CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved, non-surgical procedure that uses a handheld device to precisely freeze and destroy fat below the surface of the skin. The treatment is not intended for significant weight loss, but for treating stubborn areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise. Common treatment areas include abs, love handles, back, arms, and under the chin.
When you arrive for your procedure, a medical professional will review and mark the area(s) being treated. A protective gel pad is then placed on the surface of the skin and excess fat will be pinched into the CoolSculpting® applicator. You should not feel pain, only some pressure and suction for the first few minutes of the treatment. After that, the target area will become numb to the cold. The treatment will last roughly 60 minutes, during which you can read, check email, watch a movie, or even nap.
After the procedure is over, the treated area will be red and may appear a little raised. This is the fat that’s been sucked up by the applicator. Your provider will massage the site, and the lump should quickly disappear. As this is a no-downtime procedure, you’ll be free to continue with your regular activities right away.
In general, you can expect to gradually lose 20% to 30% of fat in the treated areas after one session. “Most patients see noticeable results within three months, but some may see results in as early as a few weeks. “
As adults, we don’t produce new fat cells, so the number of cells destroyed and removed from the body remains permanent. That said, when we gain weight, our fat cells expand. Gaining weight after CoolSculpting® could still mean an increase in the size of the remaining fat cells. Doctors recommend you focus on maintaining your ideal weight following the procedure.
When performed by a qualified provider, CoolSculpting® is very safe. Typical side effects include redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness, swelling or discomfort in the treated area. These are temporary and should resolve quickly.
Let’s review the questions and see if Cool sculpting is right for you!
Are you male or female? Where do you want to reshape your body?
Would you consider having a non-surgical fat reduction treatment?
Are you interested in a non-invasive procedure? (No needles, no anesthesia, no surgery) In a procedure that is safe and effective? (FDA cleared, 20-25% of reduction in fat cells) In a procedure that has no down-time? (Whether it’s work, school, or some other activity – you will not have to put your life on hold with CoolSculpting®. There is no down-time!) If you answered YES to all or most of these questions – you’re looking in the right place! Call Dedham Medical Aesthetics today to schedule your complementary consultation at 781-821-0734.
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