Uncover a more toned physique with CoolSculpting
What if we told you there’s a less invasive alternative to liposuction for targeting those little pockets of stubborn fat? You may think it sounds too good to be true, but CoolSculpting® does just that. This innovative fat-reduction technology can help you reveal a more sculpted figure in a matter of weeks without any recovery downtime.
Learn more about CoolSculpting below to see if you’re a good candidate!
How does CoolSculpting® work?
The way CoolSculpting® works is surprisingly simple, yet incredibly effective.
Scientifically speaking, CoolSculpting® works because fat cells (adipocytes) freeze at higher temperatures than the tissues that surround it. This allows the CoolSculpting® machine to gently and efficiently target those stubborn fat cells while keeping neighboring tissues, such as overlying skin or muscle, safe.
As our CoolSculpting® certified machine delivers a controlled cooling effect to the desired treatment area, stubborn fat cells will freeze and become crystallized. During the weeks that follow, your body will metabolize and discard the destructed fat cells.
What areas can CoolSculpting® treat?
CoolSculpting® is extremely effective in those areas where stubborn fat can collect due to genetics or fluctuating weight.
The most popular treatment areas include:
- Under the chin
- Along the jawline
- Bra area
- Underneath or on the buttocks
- Upper arm
What to Expect During a CoolSculpting® treatment?
Just before the procedure, one of our physician assistants (PA) will come in and mark the skin and apply a conducting gel to the treatment area. They’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you’re comfortable and ready to begin. Since this is a non-invasive, relatively painless procedure, you don’t have to wait around for any kind of numbing treatments to kick in before getting started.
Once the treatment area is ready, the CoolSculpting wand is placed on the skin where a vacuum function is engaged; you can expect to feel a slight pressure as it begins to suction the area where the skin meets the applicator’s contour. Once the wand is securely attached, your skin will begin to feel extremely cold – this is the freezing of your fat cells. Most patients report that the area goes numb relatively quickly at this point, and feel very little discomfort.
Depending on the number of areas being treated, these sessions can take up to several hours to complete. We recommend you dress comfortably and think of what you’d like to do during the treatment to pass the time. Once the treatment is complete and our PA has removed the wand, they will take a moment to massage the treated area; this facilitates the further collapse of fat cells. It’s common to experience some mild tingling and burning as the treated area warms up.
What to Expect After a CoolSculpting® treatment?
No need to cancel plans! With this non-invasive procedure, you are clear to resume regular activities almost immediately. However, everyone is different and some may experience minor side effects.
Common side effects may include:
- Temporary numbness
- Deep itching
- Mild pain
Much like a bruise, some sensitivity in the days that follow is perfectly normal. If you have any questions or concerns about post-treatment recovery, our CoolSculpting® experts will be able to provide more clarity during your consultation.
How long do CoolSculpting® results last?
The results you see from CoolSculpting® treatments are permanent, and a more toned appearance will typically become visible in as little as three weeks. More dramatic results will develop somewhere between one and three months post-treatment, making it vital that you stick to a healthy diet and regular exercise routine to maximize and maintain your results long after.
Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting®?
As the name indicates, this treatment method is meant to sculpt your figure, not provide significant weight loss results. Generally speaking, a patient who is within 30 pounds of their goal weight or has roughly an inch of “pinchable” fat is an ideal candidate. For clients who are further from their goal weight but are looking to alleviate discomfort in high friction areas such as the inner thighs or lower belly, CoolSculpting® is an excellent treatment option, but results won’t be as obvious to the eye.
Because CoolSculpting® is intended to treat small to medium-sized pockets of stubborn fat, patients that have already adopted a healthy lifestyle including regular exercise and a balanced diet will get the most out of this treatment.
Where can I get CoolSculpting® Treatments in Pittsburgh, PA?
Bikini season is upon us, don’t let stubborn fat keep you from strutting your stuff. If you live in the Pittsburgh, PA or Warrendale, PA areas, you can get CoolSculpting® right here at Cosmetic Laser Centers!
If you have more questions about CoolSculpting® or any of our other services, our licensed medical providers and trained professionals are here to help. You can reach our Pittsburgh location by calling 412-788-1331 and 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. Schedule a CoolSculpting® consultation today!