What is CoolSculpting®?
If you are suffering from a bulge of fat that just won’t go away, regardless of dieting or working out, you may have seen CoolSculpting® amidst your searches for a solution. Have you been left wondering what is CoolSculpting®? SculptMD wants to make sure you’re completely informed about all the amazing benefits and rewards that CoolSculpting® can provide you.
CoolSculpting® was created by scientists at Harvard University after observing the effect of popsicles to children with dimples. The scientists found that, over time, the popsicles were freezing and eliminating small pockets of fat cells.
From there, Cryolipolysis formed from the idea that cold can target fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue – thus the science behind CoolSculpting® was created. It is now the #1 non-surgical fat reduction procedure in the US.
Zeltiq CoolSculpting® has been approved by the FDA as the only fat freezing, non-surgical fat reduction treatment on the market today. It uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that sticks around through all the diets and exercising. There is:
- No anesthesia
- Non-invasive techniques
- No downtime
CoolSculpting® is a safe and trusted procedure, cleared by the FDA and having more than 70 scientific and clinical journal papers, medical meeting posters, and technical reports. The science and technology has proven that CoolSculpting® is a great alternative to more invasive and surgical fat reduction procedures.
How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
CoolSculpting® freezes and eliminates any stubborn fat that won’t go away. It safely delivers a controlled cooling to gently and effectively target any fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are frozen (crystalized), then die. The dead fat cells will naturally leave your body through its waste process and leaves behind a more sculpted body.
Since the fat cells are dead and exit the body, that means they’re gone for good. This also means the untreated areas will have no change in fat cell distribution, so the fat won’t appear anywhere else. CoolSculpting® results are long term so long as you maintain your healthy lifestyle.
What to Expect at a CoolSculpting® Consultation
At SculptMD, we are here to help you with your first CoolSculpting® consultation and your treatment plan. We will work with you to discuss your body goals and where you want to be. Our doctors care about your needs and are professional about discussing the best treatments and options for you.
During your visit, you’ll meet with one of our clinicians who has been trained in CoolSculpting®. They will look at your whole body from different angles, focusing on the specific areas you want to eliminate fat.
Your CoolSculpting® Plan
Everyone’s bodies are different, which means everyone will react to CoolSculpting® differently. Our doctors will work with you to tailor the best treatment plan to your needs. While some may just need one office visit, others may need a few more to get to their desired body.
You don’t have to stick to one area either. SculptMD allows you to customize treatments to different areas of your body. Maybe you want to freeze away the fat in your inner thighs and get rid of a muffin top? Your doctors at SculptMD will customize your treatment plan to make sure you get all your target areas treated.
During CoolSculpting® Treatments
During your treatment, there will be a gel pad and applicator placed on the targeted areas. A vacuum piece will also be applied to suck in the fat bulge that you are trying to remove. The applicator delivers controlled cooling to your target area, freezing the fat.
During your procedure, you will be able to do a lot of different things. A treatment can last anywhere from 35 minutes to an hour depending on the location of your treatment. You can read, check your email, or even nap. There is no surgery, which means no downtime. You get to sit back, relax, and let the CoolSculpting® applicator work its magic.
CoolSculpting® results are long-lasting and permanent as long as you maintain your healthy lifestyle! You may be able to start seeing changes as early as 3 weeks after your initial treatment, and will see the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body even continues to flush out fat cells for 4 to 6 months after your treatment!
CoolSculpting® Side Effects
In the procedure, you may experience light pulling, tugging, or mild pinching on the treatment site. These sensations do subside as your body adjusts to the temperature and vacuum applicator.
Following your procedure, typical side effects are mild redness, swelling, or tingling. These are all temporary and are gone within just a couple of days to a week.
CoolSculpting®: Fat Reduction VS Weight Loss
When considering CoolSculpting®, it’s important to recognize the difference between fat reduction and weight loss. While they may sound similar, they are two different processes. It all has to do with the fat cells.
Losing or gaining weight doesn’t mean you are increasing the number of fat cells. It means they are growing or shrinking. With losing weight, your fat cells shrink in size but it does not make them go away. They are still a part of your body.
Fat reduction actually reduces the number of fat cells in your body, unlike weight loss. After a CoolSculpting® procedure, the number of fat cells can reduce about 20-25%! They are naturally processed and eliminated through the body’s waste process, so they don’t migrate to another area of the body.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® fat reduction was designed for those who have unwanted fat in different areas. CoolSculpting® is not a weight-loss surgery which means it is not a weight-loss solution for people who are suffering from obesity. If you wish to seek a weight-loss solution, SculptMD has weight-loss programs that we can help you with!
Good candidates for CoolSculpting® have noticeable bulges of fat in certain areas that they just can’t seem to get rid of. It is a great option for those looking for a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
CoolSculpting® with SculptMD
At SculptMD, we have been recognized as a Premier Crystal Practice Center of Excellence by Zeltiq CoolSculpting®. Offering services to customers in Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, Tracy, and San Ramon, our doctors help you with your CoolSculpting® needs in the best way they can. Not only does SculptMD offer you a great CoolSculpting® experience, but we’ve implemented the Zimmer Z-Wave technology into our CoolSculpting® practice.
The Zimmer Z-Wave is an innovative device that not only treats cellulite, but enhances CoolSculpting® results up to 50%! When you come to SculptMD, we will implement the Z-Wave technology into your treatment and you will experience the best results! Contact us to today to schedule your free consultation.