CoolSculpting is a relatively new and quite popular treatment for reduction of unwanted body fat. Because it is completely non-invasive and convenient, many people are wondering if it can really offer the effective results that it promises.

Will CoolSculpting Give Me Results?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that claims to freeze and get rid of around 25% of fat cells in the targeted fat deposits. Does it create results? The simple answer is that every cosmetic procedure delivers results depending on the individual’s body type and aesthetic goals.

This FDA-approved procedure safely uses the power of controlled cooling energy to disrupt fat cells underneath the dermis. The treatment eliminates fat deposits from trouble areas of stubborn fat like the abdomen, legs, arms, male chest, chin, and buttocks. Results are long-term.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis, which is a process that uses the cellular response to cold to break down fatty tissue. The frozen fat cells are crystallized and then die. As time goes by, your body will naturally process and eliminate these dead cells, leaving you with a more sculpted body.

What Is the CoolSculpting Procedure Like?

CoolSculpting is a gentle procedure, so you will not need any sort of anesthesia for it. Instead, you will be able to read, use a mobile device, or even sleep during it. It takes around an hour per treatment area.

A warming gel pad is placed on the region that has the fat deposit marked for treatment. This gel pad protects the external skin from the cold temperature. Fat is placed between two CoolSculpting paddles and suction technology is used to keep it in place.

You will hear a low humming sound, and Dr. Lam will proceed to move the CoolSculpting handpiece around the marked regions. The device uses cooling technology to increase the freezing temperature in the region. During this time, the fat cells that lie beneath your skin are being frozen.

This process is repeated in the other pre-selected treatment regions. After this, Dr. Lam will massage these areas to help break up the frozen fat cells. The fat cells eventually die and are gradually eliminated via your body’s normal processes.

You might feel a bit sore for a few days after the procedure, but there is no recovery period needed afterwards. You can typically return to work and your daily routine immediately.

Results After the Procedure

The fat cells that are crystallized and frozen during the treatment are processed and eliminated over the course of six months. You may start to notice changes in your appearance four weeks after your treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. Your body will eliminate fat cells gradually for up to four to six months after the treatment.

Contact Our Office to Learn More

CoolSculpting is a procedure that you can opt for if you are looking to remove excess fat without surgery. It can give you your desired results as long as you have realistic expectations. To find out more, contact skilled physician Dr. Nicholas Lam for a consultation.