CoolSculpting is a new innovative, non-surgical, no downtime technology that targets and cools unwanted fat cells to reduce love handles, muffin tops, and fat bulges in women and men. Developed by Harvard scientists, the unique, FDA-cleared, patented procedure uses a cooling technology called Cryolipolysis. Fat is uniquely sensitive to cold temperatures, so once it is exposed to certain cold temperatures, the fat cells crystallize and are broken down, then eliminated through the bodyâ€™s natural process. The result is noticeable, natural-looking reduction in areas treated as soon as 3 weeks.
The CoolSculpting treatment takes 1 to 2 hours, depending on areas being treated and does not require anesthesia or analgesics. The device is applied directly to the target area and then draws the bulge up between two cooling panels. As the treatment begins, you may feel a sensation of intense cold. This sensation dissipates soon afterwards. The patient is seated comfortably or lying down during the procedure. Many patients spend this time reading, working on their laptop or relaxing. Patients may also have another non-invasive procedure done at the same time such as injections or skincare peels.
Over the following 2-4 months your fat cells will be crystallized, broken down, and naturally flushed from the body.
CoolSculpting can reduce the fat layer by 20% in the treated area in one treatment. If the patientâ€™s treatment calls for a second treatment, an additional 20% reduction can be achieved. Best cosmetic results are noted in patients with modest fat bulges and who are at a stable weight.
Since this is a simple, noninvasive procedure, you can get back to your daily activities such as work and exercise, after your treatment. There are no pills or supplements required afterwards. As long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise, your long-term results will remain stable.
CoolSculpting® — Patient #1
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