CoolSculpting Is a Method of Thinning by Cold
CoolSculpting is a remodeling treatment by cryolipolysis, a technique that freezes stubborn small greasy clumps. Adipocytes destroyed by the cold are then naturally eliminated by the body.
Indications: Small excess of localized fat
We all have the stubborn fat that it is difficult, if not impossible, to lose with a diet or practicing a port. CoolSculpting treats small excess grease on face and body: double-chin, arms, upper back, pleats at the armpits, male gynecomastia, hips, belly, inner face of the thighs , The breeches of the horse, the fold under the buttocks and the knees.
This technique is contraindicated for pregnant women and people who are hypersensitive to the cold. In no case may it be a substitute for a diet, if this is necessary.
Progress of the session
It lasts between one to three hours depending on the number of areas to be treated and the amount of fat to be removed.
The doctor places a gel pad to protect the skin and then applies to the area to be treated a device combining the effects of aspiration and cold. When the device pulls the beads in the refrigerating panels, the patient feels a strong pinch as well as an intense cold. Tingling can also occur but disappear with the numbness of the treated area.
In a few minutes, the temperature, continuously monitored by the apparatus, is lowered to a temperature of about -10 degrees. CoolSculpting controls the temperature on the treated area at all times, allowing it to maintain an intense cold during the time required to remove fat.
Refrigerant treatment results in the natural death of targeted fat cells. Less sensitive to cold, neighboring cells and muscles are not affected. Over the next few weeks, the body begins to eliminate dead fat cells on its own.
Removal of adipose cells results in a concentration of the remaining cells, a general decrease in the adipose layer.
During the first few minutes of cooling, the patient feels pressure and intense cold. This impression disappears rather quickly. Installed comfortably, the patient can read, listen to music, check emails or take a nap during treatment.
During the session, the doctor’s assistant checks regularly that the treatment is going well. The applicators have various shapes and sizes to adapt to the natural contours of the body and to treat at once large areas.
The resumption of activities is immediate after CoolSculpting. The treated area is red and slightly insensitive for a few hours. Sometimes, as a result of the aspiration of the skin, some hematomas may appear but they disappear after a few days. Patients experience muscle aches for seven to ten days.
CoolSculpting allows you to lose 30% to 45% of fat at each session. For some patients, only one treatment is sufficient to achieve the goal they aim for. Others decide to renew the sessions to lose even more fat mass.
The result is visible after two to three months, until the fat released by adipocytes damaged by the cold is slowly and naturally removed by the lymphatic system and assimilated by the liver.
The body will nevertheless continue to get rid of fat cells for up to four to six months after treatment.
A healthy lifestyle helps keep the benefits of CoolSculpting in a sustainable way. After treatment, patients are more likely to take care of themselves, monitor their diet and exercise regularly. As long as the weight remains stable, long-term results are maintained.