At our Richmond medical spa, we are committed to offering you an array of treatments and procedures to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. CoolSculpting® is an innovative solution that is FDA-cleared to reduce excess fat around the body. This treatment uses an advanced cooling process to destroy stubborn fat pockets on the body without harming surrounding tissues. If diet and exercise have proved unsuccessful in helping you achieve your weight loss goals, CoolSculpting® could help your figure become leaner and more defined.
How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
CoolSculpting® sends cooling energy to the targeted areas of excess fat, which lowers the temperature of the fat cells, causing them to break down over time. After the cell structure has been thoroughly damaged, the body works to eliminate them through the lymphatic system. Once naturally removed, the fat cells cannot regenerate. Patients can begin to be see improvement as soon as three weeks, with final results occurring at four to six months.
Benefits of CoolSculpting®
CoolSculpting® makes non-surgical fat reduction possible for patients who have struggled to reach their weight goal through a healthy diet and routine exercise. This gentle treatment has a number of benefits, including:
- No recovery period
- No incisions or surgery
- No numbing agents
- Quick treatment sessions
Our patients often report that their treatment session(s) with CoolSculpting® were comfortable and that they were pleased with the outcome.
Candidates for CoolSculpting®
Patients who are interested in CoolSculpting® treatment should be near their ideal weight, but be struggling with getting isolated fat cells to respond to diet and exercise. Areas with stubborn fat pockets may include:
- Love Handles
- Inner Thighs
- Outer Thighs
Patients considering a treatment with CoolSculpting® should be in good overall health, which can be determined in the initial consultation. At this time we will discuss your cosmetic goals and review in detail what to expect on your appointment day. This is a great time to ask us any questions you may have about the treatment.
If we determine you are not a candidate for CoolSculpting® treatment, we can work with you to find a more appropriate procedure. We would like to help you achieve your goals and can recommend other services that can be beneficial based on your needs.
When you arrive for your appointment, a member of our medical staff will bring you to a treatment room to prepare you for your CoolSculpting® session. The treatment itself will vary from individual to individual, based on which area of the body is being targeted. We will not use any anesthesia for this appointment, as the treatment is non-invasive and produces minimal discomfort. The entire CoolSculpting® treatment takes about 35 to 60 minutes to complete per target area.
We will first place a gel pad over the treatment area followed by the CoolSculpting® applicator. The device will then produce suction, and the cooling process will start. For the first five to 10 minutes, this may feel cold, but the area will soon become numb, allowing you to remain comfortable throughout the process. The cold temperature will travel through the surface of the skin and freeze fat cells along the way, while leaving other cells unharmed. By cooling the cells and lowering their internal temperature, they will break down and be metabolized by the body. Once your treatment is finished, you will be able to go about your normal routine with little to no downtime.
Over the course of several weeks, your body will work to metabolize the targeted fat cells, eliminating them through the lymphatic system. Once destroyed, these fat cells will not return. To keep other fat cells from forming, a balance of both diet and exercise will be essential.
Results from this treatment should be seen within four to six months, and for a more defined physique, multiple treatment sessions may be needed.
CoolSculpting® Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Below we have compiled a list of questions our patients commonly ask us before selecting a treatment with CoolSculpting®. If you would like to learn more about this non-invasive treatment, please look through the information below.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary treatment that has been designed to reduce fat using cooling technology, creating a leaner and more defined figure.
Which parts of the body can be treated with CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® can be used to treat areas on the body with excess fat pockets such as the stomach, hips, thighs, and back.
How long is this treatment?
This treatment typically takes about 35 to 60 minutes, per target area. Patients can have more than one treatment session in one day to help them attain their cosmetic goals.
Is CoolSculpting® painful?
Our staff makes every effort to minimize the potential for pain throughout the treatment process. Most of our patients report experiencing no pain at all, which is why we do not administer an anesthetic for your appointment. Since the cooling energy gradually causes the treatment area to become numb, patients typically experience minimal discomfort throughout their session.
When will I see results?
Results from a CoolSculpting® treatment can begin to appear at about three weeks, but final results may take up to three to four months to be fully noticeable.
If you have any additional questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.