What is CoolSculpting?
The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared, nonsurgical fat reduction treatment. It works by using controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise. Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are people who are at or near a healthy weight and are looking for reduction of specific persistent areas of fat. Most healthy people with problem areas of fat can achieve great results from treatment with CoolSculpting. This treatment provides long-term results and is a scientifically-proven way to contour the body by reducing pockets of fat in troublesome spots including:
- Under the chin
- Bra area
- Upper arms
- Side (flank)
- Underneath the buttocks (banana roll)
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
The number of fat cells is set during childhood and adolescence and varies little during adulthood. When weight is lost, fat cells shrink in size but do not go away. When fat cells are exposed to a certain temperature for a given amount of time, they freeze and die. In the weeks that follow, the body naturally processes and eliminates the dead cells. This elimination process takes 1-3 months or more.
What to Expect at Renovus Medical Spa
Renovus Medical Spa offers free body consultations with our CoolScultping specialists. During this consultation, the patient is able to address any specific questions or concerns, as well as review the patient’s goals. During the treatment, the patient will be given a robe and taken into our CoolSculpting room. The aesthetician will then clean the treatment area and apply the handpiece to it. Once the treatment begins, the patient is free to relax, and each treatment lasts between 35-45 minutes.
Results are seen in as little as a single treatment. Most will enjoy the results as quickly as three weeks from treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. The body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4-6 months after a CoolSculpting treatment. A single treatment offers up to 20%-25% fat cell reduction in the treated area, but most patients want to treat an area to completion, which typically requires 2 treatments. Results are long-term and are evident 9 years after treatment, even with fluctuations in body weight.