1. CoolSculpting treats a specific area in just 60 minutes.
Each “cycle” takes about an hour. Each treatment area requires one cycle. If two areas are being treated – such as “love handles” on either side of your body – two hours will be required.
2. You won’t see results right away.
During the hour-long treatment, the fat cells are cooled to the necessary temperature for their destruction. But you won’t see the effect right away. The final and complete results are visible after about 4 months, although you may begin to notice subtle improvements in the preceding time. During these months, your body is flushing the destroyed fat cells out of your system.
3. Fat cells are destroyed without affecting the overlying skin cells.
Your skin in the treatment area is gently pulled between two treatment plates, which cools the fat below your skin. The great innovation of CoolSculpting is that the fat is frozen and destroyed without affecting your skin.
4. CoolSculpting is painless.
CoolSculpting is not painful. It may feel slightly uncomfortable at first, as your skin cools. Eventually the area will become numb. Our patients are able to relax during their session, many opting to use their tablets or phones, read or nap.
5. Results are long-lasting.
If you maintain a normal weight, your results could last a decade or longer without changing. The destroyed fat cells are destroyed permanently. It is possible for remaining fat cells in the area to swell, which could affect the results. Maintaining your weight with a healthy lifestyle should go a long way in preserving the effect.
If you live in or around San Diego and are searching for an experienced CoolSculpting provider, please call La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic, at 858-454-2700, to arrange a consultation.