If you’re one of the many men and women who struggle with stubborn pockets of fat, no matter how intensely you diet and exercise, we’d like to introduce you to CoolSculpting®. At our Rochester Medical Spa, this nonsurgical body contouring treatment has become a highly popular solution to this widespread issue—and for good reason.
For those who aren’t familiar with the treatment, we’d like to answer a few of the most common questions to give you a better idea of how the procedure may help you contour your body.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical procedure that safely freezes and eliminates fat cells from the body in a process called cryolipolysis. Since fat freezes at a higher temperature than other tissues, the treatment can safely destroy it without damaging surrounding skin or muscle.
Men and women use CoolSculpting to slim down stubborn pockets of fat in areas such as:
- Double chin
- Flanks (love handles)
- Inner and outer thighs
- Above the knees
- Upper arms
- Back fat
- Underneath the buttocks
What does a treatment involve?
At your treatment appointment, the technician will apply the specialized applicator to the targeted area, and you may feel some suction or tugging as the system activates. For the first few minutes, you may feel some coldness or tingling, which often fades to numbness that lasts for the duration of the treatment. A session typically lasts about an hour, during which time you’ll be free to read, work on your laptop, relax, and even nap.
Once the process is complete, we’ll perform a massage to the treated area with a device called the Zimmer ZWave. While many practices perform this massage manually, the device helps create a smoother, more even and enhanced result—thanks to radial pulse technology. You may find it more comfortable than manual massaging as well.
What is the recovery process like?
There is no real downtime associated with CoolSculpting. You’ll be able to return to your daily activities immediately after your appointment. You may experience some temporary symptoms including redness, skin sensitivity, cramping, and tenderness, which should subside within a few days.
Your results will develop over the next 1 to 2 months as the fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body. While some of our patients are happy with their results after just a single session, many choose to book 2 or 3 to make sure they achieve the best results possible. The effects of the procedure should last for as long as you are able to maintain a stable body weight.
To see real patient examples of the results it can create, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
If you’re interested in learning more about freezing fat with CoolSculpting in Rochester, please contact us online or call (585) 244-1010 to speak to a Spa Coordinator and schedule a personal consultation to discuss your goals and determine if you are a good candidate.