A patented, non-invasive procedure to selectively reduce fat layers in problem areas using cooling technology. It is a safe procedure cleared by the FDA that gently cools unwanted fat cells in the body. Coolsculpting + is a new technique combining the effects of CoolSculpting with the Z-Wave Pro. Using the Z-Wave Pro combined with CoolSculpting is more effective and increases the results and improves post-procedure comfort. Years ago, scientists at Harvard University observed that some children who ate popsicles got dimples in their cheeks. The scientists—Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD—realized that the popsicles were freezing and eliminating small pockets of fat cells.
The idea that cold can target fat cells—without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue—was the insight behind Cryolipolysis®, the proven science on which the CoolSculpting procedure is based. Fat cells that are frozen during the CoolSculpting procedure gradually die off and leave the body through the body’s natural elimination process. That’s why the results are long-term. The fat is gone for good! Untreated areas will have no change in fat cell distribution. The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared*, a non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise.
The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting so you’ll look great from every angle. You’ll meet with Dr. Else at Cayman Doctors, a CoolSculpting clinician for a one-on-one consultation. Dr. Else will take the time to discuss a holistic approach to your goals for reshaping your body. Together, you’ll look at your whole body from different angles and focus on specific areas you want to eliminate fat.
How was CoolSculpting Developed?
Coolsculpting is a science technology called, Cryolipolysis and was discovered by doctor Dieter Manstein, Ph.D., MD, and R.Rox Anderson, MD. These physicians are from the Wellman Center for Photomedicine located at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. This facility is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
Drs. Anderson and Manstein, along with their team organized research that showed under carefully monitored laboratory conditions, subcutaneous fat cells are more vulnerable then tissues surrounding them to cold temperatures. In the beginning, it was decided that long term, controlled, cooling of local tissue could reduce selected fat cells along with subsequent loss of subcutaneous fat and not cause damage to the overlying skin. The discovery of this process is called, ‘selective cryolysis’ and brought us to the development of a patented, FDA approved, technology is now known as the non-invasive CoolSculpting treatment.
Is Coolsculpting safe?
Yes, and it is also non-invasive with zero downtime. CoolSculpting has two safety technologies, CoolControl and Freeze Detect®. CoolControl: monitors the patient’s body temperature and accordingly adjusts the applicator in real time to ensure appropriate treatment temperatures, allowing for reproducible results. Freeze Detect: is designed to detect any possible freeze conditions and stops treatment to prevent tissue damage.
How is the Cooling Treatment Delivered to the Fat Cells?
The process and treatment of CoolSculpting consist of a selection of tissue-cooling through non-invasive applicators that are controlled with an accurately engineered supervised system. During the CoolSculpting procedure, your doctor will attach an applicator to your targeted area and extract energy from the fat tissue underneath. With the use of a specially designed vacuum applicator cup, which will be gently placed between two cooling panels, heat is extracted which has been determined by the selected procedure profile. There are sensors embedded inside the applicator monitor, which is attached to your skin, so the procedure is performed consistently and uniformly. The sensors are connected to a control console which will continuously monitor and control the cooling throughout the entire procedure. These sensors send feedback to your doctor. If anything needs changing or adjusting, an alert is sent to your doctor to inform them of any device that needs attention and of your condition, should you need anything during the treatment. When the procedure is complete, your doctor is notified through this same paging system.
How Do I Know if the CoolSculpting Procedure is for Me?
Coolsculpting is designed for those who want to lose fat in targeted areas. It is different from weight-loss surgery, or gastric bypass, and it is not a weight-loss solution. This procedure is not designed to work on people who are considered obese. If you are the right candidate for CoolSculpting, you will have bulges in areas you don’t want them. The CoolSculpting procedure is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. There are five questions generally asked to determine whether or not you are the right candidate:
- What is your gender?
- Where do you want to redefine your body- flank (love handles), outer thighs, abdomen, inner thighs, chin, or upper arms?
- Have you ever undergone a cosmetic procedure previously to change or improve your looks?
- Are you comfortable having a non-surgical fat reduction procedure?
- Are you within thirty pounds of your ideal weight, but have areas of fat you consider excess?
When you have answered these questions, you should then consult with a CoolSculpting provider at Cayman Doctors who will review your answers and physical shape to determine the treatment right for you.
How Long are the CoolSculpting Treatments, and How Many Will I Need?
Each patient sits down with an experienced physician in CoolSculpting technology at Cayman Doctors to create an individual treatment plan. This plan is designed for your specific goals, and the length of the treatments will depend on your number of areas you are seeking treatment for in one visit. With CoolSculpting technology now available, you can be treated from thirty-five to sixty minutes, unless you are having more than one treatment during your office visit. Some clinics have more than one system and applicators, so you may be able to have multiple areas treated at one time. If more treatments are necessary, you can discuss them with your physician at Fat Freeze Sculpting.
What Results can I Expect from CoolSculpting Treatments?
The CoolSculpting treatment will provide you measurable, noticeable fat reduction, which has been proven in clinical studies. In properly chosen patients, this reduction has occurred over a two to four month time period. Some patients require additional procedures after the initial one has been performed to receive an even more significant fat reduction.
What Happens After I’ve had a CoolSculpting Procedure?
After your CoolSculpting procedure, you will schedule a follow-up assessment with a specialist at Cayman Doctors to review your results and decide if there are any additional treatments needed. You will want to try and maintain a healthier lifestyle; however, there are no special diets required. Fat Freeze Sculpting wants you to be happy with your results, and a healthy body is a happy body.
How Long will the Results Last after the CoolSculpting Procedure?
Current studies show that patients are experiencing fat layer reduction results as much as six months after their treatment. At this time, there are no longer-term studies available. The science behind CoolSculpting technology shows that when fat cells are exposed to cooling, it causes them to begin a natural process of removal. This removal gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer. The fat cells in your body are treated and will then gently and slowly be eliminated from your body through your body’s normal metabolism process, just as the fat from the foods you eat. It is expected that the fat cells eliminated from your body through CoolSculpting technology will last as long as fat cells removed through liposuction or other invasive procedures.
What are all the Areas I can Reduce Fat from My Body?
The FDA has cleared the CoolSculpting treatment in the United States for the visible fat bulges in the submental area, flank, and abdomen, underneath the butt area, along the bra area, the upper arm, and under the chin. China allows for the cryolipolysis system to be used in the abdomen and flank area for fat layer reduction. The CoolSculpting procedure in Taiwan has been cleared for removing fat bulges in the abdomen, thigh, and flank. These are not the only countries performing these procedures, but these are the only areas currently approved for fat bulge reduction.
Can I Lose the Bulge Under My Chin?
The CoolSculpting treatment is able to treat fat bulges under your jaw (submandibular) and chin (submental). You can have the fat frozen away from your chin area and remove the double chin in the same easy and tolerable manner as any other CoolSculpting treatment. The FDA has approved affecting the appearance in your lax tissue with the use of lax tissue submental treatments. Patients who have used CoolSculpting to remove a double chin and improve the contour of their necks have seen noticeable improvements in just one to two visits. There is no downtime with these treatments, so you will not miss out on any daily activities.
What Happens to the Fat that is Eliminated through CoolSculpting?
Once your fat cells are treated through CoolSculpting, they are frozen and will then die. The dead cells will be naturally eliminated from your body just as the fat is from the foods you eat.
How Does it Feel to have a CoolSculpting Treatment? Does it Hurt?
Within a few minutes after your treatment begins, you will experience intense cold. This sensation soon disappears. There are different applicators for the different areas of your body, but with some, you will feel a suction sensation when they are applied. The area on your body that is being treated will become numb in about five to ten minutes while the treatment is performed. During the process, many patients sit comfortably and read a book, watch a TV show, watch videos, complete work on a laptop, and some even take a nap while the CoolSculpting procedure is being done. After the treatment, you might feel a bit of tingling in the area where fat was taken, but it will be massaged for about two to three minutes to help relieve the tingling. There are no long-term effects, and patients generally return to work or normal activities right after their appointment. This is a break-down of what to expect with the treatment of CoolSculpting:
- Getting Prepped
Your physician at Fat Freeze Sculpting will place a clear gel pad on your treatment area. This pad will create a barrier between your skin and the cooling panel. Trials conducted have shown that CoolSculpting is a safe and effective way to reduce fat in specific areas.
- How the Procedure Starts
When the procedure begins, you will experience a slight sucking sensation from the applicator attached to your body. You may also experience sensations of tugging, pulling, intense cold, tingling, stinging, mild pinching, cramping, and some aching at the treatment site. The treatment area will become numb, and these sensations will subside.
- Relax and Let the Process Work
As the treatment starts, you can relax and allow the CoolSculpting to do the work. You are able to answer your emails, chat on your phone, or read a book. Once the treatment is finished, your physician at Cayman Doctors will perform a brief massage on the treated area. The massage will break up the treated fat cells and help the fat reduction. You will have little or no downtime after the procedure. For some areas, you might need more than one treatment. Speak with your physician at Fat Freeze Sculpting to discuss what your particular needs will need.
Is Coolsculpting FDA approved?
Yes, the procedure has been FDA-cleared since 2010.
What Side Effects Can I Expect from the CoolSculpting Treatment?
After a CoolSculpting treatment, you may experience temporary side effects. These effects generally only persist for a day or two; in some cases, they have extended to weeks:
- Immediately following your procedure, you may experience firmness or redness in the area treated. There may be mild bruising or transient blanching of your skin in the treatment area along with a slight stinging or tingling.
- One to two weeks following treatment, you may experience swelling, bruising, or redness in the treated area. There may be tenderness, an aching sensation or cramping, along with itching, skin sensitivity, numbness or tingling in the area. The sensation of feeling numb in the area treated has been reported to last several weeks after a procedure. If you have had your submental area treated, you may notice a fullness sensation in the back of your throat.
- Additional side effects with the submental area treatments include your hypoglossal nerve may cause your tongue to deviate after the cold exposure. Your marginal mandibular nerve can also cause your lower lip to feel weak from the exposure to the cold. You may also experience dry mouth from the cold exposure to your submental area as your saliva production may decrease.
- Other possible side effects include:
Late-onset pain which can last several days after your treatment, but resides typically within several weeks. Frostbite can occur during the treatment but is typically resolved without any additional side effects when proper care is taken to treat. Darkening of the skin or hyperpigmentation can occur after the procedure but typically resolves itself spontaneously. Vasovagal symptoms such as lightheadedness, dizziness, sweating, nausea or flushing may occur right away treatment but typically resolves itself soon after as this procedure does not usually cause any downtime with a patient’s normal daily activities. Subcutaneous induration, a generalized hardness or discretion from the nodules in the treatment area may develop after the procedure. This symptom may cause some discomfort or pain.
What Happens if I Gain Weight After My CoolSculpting Treatment?
For most people who see the results of their CoolSculpting treatment, it motivates them to stay closer to their ideal body weight. Some do gain weight; however, it is often gained evenly over the body, not just in the areas that have been treated. Understanding fat reduction versus weight loss: Weight loss and fat reduction are two very different things. When you lose weight, it does not mean you will gain a more sculpted appearance; this is the benefit CoolSculpting offers. Your fat cell numbers do not change much from when you were a child or adolescent. What happens to those fat cells when you begin to gain weight is they expand, which is what causes your hips, waistline, chin, and thighs to expand. If you eat healthily and regularly exercise, you can shrink those fat cells to gain a trimmer, slimmer shape. When you stop those healthy habits, the cells expand again, giving you those unwanted bulges.
Cool Petite targets the fat on your arms that cannot be eliminated through diet and exercise alone, freezing the fat cells so that your body can process them naturally. The end result are more sculpted and youthful-looking arms as well as a healthier appearance. Cool Petite treatment takes about 35 minutes to complete. Visible results will appear four to six weeks after treatment, with improvements continuing to appear for up to four months. Cool Petite is an excellent treatment option for those who dislike injections, and who have looser, more mature skin. Like Coolsculpting, it’s also completely non-invasive, and do not require any surgery to perform. No downtime is required and you will be able to return to your normal day-to-day activities as soon as your treatment session is complete. Best of all, Cool Petite permanently remove your fat cells from the treated area!