How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved, non-surgical body contouring treatment that freezes fat cells without harming neighboring tissues. Fat cell membranes are crystallized at a higher temperature than surrounding cells, which results in cellular destruction without affecting any other tissues.
CoolSculpting® applies controlled cooling in a safe method to achieve that crystallization, targeting only the fat cells determined by you and your provider to target. The body’s natural metabolic system filters out the damaged cells, removing the fat from your body. Your curves become slimmer and more sculpted for a body shape of which you can be proud.
Removed fat cells are not reinstated by the body, so your CoolSculpting® treatment removes the undesired fat for good. This does not stop surviving fat cells from the effects of weight fluctuations, so be sure you can commit to a healthy lifestyle to maintain your CoolSculpting® results.
At Levy Dermatology, we offer CoolSculpting® with the CoolMini applicator to help target smaller areas where stubborn fat is present, such as underneath the chin or near the armpit. If you can squeeze it, CoolSculpting® can freeze it! The CoolSculpting® procedure removes fat in these treatment areas without surgery:
- Inner Thigh
- Outer Thigh
- Upper arms and armpit
- Underneath the chin
- And more!
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Am I A Good Candidate?
Because CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss procedure, the best results happen for patients who are within about 20 pounds of their ideal weight. If you’re interested in a trimmer body without pockets of stubborn fat, but aren’t interested in a surgical procedure like liposuction, CoolSculpting® may be a great option for you.
What Is Treatment Like?
The CoolSculpting® procedure is non-invasive, painless, and requires little to no downtime. The procedure takes about an hour to perform, and throughout the procedure patients are free to relax, read a book, or even take a nap. There is little downtime with CoolSculpting®, and side effects if any are usually mild, with slight swelling or redness of the treatment area. Should you experience these side effects, they should resolve within the first week. During your consultation, your Levy Dermatology provider will cover everything you can expect, including risks and benefits.
What Are Expected Results?
Clinical studies have shown that one CoolSculpting® treatment can result in 21% fat cell reduction in the targeted treatment area. Following CoolSculpting® treatments can continue to reduce fat cells by up to 25%. Optimal results are visible 2-3 months after the first treatment. Some patients may opt to undergo a few additional CoolSculpting® sessions to further enhance their results.