What is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is an innovative, non-invasive procedure to sculpt your body by freezing unwanted fat cells away. This treatment targets subcutaneous fat tissue located right beneath the skin, controlled cooling is delivered gently to these areas while the skin itself is left unaffected. This leads to crystallization of the treated fat cells, meaning they get frozen and then they die. During the metabolism process, these crystallized cells are processed by the body and eliminated in a natural manner, leaving you with a firmer look. You need a consultation with one of our Coolsculpting specialists to see if you are a candidate, but as it was explained, candidates are those who have subcutaneous, or “squeezable” fat and not visceral fat, like a beer belly.
Coolsculpting comes down to science. Freezing fat away takes place at temperatures slightly higher than temperatures needed for the surrounding tissues. It takes 2 to 3 weeks to see first noticeable and lasting results in the form of noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area.
Benefits of Coolsculpting
Stubborn fat areas which can be successfully treated by Coolsculpting are:
- Love Handles/Flanks,
- Under the Neck (Double Chin),
- Back/Bra Area,
The Coolsculpting procedure is safe and FDA-approved. After the procedure, you might expect numbness and redness that go away in a few hours. Other typical side effects may include temporary bruising, swelling, tingling, stinging, and pain in the treated area. In rare cases, this redness may persist for a few days, up to 2 weeks, but it will completely resolve itself.
Coolsculpting Treatment: Real life experience
One of the patients has kindly shared her experience of Coolsculpting treatment. This is what happened. She wanted to try this cool treatment out, so she went for a consult, and she was a candidate! She changed into the disposable garments, the Coolsculpting specialist took pictures, drew on her flanks the places they would start treating, and then set her up. A gel pad was placed over the circle drawn on her side. Then came the machine—a long hose with a little vacuum head at the end of it. The specialist turned on the vacuum and it sucked in the entire circle drawn on the client’s skin. She could literally feel it sucking her love handle as if someone was pulling it.
After that, the client was positioned on a bed with pillows and covered with a blanket, and the Coolsculpting specialist pressed the cooling button. It started to get cold, then colder, then really cold. Our client felt a little stinging but the kind you could feel when you were a kid and your mom forced you to hold the ice pack on the boo boo for longer than you wanted.
About 3 minutes later, the client went numb and the stinging was gone. It was over pretty fast and the specialist came back, removed the vacuum and gel pad, then using a wipe she cleaned the client’s skin and massaged the cold area. This felt good as it was warming the skin. The client turned out to be quite ticklish, so, of course, she squirmed and giggled, but non the less the 2-minute post massage was her favorite part.
Over the next few days, our client noticed few side effects. A little swelling, small amounts of bruising, and some tenderness. The client had already learned during the consultation that all of them were normal, and all of them went away with a short timeframe. Over the next few weeks, she felt as if she could slowly start seeing the results with no change to her diet or exercise. The time frame for full results is 12 weeks.
The client went back for her 4 week post treatment follow up, and some more pictures were taken. She found the images mind blowing, the results were in and she was amazed with them! The client still had 8 more weeks to see more results. All her pants started to fit different. She normally would wear them very high (over her belly button) to hide the love handles and get a more hourglass shape, but she didn’t have to anymore! She felt that she officially had a waist! Over the next 8 weeks her results only got better and better. When she went for her 12 week follow up, she was surprised how much she changed from her very first picture.
She immediately scheduled to have the procedure done on her abdomen, and reported that would continue to schedule all her areas now that she knew it worked, and worked really well!
Having read about this patient’s experience, you must be wondering how much this is going to cost you, and how you can sign up! Well, At Florida Aesthetics and Wellness, the cost of the consult is FREE. Once you go in, you can get a breakdown of the areas you want to freeze, the size of the tool required and the cost of that tool. Without seeing the fat, the area, the size, the shape, getting an estimate is virtually impossible just because all bodies are built completely different. But, as our client claimed, it was worth every single penny.
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