CoolSculpting in Douglas is a revolutionary technology that uses a precisely controlled cooling method called Cryolipolysis which targets, cools and eliminates fat cells. After a CoolSculpting procedure the body continues to break down the treated fat cells, now in a crystallized or frozen state, leading to fat cell death. Over the next two to four months they are naturally flushed from the body.
Cool Sculpting procedure is designed to target and destroy 20%-25% of the fat cells in the treated area. Diet, exercise and other procedures may shrink fat cells, leaving an open opportunity to increase the size of those same fat cells from a lifestyle shift. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. Cool Sculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. Over the course of the following weeks after your treatment, your body processes the fat and eliminates it from the body naturally. While dieting and exercise makes the fat cells smaller, this fat freezing procedure gets rid of them completely, allowing you to enjoy positive and long-lasting results of CoolSculpting!
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting in Douglas?
In the past, if diet and exercise couldn't get rid of stubborn fat bulges, many patients opted for liposuction, an invasive surgical procedure. Or, they turned to radio frequency devices or infrared technology, but these devices provided limited improvement. With advancements in technology, patients can now reduce unwanted fat bulges and enjoy permanent reduction in fat cells during a non-invasive, non-surgical method called CoolSculpting that provides dramatic results.
Developed by Zeltiq CoolSculpting can reduce areas that are difficult to reach with diet and exercise: love handles, lower belly fat rolls, upper belly fat, muffin top, under bra fat and back fat. It's an incredibly effective technique that improves the contour of the body.
How is this possible?
How is this possible?
The FDA-cleared CoolSculpting works through a revolutionary technology called cryolipolysis. During cryolipolysis, literally meaning "cold induced fat destruction," fat cells are cooled to a temperature that causes them to be eliminated. The procedure is very safe: the temperature required to destroy fat cells is higher than what would cause damage to skin, muscle and nerves. With CoolSculpting, there is no damage to the surrounding structures. During the procedure, the physician applies a skin protecting gel pad to the skin, and a CoolSculpting applicator is positioned over the desired treatment area. The device draws the fat bulge in, and cools down the fat to induce cryolipolysis, continuously monitoring the temperature and adjusting it as needed.
Unlike liposuction, in which the fat cells are suctioned out of the body, the CoolSculpting treatment causes the body to naturally eliminate the fat cells through the lymphatic drainage system. The cells are then slowly excreted by the body over a period of the next several months. With CoolSculpting, treatment of each fat bulge typically takes one hour to perform. Love handles may take two to four hours of treatment; the lower abdomen usually takes about one hour using a special larger applicator. However, each case is different the patient/physician should discuss this prior to the procedure.
As opposed to liposuction, no anesthesia is necessary for CoolSculpting. During the procedure, patients can even use their telephone or laptop, read a book or watch a movie. The only discomfort patients may feel while undergoing Cool Sculpting is a sensation of someone pinching or squeezing the fat when the device is first applied to the skin. This usually goes away in the first five minutes of the procedure.
CoolSculpting can be performed in the comfort of a physician's office. Patients go home immediately after the procedure and can resume regular activities; many have been known to work out or do yoga the same day. There may be some mild discomfort in the area of treatment; numbness is usually present afterward and can take several weeks to resolve. Extra Strength Tylenol® can be taken but it's advised to avoid taking anti-inflammatory agents for the first two months after the procedure.
Many patients start noticing results as soon as three weeks after the cool body sculpting procedure. The majority of the results will be seen at about two months after Cool Sculpting is performed; improvement may continue after three months. In most cases, the skin is elastic enough to contract after the treatment. However, it's important to know that if loose skin is the cause of the bulge, then Cool Sculpting alone will not treat the condition - a surgical procedure such as a tummy tuck may be needed.
Many patients ask if there is a need to start a new diet or exercise program after CoolSculpting. There is not. It's recommended that patients maintain the same program they did prior to the procedure to maintain their weight. Most patients need only one Cool Sculpting treatment; however, repeat treatments can be performed after three months if additional reduction of the fat bulges is desired. Coolsculpting Before and After Photos show that the results of coolsculpting are impressive and undeniable. While most people are candidates for CoolSculpting, it's important to consult with a highly qualified physician.
Explaining the Coolsculpting ProcedureNon-invasive Fat Reduction Options
Getting rid of unwanted fat has never been easier, and today, it can be done through non-invasive techniques. There have been many comparisons between the different options, especially between SculpSure vs CoolSculpting. Both SculpSure and CoolSculpting are FDA-approved non-invasive fat reduction techniques and have seen success as an alternative to lipo. So which non-invasive procedure is better?
Time in the Market
CoolSculpting has been available in the commercial market since 2010 and has established itself as a proven alternative to invasive lipo. On the contrast, SculpSure has only been on the market for less than 6 months. With CoolSculpting, doctors understand all of the possible outcomes and long-term effects. SculpSure just hasn’t been out long enough to know the long-term effects of lasers to your fat! When looking at these facts, it’s easy to say that CoolSculpting wins on this front.
Winner: CoolSculptingThere is no arguing the efficacy of CoolSculpting, as it has been in use for nearly a decade and has countless customer testimonials, whereas SculpSure is too new for us to make a determination as to its efficacy. At this point, it should still be considered experimental and your results could be much different than you expect. -Luxe Laser Centervia Luxe Laser Center
CoolSculpting uses the process of freezing and killing your fat cells. After the procedure is done, those fat cells die and are flushed out of the system, never to return. SculpSure uses a direct laser that heats the fat cells in a concentrated area and causes them to release into the body, dissipating fat in that treated area. Both CoolSculpting and SculpSure have had success, however, CoolSculpting has been scientifically supported through dozens of FDA research articles, while SculpSure still has many concerns about its procedure, specifically related to efficacy being lost when the heat is turned down due to pain during the procedure. Many organizations consider SculpSure as “Experimental” (including a Cynosure Training facility!) and strongly believe that freezing fat is more effective and safer long term. If a Cynosure training facility isn’t comfortable offering SculpSure, that says something!
Winner: CoolSculptingvia Luxe Laser Center
In most states, anyone holding a medical Ph.D is cleared to operate non-surgical procedures, including CoolSculpting and SculpSure, but is this enough? So many doctors are “qualified” to operate CoolSculpting and SculpSure equipment with little to no training! However, CoolSculpting requires a certification program that trains and educates any CoolSculpting operators to ensure maximum results and minimize the chance of injury. To this date, there is no documentation nor any proof that SculpSure has any such training programs. Because of the lack of evidence of training from SculpSure, CoolSculpting wins the training section.
Winner: CoolSculptingCoolSculpting Certification Mark
Both CoolSculpting and SculpSure are considerably less time than invasive lipo procedure, which makes non-invasive procedures extremely desirable for those that want to lose stubborn fat! That being said, SculpSure does have a slight advantage over CoolSculpting in the length of the procedure. SculpSure has an average of 30 minute procedure compared to 45–60 minute for CoolSculpting. Both procedures have no downtime, which is a million times better than the average 1 week downtime after traditional liposuction. Time wise, SculpSure wins this round.
CoolSculpting received their first FDA approval in 2010 and is currently FDA approved for the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and chin. SculpSure received their first FDA approval in late 2015 and is only approved for abdomen and flanks. Don’t be fooled when doctors offer treatment for arms, back, calves, etc — these areas are NOT FDA approved! Both CoolSculpting and SculpSure CAN treat most areas, but only the above areas are FDA approved. CoolSculpting is currently the only non-invasive fat reduction procedure that is FDA approved for the chin area. Having been cleared to for more treatment areas and for longer, CoolSculpting is the winner of this round.
Track Record & Reviews
Currently on top review sites such as RealSelf, SculpSure has only 23 reviews on RealSelf compared to CoolSculpting’s almost 800 reviews. The main issue with sites like RealSelf is that anyone can post a review, but I don’t want to get on a soapbox… I’ll save that issue for another blog. RealPatientRatings is a great website for reviews since the request for a review comes straight from the doctor, ensuring all reviews are real. Coolsculpting has almost 400 reviews on realpatientratings.com, while SculpSure has no reviews. While the verdict is still out on SculpSure, CoolSculpting has a proven track record and has consistently shown results.
And the Winner Is…
CoolSculpting has been showing consistent results with no long term side effects for years, while even Cynosure’s training facilities won’t offer their own product, SculpSure, since it’s experimental. In Sculpsure vs CoolSculpting, CoolSculpting comes out on top 5 to 1.