Get the skinny on Coolsculpting ®
Who can benefit from Coolsculpting® ?
Both men and women can benefit from the amazing results of Coolsculpting, as long as they are the ideal candidate. The ideal candidate is someone with the right amount of stubborn fat and who is looking for a non-surgical approach with NO downtime!! Ideally, the fat we treat is the type that is resistant to diet and exercise. If you can pinch it, we can treat it!
How does it work?
Coolsculpting works through what is called Cryolipolysis: “cryo”: freezing, “lipolysis’: the breakdown of fat. Coolsculpting is an FDA cleared technology used to safely target and eliminate fat cells underneath the skin without affecting the skin itself. This is a very different process and much safer than other heating technology for fat breakdown because other cells are not affected negatively which can cause more adverse reactions. Other treatments may “shrink” the fat cells which eliminates the problem temporarily but is not something long term. Instead, Coolsculpting energy safely causes fat cell apoptosis, a natural yet controlled cell death that is gradual and does not cause harm to the surrounding cells that are unaffected.
Does it hurt?
The entire process is completely tolerable! Depending on the areas treated, you will feel cold as the cooling gel sheet is placed on the area you want to “freeze away” followed by a squeeze and pull as the vacuum grabs the desired amount of fat to be treated. After several minutes, you may begin to feel numb. Individual responses vary from patient to patient but I’ve seen some people respond to work e-mails, watch Netflix and even take naps during the treatment! Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring something to occupy your time, if you’d like.
Is there any downtime?
One of the many reasons as to why Coolsculpting is one of the most sought after non-invasive treatments out there now is because of the fact that here is no downtime! Yes, you may feel sore, numb in the areas treated with some bruising but ultimately, there are absolutely no restrictions post treatment. You can go back your normal daily activities immediately after treatment as long as you are comfortable to do so. The staff at Deep Blue Med Spa are always here to answer any questions you may have regarding this exciting process.
How long until you can see results?
You may start seeing results in as little as 4 months but the full results of treatment peak at 16 weeks. Please note that individual results vary depending on the patient and the amount of fat treated in any given area.
We have seen amazing results with CoolSculpting at Deep Blue Med Spa. The most popular areas treated are the flanks and abdomen which completely contour your entire body. It’s all about proportion. We practice a policy of “treatment to transformation”, which evaluates the patient as a whole and recommend a treatment regimen for the most natural and beneficial results for an individual patient.