Body sculpting treatments have become incredibly popular. And it’s easy to see why: who wouldn’t want to get a more slim, toned body without diet and exercise? One of the most popular body sculpting treatments is CoolSculpting, a non-surgical fat freezing treatment. This fast, pain-free treatment can eliminate fat permanently through the use of specialized cooling technology.
While CoolSculpting has become incredibly popular, it is still a new treatment. So, many people have questions about how it works, what getting a treatment is like, and what its results are. In this post, we’ll answer all these questions and more. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect from a CoolSculpting treatment, from your initial consultation appointment to your final results.
What to Expect at Your First Visit: The Consultation
The first step toward getting CoolSculpting is a consultation appointment. At your consultation, Dr. Zadeh will talk with you about your goals for treatment. He will listen to learn your desired results, examine your body, and come up with the ideal treatment plan for you.
Everyone’s body is different and everyone has a different idea of their ideal body sculpting results. That’s why the consultation step is such an important part of the body sculpting process. It’s the best way to make sure you and your doctor are on the same page and can work as a team to reach your aesthetic goals.
Commonly Asked Consultation Question: What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?
CoolSculpting can be used to sculpt many different areas of the body, including the stomach, the love handles, under the neck (double chin), the back, the thighs, the arms, under the buttocks, and the male chest.
Commonly Asked Consultation Question: Is CoolSculpting Safe?
Yes! CoolSculpting is a safe, FDA-approved treatment.
What to Expect at Your Second Visit: The Treatment
After your consultation appointment, the next step is your treatment appointment. CoolSculpting is a simple, non-invasive treatment. It’s also fast: each CoolSculpting treatment session takes around 35-60 minutes (your treatment time will depend on the size of the treatment area). During your treatment appointment, a CoolSculpting applicator will be applied to your body. While the CoolSculpting applicator is working to freeze and eliminate your fat, you can relax. Many people will watch a show, read, work on their laptop, look at their phone, or take a nap during their CoolSculpting treatment.
Commonly Asked Treatment Question: Is CoolSculpting Painful?
While CoolSculpting isn’t painful, it is cold. During the first few minutes of your treatment, you’ll feel intense cold in the treatment area, but the area usually goes numb after 5 to 10 minutes.
Commonly Asked Treatment Question: How Does CoolSculpting Work?
During a CoolSculpting treatment, a precisely controlled amount of cooling is applied to unwanted fat. At a specific temperature, fat cells can be crystalized (frozen), which kills the cells. Then, the body naturally recognizes that these fat cells have died and naturally processes and eliminates the fat, leaving you with a more toned physique.
What to Expect After Your Treatment
For some people, only one CoolSculpting treatment is needed to achieve their desired results, while others may need more than one treatment. Regardless of whether you need one or multiple treatments, your experience after each treatment should be the similar.
One of the best things about CoolSculpting is that it requires little to no downtime. So, after a CoolSculpting treatment, you can immediately resume your normal activities.
After your treatment, your body will naturally eliminate your newly frozen fat cells from your body. Because the body gradually eliminates these cells on its own, it will take a bit of time to see the full results of your treatment. It can take anywhere from 4 weeks to 3 months to see the full results of a CoolSculpting treatment.
Commonly Asked Post-Treatment Question: Is CoolSculpting Permanent?
After being frozen and eliminated by the body, the fat cell loss from CoolSculpting is permanent. However, maintaining the results of your CoolSculpting treatment does require weight maintenance. If you gain weight after your treatment, your eliminated fat cells won’t grow back, but your remaining fat cells will expand. So, to maintain the results of your CoolSculpting treatment, it’s best to lead a healthy lifestyle to manage your weight.
Want to see if the CoolSculpting fat freezing treatment is right for you? Contact us to schedule your limited time complimentary consultation today!