Coolsculpting has quickly become the cool new and trusted way to permanently remove stubborn diet and exercise resistant fat. Coolsculpting is the first FDA-approved procedure to do this with no surgery and no downtime. With the Coolsculpting procedure, there are different size and shaped applicators to fit different areas of the body. The most commonly used applicators are the suction applicators, and the most commonly treated areas with the suction applicators are love handles, upper and lower abdomen, inner thighs, arms, bra bulge, and hips. The hand piece that is used will depend on the way the fat presents in each area that is evaluated for treatment. For pinchable fat that is close to the surface, one of the suction applicators will be chosen. During the treatment the applicator is placed onto the area where the fat reduction is desired. It then uses a gentle vacuum pressure to draw the subcutaneous fat tissue away from the body and into the hand piece. The fat is then held between two cooling panels for 1 hour while a controlled cooling is delivered to the area to target and freeze the fat cells without any harm to other tissue. Over the next few weeks and months the body will naturally eliminate these dead fat cells. The typical amount of fat reduction is between 20-25% in the treated area, and you can treat the same area more than one time to see an additional reduction. The results of the treatment will be permanent as long as you continue to live a healthy lifestyle.
Treatment times vary for each person, but can usually be completed in a single day. At The Facial Aesthetic Center we have a comfortable set up where you can relax and watch your favorite movie, work from our WiFi network, or just take a nap if you choose. The Coolsculpting treatment is personally customized for you by our highly trained staff. We are currently the only office in the areas with staff that have completed a 3 day training course at the Coolsculpting University in California so you know you are in good hands.
For more information please join us for a Coolsculpt Seminar Thursday, October 22nd 2015 to learn more, or call us for your complementary consultation. Stay tuned for more information on the Coolsculpt procedure in our next blog.