CoolSculpting® Specialist Questions and Answers
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that freezes your unwanted fat with no downtime. Our trusted professionals at Assure Wellness Group, welcome you to come and learn the benefits of CoolSculpting. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Chesapeake VA, Chevy Chase MD, Alexandria VA, and Jacksonville NC.
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A physician or a healthcare professional trained in CoolSculpting® will perform the procedure. A CoolSculpting® gel pad and applicator are attached to the skin of the area to be treated for about an hour. The vacuum-like device draws in the fatty tissue and the temperature then gradually drops and begins to freeze the fat cells inside. The provider will move the device over the skin while administering the suction and cooling technology to the target area. Due to the non-invasive nature of the procedure, patients are able to read or watch television while the device is working and can return to their daily activities once done. The provider will give the treated area a quick massage to help with any numbness or slight swelling. This pressure also helps to break down any frozen deep tissue and aids the body’s absorption of the destroyed fat cells.
CoolSculpting® technology is designed to target and remove stubborn fat bulges from specific problem areas of the body. By placing the CoolSculpting® device on the stomach the stubborn abdominal fat can gradually be frozen away leaving a slimmer and more contoured waist. The destroyed fat cells are gradually cleared from the body via the lymphatic system over the coming weeks and months leaving an improved, and smaller, stomach and waist area.
Of course, results will vary for each patient, but results have shown an average of 20-30% size reduction in the treated area, which in the case of a Coolsculpting® stomach treatment can significantly slim and shape the waist and abdominal region. Patients have reported losing several inches from their waistline after their recommended treatment plan has been completed. Final results can take between one and three months to appear as the body gradually clears fat cells from the treated area.
If you think your age may preclude you from having a body sculpting cosmetic procedure, you may be surprised to learn that one of the benefits of CoolSculpting® is that it’s safe and effective for patients of all ages. A young person under the age of 18, however, who wishes to undergo a CoolSculpting® treatment, may only qualify with the consent of a parent or guardian who will have to accompany them to the initial consultation to sign the necessary consent forms.
Generally speaking, any patient, regardless of age, who is active, healthy and only has a relatively small amount of fat they wish to remove are candidates for CoolSculpting® but younger patients may sometimes seek quicker or more dramatic results than older patients. Nevertheless, whatever the age, patients need to keep in mind that CoolSculpting® is not a miracle cure to stop the aging process, nor does it prevent fat cells from becoming enlarged with future weight gain. The fat cells destroyed during the CoolSculpting® process are gone permanently, but that’s not to say that new fat cells won’t form if the patient doesn’t adopt a healthy lifestyle and some weight is regained. If a patient develops other areas of stubborn fat because of aging or weight gain following a CoolSculpting® treatment, a repeat session may help to restore the original results.
At Assure Wellness Group we are pleased to provide CoolSculpting® procedures to those of our patients who are wanting to rid themselves of those stubborn love handles or other troublesome areas. We also offer a wide range of other services such as medical weight loss, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, treatment for sexual health issues such as erectile dysfunction or sexually transmitted diseases, and cosmetic procedures like Botox and dermal fillers. For more information, please call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Chesapeake VA, Chevy Chase MD, Alexandria VA, Portsmouth VA, Norfolk VA, Virginia Beach VA, Suffolk VA, Laurel VA, Atlee Ridge VA, Henrico VA, Poindexters VA, Elmont VA, Kingstowne VA, Groveton VA, Annandale VA, Springfield VA, Hybla Valley VA, Jacksonville NC, Half Moon NC, Piney Green NC, Pumpkin Center NC and Surrounding Areas.