Does CoolSculpting work, or is it just a lot of hype? That’s the question on so many minds when learning about the promises of real body contouring and fat reduction without surgery. Can you really shed unwanted, stubborn pockets of fat without surgery?
Does CoolSculpting Work to Reduce Body Fat Without Surgery?
CoolSculpting is FDA-approved and clinically proven to reduce unwanted body fat safely and without surgery or downtime. Without a single injection or scalpel, CoolSculpting freezes fat cells. Once those fat cells are frozen, they die off and are flushed through your body’s lymphatic system. The temperature necessary to freeze fat cells doesn’t freeze or damage surrounding tissue, including the skin. This is important, as the applicator that freezes the fat cells is applied to the surface of the skin for 35-60 minutes.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
Many patients are skeptical the first time they hear about freezing fat cells. Don’t you have to burn fat? Scientists discovered that cold temperatures can eliminate fat cells by observing young children who ate a lot of frozen treats, like popsicles. They noticed that small children who ate a lot of frozen treats often had slimmer faces than their peers who still had full baby cheeks. This prompted clinical studies that discovered cryolipolysis, the freezing of fat cells for elimination without surgery.
When you come in for a CoolSculpting treatment, your provider will apply a thin pad to your skin. The applicator will be placed onto the pad; this applicator is attached to the CoolSculpting machine, which regulates the temperature applied to the treatment area. A gentle suction pulls the treatment area into the applicator, where it cools to the clinically tested and proven temperature that freezes fat cells. Once frozen, the fat cells die, break apart, and are eliminated through your body’s lymphatic system. A post-treatment massage can help improve these results.
Does CoolSculpting Work Anywhere on the Body?
CoolSculpting can be used on almost any area of the body where unwanted, stubborn pockets of fat develop. CoolSculpting treatment areas include:
- upper and lower abdominal area for belly fat reduction
- obliques, also called love handles
- inner and outer thighs
- upper arm fat
- back and bra fat
Does CoolSculpting Work on Double Chin Fat?
While CoolSculpting is FDA-approved for double chin reduction using a specialized applicator, our providers currently use a different non-surgical treatment called KYBELLA. Kybella is an injectable fat melting procedure and was the first FDA-approved non-surgical double chin reduction procedure.
Does CoolSculpting Work on Excess Facial Fat?
CoolSculpting is not approved for use on the face, so we do not recommend using it to reduce any unwanted facial fullness. However, Thermage has been shown to provide some fat loss during skin tightening procedures on the face. Kybella has also been successfully used to melt fat in the jowls. Contact us for a consultation to find out about options we have to help you with any facial fullness you would like to have treated.
Does CoolSculpting Work on Loose Skin?
CoolSculpting is a fat reduction treatment. While skin can tighten during your procedure, CoolSculpting is not a skin tightening procedure. If you have excess skin on your treatment area, a skin tightening treatment like Thermage will likely be the better solution for you. If you have a lot of excess skin, particularly if it sags, we may refer you to a plastic surgeon for a surgical consultation.
Does CoolSculpting Work on Cellulite?
CoolSculpting is not a cellulite reduction treatment. Cellulite is a collection of tougher fat strands and pockets of air that require a different type of treatment protocol. However, we have good news! You can treat your cellulite without surgery with Z-Wave cellulite removal. And yes, you can get CoolSculpting and Z-Wave to treat unwanted body fat and cellulite. It’s like a dream come true!
Does CoolSculpting Work for Men?
CoolSculpting isn’t just for women. Men can shed unwanted fat without surgery using CoolSculpting. Men mostly opt for CoolSculpting treatments for the upper and lower abdominal area, love handles, and back fat.
Try CoolSculpting in Scottsdale and Chandler, AZ, at Ultra Smooth Skin
Our three convenient locations in Scottsdale and Chandler, AZ, offer CoolSculpting treatments to patients looking for a more slender, contoured physique. If you have stubborn pockets of body fat that you’d like to eliminate, choosing Ultra Smooth Skin ensures superior results. Our medical spa is award-winning and a top CoolSculpting provider in the nation. Contact us for a consultation today and find out if CoolSculpting is the right fat reduction solution for your needs.