Freeze away fat with Ottawa CoolSculpting®
CoolSculpting is not to be confused with other fat reducing treatments such as liposuction. Although both treatments offer fat reduction there are some major differences. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, non-invasive option that helps eliminate unwanted, stubborn fat with little to no downtime.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting utilizes specifically designed applicators which stick to your skin with a mild suction. Following this, a controlled cooling is released from the applicator. This chills your fat which damages the fat cell membrane eliminating up to 25% of unwanted fat in those areas. It does not harm the skin cells or muscle tissue as these tissues are more resistant to controlled cooling. More than one cycle is often necessary in order to achieve the desired results, and results do vary.
Will Coolsculpting help me lose weight?
CoolSculpting is considered a long-term fat reduction technology but it’s important to note CoolSculpting not a solution for weight loss. In order to see optimal results from your treatment it’s advisable to combine CoolSculpting with a healthy diet and exercise. Typically, fat that is eliminated with CoolSculpting does not return, unless you gain weight. CoolSculpting gives an overall smoother, tighter, more toned appearance to troubled areas of the body such as muffin tops and love handles, but it will not take pounds off.
When will I see results?
Results from CoolSculpting can be seen as early as 4 weeks after treatment, peaking around weeks 8-12. Multiple sessions on each area are often required to get the results you’re looking for. You will need to leave about 6-8 weeks between treatments. Keep this in mind when planning for a special event or if you’re trying to get “bikini ready” for summer.
What does it feel like?
During the procedure you will experience a cold sensation for about 10 minutes followed by a feeling of numbness in the area being treated. Patients often relax during the treatment, reading, catching up on work or even taking a quick nap. When it’s finished, they are free to go about their day with essentially no downtime. Individual experiences to CoolSculpting may vary.
What areas can be treated with CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting can treat a number of areas such as the abdomen, inner and outer thighs, flanks, back, arms, and the submental area or “double chin.”
What are the possible side effects from CoolSculpting?
Possible side effects after undergoing a CoolSculpting treatment may include (but are not limited to) redness, swelling, bruising or reduced sensation in the area. If you experience side effects they usually are not permanent and normally subside within days or weeks. As with any cosmetic procedure you should always consult with an experienced physician or technician prior to undergoing treatment to discuss the potential risks in detail.