CoolSculpting® is a leading non-invasive fat-reduction treatment. It is a way to contour your body by freezing unwanted superficial fat. Most people have at least one area of their body which they feel they cannot shift stubborn fat from – whether it is their stomach, buttocks, thighs or upper arms.
Fortunately, with the benefits of modern cosmetic technology, you don’t have to leave your dream body shape at the wayside.
The CoolSculpting® fat-freezing procedure is a clinically approved, non-surgical fat reduction treatment which uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts of diet and exercise.
The CoolSculpting® procedure uses round, rectangular paddles that suction onto your skin and fat cells like a vacuum. This technology targets and crystallises (kills) fat cells and remarkably induces a 25% fat reduction in a single CoolSculpting® cycle.
The procedure generally requires up to 45 minutes per area and patients report little to no discomfort. CoolSculpting® is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately.
Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely.
Overall patients have not described this procedure as unsettling. Results are noticeable within a few weeks and continue to improve over 3 – 4 months.
As the name suggests, the CoolSculpting® procedure can be a little chilly. Controlled cooling is delivered via an applicator to freeze the targeted superficial fat. Though you may feel intense cold initially, this feeling usually subsides as the area numbs. Because most applicators use a vacuum to draw fatty tissue into the applicator cup, you may also feel some pulling, tugging and/or mild pinching.
The CoolSculpting® procedure can treat visible fat bulges in the submental area (under the chin), thigh, abdomen and flank (love handle), along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll) and upper arm. You can discuss with the us about creating a customised treatment plan that’s tailored to your body and your individual goals.
Once the applicators are positioned and the session begins, you are encouraged to do whatever feels most comfortable for you while you sit still, except in the case of under-chin treatments, where the client must sit still.
The CoolSculpting® procedure is completely non-invasive, which can mean minimal downtime. Often, patients return to work directly after their CoolSculpting® treatment. This will vary between people and may be dependent on treatment area.
Most patients see results between 2 and 6 months following treatment. Your body will still continue to remove the destroyed fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment. The Before & After videos shows what results look like several weeks after CoolSculpting® treatment.
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. We will go over the full side effects during your consultation.