CoolSculpting is one option for those seeking a non-invasive approach to body contouring. This method gently targets unwanted fat cells in selected areas for a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges.
At New Image Cosmetic in Edmonton, Alberta, we are here to guide you through your CoolSculpting® experience. Understanding what to expect during the process is part of a comfortable and informed treatment. We focus on providing clear, straightforward information to help demystify CoolSculpting treatments.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an innovative fat-reduction treatment that uses the power of controlled freezing to eliminate stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise. This non-surgical technique leaves the surrounding tissues unharmed. Its ability to provide precise, effective results makes CoolSculpting a sought-after option for those looking to refine their contours without downtime.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
The inspiration for CoolSculpting came from an intriguing observation by scientists at Harvard. They noticed that children eating popsicles developed dimples due to the freezing of fat cells in their cheeks. Fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than other tissues, which is the basis for cryolipolysis, the science behind CoolSculpting. By applying controlled cooling, CoolSculpting selectively targets and eliminates fat cells, reshaping and contouring the body.
What Can CoolSculpting Be Used For?
CoolSculpting is designed for treating various areas with pinchable, unwanted fat. It can be effectively used on the abdomen, thighs, flanks, and under the chin, among other areas. A single treatment can lead to a significant reduction in fat cells.
What to Expect Before Your Treatment
Before your treatment, we will determine whether you are a good candidate. During your initial consultation, we assess your health history, body shape, and fat reduction goals. CoolSculpting is most effective for those close to their ideal weight but struggling with specific areas of stubborn fat, not as a solution for weight loss.
Preparing for the Treatment
Preparing for your CoolSculpting treatment involves a few simple steps to ensure you’re ready for the session. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and advise against using lotions or creams on the treatment area on the day of the session. It’s also important to stay hydrated and eat a light meal beforehand to maintain comfort throughout the treatment.
Building Your Treatment Plan
Creating a personalized treatment plan is an integral part of your CoolSculpting experience. Depending on the targeted areas and the volume of fat, multiple sessions might be recommended for the best CoolSculpting results. We will work with you to outline the number of treatments needed and the intervals between sessions.
What to Expect During Your Treatment
What Happens During the Treatment?
During your CoolSculpting session, a gel pad and applicator are applied to the targeted area. This delivers controlled cooling to the fat cells underneath the skin. Throughout the treatment, we meticulously monitor the process, making sure everything runs smoothly and effectively.
What Does the Treatment Feel Like?
At the start of your CoolSculpting treatment, you may feel intense cold in the treated area, but this sensation usually goes away as the area becomes numb. Many clients describe feeling a pulling or mild pinching sensation due to the vacuum applicator being used to draw the tissue into the applicator cup. The overall experience is typically not painful but allows for a comfortable and relaxed treatment session.
How Long Is the Treatment?
The duration of a CoolSculpting session can vary depending on the size and number of areas being treated. Generally, a treatment can last between 35 minutes and 75 minutes. The specifics will be outlined in your personalized treatment plan, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the time commitment required for your CoolSculpting goals.
What Can You Do During the Treatment?
One of the CoolSculpting benefits is the freedom to relax and enjoy various activities during the treatment. Clients often read, watch a movie on their phones, listen to music, or simply rest. The non-invasive nature of CoolSculpting allows you to comfortably engage in these activities, making the most of your treatment time.
What to Expect After Your Treatment
Following your CoolSculpting treatment, you can typically return to your normal activities immediately. It’s common to experience temporary redness, swelling, or a mild sensation of tingling in the treated areas, but these are usually short-lived. We advise gently massaging the treated areas to enhance comfort and support the natural process of fat reduction.
The Expected Timeline of Results
When anticipating CoolSculpting results, you may need to wait to notice a difference. Initial changes may be seen as early as three weeks after your session, with the most dramatic results typically appearing after two months. Your body will continue to flush out fat cells for some months after treatment. We will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.
Scheduling Additional Treatments
If additional CoolSculpting sessions are part of your treatment plan, they are usually scheduled at least one month apart. This interval allows your body sufficient time to respond to the initial treatment and start eliminating the frozen fat cells. During your follow-up visits, we assess your progress and determine the best timing for any further treatments to achieve your desired results.
Learn More About CoolSculpting With a Consultation in Edmonton
CoolSculpting offers a unique solution for targeted fat reduction, combining effectiveness with convenience. CoolSculpting benefits extend beyond just aesthetic improvements. They can enhance your comfort and contours with minimal disruption to your daily life. At New Image Cosmetic, we offer personalized CoolSculpting services in Edmonton, Alberta. If you’re interested in exploring what CoolSculpting can do for you, reach out to us through our website or call us at (780) 756-3828 to schedule a consultation.