CoolSculpting Treatment in a Top New York Skin Rejuvenation Clinic
CoolSculpting is a fast, easy and effective treatment for freezing unwanted fat! While not a weight-loss procedure, CoolSculpting can significantly help reduce problem areas on your body and finally get rid of stubborn fat.
CoolSculpting is very safe, non-invasive and literally freezes away fat. Wouldn’t it be nice to reduce love handles, arm flaps and abdominal pouches without surgery? It could not be easier.
What is CoolSculpting and How Does it Performed in NYC?
Cool Sculpting uses calibrated, sub-zero temperatures to freeze and permanently destroy fat cells under the skin. The device has two cooling plates and are calibrated before use and chosen for their ability to destroy fat cells and leaving normal cells alone. The skin area being treated is gently placed between the plates and held in place by a strong, but gentle, vacuum. The temperature causes the fat cells to die and release fatty acids into the bloodstream, a process called cryolipolysis. Nerves, blood vessels and other cells are not affected and will not be harmed. The subcutaneous fat cells are the only cells susceptible to destruction by cold.
The efficiency rate for one CoolSculpting treatment performed in our New York City facility is approximately 20%, which means that it can destroy 20% of the fat cells in a given area of skin, typically over a two month period. The “free fat” that is released from the dead cells is similar to the fat we eat in our diets: It can be re-stored in other areas of the body or it can be burnt off via exercise. The most compelling results in the aftermath of a Cool Sculpting treatment will be if you are actively losing weight, eating a healthy diet and certainly not gaining weight. If you are currently eating a high-fat diet, the fat will get deposited somewhere on your body.
The procedure takes approximately one hour. It is not painful and side effects are minimal. CoolSculpting has an excellent safety profile. You may experience mild numbness, soreness or bruising, but these are not common side effects. After the procedure, you may look and feel the same as before the procedure. It may take two-three months to notice the effects of Cool Sculpting, especially as your skin contracts with the loss of fat underneath. At that time, you may schedule a repeat treatment.
Even though CoolSculpting destroys fat in targeted problem areas, the ability of the skin to contract and tighten will vary from individual to individual. Those with stretch marks, prior pregnancies, rapid fluctuations in weight, etc. may see less skin contraction.
Who Should Consider Cool Sculpting?
Healthy men and women who are actively losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight but want to remove fat from problem areas should consider this treatment. This is a “sculpting” procedure and not a weight-loss procedure. It will NOT cause you to lose weight. Individuals who want to destroy fat cells but not have to go through the longer and more tedious liposuction procedure should consider cool sculpting. Those with bulges of unwanted fat are ideal candidates. Bulges of unwanted fat include abdominal pouches, underarm flaps, and love handles.
What to Expect:
Prior to your Cool Sculpting treatment, a medical expert will discuss with you your expectations and cosmetic desires, as well as discuss your medical history, allergies, medication history and previous skin treatments. We will also examine the area of skin to be treated and make sure you are a good candidate for Cool Sculpting. During this time, we highly recommend that you voice your questions and concerns. Our goal is always a beautiful and satisfying cosmetic outcome; we also want to make sure you are completely informed and comfortable about your treatment choice.
Be sure to realize that this treatment is not a weight-loss reduction procedure. If you eat a high-fat diet and are not burning it off, that fat will get stored on your body somewhere. The best results with Cool Sculpting are witnessed if you also eat healthily and workout.
After your initial consultation, a medical expert will place the bulges of skin being treated into the Cool Sculpting device. The skin will remain in place due to a powerful vacuum. An intensely cold temperature (above freezing) will be felt on your skin while in between the cold plates. The duration of treatment depends on the amount of skin being treated. Usually, no more than one hour is required.
At the end of the procedure, you may feel a numbing sensation. Most people do not feel or complain of pain. You can easily return to your regularly daily scheduled events. Complications and side effects are rare.
Cool Sculpting is the best and only non-invasive way to permanently remove fat cells from problem areas. It is an extremely fast, painless procedure with an excellent safety profile. Side effects are rare and the best part about Cool Sculpting is that it requires little to no recovery time. You can get it done on your lunch break or after school, and be back in the swing of your normal routine a couple hours later.