IS COOLSCULPTING® SAFE AND EFFECTIVE?
The vast majority of individuals have at least one area on their body that frustrates them, and that they would like to see less of. Although people really, really hate their fat and want it to go away, people always want to ensure any procedure they undergo is safe and effective and won’t cause them more trouble than their existing fat. Fortunately, CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared, non-surgical, totally non-invasive procedure without needles. There is little to no downtime and you can get back to daily activities right away. There are numerous white papers written on CoolSculpting®, and it is the world’s #1 non-invasive fat-reduction technology.
For the vast majority of people, CoolSculpting® is not painful or uncomfortable. However, some people do find discomfort both during the initial part of the treatment as the tissue cools, after taking the applicator off, and sometimes for several days after the treatment is completed. For most, it is nothing more than temporary stinging, tingling, cramping, and the short-lived sensation of pin pricks.
WHAT WILL THE RESULTS BE?
Many patients are satisfied after two treatments. However, during your consultation, we can discuss a treatment plan that will meet your specific treatment needs.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE TREATMENT?
To initiate the treatment, we will position the device on your body. The device will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. An hour or so later, depending on your needs, you’re done.
I AM FIT. WILL COOLSCULPTING® STILL WORK FOR ME?
CoolSculpting® can address large or small pockets equally as effectively. Often, when you are very fit, the last little bit of stubborn fat is even tougher to get rid of. Spot reduction for those who are really lean is often very difficult, but the wide range of applicator sizes we have allows us to address the areas that frustrate you. Lean people often want to sculpt and contour, and CoolSculpting® is perfect for that!
HOW DO I KNOW IF COOLSCULPTING® IS RIGHT FOR ME?
CoolSculpting® is the perfect non-invasive fat-reduction solution for those who are struggling with diet and exercise-resistant fat. Perhaps you are doing everything right in terms of exercise and nutrition, but because of aging, genetics, or a whole slew of other factors, you just aren’t able to achieve the body changes you want. If you are five to 25 pounds from a healthy weight, and you are looking to sculpt, contour, reshape, resize, or debulk one or more areas of your body, CoolSculpting® could be the perfect solution!
DOES COOLSCULPTING® WORK ON BOTH MEN AND WOMEN?
Absolutely! Fat cells do not discriminate. Whether you are male or female, if you struggle with pockets of fat on your body that seem to be exercise and diet resistant or you are looking to jump start your new health, fitness, or nutrition routine, CoolSculpting® can help you get there.
AM I GOING TO LOSE WEIGHT WITH COOLSCULPTING® ?
CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss procedure. Fat cells certainly take up a lot of space and have a lot of volume, but they don’t weigh very much. The opposite is true of muscle. Lean muscle weighs more than fat but doesn’t take up a ton of space. So, although you won’t see the scale change if you do CoolSculpting® in isolation, you will see undeniable results. CoolSculpting® can sculpt, contour, reshape, resize, and debulk parts of your body that don’t care how many hours you put in at the gym or how well you eat.
COOLSCULPTING® OR LIPOSUCTION: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR ME?
This is a popular question, and sometimes that answer isn’t clear cut. Both procedures will get rid of unwanted fat. Both procedures can dramatically improve your self-perception and confidence, and both procedures are highly effective. The biggest difference is that CoolSculpting® is non-surgical with no downtime and little to no side-effects that often come with liposuction.
WILL COOLSCULPTING® WORK AFTER PREGNANCY AND C SECTIONS?
Once the C-section scar has healed, at least six months have passed, and breast-feeding has stopped, CoolSculpting® can be used to reduce the excess fat around the abdomen that just won’t go away.
CAN I RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
CoolSculpting® is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Often, patients return to work after the session is over.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after one to three months. Your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
ARE COOLSCULPTING® RESULTS PERMANENT?
A little-known fact: by the time you are nine to 13 years old, the number of fat cells you have is set. That’s right, you have the same number of fat cells you did decades ago. Well, then why do you now have more fat? When we gain weight, our fat cells expand; we don’t make new ones. And when we lose weight, our fat cells shrink; we don’t get rid of them. CoolSculpting® freezes fat cells; then they die. Then, over two to four months, they flush out of the body and are gone forever! You still have fat cells left that can expand and give you the illusion that you “undid” your CoolSculpting® results. This is why it is important to continue with whatever you are doing (or if you are just starting to eat healthy and exercise, continue ramping that up) so you can appreciate the results for a lifetime.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Call Belladerm MedSpa today to set up your free consultation. We’ll see if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting® and work with you to develop a treatment plan.