CoolSculpting: What You Need to Know About Fat-freezing

High-calorie intake and the lack of exercise can leave on your thighs, abdomen, and jowls. If you have tried other methods of losing weight, you can benefit from CoolSculpting Forest Hills. Find out more about this non-invasive fat-freezing modality.

What is the working principle of coolsculpting?

CoolSculpting is a cryolipolysis procedure that can address excess weight. Apoptosis is the systematic destruction of fat cells. Necrosis is a similar process that occurs due to external changes, such as exposure to cold or injury.

Fat cells are more susceptible to cold than the skin. Cryolipolysis causes the apoptosis and necrosis of fat cells.

Exposing the tissues to low temperatures triggers inflammation. A type of white cell absorbs the adipocyte cells as they disintegrate.

However, CoolSculpting does not damage the surrounding tissue. The applicator controls the temperature so that it only affects the target cells.

How effective is coolsculpting?

Studies show cryolipolysis was effective on 86% of subjects receiving the treatment. It eliminates a quarter of the mass of adipocyte cells to reduce fat.

It can target areas such as:

  • Upper and inner thigh
  • Fat around your abdomen
  • Flab under your armpit
  • The area below the buttocks

Are there side effects?

Lab reviews of cryolipolysis have not shown any signs of skin damage after the procedure. CoolSculpting is a safe treatment, especially when supervised by a dermatologist.

CoolSculpting is virtually painless. Although the temperatures are low, a gel protects your skin from discomfort. A specialist will oversee the procedure and can stop the session during an emergency.

You may experience some tingling during the session. But the cold temperature quickly numbs the nerves around the target area. The outpatient treatment typically lasts half an hour.

How long before you see results?

The body takes time to absorb the damaged fat cells. You may start to see results within the first four weeks. But the ideal fat loss is noticeable from 90 days.

Stick to your diet and exercise routine to maintain the treatment results. Some cases may require multiple treatments to eliminate fat. But you can still realize your desired outcome with one CoolSculpting session.

What are the benefits of cryolipolysis?

CoolSculpting has several benefits over other fat-reduction procedures. They include:

Non-invasive and scientifically proven: CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that does not require incisions, injections, or general anesthesia.

Virtually no side effects: Fat-freezing is non-invasive and usually does not cause side effects. Sensations like tingling and stinging often fade in a short time. If you experience discomfort, your provider may prescribe pain-relief medication.

Safe treatment with excellent outcomes: Fat-freezing is FDA-approved and clinically proven to be safe and effective. The body permanently flushes out damaged fat cells, leading to lasting results. It can simultaneously eliminate fat on multiple sites.

You can only undergo the fat-freezing treatment if you are healthy. Your provider will conduct tests and evaluate your medical history. CoolSculpting is the most cost-effective approach to eliminating stubborn fat. 

To learn more about CoolSculpting, call Adult and Pediatric Dermatology or schedule your appointment online today.