CoolSculpting offers the latest technology in body contouring and is now available and Skin and Body Solutions. The non-invasive procedure freezes away stubborn fat cells to create a slimmer body profile. CoolSculpting offers similar results to liposuction, but without incisions, anesthesia or a recovery period.
What is Cryolipolysis?
Cryolipolysis is a revolutionary procedure approved by Health Canada and the FDA for the removal of stubborn fat. The procedure uses a handheld device to deliver controlled cooling to targeted fat cells, literally freezing them away. The treated cells are eliminated through the body’s natural processes over time, so results continue to improve in the weeks and even months following the procedure.
Cryolipolysis was first discovered by two Harvard University scientists who noted children that ate a large quantity of popsicles tended to develop dimples in adulthood. The scientists realized that extreme cold was effective in destroying fat cells without damaging surrounding skin and tissue. Their discovery led to the development of CoolSculpting, the first non-invasive body contouring procedure.
Candidates for CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is specifically designed to eliminate isolated pockets of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise. It is not a weight loss procedure and is not usually recommended for patients that are overweight or obese. The best candidates for CoolSculpting are:
- Within 10-15 pounds of their ideal weight
- Follow a healthy diet and lifestyle
- Are in relatively good health
- Have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for them
CoolSculpting can be used to treat nearly any area of the body and is commonly recommended for:
- Abdomen (muffin tops)
- Hips (love handles)
- Outer and inner thighs
- Upper arms
About the Procedure
A treatment session with CoolSculpting is painless and even relaxing for some patients. We encourage patients to read, nap or check emails during the procedure. The handpiece draws fat deposits between two panels, where the targeted cooling is then delivered. You will feel a brief cold sensation before the fat area is released. The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour to complete, depending on the specific size of the treatment area.
After the procedure, patients can return to regular activities right away. There may be some residual numbness or tingling in the treatment site, which subsides within a few hours. Results can usually be seen within a few days after the procedure and continue to improve over time.
Most patients see positive results after a single treatment session, although multiple sessions may be recommended to achieve full desired results. Because the fat cells are completely destroyed and eliminated, the procedure is considered a permanent treatment option. However, if a healthy diet and exercise program is not maintained after treatment, remaining fat cells can enlarge and require another procedure.
CoolSculpting is a painless, effective way to achieve a slimmer body contour. To learn more about this innovative procedure, contact our team at Skin and Body Solutions today.