Coolsculpting is a revolutionary, non-invasive fat reduction procedure that uses the power of cold to target stubborn pockets of fat. It was first discovered when Harvard scientists noticed that popsicles were giving certain kids dimples. A further investigation revealed that cold could be used to target and remove fat cells from certain areas, leading to the invention of Coolsculpting.
FIrst, it’s important to know what Coolsculpting is, and what it is not. Coolsculpting is not a weight loss surgery; rather, it is a body sculpting procedure. Ideal candidates are those who are taking care of themselves and are leading an active lifestyle, but who have stubborn pockets of fat that, despite all their best efforts, are not going away.
It’s also important to note that Coolsculpting targets subcutaneous fat, not tissue fat. In order to know whether the pocket of fat you wish to target is eligible for Coolsculpting treatments, give it a pinch. Coolsculpting targets the jiggly type of fat that one is able to pinch, so if you’re able to grab it in that way, it can likely be treated with Coolsculpting (if you’re not sure, go in for an assesment – this is one of the first steps a Coolsculpting specialist will perform).
Another important consideration is looking at which areas Coolsculpting can target. Coolsculpting is approved to target the following areas: abdomen, flanks, submental area, the submandibular area (below the jawline), bra fat, back fat, inner and outer thighs, upper arms and underneath the buttocks. Multiple areas can be targeted at once, but it is generally advised to wait 1-2 months before retargeting the same area twice to see if the treatment was effective the first time around.
A major advantage of Coolsculpting is, of course, that it is non-invasive and non-surgical. This makes it ideal for patients who are looking for a safe, tollerable body sculpting treatment, as it is easily the most comfortable on the market. The results may not be as drastic as something like lyposuction – Coolsculpting eliminates about 20-25% of the fat in a targeted area – but considering how quick (35 minutes) and easy the treatments are, this is quite the achievement. You can read, use a laptop, or talk on the phone while doing a Coolsculpting treatment – that’s how comfortable it is.
If you are comparing Coolsculpting to other treatment methods, though, another factor to consider is time. Clients should typically see results a few weeks after begining the treatment, but the full effects take about 3 months to produce, since fat cells die gradually, rather than instantly. There may also be some redness in the targeted area for a few days after treatment.
Lastly, Coolsculpting can be used by both men and women to target stubborn fat. It can deliver either a more masculine or feminine figure depending on how it is applied and the muscle lying underneath the removed fat.
Like with any body sculpting treatment, the effects of Coolsculpting will be most effective when used in a holistic way and a supplement to a healthy lifestyle to help you look your best. If you’re still not sure whether Coolsculpting is right for you, book an appointment with a Mediluxe Coolscuplting specialist today!