Are you fed up with stubborn deposits of fat that simply won’t budge no matter how much you diet or exercise? Looking to get rid of hip dips, love handles or a persistent double chin? Look no further than coolsculpting. Coolsculpting is a non-surgical alternative to traditional liposuction and is incredibly popular amongst both men and women who are looking for a non-invasive fat removal treatment. With no downtime required, coolsculpting is a result driven procedure that effectively reduces your unwanted fat permanently during your lunch break.
If you are considering coolsculpting, chances are you have a number of questions on your mind, and rightly so. Thankfully, we’re here to eliminate any confusion by guiding you through everything you need to know about this fat treatment option, including what happens after coolsculpting, aftercare and how long it takes to see significant results. To find out more, simply keep on reading!
What Is Coolsculpting, Cool Slimming (aka Cryolipolysis)?
Before we get into what happens after coolsculpting, let’s first dive into exactly what this treatment is. CoolSculpting (aka CoolSlimming) is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a technique called cryolipolysis to eliminate fat cells from targeted areas of the body. It is a specialised treatment designed to reduce stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to conventional diet and exercise.
The procedure involves using a specialised device to deliver controlled cooling to the treatment area. The cold temperature causes the fat cells to crystallise, and over time, the body naturally eliminates these dead fat cells. The surrounding skin and tissue are left unharmed, as they are more resistant to the cooling process. After the fat cells break down from being frozen, they’re absorbed and excreted by your body’s lymph network. can be used to treat various areas of the body, such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs, upper arms, and chin. The treatment typically takes about one hour per area and requires no downtime or recovery time.
What Is The Coolsculpting Process?
During the first few minutes of treatment, you’ll feel slight pressure and coldness. This dissipates quickly with most patients choosing to play on their phone, work on their laptop or even have a snooze during their Coolsculpting treatment. After the treatment, your therapist may perform a manual massage on the treated area to help break up the destroyed fat cells and improve the overall results.
Treatment time will depend on the number of treatment areas we focus on. Most patients’ treatment takes between 45-60 minutes.
What Happens After Coolsculpting?
After Coolsculpting, patients may experience some temporary side effects, including redness, swelling, bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area. These side effects typically resolve on their own within a few days to a few weeks after the procedure. As the body naturally eliminates the dead fat cells over time, patients may begin to see a noticeable reduction in the targeted area. It can take several weeks to months to see the full results of the treatment, as the body gradually removes the destroyed fat cells through the lymphatic system.
While CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss solution, patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet may enjoy long-term results. However, it is important to note that if a patient gains weight after the procedure, the remaining fat cells in the treated area may expand and compromise the results. To maximise the results of Coolsculpting, we always advise patients to follow a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet. In some cases, additional treatments may be recommended to achieve optimal results, and it is important to discuss any concerns or questions with one of the experienced therapists at VC Dermal Clinics.
After a Coolsculpting treatment, there are several aftercare tips to help ensure optimal results and minimise any potential side effects. Here are some tips for aftercare:
Massage Treated Area: Massaging the treated area can help to break up the destroyed fat cells and improve the overall results.
Stay Hydrated: It is important to drink plenty of water after the treatment to help flush out the destroyed fat cells from the body.
Avoid Exercise: While there is no downtime after treatment, it is recommended that patients avoid strenuous exercise or physical activity for a few days after the treatment.
Loose Clothing: It is recommended that patients wear loose clothing after the treatment to avoid any irritation or discomfort in the treated area.
Avoid Alcohol & Anti-inflammatory Medications: To minimise the risk of bruising, it is recommended that patients avoid alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, for a few days after the treatment.
Follow Up With VC Dermal Clinics: It is important to follow up with your therapist to monitor your progress and determine if any additional treatments are needed.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
After a CoolSculpting treatment, patients may start to see some changes in the treated area in as little as 3 weeks, but the full results typically take several months to appear, depending on your individual physiology. The reason for the delayed results is that the body takes time to naturally eliminate the destroyed fat cells. After the procedure, the treated fat cells are gradually eliminated through the body’s lymphatic system. This process can take several weeks to months to complete, depending on the individual. Studies and clinical studies have shown an average loss of 2-3 cm or 27% in the treated area.
Is Coolsculpting Suitable If I Am Overweight?
While CoolSculpting can provide noticeable results, it is important to note that it is not a weight-loss solution and is not recommended for individuals who are significantly overweight. The procedure is designed to reduce stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise in individuals who are already at or near their ideal body weight.
Book Your Coolsculpting Treatment Today
COOLSLIMMING™ at Victorian Cosmetic Dermal Clinics safely and effectively removes unwanted fat in areas like the inner and outer thighs, abdomen, muffin tops, love handles, arms and under your chin. Before your COOLSLIMMING™ treatment at Victorian Cosmetic Dermal Clinics, you’ll have a consultation with one of our highly trained and friendly skin therapists. This gives you an opportunity to discuss your treatment goals and discuss any questions you may have about this treatment.
To book your consultation, simply head to our contact page today. We look forward to seeing you in one of our clinics!