What is Coolsculpting?

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If you have ever considered Coolsculpting services, now is the absolute perfect time to go for it! If you want to learn more about Coolsculpting, keep reading for all the juicy details.

What is Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is an FDA-approved nonsurgical fat reduction treatment initially designed to reduce fat under the chin. However, now that the technology surrounding Coolsculpting has advanced, it can be used on virtually any area of the body where you experience unnecessary fat that’s been difficult to lose. Coolsculpting has been used since early 2010 but has just recently come more into the spotlight.


Does Coolsculpting Eliminate Fat Permanently?

This is one of the biggest benefits of this procedure. Coolsculpting does eliminate fat permanently! Coolsculpting technology essentially uses a cooling wand that “freezes” fat cells in the area where the wand is applied, giving the cells a deep massage that mobilizes the cells to drain through lymphatic drainage. The process takes as little as 35 minutes to complete, and after around minute five, the area will be completely numb. You can even bring a laptop or book to read during the procedure because it is so straightforward and seamless!


Is Coolsculpting Painful?

Coolsculpting is not painful at all! At the most, our patients report experiencing some suction (similar to if you were being given a hickey) from the wand and a slight cold tingling sensation after the wand begins to work on the area. Our clinicians also apply a protective gel to the site at the beginning of treatment. Since nothing actually penetrates the skin and nothing surgical happens, there’s no reason to feel pain. Coolsculpting is an incredibly comfortable procedure compared to other fat-loss treatments.


Is Coolsculpting Dangerous?

The FDA has approved Coolsculpting and other cryotherapy treatments in recent years as being 100 percent safe for patient use. If there was any fat loss procedure you could undergo, Coolsculpting is probably the safest one. The process is incredibly reliable and secure since it is nonsurgical, and when compared to treatments like liposuction, the procedure has very minimal side effects. Additionally, since there aren’t any substances going into the skin, there isn’t anything your body could have an adverse reaction to.


What Are the Side Effects of Coolsculpting?

As we mentioned in the previous section, there aren’t a lot of adverse side effects associated with Coolsculpting since it is FDA-approved. At the most, the side effects you could experience are pain, bruising, swelling, and some temporary irritation. And while stinging and aching are relatively common after Coolsculpting treatments, this is generally mild and only happens at the treatment site.

However, paradoxical adipose hyperplasia is an incredibly rare side effect where the fat cells actually have the opposite effect as the Coolsculpting treatment intends, and they grow larger instead of going away. This side effect is more common in men and is extremely infrequent.

What Should I Expect During My Coolsculpting Appointment?

Once you arrive at your Coolsculpting appointment, you will meet with your doctor, and they will mark the areas of treatment with a marker. Next, your doctor will apply a protective gel on those areas before putting the cooling wand on the region for as little as 35 minutes.

Immediately after the treatment with the wand is completed, your clinician will administer a deep tissue massage that will assist with the lymphatic drainage process. After that, your treatment will be complete. You can go home immediately and return to normal activities with no recovery time!


What Should I Expect After My Coolsculpting Appointment?

After your Coolsculpting treatment, as we discussed above, you might experience slight skin irritation and swelling or bruising around the treatment area. However, beyond that, if you experience any more serious side effects, you should contact La Belle Vie right away. However, most patients experience no side effects and can return to normal activities immediately without any downtime.

Patients typically start noticing results from Coolsculpting around three weeks following treatment, with effects peaking about two months after treatment. However, your body will continue to flush out fat cells up to several months after the procedure.


How Much Does Coolsculpting Cost?

Right now, you can get an extra special deal from La Belle Vie Medical Care & Aesthetics during our Black Friday promo! The price of Coolsculpting generally ranges greatly depending on the area you want to treat. However, we are currently offering customers a flat rate of $800 per area. This is especially great for those who want to target larger areas of the body, such as the inner thighs, the stomach, back fat, or “love handles.”

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How Long Does Coolsculpting Take/Last?

As we mentioned earlier, Coolsculpting individual parts of the body can take as little as 35 minutes per individual treatment area. However, it can take longer than 35 minutes for larger areas of the body. Therefore, if you are treating multiple sites at once during one appointment, your appointment will obviously be much longer.

In terms of how long the final results last, they will peak a few months after treatment. After that, these results will be entirely permanent unless you gain more weight in the area.


Should I Get Coolsculpting at La Belle Vie?

If you’ve ever thought about getting Coolsculpting, there’s no better time than right now at La Belle Vie, thanks to our Black Friday deal! Do you have stubborn fat in certain areas of your body that just won’t budge? Then, consider the top noninvasive, nonsurgical route with Coolsculpting.

Kelly Lance