What is CoolSculpting and how does it work?

The team at Hidden Oasis Spa and Salon discusses CoolSculpting, the safe and effective non-surgical, non-invasive way to remove stubborn fat.

Tell us about your practice, and your philosophy of care. We are an integrative Medspa and Aveda Spa-Salon. We offer holistic solutions for complete beauty care including CoolSculpting. We believe in highly-effective, non-invasive solutions to address beauty, aesthetics, and wellness.

What is CoolSculpting; what is the science behind the technology and how does it work? CoolSculpting is the only FDA cleared treatment to reduce fat using a technology called Cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis freezes the fat cells and rids them through the lymphatic system in 90 days.

Who makes an ideal candidate for this particular treatment option, and why? Most people are candidates for CoolSculpting. We have treated men and women in all shapes and sizes.

Which areas of the body are you able to correct with this treatment? We get a variety of clients with different goals and areas of concern. Since the machine offers treatments to fit most areas of the body, it really allows are technicians to develop bespoke treatment plans for every guest. Some of our recommended areas to start with are arms and chin because we can typically get a really great result in 4 treatments or less.

Does a patient typically require more than one treatment? Since every treatment gives you a 25% reduction (on average), the number of treatments needed is determined by area size and volume. For example, doing one treatment on the chin will give you a 25% fat reduction. Most people treating the chin really want to get that 50% reduction to have a really worthwhile, very visible result. For that reason we normally recommend starting with two treatments to treat an area. For large areas like the abdomen, we typically recommend 8+ cycles to really shape the area. That being said, the number of treatments needed depends on the guest and their goals.

Is there any pain or discomfort associated with the treatment? Most of our guests stay very comfortable throughout the treatment. The applicator can get cold in the treatment area or can go numb- but generally no pain. Post treatment, our guests can have some cramping depending on the type of treatment, but this generally goes away in a few days and does not seem to disrupt a normal active lifestyle.

What does the cold feel like against the body, and how do you protect the body during the treatment process? The applicator absolutely feels cold on the body. Typically the area goes numb after the first few minutes of treatment and the guest, at that point, does not really feel anything in that area. It is part of protocol to use a pretreatment skin wipe in conjunction with a protective gel pad on the treatment area. This keeps the skin from being harmed during the freezing process.

What is the typical post treatment requirements? There are no post treatment requirements; however, we do recommend a few things. To get the best reduction possible we tell our guests to drink a lot of water over the coming months and to exercise regularly (this does not have to be rigorous activity.) We recommend healthy eating as well, as it aids in the fat reduction process. That being said, we have had guests who have gained a few pounds and still saw a significant result.

What is the typical downtime like, if any? Most people do not experience any down time. Some people go to the gym after they get treatment!

What makes this treatment so revolutionary? The treatment is truly a game changer in the aesthetics world. Once that fat is frozen and treated it is gone for LIFE. Many treatments in the industry will say in the fine print *lasts for 30 days. CoolSculpting is for LIFE. I think in the future, more people will be doing preventative maintenance on areas that feel bulky. This technology really levels the playing field on those genetic pockets of fat that are diet and exercise resistant. Our practice is so proud to work with this amazing technology!

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