Eliminate Fat Cells with CoolSculpting® in Pittsburgh, PA
Looking for ways to say bye-bye to stubborn fat and hello to feeling your best in the new year? CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared fat reduction procedure that provides real results in as little as three weeks, with the most dramatic results appearing after one to three months of treatment. This simple, non-surgical procedure requires zero downtime and the results are permanent, making it an ideal option for anyone wanting to look their best.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® safely targets and eliminates fat through a handheld device that freezes and destroys fat cells in targeted areas deep below the skin’s surface – all without anesthesia, needles, or incisions.
While this treatment isn’t meant for significant weight loss results, it’s the perfect treatment to target smaller, stubborn areas of fat and help you round out – or should we say, slim down – your New Year’s resolutions! With CoolSculpting®, the fat reduction results are proven to be significant and can be permanent when body weight is maintained through a healthy, active lifestyle.
Popular treatment areas include:
- Under the chin
- Along the jawline
- The abdomen
- The bra area
- Underneath or on the buttocks
- Your upper arm
- Your flank and thigh
- The back
Before booking your first treatment, you’ll need to consult with a CoolSculpting® provider to identify and assess your problem areas together. From there, they will develop a customized treatment plan that best suits your body and goals while keeping your budget in mind.
How does CoolSculpting® work?
Permanently freezing away fat may seem too good to be true, but with CoolSculpting®, the innovative fat reduction technology is quite simple.
Our certified CoolSculpting® machine safely delivers a controlled cooling effect to the desired treatment area with precision, destroying stubborn fat cells just below the surface of the skin. But how does that work, you ask? On a cellular level, fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than the surrounding tissues, allowing the CoolSculpting® technology to gently and effectively target the fat cells while keeping surrounding tissues safe.
Through the CoolSculpting® treatment, fat cells freeze and become crystallized, which then allows the body to metabolize the destructed fat cells quickly and efficiently. On average, this process reveals a more toned appearance in as little as three weeks, with the most dramatic results appearing somewhere between one and three months post-treatment.
What to Expect During a CoolSculpting® Treatment
Unlike those long hours at the gym, you get to sit back and relax while your CoolSculpting® treatment kisses those stubborn fat cells goodbye!
Before beginning the procedure, one of our nurse practitioners (NP) or physician assistants (PA) will mark your desired treatment areas and apply a gel – similar to the kind used during ultrasounds – to the skin. The CoolSculpting® wand is then placed on the skin and the vacuum function of the tool is engaged; you will feel a slight pressure as it begins to suction the area where the skin meets the applicator’s contour. While the wand is attached, your skin will feel extremely cold – this is the freezing of your fat cells. Most patients that have received this treatment report that the area goes numb relatively quickly at this point, making the rest of the treatment quite comfortable.
While the tool cools your skin, the energy is being extracted from the fat cells just beneath the epidermis, causing these subcutaneous cells to slowly shrink and die. Once the treatment is complete and our NP has removed the applicator, they will then take some time to massage the treated area, facilitating the further collapse of fat cells. You can expect to experience mild tingling and burning sensations in the treated area as it warms back up – much like you would feel if you forgot gloves in the harsh Pittsburgh winter.
These sessions can take up to several hours to complete, depending on the number of areas being treated. You’ll want to eat a light meal before coming in for your CoolSculpting® treatment sessions, dress comfortably, and think of what you’d like to do during the treatment to pass the time.
What to Expect After a CoolSculpting® Treatment
As a non-invasive procedure, you can resume regular activities almost immediately. However, every patient is different. Some may experience minor side effects such as temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, deep itching, tingling, stinging, and pain.
As for results, some will start to see changes as quickly as three weeks post-treatment, with the most noticeable results becoming more visible one to three months after the procedure.
How Long do CoolSculpting® Results Last?
The results you see from CoolSculpting® treatments are permanent, but that isn’t to say that you can forgo a diet and exercise plan afterward.
If you haven’t adopted a regular exercise routine and healthy diet in the months leading up to your treatment, you’ll want to take that into consideration before investing in a fat reduction treatment like CoolSculpting®. Having at least a four-month plan ready in advance can help you stay on track following your procedure and maximize your results long after your treatment is complete.
Where Can I Get CoolSculpting® Treatments in Pittsburgh, PA?
Have more questions about CoolSculpting® in Pittsburgh, or the other services we offer? Our licensed medical providers and trained professionals are here to meet with you to discuss a treatment plan that addresses your concerns, as well as answer any questions you may have. You can reach our Pittsburgh location by calling 412-788-1331 or our Warrendale location by calling 724-305-3890. Or, feel free to contact us online at any time. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best in the new year with CoolSculpting®!