Does CoolSculpting Really Work?
CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing procedure approved for fat reduction in 2010 by the FDA. As a non-invasive alternative to invasive procedures such as liposuction, CoolSculpting is designed to eliminate stubborn fat pockets in multiple areas of the body.
Because CoolSculpting is a relatively newer option, and because it is non-invasive and non-surgical, many people wonder if this procedure really works to get rid of excess fat.
Does CoolSculpting Really Work?
This treatment has been seen to be highly effective in getting rid of unwanted fat. On average, CoolSculpting treatments result in a 20 to 25% reduction in fat cells in the targeted areas.
A review of over nineteen studies conducted on cryolipolysis found that the fat reduction achieved by CoolSculpting is much greater than what can be achieved through various other methods. These studies also found that there were no major health risks associated with the fat-freezing procedure.
Additionally, a great deal of research and clinical testing was done on the efficacy of CoolSculpting in order for it to receive FDA approval. This is required for any treatment attempting to gain approval from the FDA.
CoolSculpting is also more effective than diet and exercise when it comes to addressing stubborn fat. These traditional methods of fat reduction cause fat cells to shrink; however, the number of fat cells in your body remains the same. With CoolSculpting, fat cells are permanently destroyed, meaning they cannot return or increase in size.
Which Areas of the Body Can CoolSculpting Improve?
The FDA has approved the latest generation of CoolSculpting, CoolSculpting Elite, to treat nine body areas based on clinical trial results. These areas include:
- Under the chin
- Under the jawline
- Flanks (love handles)
- Bra fat
- Upper arms
- Below the buttocks (banana rolls)
- Back fat
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
Also known as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting uses cryotherapy, or very low temperatures, to destroy fat cells. This scientific concept has its origins in the discovery that sucking on popsicles leads to the development of cheek dimples in children, which is a sign of fat reduction.
Cryolipolysis involves using cold temperature to break down subcutaneous fat (the fat just beneath the skin). As the lipids in the fat cells freeze, the fat cells die while the surrounding tissues, muscles, and nerves are left safe and unharmed. Over time, the destroyed fat cells are eliminated as waste through the lymphatic system. The external results of this process are visible in the form of volume reduction and contouring in the targeted areas.
What Is a CoolSculpting Treatment Session Like?
At the start of the procedure, the licensed practitioner applies a warming gel pad to the treatment area and then places the CoolSculpting applicator on the area. Suction is utilized to hold the region in place. Freezing temperatures are then delivered by the applicator.
CoolSculpting is a painless, comfortable, and safe process that requires no administration of anesthesia or sedatives. It typically takes an hour or less to complete and involves no downtime or elaborate preparation.
How Many CoolSculpting Treatment Sessions Will Be Needed?
Most people notice pleasing results after just one CoolSculpting treatment. However, your practitioner will determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the number of areas to be treated.
Contact Us Today
If excess fat is impacting your body contours and your confidence, it’s time to consider CoolSculpting. When this treatment is performed by our highly trained practitioners, it offers precise and optimal results that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact Freezeology today to set up your consultation.