CoolSculpting®, an innovative method to shrink persistent fat from targeted areas, is the world’s leading FDA-cleared non-invasive fat-removal treatment. To help you understand how the procedure achieves dramatic, long-lasting results, the experts from North Shore Medical Aesthetics and Anti-Aging in Melville, NY, answered a few frequently asked questions regarding CoolSculpting’s celebrated success.
5 CoolSculpting FAQs
1. How Does It Work?
Using a process called cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting technology engages precision cooling to freeze the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells become crystallized and then die. Gradually, the body processes this fat and eliminates the dead cells, leaving noticeably toned results.
2. What Happens During Treatment?
The CoolSculpting gel pad and applicator are strategically placed on the treatment area, and controlled cooling begins. Vacuum applicators gently draw the targeted fat into attached cups.
3. Is the Procedure Painful?
You will most likely feel intense cold after the cooling process is initiated, but this lessens after a few minutes. Depending on the applicator, you might also feel a pulling or pinching sensation. However, the area usually goes numb within 10 minutes, and most patients enjoy reading, listening to music, or even napping as the treatment continues.
4. Are There Any Side Effects?
Common side effects include tingling, stinging, tenderness, swelling, and sensitivity. These are temporary and usually resolve themselves quickly. Most patients experience no downtime and return to their normal activities immediately following the procedure.
5. How Long Is the Procedure? How Many Treatments Will I Require?
You and your provider will devise a customized treatment plan matching your goals and desires. The procedure time is dependent on the number of areas you’re working on and the applicator used. The newest technology can treat one area in 35 to 60 minutes. Results vary with each patient, and some areas may need additional treatments at your next follow-up appointment. Most patients are satisfied after one or two treatments in the same area.
For more information on how the proven technology of CoolSculpting will slenderize and shape your figure, contact the friendly team at North Shore Medical Aesthetics and Anti-Aging. At this exceptional medical spa led by the talented and highly skilled Dr. Robert Caiati, you’ll find numerous anti-aging solutions, plus a wide array of restorative treatments. Call then today at (516) 690-SKIN for a consultation, or go online to learn more.