CoolSculpting is a breakthrough FDA approved treatment for the targeted reduction of stubborn fat deposits on the body; it’s a simple, non-surgical/non-invasive alternative to liposuction which literally chills away excess fat cells. It’s currently available to Northwest Vein & Aesthetic Center patients who want to improve their body shape.
The process involves a cooling device which is placed over the problem area. The device chills the location to a safe temperature that is above freezing, but below normal body temperature. The targeted temperature affects fat cells, but does not impact other tissues, including skin, blood and organs. Over time, the chilled fat cells perish and are naturally eliminated by the body. Within a matter of weeks, the result is a leaner, more sculpted look.
This process, known medically as cryolipolysisis, is ideal for dealing with stubborn fat deposits that don’t seem to respond to ordinary exercise and low calorie diets. Typical areas involved include the abdominal area, the sides of the waistline (so-called “love handles” and “muffin tops”), the thighs, the area below the chin and most other places excess fat can be found.
What is CoolSculpting Used For?
It is important, however, not to confuse the removal of fat cells with actual weight loss. This is a body contouring technique rather than a way to treat a weight problem. It can be effective for removing relatively large fat deposits that might make someone near ideal bodyweight appear more overweight that they actually are.
How Long Does it Take?
Treatment takes about an hour and results are seen in as early as a month.
Does it Hurt?
Patients report a cooling sensation, but most do not experience any significant discomfort.
Are there any risks or side-effects?
Although no medical treatment is entirely without risks or potential side effects, remarkably few have been found with CoolSculpting. Known issues that may occur include temporary redness, numbness, and minor bruising on rare occasions. At present, no long-term side effects or serious problems have been found with the treatment.
How was CoolSculpting Developed?
CoolSculpting arose from the observation that children who indulged in a lot of popsicles tended to form dimples on the cheeks.
If you are interested in finding out whether Cool Sculpting is right for you, call Northwest Vein & Aesthetic Center at the number on this page or reach us via e-mail through our contact page.