Are Cool-Sculpting results permanent? Everything you need to know about this non-invasive treatment.
The world’s number one non-invasive fat reduction procedure, CoolSculpting has helped millions of people feel more confident about their bodies. The treatment can be used on different parts of the body and delivers fantastic results on problem areas such as the stomach, thighs, upper arms and double chins.
What is CoolSculpting?
The concept was discovered at Harvard University when scientists observed that children eating popsicles often got dimples in their cheeks. They realised that the ice was freezing small pockets of fat cells, reducing their appearance in the process. Soon after, the first CoolSculpting tests were undertaken, revealing similarly impressive results on body fat.
The procedure involves the precisely controlled delivery of a cooling gel to target stubborn fat cells underneath the skin. The cells are immediately frozen and crystalized, and over time the body naturally processes the fat, filtrating the dead cells from the body to reveal a more sculpted figure.
Are the effects of CoolSculpting permanent?
Untreated areas won’t show any change, but the areas that have been targeted should see long term results that can be permanent.
Because CoolSculpting permanently eliminates those specific fat cells, they will be gone forever and you will have fewer fat cells overall. But for the results to really last, it’s important to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle because the remaining cells will still increase if you gain weight.
Is CoolSculpting painful?
Most patients find CoolSculpting painless. It can be uncomfortable during the initial stages while the suction device is used to freeze the targeted cells, and you will experience a cold, tingling sensation. But compared to many other treatments, there is very little pain if any.
What are the results of CoolSculpting like? Are they instant?
The treatment makes skin look tighter, firmer and much more toned after time. Because the targeted fat cells are frozen and eliminated naturally from the body you will not notice the effects of the treatment straight away. Instead, you should start to see the effects after a few weeks and then more noticeably in two to three months.
Is CoolSculpting right for me?
CoolSculpting works best on patients who have a reasonable standard of physical fitness and just want to target stubborn fat and bulges in certain areas that haven’t responded to diet or exercise. This is not a weight loss device so therefore is not a solution for anyone who is obese.
As with any treatment, it is strongly advisable to seek out a cosmetic surgeon who has carried out the procedure many times and can answer your questions and concerns in detail. At the Nova Clinic, we have extensive experience in CoolSculpting and always conduct full patient consultations prior to any procedure. We will be more than happy to discuss your personal suitability for CoolSculpting with you, so please contact us to discuss in more detail.