By now, we’re sure you’ve heard the buzz about CoolSculpting. It’s received praise in some of the nation’s most prominent beauty publications, even winning a variety of beauty best-of awards, and it’s also been featured on almost every daytime talk show. Still, many of our Fairfield County and New Haven County patients have questions about CoolSculpting non-surgical fat reduction – do you? If so, keep reading to learn more about this amazing technology and what it can do for you.
When was CoolSculpting invented?
While the science behind CoolSculpting may seem new due to all the recent publicity, crypolipolisis was actually invented at Harvard University in the early 1980’s. Researchers noticed that children who consumed a high volume of popsicles as children had less subcutaneous fat in their cheeks as adolescents and adults. The science behind freezing fat cells to eliminate them was born.
Is it safe?
As of June 2014, over 1 million CoolSculpting procedures have been safely performed around the globe. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared as both safe and effective for fat reduction without surgery or downtime.
Is it painful?
Typically, patients who are having small areas treated, such as the love handles or inner thighs, report no or very minimal discomfort. If a patient is having a larger area treated, such as the full lower abdomen, the sensation of cooling can be uncomfortable for the first five minutes or so, before the area naturally goes numb.
How long until I see my CoolSculpting New Haven results?
Results from CoolSculpting are often significant yet gradual, appearing in the weeks and months following your treatment as fat cells begin to die and are fully eliminated. Your full results should be evident about three months post-procedure.
Is there any downtime?
No, there is no downtime following CoolSculpting. You can resume your normal activities immediately following your treatment.
Will I need a second treatment?
Each CoolSculpting treatment results in a 20-25% reduction in fat cells in the area treated. If three months have passed since your CoolSculpting treatment and you desire more dramatic results, a second treatment is recommended, which can bring your fat reduction to almost 50%, and all without surgery or downtime. Many of our Fairfield, Milford, Orange, Woodbridge, North Haven, Hamden and Cheshire patients love their CoolSculpting results so much, that they return to have another area of the body treated.
What areas of the body can New Haven CoolSculpting treat?
CoolSculpting can reduce fat without surgery or downtime on the abdomen (belly bulge), flanks (muffin top, love handles), inner thighs (thigh gap) and more.
Curious what CoolSculpting can do for you? Don’t wait – schedule your CoolSculpting in New Haven consultation today!