Treat Visible Fat Bulges
No Surgery Required
Coolsculpting® is an FDA-cleared nonsurgical procedure using fat-freezing technology to reduce unwanted fat cells
Tired of seeing bulges and stubborn fat on your body but don’t want to go under the knife? Consider Coolsculpting®. As a non-invasive elective solution, Coolsculpting® uses cutting-edge technology to permanently reduce fat in unwanted areas.
Like most people, even if you are physically active and maintain a healthy diet, you probably still notice fat pockets in certain areas of your body. Whether it’s the extra fat on your neck, around your abdomen, thighs, under the buttocks, or on your upper arm, Coolsculpting® could be the perfect solution you need to look and feel your best.
The History of Coolsculpting®
Dieter Manson, MD from Massachusetts General Hospital and Rox Anderson, MD from Harvard Medical School invented Coolsculpting®. Their original research studied Cryolipolysis, derived from the idea that kids who sucked on enough popsicles would develop dimples in their cheeks. Later that year in 2008, clinical trials were conducted.
Parent company ZELTIQ received an exclusive license to commercialize the technology. The FDA first approved Coolsculpting for the treatment of fat on the lower back (flank) in 2010, stomach in 2012, and thighs in 2015.
Today, Coolsculpting® is FDA-cleared to treat several different visible fat-bulging areas of the body:
- Submental (under the chin)
- Submandibular (under the jawline)
- Flank (lower back)
- Bra fat
- Back fat
- Upper arm
How Does Coolsculpting® Work?
It’s all about the minimally invasive advanced freezing technology. Extreme temperature crystallizes (freezes) the fat cells without damaging the skin tissue. The vacuum applicator targets the specific area to remove the heat from the fat cells in order to cool them. The healthy skin cells remain untouched. Once completely crystallized, the fat cells are eliminated from your body without pain.
As your body adjusts to the loss of fat cells you will start to see a more sculpted body with fewer bulges and unwanted rolls. This is the ideal method for anyone who wants to avoid surgery.
Am I A Good Candidate?
The ideal candidate has already tried diet and exercise to no avail. There are still areas on the body where stubborn fat resides. While Coolsculpting® was created to treat these stubborn fat areas, it is not a weight-loss treatment nor does it replace surgical procedures such as liposuction.
Contact us for a one-on-one consultation with a medAge provider in our Asheville, NC or Greenville, SC offices to determine if Coolsculpting® is right for you.
What Should I Expect?
Patients opt for Coolsculpting® because it is a proven method if you already maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is also preferred because it has little to no downtime. During your consultation, our medAge professionals will help you decide if Coolsculpting® is the best solution and which area(s) you would like to focus on.
When you arrive to your Coolsculpting® treatment, our staff makes sure you are comfortable during the entire procedure. Feel free to bring your cell phone, tablet, or a book as you will be able to do these activities during the treatment.
The applicator will be positioned on your troubled area. You will feel a firming and pulling sensation as the unwanted fat cells are being targeted with the fat-freezing technology. It is only during the first few minutes that the intense cold and pressure are felt the most. The entire treatment takes between one and three hours. Once treatment is complete, you can resume normal activity immediately.
See the Results Yourself
Once you’ve had an initial treatment, you will notice results in as little as three weeks! The most dramatic results will occur after 2 months once the fat cells have died and your body has had time to adapt to its new form.
Additional treatments may be needed to achieve your desired results. For the best outcome, we recommend three or more sessions in each area. Once you experience Coolsculpting®, you will want to keep up your healthy appearance with repeat treatments year after year.
Advancements in Aesthetic Medicine
Start on your Coolsculpting® journey today by scheduling a free consultation. Our goal is to give you the results you’re looking for. We’ll customize a plan that works for your needs. Whether you have one body area or many, we’ll guide you to a body goal plan that’s right for you.