CoolSculpting Patient Information
Why consider CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting removes unwanted fat with NO SURGERY, NO ANESTHESIA AND NO DOWNTIME! City Dermatology and Laser is so impressed with the procedure that we purchased 2 machines so you can be treated in half of the time! It is FDA approved, safe and effective. We are located downtown Cincinnati and can treat you before work or during your lunch hour!
How Does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting works by freezing the fat cells in a process termed cryolipolysis. Your skin is protected with a special antifreeze gel. The fat cells freeze more rapidly than the surrounding tissue, causing cryolipolsis and a 20% permanent reduction of fat cells in the treated area. The CoolSculpting device is programmed to precisely control the temperature needed to achieve optimal fat destruction and safely protect the other tissues. The fats are slowly cleared from your system via the lymphatics. It does not increase the fat in your bloodstream such as cholesterol, fatty acids or triglycerides. The fat starts to disappear between 2 – 3 days and some people see results as early as 3 weeks. Most people see optimal results between 1-3 months.
What to expect with the CoolSculpting Procedure
CoolSculpting typically achieves permanent fat reduction of 20% for each area treated. Some areas may need more than one treatment. Dr. Long and the CoolSculpting team will do a 360 degree body assessment and recommend a customized treatment plan. Our office has 2 machines so that more than one area can be treated at a time, however some patients may require a few visits. During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator are applied to the targeted area. A vacuum applicator draws the tissue into the applicator which delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat. It is a little uncomfortable for the first few minutes when you feel a deep pulling, tugging or pinching sensation. This lasts about 2 minutes and then most patients work on their iPad, read a book, listen to music, or even rest. The treatment lasts for 1 hour. Afterwords, some people are a little bruised or sore, but are able to go back to work with little to no disruption in daily activities, including exercise. You do not have to wear special garments as is required for liposuction.
The Day of Your Treatment
Eat all of your normal meals and take all of your normal medications. Bring or wear old comfortable clothes. Bring an iPad, book, earphones, etc. to keep you occupied during your treatment session. After your treatment is finished you may return to all of your normal activities including exercise.