CoolSculpting in Reno 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.
CoolSculpting 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 Reno?If you haven't heard of CoolSculpting, it is a noninvasive procedure that uses cooling technology to target and crystallize fat cells. The crystallized fat cells gradually die off, then are naturally diminished from your body. In the weeks and months following the treatment, the remaining fat cells condense, reducing the fat layer. Sounds great, doesn't it?
It was pretty great and as weeks have passed I see my love handles slowly disappearing! So let me walk you through exactly how this went:
Step one: Consultation
Just like any procedure, you must attend a consultation, where the doctor goes over the procedure with you and explains the risks. I met with Dr. Sundin at MBody for my consultation. He looked at my flanks and determined that CoolSculpting was a good option for me to obtain the look I want.
CoolSculpting is not always a good option for everyone. According to the CoolSculpting website, "Unlike weight-loss surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of."
Step two: Schedule appointment
I excitedly scheduled my appointment for October 11 to say goodbye to those love handles forever.
Step three: Appointment time
Since this is a noninvasive procedure, you don't have to prep, you just show up ready to kiss your extra fat goodbye. Ps. If you plan on getting your love handles CoolSculpted, I suggest wearing sweatpants or yoga pants to your appointment. Your sides will be numb and it will feel very strange pulling up jeans after the treatment (I made this mistake).
Once inside your personal treatment room, you will be asked to put on very unattractive paper underwear and a hospital gown, this will protect your clothes from getting any goo on them.
Now it's time to get down to the nitty-gritty! Dr. Sundin put giant marks on the areas I was having treated and the nurse began the process.
Step four: Very cold gooey stuff
Before the CoolSculpting machine is attached to your love handles, the nurse sanitizes the area and applies a very cold goo like pad to the area (think ultrasound gel and honey mixed together and put in the freezer).
The machine is then suctioned on to your love handles. This sounds painful, but I swear to you it is not! It just feels like you have a light dumbbell resting on your side. Each side is treated for 30 minutes separately, so the procedure takes about one hour.
After the 30 minutes is up, the machine is removed and the nurse will then massage the area to break up the "fat crystals." When the machine was first taken off of my side, I was in a little pain, but once the nurse massaged the area it felt much better! My sides were numb for about three or so days, but this is totally normal! Some people can feel numbness for a few weeks.
I had my doubts going into the treatment, but those doubts are gone! When I look at myself in the mirror, I see a significant difference in the size of my love handles. I would say they have shrunk about 30 percent and it hasn't even been three months since the treatment.
If you are considering getting CoolSculpting, I would highly suggest it. The treatment is not only good for love handles, but can be used on the thighs, abdomen, bra fat, back fat, and underneath the buttocks.
What happens during a Coolsculpting procedure?
CoolSculpting: Eliminating Fat Bulges Without Surgery
What is Coolsculpting?
Men and women are having body slimming results without going under the knife or taking supplements. Target those fatty areas on your midsection, arms, legs and back. There is a procedure that only requires a small amount of time and an appointment at your local med spa. It is simple and relatively quick. Coolsculpting is a noninvasive, non-surgical procedure that uses cooling plates, applied to specific areas on the body, to essentially freeze unwanted fat cells.
How does Coolsculpting work and is it safe?
The overwhelming safety of this procedure is the most compelling feature and here is the detailed Coolsculpting guide which helps you to understand the complete process. Coolsculpting has been featured in magazines, television programs, and broadcasting. Coolsculpting uses a thermoelectric cooling device that is applied to problem areas to eliminate excess fat. Studies have shown that fat cells are effectively damaged by controlled cooling. The frozen fat cells will then dissolve and the body will digest them. In the following weeks after the procedure, your body will naturally eliminate these damaged fat cells.
A doctor or certified technician will perform the procedure in their facility. The client is asked to sit in a reclining position while the device is placed on the area where fats need treatment. The treatment is done while the patient is awake. There very little discomfort associated with thermoelectric cooling. Naturally, the technician will ask that the patient sit still and get comfortable to sit for one or more hours depending on how many treatment areas there are. Patients can read a book, watch a movie, or play on their phone or tablet during treatment.
The device has two plates and a vacuum suction. The vacuum sucks up flaps of skin trapping fat cells between the plates. Applied precision cooling destroys the fat cells targeted. There is a massage feature on some Coolsculpting machines. If the technician recommends it, the patient will feel the massages sensation as well. The massaging function is used to help alleviate discomfort, and massage the cells so they can be better treated. In the time following the Coolsculpting, these targeted cells will die off and the body will naturally rid itself of them.
This is the only FDA approved treatment of its kind. Most clients do not feel discomfort, only minor pulling sensation and tingling. What makes this treatment so unique is that the device only affects the fat cells. Surrounding skin tissue, muscle, and fat is completely unaffected. This can be a concern for fit people who may be afraid of the muscle tissue being shrunk or affected. Clients can expect long lasting results, and many are satisfied after only one treatment. Each area requires a 1-hour session of Coolsculpting.
When will Coolsculpting results be seen?
Naturally, clients and technicians alike love seeing the results! Although the Coolsculpting treatment is relatively quick, the results will be slow to start. Many clients reported seeing a visible shrinking of the treated area within 1–2 months. Others continue to see improvement up to 6 months after the first treatment. Subsequent treatments can be performed for further definition of a problem area. Although, it should be noted that one session is sometimes all it takes to achieve the desired results. It is helpful to take a before picture ahead of the first Coolsculpting treatment. Wear something that shows the area to be treated clearly and wholly. Most facilities will take the picture for you and for their files.
Each corresponding session or follow up appointment with the technician, additional picture should be taken. This way there is photo documentation of the results and improves tone, tightening, and flattening of the treated areas.
Are there any side effects of Coolsculpting that patients should be aware of?
Knowing what to expect after the first Coolsculpting session is essential. The doctor or technician will go over all the side effects in the initial consultation. The Food and Drug Association approved Coolsculpting in 2012. In their reporting, no adverse side effects were found. Patients have reports stinging, tingling, or cramping at the treated area. Bruising can sometimes be expected as well, because folds of skin are being essentially pinched between the Coolsculpting suction plates. Bruising and sore areas will subside in days or weeks after the last performed procedure. It is reported that clients with small and targeted areas see the best results. Larger areas are not to be treated, as this can lead to uneven appearance. The best candidates for Coolsculpting are those men and women who have problem areas on the body. In most cases, the fat cells will be eliminated permanently.
What is the Coolsculpting treatment cost?
Costs will vary per treatment per area. Depending on where you are receiving treatment, and weather a certified technician or a doctor is performing it, a single Coolsculpting session starts at $500 and goes up from there. If the technician believes more than one treatment will be needed, the client will be informed at the time of the initial consultation.
What is the suggested wait time between Coolsculpting sessions?
After a successful session of Coolsculpting, many patients want to know when they can get another session, or start on another problem area. Most facilities offering Coolsculpting suggest waiting 4–8 weeks between sessions. For specific more difficult areas, and optimal results, the technician may recommend a series of sessions. Following the trained professional’s advice and recommendations will lead to the best results for the patient.
Where is Coolsculpting being offered?
The popularity of Coolsculpting is evident in the fact that so many health centers, med spas, and doctor offices have it available. With successful results and comfortable treatment experiences, this sought after treatment is being widely used to help people look and feel their best. The treatment will only be done by a trained professional, who has experience with the device and its functions.