Coolsculpting is a form of nonsurgical fat reduction and uses a technique called Cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis uses CoolSculpting applicator, a cooling suction device, to induce an artificial and controlled apoptosis. The applicator freezes adipose fat tissue just above freezing point to damage only the fat cells. The normal cells freeze slower than fat cells and thus no damage occurs around surrounding tissue. Cell damage is caused by the crystallization of fat cells and reduction of lipolysis activity. Once fat cells are damaged, the body naturally removes the fat cells. The reduction of fat cells overall reduce the layer of fat under the skin, which contributes to the appearance of slimness.
- Coolsculpting involves using a CoolSculpting applicator. which is applied and positioned onto the treated area(s) while the patient lies down or remains in the sitting position. The device is connected to a machine that controls and aids in administering the cooling that is applied via from the applicator directly onto the skin above the unwanted fat. Patients should expect during the procedure a gentle numbing sensation and pressure on the treated area but should experience no to minimal pain Most patients experience minor discomfort, mild bruising, and redness but these symptoms should subside within a couple of weeks after treatment.
- It is advised that patient maintain regular exercise and a proper diet is encouraged after the procedure to maintain their fat loss. Cool sculpting is also available for treatment of cellulite. Overall, the results are noticeable after 2-4 weeks of treatment and most dramatic results are noticeable after two months. After treatment, the body will continue to eliminate fat cells (up to 4-6 months).
- The average cost is approximately $1, 525 for full treatment but the cost is also dependent on the number of sessions the individual may need.