Who is suitable for CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® can treat both men and women that have areas of ‘pinchable’ localised fat. It is most suitable for those who already lead a fairly-healthy to very-healthy lifestyle. CoolSculpting® will only remove subcutaneous fat, so those people that are considered clinically obese and have high levels of visceral fat (fat surrounding the organs) may not benefit from this treatment and may need to undertake a diet and exercise regime beforehand. CoolSculpting® works best on those that are within 30lbs of their ideal weight and who understand that this treatment will only work long-term if they maintain a healthy lifestyle. Prior to any treatment here at CosmeSurge, you’ll be invited to a no obligation consultation to discuss your individual requirements, medical history and expected results.
What happens during a CoolSculpting® treatment?
CoolSculpting® is a very straightforward, comfortable procedure which does not require a general or local anaesthetic. You’ll therefore be fully-awake during the treatment. A vacuum-like device head is placed on to the area of concern. The skin and fatty tissue is suctioned inside the device head and cooled to around minus 5 degrees, breaking down and destroying the fat cells without damaging surrounding tissues. During the treatment you can relax, read a magazine, have a cup of tea, check your phone and even take a nap If you wish.
Does CoolSculpting® hurt?
The treatment is not at all painful. However, you may be slightly tender for up to a week afterwards. At CosmeSurge, we will advise on aftercare and monitor your progress in between treatments. At any time you can contact us for support and to answer any questions that you have about your results.
Is there any significant downtime with CoolSculpting®?
There is no downtime following the CoolSculpting® treatment and you can return to your daily activities straightaway. As CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical procedure requiring no anaesthetic or overnight hospital stay, you can travel to and from your treatment alone and will be able to drive as normal.
How long does a CoolSculpting® treatment take?
A CoolSculpting® treatment takes around an hour per area and you may see some immediate results afterwards. For many patients, a second treatment in the same area may be beneficial since CoolSculpting® removes around 25 percent of the fat cells per treatment. These fat cells are later absorbed by the body's own metabolic process and are eliminated, permanently.
When will I see the optimum results with CoolSculpting®?
Optimum results from a CoolSculpting treatment take approximately 3 to 4 months but can vary from patient to patient. Your expected results will be discussed with you in your no obligation, pre-treatment consultation.