Everything You Should Know About CoolSculpting®

Posted on August 26, 2022

CoolSculpting® is one of the most popular non-surgical body contouring treatments available. If you’ve heard of it along your journey toward a more confident you, then you likely have questions about it. CoolSculpting is an exciting way to achieve the body you’ve been working toward, so here’s what to know about CoolSculpting and what you can expect at our Chicago office.

CoolSculpting uses the science of cryolipolysis

Cryolipolysis is a phenomenon initially discovered by scientists observing that children who ate lots of popsicles were more likely to develop dimples – namely that cold temperatures can have an impact on fatty tissue without damaging the skin. CoolSculpting works by administering cooling energy at a sustained temperature which causes the fat cells to crystalize. Once the cells are crystalized, the body flushes them away. The result is enhanced contours and better definition in the treated area.

CoolSculpting is permanent

Once the treated fat cells are flushed from the body, they can no longer swell with weight gain. This means that CoolSculpting can produce permanent results in the treatment area. Although you can still gain weight in other areas, you can enjoy long-term definition without surgery.

CoolSculpting works best on stubborn fat

CoolSculpting is one of the best options for fat that doesn’t respond to traditional diet and exercise, or pinchable inches of fat on areas like the stomach, thighs, upper arms, chin, and love handles. These areas tend to carry fat as determined by genetics (rather than lifestyle) which can hinder your cosmetic goals. If you’re frustrated by not seeing results in these areas, then CoolSculpting can help.

CoolSculpting isn’t a weight loss treatment

CoolSculpting can’t address visceral fat and isn’t a substitute for a healthy and active lifestyle. In fact, our team can help you determine whether your goals are achievable with CoolSculpting or if you should explore other options. CoolSculpting won’t necessarily cause you to lose weight – rather, it will shrink fatty areas and help you lose inches rather than pounds.

CoolSculpting doesn’t require downtime

You can return to your regular schedule immediately after your CoolSculpting treatment, even including exercising. You may have some redness, numbness, and tingling in your treatment area, but this subsides within a day or two. CoolSculpting requires no incisions, no anesthesia, and comes with very few risks, making it a great option to include in your fitness goals.

CoolSculpting is incredibly effective

With a complete treatment package, many patients see as much as 80% reduction in fat in their treatment areas. Although you’ll see results with just a single treatment, subsequent treatments can only improve your results. It’s recommended that you space your treatments a few weeks apart in order to give your body time to begin the flushing process. You can undergo as many treatments as you need or even treat a different area.

Schedule a consultation

CoolSculpting is one of the best options available for putting the finishing touches on your body. To meet with our team and learn more, contact the Center for Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine by calling or filling out our online contact form.