For more than 10 years, CoolSculpting has been an easy and effective method of weight loss. The procedure was first cleared by the FDA in 2010 to reduce love handles, and in the years since it’s been approved for the abdomen, chin, arms, and thighs. A non-surgical procedure, CoolSculpting offers results of a 20-80% reduction in fat. Just what is this procedure, and why is it so effective?
Origin of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting came to fruition when scientists discovered the cryolipolysis phenomena. Cells die during cold temperatures, but it takes more cold to kill skin cells than fat cells. This discovery led to the invention of the cryolipolysis procedure, also known as CoolSculpting.
How Does It Work?
While the patient lies in one of comfortable beds, an expert will attach a hand-shaped pad to the affected area. The pad is connected to a cold-producing machine, the size of a small refrigerator. The affected area will be chilled for 35 minutes and afterward will be massaged to dismantle the ice built up inside the fat.
Clients are encouraged to get comfortable during the procedure. Cienega Med Spa provides snacks and beverages, as well as access to an Apple TV and a large screen.
In the first days after the CoolSculpting treatment, the immune system will dispose of the decomposed fat cells. 2-4 weeks after the procedure, the affected area will have visually shrunken and become lighter to the touch. No scars or spots will be present.
Cienega Med Spa provides a free consultation in which the patient can discuss their desired result so Cienega’s staff can discuss how many treatments will be necessary to achieve that result.
Are There Side Effects?
During the consultation preceding the CoolSculpting treatment, the staff will discuss any potential risks. Sensations of tingling and numbness are common in the treated area; this is the death, removal, and adjustment to the absence of fat cells. Cramps and aches are possible due to the long exposure to cold temperature. If no side effects are present, the patient is free to go about their day following their procedure.
If you’re looking for a comfortable and effective method to eliminate those stubborn fat spots, CoolSculpting is the way to go. View the payment plans Cienega Med Spa offers for its CoolSculpting service.