CoolSculpting® is the most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment today. Millions of people worldwide have invested in CoolSculpting® and found it to be an excellent non-surgical alternative to liposuction and other fat-reducing solutions. Prospective patients may have questions about the procedure, and we will answer some of them in this blog.
Does CoolSculpting® Work?
Yes, CoolSculpting® works. The results of treatments have also been demonstrated to last for a significant amount of time. The actual procedure is quick, virtually painless, and requires no downtime. Given these frankly incredible results, it is not surprising that some people might doubt such a process.
Several outside sources support these claims. There are reviews in scientific literature focusing on CoolSculpting®, and there are plenty of before and after pictures that demonstrate the effectiveness of the technique.
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CoolSculpting® in Scientific Literature
The medical community has investigated the cryolipolysis process to scientifically determine whether CoolSculpting® is safe and effective. You may wonder:
- Is CoolSculpting® safe?
- Does CoolSculpting® hurt?
- Will I be happy with my results?
Independent investigators concluded that CoolSculpting® was safe, well tolerated, and effective. The responses of study patients:
- 89% reported a positive perception of treatment duration time
- 96% reported only minimal to tolerable discomfort
- 82% would recommend the cryolipolysis procedure to a friend
And what about results? Investigators concluded that CoolSculpting® had a significant effect on visible fat with a 23% reduction in treated fat layers and 86% of subjects showing improvement.
How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
CoolSculpting® subjects undesired fat bulges to cold temperatures that freeze subcutaneous fat cells while leaving the surrounding skin and tissue unharmed. Once frozen, the fat cells rupture and die.
After the fat cells rupture, natural biological processes collect the dead cells and eliminate them from the body over several weeks, resulting in natural-looking, long-lasting fat reduction.
How Long Does CoolSculpting® Last?
Many studies have tried to determine exactly how long CoolSculpting® results last and have been conducted for as long as nine years. The results of these studies have shown a persistent reduction in the size of treated fat bulges.
Can Fat Cells Grow Back Once They Are Removed?
No. The body cannot produce new fat cells once in adulthood. So after CoolSculpting®, treated fat cells are gone for good.
How Much Does CoolSculpting® Cost?
CoolSculpting® is the world’s most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment. But while results are impressive, the cost of the procedure is a major concern.
The Cost of CoolSculpting® in New Jersey
Many patients shop around for the cheapest CoolSculpting® provider. However, the cost is not determined by the provider, but by the manufacturer. Many providers advertise different discounts, but most CoolSculpting® treatments cost about the same. Be wary of providers who advertise an extremely low price, as you may not be receiving a proper treatment plan. More important than finding the cheapest provider is finding the one who is most qualified. The best way to save on CoolSculpting® is to choose a provider who will make the most out of your investment.
How Is the Cost of CoolSculpting® Determined?
When comparing the cost of CoolSculpting®, you must know your treatment plan. The number of CoolSculpting® cycles, the type of applicator, and the number of treatments per area are all factors in the cost of your treatment.
A cycle is one round of CoolSculpting®, using a single applicator at a single site. Treatment plans that require mirror treatments on each side (such as love handles, thighs, upper arms) use two applicators, which counts as two cycles.
Different body sizes, shapes, and desired results require a variable number of applicators. Targeting the belly might require one large applicator for some, and two smaller applicators for others.
Applicator Types and Sizes
There are two main sizes of applicator: large and small. Large applicators are often twice the cost of small applicators but treat an area that is twice the size.
CoolSculpting® At Home: Does DIY CoolSculpting® Work?
It doesn’t take much searching online to find instructions for at-home fat freezing. But are these home remedies as safe and effective as FDA-cleared CoolSculpting®?
Attempting CoolSculpting® at Home Can Be Dangerous
Ice packs cannot freeze fat, but they can freeze the skin. Trying to freeze fat at home can be hazardous. Extreme temperatures do not take long to harm the skin and surrounding tissue. CoolSculpting® avoids this by using a gel pad to insulate the skin from the cold. The device also has multiple safeguards in place to ensure that the skin remains within safe temperature ranges during treatment and automatically turns off if the temperature leaves that range.
The best way to ensure a safe and effective fat-freezing experience is to schedule an appointment with an expert. Reach out to Best Reflections in Princeton or Lawrenceville, NJ, and entrust your care to trained medical expert, Dr. Angela Merlo. Contact Best Reflections online or by calling (609) 482-3503