How It Works
CoolSculpting works by a process called Cryolipolysis, which is essentially freezing of the fat cells. As the fat cells freeze, they go through a process called Apoptosis, or cell death, and then are naturally eliminated from the body over the proceeding months.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I see results?
Typically at least 2 cycles of CoolSculpting are required per area.
How many sessions will I need?
You will notice full results between 3-4 months after you have completed this treatment.
Is the procedure safe?
As a leading non-surgical fat-reduction treatment worldwide, CoolSculpting has a well-established safety and efficacy profile. CoolSculpting systems are controlled cooling devices designed with built-in safety measures. If sensors detect that the skin is getting too cold, the system will shut down automatically.
What does it feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you typically feel a strong cooling sensation. This should soon dissipate. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied.
Are there any side effects?
During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations may subside as the area becomes numb.
Following the procedure, typical side effects include redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, skin sensitivity and numbness. Numbness can persist for up to several weeks. There may be a sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental treatment. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks.
Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Unlike weight-loss surgery, CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese or if you suffer from cryoglobulinaemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria.
As with any medical procedure, ask your healthcare practitioner if CoolSculpting is right for you.