Doctors or trained providers perfrom the "Treatment to Transformation" protocol which starts with a 360 degree assessment to determine which areas concern the client the most. Areas of opportunities are identified and the number of cycles (initial contact of applicator with the skin and removal) are determined. For the best effects, the applicator used must match the target area in shape and size so that contact/suction is maintained throughout the cycle. Larger areas may need two placements with about 3 cm overlap to ensure that there are no unsightly demarcations. The procedure is more comfortable and shorter now, with each cycle lasting about 35 minutes only. CoolSculpting freezes the "fat" underneath the applicator and causes its cellular death without affecting the muscles and other tissues.
Clients report various sensations but most agree that any discomfort is tolerable. After the applicator is removed, the affected area is massaged. At the cellular level, cell death has already started and unlike in normal weight loss where the fat cells deflate, CoolSculpting actually kills off fat cells - never to return again!
It is recommended for those who are within 20% of their ideal body weight and have appreciable bulges. It is not effective for hard to reach areas like the more deeply-seated visceral fat.
And what happens to these frozen cells? Around 20-25% of fat in the affected area die and are elimited naturally without posing any danger - but leaving a more sculpted you!
Results vary but in general, clients report that clothes fit better and the bulges are less visible about 8 weeks post treatment. CoolSculpting has become a very versatile procedure and has come a long way from its debut. Fat loss can now be achieved in these areas:
Submental fat (double chin):
Saddle bags (outer thigh)
CoolSculpting is also FDA-cleared for the flanks, upper arms, inner thighs, bra fat, back fat and the banana roll area (bellow the buttocks). Over the years, more target-specific types of applicators have been released to the market. CoolSculpting applicators can now reach areas which are smaller or of more defined shape.
Still unsure about CoolSculpting? Here's actress Debra Messing's experience as a first-time CoolSculpting client:
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