CoolSculpting - What You Need To Know

CoolSculpting - What You Need To Know


CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical treatment used to reduce fat. The therapy uses controlled cooling to disintegrate stubborn fats that have proved stubborn to other fat reducing therapies like diet and exercise. The technique is relatively new, having been recently approved in 2012, by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This treatment has little to no downtime, and its results are more noticeable and long-lasting than other fat reducing processes.

Is Coolsculpting® Safe?

One of the big concerns with regards to CoolSculpting® is on whether it’s safe. The answer is yes! The CoolSculpting® technology is safe and very few adverse effects have been associated with the treatment. The therapy safely delivers controlled cooling which effectively targets the fatty cells underneath the site of application.

To ensure the standard of care delivered to patients, the procedure is typically performed in medical offices under the keen eye of intensely trained, certified and licensed professionals. The treatment is non-invasive, and the skin itself is not affected by the process.

Another safety feature of the process worthy of mentioning is the fact that CoolSculpting® systems and devices are designed with built-in safety measures and the procedure itself is controlled by safety agencies. To ensure the safety of the patient, the system is designed to shut down automatically when the sensors detect that the skin is approaching a high level of coldness.

How does CoolSculpting® Work?

CoolSculpting® was mistakenly discovered years ago when scientists at Harvard University observed that some children who ate popsicles got dimples. On investigation the matter, the scientists found that the popsicles froze and eliminated small pockets of fat cells in the mouth of the children. With this, they discovered that cold could eliminate fat adipose cells without damaging the skin of the surrounding tissues. This fantastic discovery formed the foundation for cryolipolysis which is the science behind CoolSculpting®

In the CoolSculpting® procedure, the system safely delivers controlled cooling to target, crystallize and kill fat cells underneath the skin. Over time, the body through its natural elimination process naturally processes and eliminates these dead fat cells, given the patient a perfect sculpted body.

The coolsculpting process involves;

  • Targeted controlled cooling, and killing of stubborn adipose cells using the coolsculpting system.
  • Natural processing and elimination of the dead adipose cells by the body in the weeks following the procedure.
  • Lasting results from the permanent removal of fat cells.

What is qualified for the Coolsculpting procedure?

Everyone that has a wish to shed unwanted fat from the body is a candidate for the fat removal process, and the process works for both men and women.

Does CoolSculpting® have side effects?

Coolsculpting is seen as a safer, non-invasive fat reduction procedure; however, it has some ignorable side effects. Though these side effects exist, most people do not feel anything during and after the procedure because the side effects are drowned by the tugging sensation felt at the site of application. Some of these side effects include redness, numbness, firmness, pinching sensation, minor swelling, tenderness, bruising, muscle cramping, etc

Conclusively, due to the non-invasive, safe and no downtime nature of coolsculpting, you can comfortably call the process the perfect way for fat reduction. Though the price is a little bit on the high side, the benefits of coolsculpting outweigh the price for permanent fat reduction.

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