By now you have probably heard about the procedure known as CoolSculpting® and some of the many benefits it has to offer. At Natura Medspa & Laser Center, we know that you probably still have some questions about CoolSculpting. We have put together a list of the most commonly asked questions as well as their answers, so that you can make an informed decision about what treatments are the best options for your needs.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared, non-surgical procedure that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat from the body. This procedure is especially effective on areas of body fat that have been resistant to regular exercise and healthy diet. Scientists at Harvard University discovered that fat cells could be targeted with cold without damaging the surrounding skin or surrounding cells.
What can I expect?
The first step towards your new look is to schedule your complimentary consultation at Natura Medspa & Laser Center. You will enjoy a one-on-one conversation with a CoolSculpting clinician who will spend time with you to listen to what your goals are for reshaping your body. They will also help you decide which specific areas on your body will benefit from treatment in order to achieve your goals. Each client is a unique individual and therefore, the plan for treatment must be tailored to the specific needs of each person. We do not follow a cookie-cutter approach in treating our clients.
How does a non-surgical procedure work?
Because CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure, you don’t have to worry about pre-surgery prep or downtime for healing afterwards. The doctor will apply a gel pad and applicator to the targeted area to deliver controlled cooling to the fat cells. You will be comfortable enough to read, check emails, and even take a nap during this time!
When can I return to my normal activities?
As a non-invasive procedure, CoolSculpting allows patients to return to their normal activities immediately. Many patients will even return to work the same day after they’ve had their procedure. As with any procedure, be sure to schedule a follow-up appointment to review your results and discuss the option of additional treatments.
When can I see results?
Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting is both non-invasive and non-surgical. Due to these factors, the results will not be immediate, but will instead be more natural looking, as well as permanent. Some patients may see results in as little as three weeks, with the majority seeing results after two months. Your body will continue to flush out the treated fat cells for up to four to six months following your procedure.
Will I need to change my lifestyle after my procedure?
You do not need to make any drastic changes to your lifestyle once you have had your CoolSculpting procedure. At Natura Medspa & Laser Center, we find that most of our clients discover that they are more motivated to take care of their bodies and maintain their ideal weight after their treatment.