
In the U.S., the CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm. In China, the cryolipolysis system is used for fat layer reduction of the abdomen and flanks. In Taiwan, the CoolSculpting procedure is cleared for the breakdown of fat in the flank (love handle), abdomen, and thigh.
I DON’T LIKE MY DOUBLE CHIN. CAN THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE HELP ME LOSE IT?
WHERE DOES THE FAT GO? ARE THE RESULTS PERMANENT?
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
IS THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE SAFE?
WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE?
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
CAN I RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES AFTER MY TREATMENT?
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Patients often return to work on the same day after a CoolSculpting treatment is completed.