CoolSculpting has been around since 2010, so you’re probably wondering why we’re telling you all about this innovative, fat freezing, non-invasive treatment also known as CoolSculpting. The reason is that several CoolSculpting treatments are administered worldwide (over 650,000 and counting), but new updates keep surfacing since CoolSculpting first launched. Here’s what you should know before getting this ground-breaking procedure:
- When the skin reaches a specific temperature, the fat cells self-destruct.
CoolSculpting suctions in the skin surrounding the fat area you want to freeze, followed by controlled cooling technology to decrease the temperature of the surface of the skin to where the fat cells eventually die. The body will then gradually eliminate the cells in the weeks that follow.
- There is a tendency for uneven removal.
Because there is a vacuum-like head suctioning the skin in to freeze it, there is a small risk that the fat removal may be uneven.
- It can be expensive.
Depending on where you live and the area on your body that you want to be treated, a CoolSculpting session can cost around $500 and up. But the results are amazing and worth every cent!
- One treatment isn’t always enough.
It may not be the most cost-effective fat removing treatment to get the results you’re looking for. Ensure that you speak to your doctor before going in for the treatment to see if you’re a suitable candidate for this procedure.
- CoolSculpting is for very discrete fat removal.
For example, women with small fat pockets on their inner thighs or thin people with love handles.
- Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia can take place following cryolipolysis.
Dr Frank from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, reports that fat may grow back instead of disappearing permanently.
- It can take up to one hour to treat each section.
If you’re just getting a small area treated, your CoolSculpting session won’t take long; it really depends on how many areas you want to be treated.
- CoolSculpting can cause numbness.
You may experience cryolipolysis-induced numbness that can last for a few weeks. When the skin is frozen, the CoolSculpting process does something in the superficial nerves which can leave you without feeling for a while.
- You can also have bruising.
Although there is practically no downtime with CoolSculpting, you may see some bruising since the treated areas will have been tugged, pinched and pulled in the suction process. And you could have some discomfort for a couple of days to a few weeks following the treatment. For the best results choose reputable clinics like CoolSculpting by Man Cave Sydney to administer your CoolSculpting treatments.
- Full results take weeks or months to show up.
Results depend on how your body reacts to treatment, everyone is different, but full results are usually seen in the second or third month.