Am I A Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
Because CoolSculpting® is completely non-invasive, it is an ideal body contouring solution for individuals who are apprehensive about needles or surgical procedures. CoolSculpting® treats areas of subcutaneous, “fluffy” fat. As a general rule: if you can pinch it, we can treat it! Patients treated with CoolSculpting® should maintain their weight to ensure lasting results. Here at Mountcastle MedSpa and Laser Center, we CoolSculpt patients of all shapes and sizes. We offer complimentary consultations to meet with the patient and determine if CoolSculpting® is the best procedure to achieve the desired results. Our experienced, licensed practitioners are experts on CoolSculpting®, and have been performing CoolSculpting® for several years.
Depending on how many areas are being treated, patients usually spend part or most of the day here in our beautiful medspa. When you receive treatment with Coolsculpting® at Mountcastle MedSpa in Ashburn, VA, you will be free to comfortably read, relax, listen to music or enjoy entertainment on your personal tablet for the duration of the procedure.
During a CoolSculpting® procedure, the licensed CoolSculpting® practitioner will place the cooling applicator on the pre-marked area where the fat is to be treated. The device pulls the fat into the applicator where the freezing process will ensue. Patients will feel some mild pressure and suction. Each area is treated for 35 minutes, on average. Only mild discomfort is felt while the applicator is being attached. When each treatment is done, the practitioner will remove the applicator and perform a two-minute manual massage to the area which can be moderately uncomfortable. Luckily, it’s a fast two minutes and any discomfort subsides as soon as the massage is done.
For about a week following the procedure, patients will experience tenderness, swelling, and possible bruising in the treatment areas. Typically, reduction begins around 6-8 weeks post-treatment, with gradual and full results at 12-16 weeks. You will have a 12-week follow up with your practitioner in order to take post-treatment photos and to be reassessed for additional treatments.
All CoolSculpting® procedures are performed in an accredited surgical facility (AAAASF certified). No anesthesia or numbing medication is necessary, due to the procedure’s pain-free process, and patients are immediately released to normal activity following treatment. Patients will begin to see results within several weeks. On average, it takes about two full months* for the most dramatic results to take shape due to frozen fat cells naturally dissolving from the body over time. Patients should adhere to a healthy diet and eating plan to help maintain results.
Several days after your procedure, the treated fat cells will begin a cycle known as apoptosis, shrinking, and eventually being absorbed and eliminated by the body. The results of your Coolsculpting® procedure will be visible approximately two to four months after treatment and may continue to improve for up to six months. The average patient experiences a 15 – 25 percent* reduction of fat in the treated area. And while Coolsculpting® is non-invasive, the incredible results achieved with the CoolSculpting® technique are predicted to last as long as those delivered by liposuction.
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Does CoolSculpting® really work?
Yes. This is a fat dissolving process that has been proven to eliminate fat from the body. Studies show that on average, patients experience a 20%* reduction in fat after two months* and a 25%* reduction in fat after 6 months*.
Is Coolsculpting® safe?
Yes. This procedure was developed by Harvard scientists and approved by the FDA in 2010. At that time, the safety and efficacy of CoolSculpting® were proven. It is a noninvasive, non-surgical procedure that does not require in any downtime.
Will the fat come back after CoolSculpting®?
Once the fat is frozen, dissolved and eliminated, these particular fat cells will be gone forever. However, new fat cells can form, so it is important to adhere to a healthy diet and fitness program to maximize the results long-term.
How many CoolSculpting® treatments do I need?
This will be decided during your consultation. For some individuals, one full treatment is enough to obtain the desired results, although most patients may need more than one, depending on how much fat will be desired to be removed.