CoolSculpting fat freezing treatment

Looking for effective fat-freezing treatments in Pittsburgh? CoolSculpting® can help.

If you’ve been searching for weight loss treatments in Pittsburgh and recently came across CoolSculpting®, you’ve come to the right place!

We know how frustrating it can be to put so much work into your weight loss journey and still have stubborn fat concealing your hard-earned muscles. That’s where CoolSculpting® comes in. As a less-involved alternative to other weight loss procedures, you can sit back and relax while our certified CoolSculpting® physician assistants put the finishing touches on your physique.

Read on to learn more about this effective, innovative treatment as we answer some of our most frequently asked questions.

What is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive, fat-reducing procedure that utilizes a method known as cryolipolysis to safely and effectively freeze away fat cells.

How does CoolSculpting® work?

The process of cryolipolysis works because fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than the tissues surrounding them.

During your procedure, the CoolSculpting® device safely delivers precise, controlled cooling to the desired area, gently and effectively freezing the fat cells beneath the skin. Once frozen, the treated fat cells become crystallized and eventually die, allowing your body to naturally metabolize and eliminate the destructed fat cells.

Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting®?

In short, yes! Depending on the desired treatment area, most patients are excellent candidates for CoolSculpting® treatments.

CoolSculpting® is a fantastic treatment option for anyone looking to treat areas of the body where stubborn fat just won’t budge. With that being said, CoolSculpting® is a fat-reduction treatment, not a major weight loss procedure, and the amount of fat in the desired treatment area will determine if it’s the right time to move forward with the procedure. Common treatment areas include the lower abdomen, along the jawline, back fat, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, and underneath the buttocks.

If you haven’t already adopted a healthy diet and consistent exercise routine before your consultation, this may be something that you address during that time. While the results of CoolSculpting® are technically permanent, any post-treatment weight gain will have an impact.

If you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, or cold agglutinin disease, then CoolSculpting® may not be the appropriate treatment for you.

Who administers the CoolSculpting® treatment?

At Cosmetic Laser Centers, we offer a higher level of care and do not use “technicians” to provide treatments. Only licensed and certified nurse practitioners or physician assistants administer CoolSculpting® treatments and manage your experience from consultation through treatment and follow-up.

What does CoolSculpting® feel like?

As the name suggests, you can expect to experience an intense cooling sensation in the area the CoolSculpting® device has been placed, but only for a few minutes. It’s also common to feel some tugging, pulling, and/or mild pinching. However, as the treatment progresses, the area becomes numb and the sensation lessens.

Overall, the procedure is relatively painless and many people use their session as time to relax or even get some work done on their laptops.

Are there any side effects with CoolSculpting®?

Side effects are very minor and typically include:

  • Temporary numbness
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Firmness
  • Deep itching
  • Tingling
  • Stinging
  • Mild discomfort

Although uncommon, rare side effects may occur.

How long does it take to see results with CoolSculpting®?

Some people report seeing immediate results, while others typically notice visible results around three weeks post-treatment. Your most dramatic results are most likely to appear somewhere between one to three months after.

Ready to take the next step?

Now that you have a better understanding of the ins and outs of CoolSculpting® treatments, the next step would be to schedule a consultation. This consultation allows you to discuss and create your unique treatment plan with a trusted professional, putting you on the right track to the physique you wish to achieve.

Have more questions about CoolSculpting® or the other services we offer? You can reach our Pittsburgh location by calling 412-788-1331 or our Warrendale location by calling 724-305-3890.

We look forward to helping you feel more confident with CoolSculpting®!