CoolSculpting is a revolutionary, non-surgical treatment that freezes away fat. It is approved by the FDA and ideal for removing fat in the belly, love handles, thighs, and even beneath the chin. Safe and highly effective, CoolSculpting is a great option for those at or near goal weight who are struggling with stubborn fat that won’t budge with diet and exercise. With no downtime and no surgery, it is no surprise CoolSculpting is popular for men and women looking to safely contour their bodies.
CoolSculpting was discovered when scientists realized children who regularly ate popsicles permanently* lost fat in their cheeks. Freezing fat simply works. CoolSculpting has been developed over several years and was approved by the FDA in 2010. It is a type of “cryolipolysis,” and allows for targeted fat freezing.
Most patients require between three and five sessions per area. Special hand-held tools are used to topically target fat cells externally. Each session takes 30 minutes and there is no pain, discomfort, or downtime. No damage to muscle or skin tissue occurs. Over several weeks, the frozen fat dissolves and is safely absorbed and metabolized by the body. CoolSculpting offers permanent*, lasting results.
Most patients experience a 20 percent reduction in fat after just one treatment. Additional treatments lead to increased fat deposit reduction. CoolSculpting results happen over time, which allows for the skin to naturally adapt to a slimmer, leaner body—this means no loose, saggy skin.
A lot of people struggle with stubborn fat regardless of how healthy their diet and exercise regime are.
CoolSculpting targets this fat without damaging skin or muscle. Only desired fat is frozen.
In the weeks post-CoolSculpting, the frozen fat is naturally absorbed and processed by the body.
CoolSculpting results are permanent. Frozen fat will never return or “grow back.”
Many patients are pleasantly surprised by how fast, easy, and comfortable CoolSculpting sessions are. In their half-hour session, they watch a favorite show, catch up on work, or read a book. Billions of fat cells are frozen in just 30 minutes. With no downtime, clients can immediately return to work or other daily activities. There might be some numbness and soreness, but these side effects are very mild. It can take up to six months for full results to be achieved, but most clients notice a difference within the first month.
For years, the only option for permanent fat removal was liposuction. However, liposuction is a surgery that comes with risks, scarring, and downtime. CoolSculpting is an alternative for those at or near goal weight.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body contouring procedure with many benefits:
CoolSculpting is one of the most versatile aesthetic treatments available. The procedure can target almost any bodily area including the stomach, limbs, chest, back, and beneath the chin. Spectrum Dermatology maintains the latest CoolSculpting technology and tools to ensure patients receive the best care and can choose from the latest treatment options. Not all CoolSculpting clinics can treat every approved area. New areas are constantly being added, and Spectrum Dermatology fat-reduction experts want clients to have every possible option.
Everyone is born with a unique number of fat cells and distribution. Those pockets of fat are congenital and might not budge no matter how healthy your diet is or how committed you are to the gym. However, CoolSculpting can reduce fat pockets by “apoptosis.” Fat is highly sensitive to specific cold temperatures and can be frozen away without nerve or tissue damage.* CoolSculpting technology was developed over two decades of research. Now, you can enjoy the benefits.
CoolSculpting and liposuction are the only ways to get rid of fat for good. However, liposuction is a surgical option that comes with all the risks, potential side effects, and downtime of surgery. Liposuction might be an option for those looking for a fat loss procedure and have ample amounts of fat to remove. CoolSculpting is a much safer procedure for those at or close to goal weight who struggle with stubborn fat or pockets of fat. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting is not a surgery, has virtually no side effects, and no downtime.
* Everyone responds to CoolSculpting differently, and results can vary. Only a dermatologist can determine if you are a good candidate. Find out more when you schedule a complimentary CoolSculpting consultation.
Technically, no. You cannot regain the same fat you had prior to CoolSculpting because this treatment option permanently removes this fat via freezing. However, you can gain weight in other areas. These fat cells can grow and “spread” into the CoolSculpted areas, making it look like weight gain in the treated area. It is important to follow a healthy diet and exercise program regardless of contouring or weight loss procedure.
There are no special diet or exercise requirements to be a candidate for CoolSculpting. However, diet and exercise are always the best approach to reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. CoolSculpting is an option for those who already follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen, but still struggle with unwanted areas of fat.
No, CoolSculpting is considered a cosmetic procedure.
Yes, Spectrum Dermatology has all of the available CoolSculpting applicators and always will. We believe the best tools yield the best results. This includes:
No, CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive. A hand applicator is used externally to deliver cold temperatures that freeze fat for good.
They are two completely different procedures designed to treat two different issues. Liposuction is a surgery that comes with risks and downtime, but can remove ample amounts of fat. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure designed for body contouring and small fat removal via freezing. One is not “better” than the other, but CoolSculpting is much safer since it is non-surgical.
Our bodies are always naturally removing “dead cells” through the metabolic process. The fat is absorbed by the body and removed over several weeks by the lymphatic drainage system. It can never come back.
Once fat is permanently removed from the body, it is gone for good. However, a person can always gain weight. Nearby fat cells can grow and spread to the CoolSculpted area, which is why it’s important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise program for life.
No, and that is one of the many advantages of CoolSculpting over liposuction. Since only small amounts of fat are frozen away, and it takes weeks for full results to show, skin has a chance to adapt to the newer, slimmer, more contoured you.
Almost any area can currently be treated by CoolSculpting, and new areas (and applicators) are always being approved. The type of fat that can be CoolSculpted is jiggly and resistant to diet and exercise. Visceral fat, which is close to the organs and important for bodily function, and “brown fat” that is easily treated with diet and exercise are not treated by CoolSculpting.