What is CoolSculpting?
The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is a non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting—so you’ll look great from every angle.
Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
The CoolSculpting fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g., gastric bypass), the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Many people want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
How long is each treatment? How many treatments will I needs?
Our staff will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. While each CoolSculpting treatment generally lasts about 1 hour, some patients have more than one treatment during the same office visit. We may also schedule additional treatments in order to meet your goals.
Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
How does it work? Cool mini treatments freeze fat cells; they break down and eventually die off in a natural process called apoptosis. The remnants of the destroyed fat cells are naturally flushed out of the body. Many patients appreciate the discreet nature of this gradual process.
Is it safe? It is the first and only FDA-approved, non-surgical alternative to liposuction treatment for reducing fat under the chin (submental fat). No down time required, some patients may experience tenderness, swelling, or bruising after the treatment.
How long does this last? The results are permanent; most patients see 20-25% reduction of fat per treatment. Though the fat cells are destroyed, this treatment does not replace diet and exercise, so it is recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
When will I see results? Results are usually seen in 8 weeks. Two treatments are generally recommended, spaced 4 weeks apart.
How does it work? When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Typically, 2-6 treatments are needed, spaced four weeks apart. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through the body’s natural metabolism.
Is is safe? FDA approved non-invasive procedure. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of Kybella. The injections are formulated using deoxycholic acid, a chemical which is naturally produced by the body to help dissolve and absorb excess fat. Not for pregnant or breastfeeding women, those who have difficulty swallowing or if you are planning on having surgery in the treatment area. Most common side effects are swelling, bruising, redness, numbness, and small area of firmness in the treatment area.
How long are the results? Kybella has been shown to be a safe and permanent solution for submental fat.