CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive cooling technology that removes localized layers of fat in the waist, back, and abdomen. It’s becoming a popular procedure that people are turning to assist in losing fat.
How CoolSculpting® Works to Freeze Fat
According to scientific studies, fat cells are vulnerable to cool temperatures. The CoolSculpting® approach cools the affected area to some degrees above freezing before turning the fat from liquid form to solid form. This procedure promotes apoptosis, a process that targets fat cells. During this process, the fat cells shrink and the surrounding skin is left unharmed.
After treatment, you can expect the destroyed fat cells to leave the body in a couple of weeks. When the fat cells leave the body, the surface area of the treated part shrinks. Studies have revealed that CoolSculpting® can shrink fat layers up to 1 cm in one treatment.
What does CoolSculpting® feel Like?
The CoolSculpting® procedure is conducted in your doctor’s office under the guidance of a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. The affected area is covered and marked using a gel pad for protecting the skin. No pain medication or anesthesia is needed. During the procedure, you can read a magazine or check your email while the doctor continues treatment. You will feel cold, but the sensation will go away when the skin becomes numb. The cooling pads may remain in place for one hour.
What to Expect from a CoolSculpting Treatment
It can take 1-2 months for you to notice fat reduction in the affected area. CoolSculpting freeze fat treatment can reduce fat in multiple areas of your body. For better results, you can seek several treatments.
Benefits of CoolSculpting®
- It’s non-invasive: While gastric bypass surgery and liposuction involve getting incisions, CoolSculpting® does not involve any surgical cuts.
- It is safe and effective: there are no artificial substances or surgery. The controlled cooling technique focuses on the body’s fat cells that are expelled from your body naturally.
- Long lasting effects: With a proper program for exercising and diet, your fat cells will be diminished. However, fat cells remain in the body and can return if you fail to exercise or start eating junk foods.
At About Face, we offer various services including CoolSculpting to help people with their cosmetic goals and freeze fat. For more information, contact us today for a consultation. We will be happy to speak with you about your concerns and goals and will schedule the appropriate treatment plan for you.