Whether you’re looking to enhance your body shape, get rid of stubborn fat, or just look and feel comfortable in your clothes again, fat freezing treatment CoolSculpting could be the answer and our resident experts at Skin+IQ can help you achieve your body goals!
An innovative way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat, CoolSculpting (also known as Cryolipolysis) involves no surgery and has minimal expected downtime. It is a leading non-invasive fat reduction treatment with more than 7 million CoolSculpting treatment cycles performed worldwide. A CoolSculpting® fat freezing procedure can reduce the number of fat cells in multiple treatment areas by up to 27% after 6 months. After your skin treatment, these fat cells are naturally processed and eliminated – therefore they won’t migrate to another area of your body, and there is no change to fat cells in untreated areas.
CoolSculpting technology delivers precisely-controlled cooling to target the fat cells underneath the skin, whilst leaving the skin itself unaffected. CoolSculpting systems are controlled cooling devices designed with built-in safety measures and if sensors detect that the skin is getting too cold, the system will shut down automatically.
During your consultation, we will take the time to discuss a holistic approach to your goals for reshaping your body. Together, we will review your whole body from different angles, then focus on specific areas where you want to eliminate fat. We will work with you on a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and it may take as little as one clinic visit with follow up to achieve your goals. With different applicators to choose from, we can design a treatment plan to help achieve your desired results.
During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator will be applied to the specified area. This delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat. Controlled cooling is delivered via an applicator to freeze the targeted fat and you may feel intense cold initially, and then this feeling usually subsides as the area numbs. As most applicators use a vacuum to draw fatty tissue into the applicator cup, you may also feel some pulling, tugging, and/or mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations may subside as the area becomes numb.
Quite often you will be able to relax, watch a video or use your device dependent on your position and area of treatment. As the CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical – which can mean minimal downtime and often, our patients return to work directly after their CoolSculpting treatment. This will vary between people and may be dependent on treatment area.
Following the procedure, typical side effects include redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, skin sensitivity and numbness. Numbness can persist for up to several weeks. A sensation of fullness in the back of the throat may occur after submental treatment.
Though rare, some additional side effects such as paradoxical hyperplasia, late onset pain, freeze burn, vasovagal symptoms, subcutaneous induration, hyperpigmentation and hernia may also occur. Please see Coolsculpting® FAQ page for more information.
Results – accumulative
Downtime – none
Coolsculpting Before & After