What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting – An innovation in targeted fat reduction with ZERO invasive action; ZERO dieting; ZERO exercise. FDA cleared, CoolSculpting is sweeping the country as the most proven method of ridding the body of resistant fat bulges that diet and exercise have failed to remove.
Our San Diego clinic is a Premier Crystal Rewards Level CoolSculpting practice. This achievement signifies Zeltiq’s corporate recognition of our professional standards and treatment satisfaction. The power of CoolSculpting to actually sculpt the body is unsurpassed by any other noninvasive procedure.
By applying the treatment applicator to very specific body bulges, it is easy to streamline the waist, abdomen and flanks with one-hour-per-area treatments, no downtime and measurable results in only a few months. JUST APPROVED! CoolSmooth for thighs. Never wear those “saddlebags” again.
“Here’s the skinny: developed by Harvard scientists, CoolSculpting’s unique, patented, clinically proven procedure involves freezing fat cells without damage to your skin. There’s no knife. No suction hoses. No needles. No lasers, even. After your treatment, most patients are able to return to their normal activities the same day.”
Where Can I Use CoolSculpting?
- Love handles
- Abdomen and “muffin top”
- “Bra fat” or “bra roll”
- Back fat for men
- Outer thighs, inner thighs and upper arms
Dual CoolSculpting: With two systems you can get your treatment in Half the Time
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
Vacuum pressure is used to pull targeted areas of skin tissue between two cooling plates. These cooling plates cause a drop in tissue temperature to close to freezing. Over the period of an hour, the fat cells harden, crystalize and begin a process called cryolipolysis. This breakdown action of the fat cells is complete over a period of 2 to 4 months, during and after which most patients see an undeniable reduction in size of the treated area.
Accelerating the body’s flushing mechanism helps remove toxins and assists in maintaining normal weight. You’ll leave with a simple diet directive that helps you flush your system, potentially helping you see results faster. No pills, diets or extra exercise involved. You’ll be surprised to see what these simple “extra” intakes can do for you.
How Long Does A Treatment Last?
CoolSculpting is performed in “cycles”. Each cycle takes one hour and covers one area. We have 3 treatment plate systems – small, medium and large – to accommodate different body sizes and areas. The time of the treatment, 60 minutes, is required for the tissue to reach the correct temperature to adequately initiate the cryolipolysis action. Love handles are independent cycles, so treating both sides would take two hours. Larger girth abdomen treatment will usually require two cycles to sufficiently target the entire area.
How Many CoolSculpting Treatments Will I Need Before I See Results?
Results are very individualized per patient. Generally, there is about a 25% fat reduction in the area treated with each treatment. It is normal to do anywhere from 4-8 cycles in one CoolSculpting session, and on average most people require at least 2 sessions spaced about 6 weeks – 3 months apart.
When Will I See A Change?
Expect to see the full results in about 4 months. The process of fat breakdown and the body’s process of removing this fat are accomplished over time, so don’t expect a taut tummy right away.
How Long Do The Results Last?
Developer Rox Anderson of Harvard Medical School estimates effects should last 10 to 15 years in those who maintain normal weight levels and good health.
Is CoolSculpting Painful?
No – but the initial few minutes of the process can be uncomfortable. Within about 5 minutes you’ll lose sensation in the area and will easily be able to talk on the phone, read, use your computer or even nap if your treatment position allows.
Who Is A Good Candidate For CoolSculpting?
Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting is not for everyone. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss program, nor will it be appropriate for obese patients or those with excessive fat accumulation. You must be in good health and not have medical conditions that make super-cooling hazardous. The ideal candidate is of fairly normal weight, in good health and simply has small areas of fat that have proven hard to get rid of.
We have spoken with CoolSculpting patients who have found that their CoolSculpting results gave them the incentive to begin new dietary habits which have resulted in weight loss, better health and higher self esteem. Any process which inspires you to take better care of yourself is an absolute “win-win”!
How Do I Find Out If CoolSculpting Is Right For Me?
Our cosmetic treatment consultations are provided on a complimentary basis. You are invited to call our office at 858-225-8380 and book an assessment appointment.