What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is basically a fat freezing and elimination process for areas of the body. This non-surgical fat reducing method of treatment is an innovative way to help eliminate fat in unwanted areas by freezing fat cells. This has become a popular fat reducing treatment method all over the world. There is minimal if any down time to this treatment.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting is an almost painless method of fat reduction. The treatment consists of applying a gel pad and an applicator to the area of treatment. The technician then delivers to the area of treatment controlled cooling. Once the fat cells have been treated, they then crystalize, are destroyed, and our body over a period of time eliminates these dead fat cells through your body’s natural waste process. CoolSculpting is a great treatment for targeting and eliminating hard to lose fat cells that have become resistant to dieting and exercise. Keep in mind, CoolSculpting is not a weight loss plan. The treatment should be used as a method to eliminate unwanted fat cells in certain areas of the body that diet and exercise can’t seem to reduce. CoolSculpting destroys the targeted fat cells permanently.
What Do I Need to Do When I Have Decided to Proceed With CoolSculpting Treatments?
As with any procedure or treatment plan, always speak with your family physician about your plans to proceed with CoolSculpting treatments. CoolSculpting is not for everyone, as certain medical conditions may prevent you from proceeding with CoolSculpting treatments. Once you have been medically cleared by your doctor, and you have chosen a CoolSculpting clinic, book your first consultation appointment.
What Can I Expect During My First Visit to the CoolSculpting Clinic Near Me
Once you have chosen to have CoolSculpting in Toronto, call and book your first consultation appointment. When you arrive for your consultation, you will meet with a professionally trained CoolSculpting technician and a certified medical practitioner. During this time, you will discuss:
- Your treatment goals
- Target areas to be treated
- Determine if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting
- How the CoolSculpting treatment works
- What to expect during your treatment
- How many treatments you will require
- Side effects that you may experience
- When you can expect to see results
- Cost of your customized treatment plan
- When you can start your CoolSculpting treatments
- Take Before treatment pictures
You will also have a physical examination to assess your areas of treatment.
What Can I expect During My First CoolSculpting Treatment?
When your arrive for your first CoolSculpting in Oakville or Brampton treatment, you will be taken into a private room, and the technician will explain the treatment process to you. The technician will then apply a gel pad and applicator to the area (s) that are going to be treated. A controlled cooling process then freezes the unwanted fat cells. You will feel a little chilly as the cooling process begins, you may feel a sense of tugging, pulling or pinching, then once the area becomes numb these sensations should subside. The applicator is a vacuum applicator and draws the skin and tissue into an applicator cup, which directly targets and treats that area. Once everything is in place, and the treatment begins, while staying still, you are free to watch tv, play on your phone or read.
What Can I expect After My CoolSculpting Treatment?
As CoolSculpting treatments are non-invasive, you can expect to return to regular activities the same day. However, you may experience some minor side effects in the treated areas such as:
- Skin Sensitivity
The numbness may last for several weeks following treatment.
What Are Some Other Side Effects I May Experience?
Some additional rare side effects can occur. Such as:
- Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia
- Late onset of pain
- Change in heart rate
- Subcutaneous induration hardened tissue
When Can I Expect to See Results?
CoolSculpting treatment results vary in many patients. Commonly you can expect to see results in approximately 2 to 6 months.