CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction process for localized diet and exercise-resistant areas of fat. It is an FDA-cleared, controlled cooling procedure requiring no surgery. You can use it to shape and contour your body.
CoolSculpting was developed for those areas of stubborn, diet-proof, and exercise-resistant bulges that you want to eliminate. The first step is to meet with a specially trained and licensed CoolSculpting specialist to discuss your areas of concern. Most dermatologists who are trained in this technique employ a holistic approach when recommending the procedure, meaning they look at your overall body shape.
Once you and your specialist have decided to move forward, you’re made comfortable while a gel pad and applicator are positioned over the targeted area. Many patients initially experience some intense cold, but this feeling usually fades within five to ten minutes as the area becomes numb. Some people may also experience a slight pulling, tugging, or pinching from the vacuum assisted applicator cup.
During the procedure, most people read, check emails, listen to music, or even nap. The entire process can take one to three hours to complete, depending on the number of areas treated, and is virtually pain-free. You need no downtime, and you should be able to return to work right after the treatment with minimal discomfort.