What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are crystalized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
It is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to target stubborn fat that is eventually eliminated through your body’s metabolic processes.
CoolSculpting will NOT help you lose weight. However, if you want to lose unwanted fat and look slimmer in your clothes, then CoolSculpting may be right for you.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting is offered at ReGenesis Plastic Surgery and Dermatology in Grand Junction, and coming soon to Montrose! CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical fat elimination method, utilizing the science of Cryolipolysis to ‘freeze’ away fat cells. The extreme cool temperatures damage targeted fat cells, while the surrounding healthy tissue remains unharmed. Once the fat cells are disrupted, the body will then safely metabolize and eliminate the unwanted tissue naturally. Some patients will start seeing results after just a few weeks. However, over the following one to three months, patients will see their final outcome – a 10 to 25% reduction of unwanted fat accumulation. The eliminated fat cells will not return, meaning the benefits of CoolSculpting are long-lasting. Many patients say they are even more committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise after having a CoolSculpting treatment.
Where can I get CoolSculpting?
Inner and Outter Thigh
Banana Roll/Bra Fat
Frequently asked questions
Is there downtime?
No, there is no downtime after a CoolSculpting procedure. Some of our patients even come during their lunch hour to get treated!
How long before I see CoolSculpting Results?
Results can be observed as early as four weeks with the best results in two or three months. Some results can take up to six months to fully develop.
What are the side effects of CoolSculpting?
Typically, there are few side effects from CoolSculpting. There may be feelings of temporary tingling, numbness, tenderness, bruising, or swelling in the treated area, which may also become rosy post-treatment for up to an hour.
Are the results from CoolSculpting permanent?
Yes, fat cells do not regenerate after being deleted from your body. You can expect up to 25% in fat reduction each time you treat an area with CoolSculpting, which is safe to do multiple times in one area.
What happens to the treated fat?
Just like any other dead cell in your body, the destroyed fat cells are processed out naturally through digestion, metabolization and the lymphatic drainage system. You will not be able to see these cells being excreted or feel any differently, just sit back and watch your relationship with your mirror grow stronger!
What are the risks of CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are crystalized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. Common risks include temporary numbness, bruising and swelling.
What to expect for your appointment and procedure
The length of your procedure will depend on which areas you’re having treated. As a gauge, it usually takes about 1 hour to treat the abdomen and both flanks (love handles). You should see results after one treatment, although some patients choose to have a second treatment for final tweaks or to treat additional areas.
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you typically feel intense cold. This soon dissipates. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their CoolSculpting treatment.
After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities following their appointment.
What are you waiting for? There is no reason to not look as great as you feel!
Come talk to our team of experts at ReGenesis Plastic Surgery and Dermatology!