Quick Facts About CoolSculpting
- It is the only FDA approved fat freezing technique that was cleared in 2012.
- It is based on the science of cryolipolysis, which uses cold temperatures to freeze and destroy fat cells.
- It is non-invasive and does not require anesthesia
- Most treatment “cycles” can be completed in 35 minutes. There is no recovery time needed
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting makes use of patented controlled cooling technology that only targets and destroys fat cells in the body.
The freezing temperature used to break down fat cells does not damage other cells; therefore, there is no underlying damage to the skin or tissue beneath the fat cells. This is a distinguishing factor from CoolSculpting and other “cryolipolysis machines” as CoolSculpting has been proven safe and effective for reducing the number of fat cells but not damaging other tissue.
Using a patented CoolSculpting applicator (or “handpiece”) during the procedure, a trained provider places the handpiece on the skin above the area of fatty tissue that cools the fat cells causing a numbing effect to the treatment area.
Once the fat cells have been treated, your body will naturally dispose of the waste through natural processes. This process takes a few months to fully complete, but the results are permanent.
There really isn’t a “typical” CoolSculpting treatment plan because every person is unique and may require extra or fewer cycles to achieve their goals. This is why working with a medical practice like Oxford Medical Aesthetics & Laser is very important. Experience matters when developing a treatment plan for each person uniquely. We aim to tailor all of our treatments according to the individual.
Who Is A Good Candidate For CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a fat reduction technique solely designed for patients that want to reduce unwanted fat in specific areas.
Patients that lead a healthy lifestyle-that eat right and exercise yet have noticeable bulges in specific areas are good candidates for CoolSculpting.
It should be noted that CoolSculpting is not suitable for obese people as it is not meant to be substituted for a weight loss procedure.