What is CoolSculpting? Is it safe?

What is CoolSculpting? Is it safe?

Did you know there is a noninvasive fat reduction and body contouring treatment that consistently produces positive results? It’s called cryolipolysis, but most people know it as CoolSculpting.

This FDA-approved, nonsurgical procedure literally freezes fat away and works best on love handles, arms, and tummies. It uses cold temperatures to break down fat cells without damaging the skin and underlying tissues.

The procedure

First, a certified nurse practitioner assesses the size and shape of the treatment area, marks it, and makes adjustments to the CoolSculpting equipment. Then, a gel pad is placed on your skin before the nurse practitioner moves a CoolSculpting device across the target area to lower the temperature of fat cells until they shrink. The unwanted cells are naturally expelled from your system within the next few weeks, leaving you with a shapelier silhouette.

A completely nonsurgical technique

Chilly temperatures do not affect other cells the way they affect fat cells, which means there are no traces of the treatment left on your skin. The applicator’s effects may cause a mild discomfort but this goes away once the area has been numbed by cold temperatures.

CoolSculpting is suitable for people of all ages and since it’s noninvasive, there are no cuts or medications that may cause an allergic reaction. The worst thing we've ever heard patients describe is mild soreness after the procedure, similar to muscle aches after an intense workout.

With almost 50 years of combined experience in age-reversing treatments, our team believes CoolSculpting is the easiest and safest option for fat reduction.

How long does the procedure take?

Most treatments take only 35 minutes, so you can literally sneak out of the office during a lunch break to visit our medspa. You walk into our medspa, freeze your fat away, and walk out with almost no change to your daily routine.

The Trouvé Medspa facility in Beachwood, Ohio is so relaxing that you can read or watch Netflix as the CoolSculpting machine does its job.

How effective are the treatments?

CoolSculpting works because the fat directly under our skin is uniquely sensitive to freezing temperatures. Its high success rate is well documented. One study shows an average of 20–25% fat reduction on treated areas, and additional sessions as recommended by the practitioner can further enhance results.

Immediate recovery

It's hard to enjoy a new body image when it's accompanied by weeks of recovery and downtime. With CoolSculpting, you'll get right back to your regular schedule and best of all, the results of your procedure become more obvious over time!

Side effects

CoolSculpting has few side effects unlike most fat reduction techniques. Apart from mild numbness, there are rare occurrences of minor swelling, bruising, skin redness, and soreness. Side effects are directly correlated to your practitioner's experience, so as long as you narrow your search to medspas with experience, you needn't worry.

Are CoolSculpting benefits permanent?

Yes, they are. But just like any other fat loss treatment, patients should still follow a healthy lifestyle after their procedure. In fact, the best time to develop healthy habits is after a CoolSculpting session. You'll look better than you ever imagined by conforming to a healthy diet and exercise routine.

CoolSculpting is a scientifically proven fat reduction procedure, but it’s also dependent on the technician’s knowledge and experience. At Trouvé Medspa, we have a team of certified practitioners with years of experience so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands. Contact us today to learn if CoolSculpting is right for you.