With over seven million treatments performed worldwide, CoolSculpting has become one of the most-trusted and well-known body contouring technologies.
But despite hearing about its efficacy, safety, and celebrity fans, many women and men considering treatment may be unsure exactly how CoolSculpting works or what happens during the actual procedure.
Continue reading to learn all about this non-invasive liposuction alternative, including what to expect from CoolSculpting.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved non-surgical fat removal treatment that uses cryolipolysis to permanently destroy 20-25 percent of fat cells in the targeted area.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
As the CoolSculpting applicator delivers a patented cooling technology, fat cells beneath the skin freeze and undergo apoptosis (cell death).
Following treatment, destroyed fat cells are excreted from the body through a natural detoxification process, and patients can see visible slimming and contouring within six-to-eight weeks.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Ideal CoolSculpting candidates are healthy women and men, who are at or near their ideal body shape.
However, they struggle with localized areas of diet and exercise resistant fat.
What to Expect from CoolSculpting
In addition to understanding how non-surgical fat-freezing works, it’s important for patients to know what to expect from CoolSculpting.
The procedure is performed in the comfort of our office and can take as little as 35 minutes per treatment cycle, with zero-downtime.
At the beginning of the process, an applicator is used to vacuum fatty tissue into place, and you may feel some slight tugging.
Next, two panels within the handpiece cool the treatment area to four degrees Celsius. Most patients experience some minor discomfort at this point, but the area becomes numb and pain-free within five minutes.
For the remainder of the CoolSculpting treatment, you can relax, take a nap, watch TV, or do work on your laptop.
What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?
CoolSculpting is currently FDA-approved to treat nine areas including the abdomen, flanks, thighs, banana roll, bra line, upper arms, back, under the chin, and under the jaw.
How to Get Started with CoolSculpting in Arlington, VA
If you are considering CoolSculpting, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced providers.