CoolSculpting targets unwanted fat, freezes it, and kills the fat cells. As a result, your sculpted body, formerly hidden, can shine through. CoolSculpting is ideal for people who are within about 30 pounds of their ideal weight. They have unwanted pockets of fat in undesirable areas which has not responded to diet or exercise. CoolSculpting is not meant as a solution for weight loss.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting specifically targets fat cells, freezes them, and eliminates them permanently from the body. After the fat cells are frozen, they begin to collapse. The remnants of the fat cells are consumed by nearby cells, and eliminated naturally by the body. This process is actually removing fat cells from your body instead of just shrinking them!
Which Areas of the Body Will CoolSculpting Treat?
Areas targeted and successfully treated:
- Abdominal Area
- Double Chin
- Love Handles
- Upper Arms
The Difference Between Losing Weight and CoolSculpting
Weight gain does not mean more fat cells; weight loss does not mean fewer fat cells. The number of fat cells in your body is determined by the time you are in your late teens. After this time of life, your weight may still fluctuate despite having a constant number of fat cells.Your constant number of fat cells are only shrinking or expanding.
CoolSculpting is the only way to eliminate fat cells without an invasive surgery such, as liposuction. Liposuction requires downtime after surgery as well as limited activities for at least two weeks. CoolSculpting makes it possible to go straight from the procedure to work and even a yoga class, if you wish!
Post CoolSculpting, the remaining fat cells still have the ability to expand if you gain weight. Living a healthy lifestyle is important to maintaining your current weight after the procedure. Maintaining your healthy and active lifestyle is the best way to enjoy your cool sculpted results.
CoolSculpting: Common Concerns and Questions
Is CoolSculpting right for me?
A consultation with a board certified dermatologist at Aesthetic Dermatology is the best way to find out. Keep in mind that CoolSculpting is meant for people who are within about 30 pounds of their ideal weight, yet struggle with pockets of unwanted.
What does CoolSculpting cost?
The cost of CoolSculpting will vary depending on each person’s body and goals. Cost will be discussed during your CoolSculpting consultation. Get a free consultation with your dermatologist at Aesthetic DermatologyHow long does it take to see results?
Results can start to be seen about 3 weeks after treatment, but it usually takes 2 months to achieve the full effect. This is the time it takes for the cells to die and be reabsorbed by other cells in the body.
How long is a treatment?
Treatment time averages 35-60 minutes, but can vary significantly depending on the scope of the treatment and the number of areas being treated.
What happens if I gain weight after treatment?
When people gain weight, they tend to gain weight in a number of different areas at once. Sometimes, weight gain is more concentrated in some areas than others, CoolSculpting does get rid of fat cells in certain areas, it is not able to stop remaining fat cells from expanding due to weight gain. Diet and exercise are still just as important to maintaining body weight after the procedure.
What does the treatment feel like?
CoolSculpting applicators will begin with a suction sensation. The cold treatment portion of the treatment will become temporarily numb. Clients spend treatment time reading, watching videos, or catching up on emails. Feel free to bring your electronic device. We have free WiFi.
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
Yes, it is safe. It is also FDA approved.
Is there downtime?
There is no downtime. Many clients go to work, or take a gentle yoga class the same day.
While the Coolsculpting procedure is only performed at our affiliate location in Alabaster, Alabama, we schedule consultations for patients at Aesthetic Dermatology and Shelby Dermatology.
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