CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq® is an FDA-cleared non-surgical, non-invasive office-based method for reducing localized fat deposits using a new cooling treatment. If you have exercise-resistant or localized fat bulges—especially love handles, back fat, muffin top, or similar bulges you just can’t get rid of—then CoolSculpting® may provide a new treatment option for you.
A team of physicians and scientists in Boston developed this precisely controlled cooling method which targets, cools, and eliminates fat cells in a process called cryolipolysis. The procedure takes about 1-3 hours depending on the size, shape, location, and number of your fat bulges. During the treatment, you may watch TV on our plasma screen, bring your own DVD movies, laptop or a book, or just relax or take a nap during your treatment. After the procedure, your body goes to work and over the next two to four months, the frozen, crystallized fat cells break down and are naturally flushed from your body.
McDaniel Laser & Cosmetic Center of Virginia is the first practice in the Virginia Beach area to offer DualSculpting! Patients can take advantage of two CoolSculpting devices treating two different areas simultaneously. DualSculpting is an ideal treatment for patients who have several areas of stubborn fat that they would like treated with CoolSculpting with the convenience of being treated in half the time.
Am I a good candidate for the CoolSculplting® treatment?
The CoolSculpting® treatment is best used on people who have localized deposits of fat. Areas often described as the “love handles” or a “muffin top” are typically treated with improvement as well as the upper or lower belly and back. Patients with a healthy weight but a little “extra” or even patients who are moderately overweight can be candidates, but in order to accurately determine this, it is best to schedule a consultation with one of our staff members. Since each individual’s body is unique, a consultation is the best way to determine if CoolSculpting® is right for you!
What will my results be?
Our staff will discuss specifics and expected results with you during your consultation. After the initial treatment is complete, you can attain further reductions with additional procedures. Most patients, though, find that one treatment (typically two applications of the device) fully addresses their goals.
What happens during the procedure?
Together, we will select the area(s) to be treated during your consultation. We will position the device on your body. The device will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels using a powerful vacuum. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure—enough of a pull to ensure the tissue will be cooled most efficiently.
What does it feel like?
As the cooling goes to work in the first few minutes, you’ll feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates, and the treatment is comfortable. Many people spend this time reading, watching TV, or even taking a nap.
Can I return to normal activities after my procedure?
Yes! The CoolSculpting® procedure is completely non-invasive, so you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary. Very rarely, significant pain (which may temporarily interfere with some activities)may be experienced—usually beginning on day 2 or 3 and lasting for several days, then resolving.
When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience more noticeable results after two months. But your body is still flushing fat cells, and will continue to do so for up to six months.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. If your current diet and/or exercise routines are not optimal, you may wish to consult with your family doctor or a nutritionist or personal trainer for advice in these areas.
Are the results permanent?
When you have your CoolSculpting® procedure, the treated fat cells will be eliminated. As long as you maintain your weight with your normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable.
- No cutting, no needles, no downtime
- Safe, comfortable, convenient
- Natural and effective
- Clinically proven