The Coolsculpting™ Procedure is a new, non-invasive way to gently and effectively reduce fat in targeted areas of the body that results in a noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction in the treated areas. What makes the Coolsculpting™ Procedure different is that is uses advanced cooling technology to selectively target fat bulges and eliminate fat cells through a gradual process that does not harm the surrounding tissues.
During the Coolsculpting™ Procedure a non-invasive applicator is applied to the skin surface to deliver precisely controlled cooling to target and eliminate fat cells in specific areas of the body. As they are exposed to cooling, the fat cells begin a process of natural cell removal. The fat cells in the treated area are gradually eliminated through the body’s normal metabolic processes, similar to how fat from food is eliminated. The result is a reduction in fat bulges that is visible in most patients in about two to four months. This procedure can reduce unwanted fat of the abdomen, love handles (flanks), back, inner/ outer thighs and neck.
Non-Invasive Procedure Benefits
With this non-invasive procedure, there are no needles, no incisions, no need for anesthesia or pain medications, and no recovery time. The Coolsculpting™ Procedure is comfortable for most patients; they can read, work on their laptop computer, listen to music or just relax. Most patients typically resume their routine activities, including returning to work and exercise regimens on the some day as the procedure.
The Coolsculpting™ Technology combines the science of Cryolipolysis™ with advanced proprietary engineering into the Coolsculpting™ System. What makes the Coolsculpting™ Procedure different from other non-invasive modalities for fat removal is its advanced cooling technology that selectively targets and eliminates fat cells gently and gradually while sparing all other tissue.
With the Coolsculpting™ Procedure, a specially designed cooling applicator is applied to the desired area of fat reduction to extract energy (cooling) from the underlying fat tissue without damage to other tissues. The applicator cup uses a gentle vacuum pressure to draw the tissue between the cooling panels. During the procedure, the applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling conditions that have been proven to target and eliminate fat cells in specific areas of the body. When fat cells are exposed to precise cooling, they trigger a process of natural removal that gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer.
What clinical evidence shows that the Coolsculpting™ Procedure really works?
Clinical studies involving hundreds of patients show that, for properly selected patients, the Coolsculpting™ Procedure is an effective way to reduce fat without the pain, risk, and recovery time of surgical procedures. The result is noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction in the treated areas.
How long until l notice results?
In properly selected patients, the Coolsculpting™ Procedure results in a noticeable, measurable reduction in fat bulges in two to four months. At that time,
you and your doctor can meet to assess your cosmetic improvement and consider additional Coolsculpting™ Procedures to achieve greater fat reduction.
How do the results compare with invasive procedures like liposuction?
The results of the Coolsculpting™ Procedure are not as rapid or dramatic as invasive procedures such as liposuction. However. if you want to avoid the pain,
risk and recovery time associated with surgical procedures. the Coolsculpting™ Procedure may be the preferred option for you.
How long do the results Last?
Patients experiencing fat layer reduction show persistent results at least six months after the Coolsculpting™ Procedure. The elimination of fat cells as a result
of the Coolsculpting™ Procedure is expected to last about as long as fat cells removed by invasive procedures such as liposuction.
What are common effects after the procedure?
The Coolsculpting™ Procedure is completely non-invasive, which allows return to normal activities on the same day as the procedure, such as work or exercise. Redness may appear in the treated area, and may last from a few minutes to a few hours. Some localized bruising may occur, which clears
within a few weeks. Many patients experience a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area lasting one to eight weeks.
How long does the procedure take?
Procedure time can be two hours or more depending on the size of the area to be treated. During your consultation, your doctor will discuss how long your
procedure will take and how much time you should allow for your office visit.
Does the Coolsculpting™ Procedure hurt?
The Coolsculpting Procedure is comfortable for most patients. No anesthesia was needed for any patients in clinical trials. Typically patients are
comfortable enough to read, work on their laptop computers, listen to music, or just relax during the procedure.
Is there downtime after the Coolsculpting™ Procedure?
There is no recovery time after the procedure. You may resume your normal activities on the same day as your procedure, including work and exercise.
Am I a good candidate for the Coolsculpting™ Procedure?
Ideal candidates for the Coolsculpting™ Procedure are relatively fit, but have some modest-size fat bulges that are not easily reduced through diet and exercise. They are seeking spot reduction for speciﬁc areas of fat, but are not considering a surgical procedure. The Coolsculpting™ Procedure is not a way to lose weight or treat obesity, and it is not a substitute for invasive methods like liposuction. During a consultation, your doctor can talk with you about whether you are a good candidate for the Coolsculpting™ Procedure.
What is Coolsculpting™ Mini?
Coolsculpting™ Mini is the new non-invasive treatment applicator uniquely designed to ﬁt small volume areas of fat. It is the new and innovative way to reduce fat under the chin and contour the neck. It requires no needles, surgery or downtime.
To schedule a consultation, call (310) 727-DERM (3376).