CoolSculpting® is a unique treatment method that allows you to target the fat cells beneath your skin without having to use any needles, incisions or anesthesia. This is generally seen as a better option for busy adults who do not have a lot of time to dedicate to recovery from invasive procedures.
It may seem impossible for you to believe that a non-invasive procedure can actually remove fat cells permanently from your body. However, this is what actually happens with CoolSculpting® in a process known as cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis uses extremely cold temperatures to target these unwanted fat cells without actually harming the skin or the other nearby tissues. Plus, because the extreme cold numbs your skin, you will most likely not need any anesthetic for the procedure.
During this procedure, you will have the CoolSculpting® device placed on your skin. You will feel the cold sensation and the light suction. As the fat cells are frozen, they begin to crystallize, meaning that they can no longer work as they once did. After your procedure, these fat cells start to die off and are removed gradually from your body through natural processes. Therefore, while you will not see an immediate change, you will instead notice a gradual change in the shape of your body over the following weeks and months.
You may be wondering what areas CoolSculpting® can treat. You will be excited to learn that CoolSculpting® can address many different areas, including the abdomen, arms, back, inner thighs, and more.
While it’s important to understand that CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss treatment, it can definitely help individuals feel good about their bodies again following pregnancy or weight loss when there is only a little bit of stubborn fat left over. Candidates should be at or close to their goal weights for the best results.