What is CoolSculpting?
Developed by Harvard Scientists Coolsculpting is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled Cooling to treat fat. The revolutionary technology behind Coolsculpting was born in the 1970’s from two simple observations:
1. Children who ate a lot of popsicles were experiencing dimpling in their cheeks due to loss of fat from excessive exposure to the cold.
2. Horseback riders who rode during winter months were experiencing the fat reduction in their inner thighs.
Research determined that when fat is exposed to extreme temperatures for a specific period of time it will freeze, while other tissue remains unharmed. Now, that called for some further investigation! Surely this phenomenon could be put to good use! Thus, Coolsculpting was developed by Harvard Medical School. In a few short years, Coolsculpting has proven itself and is quickly becoming a household name. During this time the treatment has undergone numerous upgrades and improvements and it is now recognized as a clinically proven alternative to surgical liposuction.
No Diet! No exercise! No needles! No surgery! No downtime! No gimmicks!
Developed by Harvard scientists, research has shown that when fat cells are frozen they crystallize and die, and that’s how Coolsculpting works. The cold exposure induces apoptotic cell death of subcutaneous fat cells. In other words, it causes the cells to die much the same as they would from natural old-age. The difference is that when cells die of old-age they reproduce themselves before they pass away. In this case, there is no time to replicate, so...
Many of us have bulges of fat like muffin tops.
Those unwanted bulges contain fat cells, which can be resistant to diet and exercise but not CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting use controlled cooling to target and crystallize fat cells.
Crystallized fat cells gradually die off, then are naturally released from your body.
In the weeks and months following treatment, remaining fat cells condense, reducing the fat layer.
With CoolSculpting is possible to remove fat from the body.
What does a CoolSculpting treatment at Skinpossible involve?
A CoolSculpting treatment begins with a consultation and an assessment. Various applicators of different sizes and shapes accommodate different shapes, sizes, and areas of the body. Based on which areas of your figure of physique you wish to have treated we determine.
1- Free Consultation
A CoolSculpting treatment begins with a consultation and an assessment. Various applicators of different sizes and shapes accommodate different shapes, sizes, and areas of the body. Based on which areas of your figure of physique you wish to have treatment we determine which applicators to use ranging from our big debulking applicators to tiny applicators used for areas like the chin. The treatment plan is mapped out to determine how many areas need to be treated to achieve the result you desire. Together we will make a plan that will fit your goals, schedule, and budget.
2- On treatment day
On treatment day we will begin by taking your weight and pre-treatment photos of the areas to be treated. Colored markings will be placed on each area so we can precisely identify exactly where to place each applicator to create the best contour. Once you are comfortably positioned on the treatment table a thin gel pad will be placed on the area to be treated. The gel pad feels ice cold and its purpose is to protect your skin from frostbite. It is transparent so we can see the markings through it and place the applicator according to plan.
Then the appropriate applicator is pressed against the markings. As the procedure is initiated, vacuum pressure draws the tissue into the applicator cup and into the cooling panels. Then you simply relax while the fat freezes which takes anywhere from 35 to 75 minutes depending on the area being treated and which applicators are being used. The area will feel cool but not intensely cold for approximately 5-10 minutes, a sensation that subsides as the area becomes numb. Application of any of the handpieces is known as a cycle. Because Skinpossible has three Coolsculpting units, whenever possible we will perform more than one cycle to treat more than one area at the same time. This speeds up treatment times greatly.
During your treatment, you can watch television, surf the internet, read or nap. Some people bring paperwork along. Your Coolsculpting technician will provide you with refreshments and snacks if you wish, and then leave you to relax while the fat freezes. You will have a pager to call your technician in case you need anything. Your technician will have a timer and will return promptly when the cycle is completed.
When the cycle is complete your technician will return to remove the applicator and the gel pad. The fat that was treated will be crystallized and may even be raised somewhat retaining the shape of the applicator. The treated area may look or feel stiff and transient blanching (temporary whitening of the skin) may occur. Your technician will then massage the crystallized fat to return it to room temperature quickly. This technique has been proven to improve the efficacy of the treatment.
3- After the treatment
The treated area may be red for up to a few hours after the applicator is removed. This is an expected but temporary effect after CoolSculpting. Swelling and tenderness can occur in the treated area. Bruising is also possible. This typically resolves within a few days. There typically is minimal recovery time after CoolSculpting. Most patients are able to return to their daily routine immediately after the procedure.
After the treatment, the crystallized fat cells are gradually removed over the next few weeks and months through the body’s natural physiological processes. Most people start noticing a difference at about the four-week mark but the most dramatic results occur after about 8 weeks.
There are other CoolSculpting providers so why choose Skinpossible?
Skinpossible is a Diamond CoolSculpting® service provider. We have performed more treatments than any other clinic in Alberta. All of our technicians have attended CoolSculpting University in San Francisco. We know what we are doing and this is important. Why? Because CoolSculpting works! Proper positioning of the appropriate applicators by a highly trained and experienced Coolsculpting expert will ensure you achieve the result you want.
Because your time, comfort, treatment experience and results matter!
There are other body contouring treatments so why choose CoolSculpting?
Yes, there are other fat-reduction procedures, but only CoolSculpting can consistently deliver safe, predictable and natural results. If you are considering having non-surgical body contouring you will want to will want to consider the following:
How Coolsculpting works:
Coolsculpting is the revolutionary treatment that was developed by Harvard scientists to freeze away fat. Research determined that fat is hypersensitive to cold, more so than skin, nerves or muscles. Thus, fat can be frozen while other tissues remain unharmed. When exposed to extreme cold for specified periods of time the fat crystallizes and dies, not through necrosis but through apoptosis a process similar to natural cell death. In the weeks following the procedure, the body naturally processes the fat and releases the dead fat cells from the body. No special diets are necessary.
Clinical Proof: The proof of Coolsculpting’s safety and efficacy is in the 70+ clinical studies that validate its effectiveness. Yup! The other’s might have a study or two, maybe three, but CoolSculpting has over seventy! The clinical evidence consistently speaks for itself. Coolsculpting consistently outperforms the others.
Proven Track Record: CoolSculpting has won the New Beauty Award for Best Body Contouring Procedure for the past three years in a row. In the past nine years, more than 4 million procedures have been performed on men and women worldwide.
Safety and Comfort: During a CoolSculpting treatment a thin protective pad saturated with coupling gel is placed on the treatment area. This protects the skin from frostbite and makes the treatment comfortable. The fat is then drawn into the freezing plates a process that is more comfortable than previously possible with the introduction of the CoolAdvantage Applicators. There is no needles, no need for anesthesia and no downtime.
What about the other options? Some use various methods to try to rupture the cells or make the cell membranes permeable so the fat will leak out and potentially be burned off by the body through caloric restriction. Others use radiofrequency or lasers attempting to kill the fat cells with heat. Some dissolve fat with injections. Some of these treatments are painful, some leave the skin and surrounding tissues at risk of injury including burns, some can cause contour irregularities, and some simply do not work. None work as well as CoolSculpting. The facts don’t lie.
But what about that incredible endorsement you saw on TV? Every week the producers of the shows that feature cosmetic treatments are looking for new content to keep the viewers entertained. Let me just say that just because it is new doesn’t necessarily mean it is better.
What to expect with CoolSculpting?
Begins with an assessment to determine the number of treatment areas required. You can reduce fat on multiple areas of your body with the CoolSculpting procedure, and additional sessions may further enhance your results. We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored just for you. As long as you have enough fat to squeeze between the cooling applicators we can do the treatment for you. Our "CoolMax" debulking handpiece makes even heavier patients potentially good candidates. If you are within 30 pounds of your ideal weight and would like to get rid of that pocket of fat that just won't budge no matter what you do come in for a consultation and find out if CoolSculpting could be a solution for you.
During your Coolsculpting procedure, the treatment plan is mapped out with markings to identify the peak of the bulge and the ƒappropriate sized applicator is chosen based on the shape of the body and the amount of fat to be treated. A thin protective pad saturated with coupling gel is then placed on the treatment area and the fat is drawn between cooled plates. Then you simply relax for an hour while the fat freezes. The treatment is relatively comfortable and there is no damage to the surrounding tissues.
After the treatment, the crystallized fat cells are gradually removed over the next few weeks and months through the body’s natural physiological processes. Most people start noticing a difference at about the four-week mark but the most dramatic results occur after about 8 weeks. Results and patient experience may vary. Coolsculpting lets you freeze away fat without diet, exercise or surgery. Because the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, you can typically return to normal activities immediately. Sometimes exercise and healthy eating just aren't enough! Lots of people have a pocket of fat that is simply resistant to diet and exercise.
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Top Reasons to Have CoolSculpting
|1||My Menopause Belly is affecting my wardrobe|
|2||I hate my Double Chin|
|3||I just don’t love my love handles|
|4||Manboobs don’t make me feel manly|
|5||Two Words: Winter Vacation|
|6||Put my bag in overhead without hesitation|
|7||I want my body back!|
|8||I want my birthday suit to be my best outfit|
|9||Show up at the reunion in the same jeans I wore then|
My Little Black dress is too little!
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment? +
Yes you can. The procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Often times, patients return to work after the session is over.
How long is each Coolsculpting session? How many Coolsculpting sessions will I need? +
The knowledgeable staff at Skinpossible will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We can treat up to four areas in a single visit but may need to schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.
Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe? +
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared and Health Canada approved. With over 4 million CoolSculpting procedures worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
Am I a good candidate for Coolsculpting? +
Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. An assessment is required to determine if you are a good candidate for Coolsculpting.
What happens during the treatment? +
You and your clinican first select the area(s) to be treated. Your clinican will position the device on your body. The device will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. An hour or so later, depending on your needs, you’re done.
What does coolsculpting feel like +
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
When will I see results from coolsculpting? +
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Do I need to take special supplements, a strict diet and exercise program? +
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
Where does the fat go? +
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body.
What will my results be? +
Typically, each CoolSculpting treatment results in a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area. After the initial treatment is complete, you can attain further reductions with additional treatments, resulting in even more fat loss. Some patients find that just one treatment fully addresses their goals. You and your doctor will discuss and design a customized treatment plan that suits you best.
How much does coolsculpting cost? +
CoolSculpting cycles start at $750 each and as the number of cycles in your treatment plan increases discounts of up to 20% apply. We also have our Get Ready for Summer Celebration pricing which saves you an additional $100 off per cycle!! The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help you create a customized treatment plan, in person, that will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
Are there any side effects from Coolsculpting? +
During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
What happens if I gain weight after coolsculpting? +
Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas where it previously tended to accummulate.1
1. Data on file. ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.