What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that freezes stubborn fat. No needles, no special diets, no supplements, no surgery. And most importantly, no downtime.
CoolSculpting® is the non-invasive treatment to help address those stubborn pockets of fat. And it’s called stubborn fat for just that reason — diet and exercise alone are not able to get rid of it as quickly or as effectively as with CoolSculpting. This technology targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges. Unlike most other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting involves no needles, surgery, or downtime. Patients often spend procedure time reading, working on their laptops, or simply relaxing. It’s safe, FDA-cleared and effective. Results look natural and can be seen as early as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results after one to three months.
How does it Work?
What will the results be?
Developed by scientists at Harvard University, Coolsculpting’s unique, FDA-cleared and patented procedure uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Only fat cells are frozen, leaving your healthy skin cells intact. No knives, suction hoses, needles or scars. Once crystallized, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from your body.
What happens during the treatment?
To initiate the treatment we will position the device on your body. The device will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. It only takes one hour per treatment area. About the same amount of time as one trip to the gym!
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
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CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness and /or discomfort in the treated area which can last several weeks, but these are transient and will resolve. Patients typically return to their normal routine after the session is over.
When will i see results?
You may begin to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment; however, you will experience the most dramatic results after two to three months. Your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Are the results permanent?
Yes, clinical studies show a 20-30% permanent reduction of the fat layer in the treatment area at 12 weeks.
“I feel confident in a two-piece bathing suit. I haven’t had a two-piece on in years and I can walk around with it on. I have a form fitting dress on and when I walk down the street I feel confident. CoolSculpting is probably one of the best things I’ve ever done.” – Paige
“I definitely did not want or need surgery. That’s why I decided on CoolSculpting.” – Karen
“It’s not just that other people noticed the results – as in individual, it inspired me.” – Jeani
For more information on CoolSculpting by Zeltiq®, visit www.CoolSculpting.com. Get in touch with North Dallas Dermatology Associates by calling (214) 420-7070 or contacting us online and learn more about whether CoolSculpting is right for you.