CoolSculpting® is the leading treatment in non-surgical body contouring. The treatment utilizes cryolipolysis, or controlled freezing technology, to destroy fat cells so they can be eliminated through natural body processes. During the treatment, cooling crystalizes fat cells in the treatment area and the body processes these cells over the following three months, resulting in a more sculpted figure. CoolSculpting® is an effective solution for isolated pockets of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise efforts. The treatment is FDA-cleared in 9 different areas ranging from double chins to fat above the knees. CoolSculpting® is non-invasive, non-painful, and highly successful treatment option to help clients reach their body contouring goals.
CoolSculpting® is an effective fat reduction option without anesthesia, incisions, or downtime. Whether you are battling post-pregnancy fat, starting or ending a weight loss journey, preparing for an upcoming event, or just want to look and feel your best, CoolSculpting® is the ideal treatment for you. A single CoolSculpting® applicator reduces fat cells permanently 20-25% in the treated area, making this a highly effective and long-lasting solution. Our providers are highly trained to determine individualized and comprehensive treatment plans for each client based on their specific anatomy and overall treatment goals.
The CoolSculpting® Treatment
Your treatment will take place in our private, spa-like CoolSculpting® suite overlooking a peaceful lake. The room is equipped with a flat screen TV that streams Netflix and has complimentary Wi-Fi. After you and your provider select the area to be treated and a treatment plan is decided upon, the device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. You may feel an uncomfortable cooling sensation right at the beginning of the treatment, but this will subside within a few minutes. During your treatment, you should be comfortable enough to read, check e-mails, watch Netflix, talk on the phone, or even take a nap.
The length of a CoolSculpting® treatment varies, depending on the area(s) treated and the types of applicators used to fit your specific body shape. At Aesthetic Speciality Centre, we have two CoolSculpting® machines, which enables us to apply two applicators at the same time for most areas, significantly decreasing the treatment time. After treatment is complete, the area will be massaged to break-up fat cells and enhance the treatment results.
Areas That Can Be Treated
Here are the nine FDA-approved areas for treatment with CoolSculpting®:
- Under the Chin/Below the Jawline
- Upper Arm
- Bra Fat
- Anterior/Posterior Flank
- Upper/Lower Abdomen
- Inner Thigh
- Outer Thigh
- Lower Thighs/Above the Knee
- Underneath Buttocks/”Banana Roll”
Although these are the approved areas of treatment, every client’s anatomy is different and we are often able to treat additional areas that are bothersome to clients. We like to say that if you can pinch it, we can treat it with CoolSculpting®. However, an assessment by one of our providers is important to determine if you are a candidate for a particular treatment area.
CoolSculpting® Recovery and Results
CoolSculpting® is completely non-surgical in nature, so patients are able to return to normal activities immediately after treatment. The treated area will look slightly red and be particularly cold after your treatment, but these skin changes will subside in the hours following treatment. Most patients experience little or no discomfort after their CoolSculpting® treatment, however bruising, numbness, tenderness, swelling, and itching can be temporary side effects immediately after treatment.
In the weeks and months to follow, your body will naturally process the frozen fat cells and eliminate them from the body; due to this process, results develop gradually over the next 3 months and will not be noticed immediately. Clients start to see results about a month after treatment and often return for final results and post-pictures at the 3-month mark. Many individuals are satisfied with their results after a single treatment, as the treatment has a scientifically-proven fat reduction rate of 20-25%; however, this amount of reduction looks different on every individual and body type. For that reason, we often recommend a series of 2 to 3 CoolSculpting® treatments for optimal outcomes as the results of each treatment build upon one another and lead to that “wow” factor. Regardless of the amount of treatments completed, fat reduction is permanent.
CoolSculpting® is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look great from every angle. To find out if this revolutionary treatment is the right body contouring solution for you, contact Aesthetic Specialty Centre at (770) 393-9000 for our Roswell location or (706) 467-6500 for our Greensboro location.
**The information about CoolSculpting® was reviewed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Marc E. Yune. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.