How it Works
Coolsculpting works by freezing the fat cells in the targeted area until they die. The treatment utilizes a tried and proven science called Cryolipoysis to eliminate fat cells by freezing them without damaging then skin or surrounding tissue.
The idea originally stemmed from Harvard scientists Dr. Dieter Manstein and Dr. Rox Anderson. They discovered Cryolipoysis when they saw that children who ate popsicles got dimples in their cheeks. In seeing this, they realized that the cold temperature of the popsicles caused the freezing and elimination of the small pockets of fat cells.
Coolsculpting is one of the few methods that delivers precise, controlled cooling to gently and effectively target fat cells that lie underneath the skin. Fat generally freezes at a higher temperature than other cells in the body. The fat cells are treated by being frozen and then die over time. After the cells have died, the body naturally processes the fat by eliminating those cells that died from being frozen. The result is a more sculpted body, and Coolsculpting allows our patients to target even those hard to lose areas.
Am I a Candidate?
Coolsculpting is a very effective body technique, however, it shouldn’t be substituted as a weight loss solution. Ideal candidates for Coolsculpting are within 20-30 pounds of their target weight and have specific areas that they would like to have a more sculpted and contoured look.
To find out if you are a candidate for Coolsculpting, please book your consultation by clicking on this link.
What can I expect during my consultation?
During your consultation, our experienced team will work with you and address your concerns by developing a custom treatment plan specifically for you.
Once we develop the treatment plan, we will determine the best course of action for your individual goals.
What can I expect during my treatment?
Dr. Smith’s highly-trained staff always puts the comfort of our patients first. At the beginning of your Coolsculpting treatment, you will feel a slight pressure which is followed by a cold sensation in the area that is being treated. After a few minutes, the area will numb out. During the procedure, patients pass the time by reading, watching videos or spend time on their phones or laptops.
What can I expect after my treatment?
After your treatment, you can resume normal activities immediately. There may be some mild soreness and swelling may occur in the area within a day or two after the procedure has been performed. This should not keep you from going to work, playing with your kids or working out.
When can I expect to see results?
Most patients start seeing results within 2-3 weeks of receiving Coolsculpting and complete results usually show within 2-4 months.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Smith and his staff, please click on this link or call our office at 949-653-7000.