Since earning FDA-approval in 2010, CoolSculpting has become one of the most popular non-invasive methods of fat removal and an excellent alternative to liposuction.
Despite numerous clinical trials, undeniable results in before and after photos, and celebrity support, some people remain skeptical about the treatment’s effectiveness.
So, does CoolSculpting work?
Continue reading to learn the benefits of CoolSculpting, popular treatment areas, and expected results.
How Does CoolSculpting Compare to Liposuction?
CoolSculpting and liposuction are both designed to permanently eliminate stubborn fat from the body and contour the treatment area.
While neither option is meant for weight loss, CoolSculpting and liposuction both produce circumferential reduction, which makes trouble spots visibly smaller and improves shape.
However, liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires incisions, anesthesia, and downtime. It’s also more expensive and carries risks that a non-invasive treatment like CoolSculpting does not.
What’s more, a CoolSculpting treatment is virtually painless and can be completed in as little as 35-60 minutes. On the other hand, liposuction typically takes several hours and can be quite painful.
What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?
CoolSculpting has seven FDA-approved applicators that can be used to treat almost any part of the body.
The treatment works especially well for diet and exercise resistant fat on the abdomen, love handles, thighs, upper arms, hips, and chin.
Does CoolSculpting Work?
Through a process known as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting freezes and destroys subcutaneous fat cells in the targeted area.
The remnants of these fat cells are then metabolized and naturally eliminated from the body over the next several weeks and months.
Accordingly, patients can begin to see visible fat reduction within four-to-six weeks of treatment. Many notice that their clothes fit better and that they feel more confident when they look in the mirror.
CoolSculpting results continue to improve over the next three months and can produce up to a
20-24 percent decrease in subcutaneous fat.
How to Get Started with CoolSculpting
If you are considering CoolSculpting, please call Laser of Arlington today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced providers.