The CoolSculpting® Elite machine allows patients to treat two areas at once.
Banana rolls & love handles.
CoolSculpting® is FDA cleared to eliminate stubborn fat under the jawline, under the chin, the upper arms, back fat, bra fat, the flank area (love handles), abdomen, thighs, and under the buttocks (banana roll).
The treatment is performed using the CoolSculpting® Machine and specific handpieces designed for different body parts. The cold temperature causes the fat cells to freeze. Over time, the body naturally processes and removes the dead fat cells, reducing fat in the treated area.
The procedure takes about an hour to complete. During the treatment, many individuals find time to do other things, like work on their laptop, watch YouTube or their favorite social media platform, or even catch a quick nap. Most people return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment.
One of the main benefits of CoolSculpting® is that it is non-surgical and requires no downtime. There are no incisions, no anesthesia, and no recovery period. This makes it an attractive option for people who want to reduce fat without the risks and inconveniences of surgery.
Cryolipolysis is often considered a safer and less invasive alternative to liposuction, as it does not involve any incisions or surgical procedures. The treatment is typically well tolerated, with minimal discomfort and side effects.
The history of cryolipolysis dates back to the early 2000’s. The science behind cryolipolysis was developed by two Harvard scientists, Dr. Dieter Manstein and Dr. R. Rox Anderson when they discovered a phenomenon whereby some children got dimples (due to fat loss in the cheek area) when they ate popsicles. The technology was eventually brought to market as CoolSculpting® and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010 for the treatment of fat reduction.
Once the fat cells have been removed, the average reduction in fat in a treated area is 20-25%. Even better, once a fat cell has been destroyed and removed, it can never come back, as fat cells do not regenerate. So, the fat cells that are eliminated are gone permanently!
The results of CoolSculpting® are not immediate, and it may take several weeks or months to see the full effects of the treatment. This is because once a fat cell is destroyed through cryolipolysis, your body begins the process of removing that fat cell through your endocrine system. This is a natural process, and everyone will process the fat in a timeline according to their own unique biology.
It is important to note that the CoolSculpting® procedure is not a weight loss treatment, and it is not a substitute for diet and exercise. It is best suited for individuals who are near or at their ideal weight but have areas of fat that they would like to eliminate. CoolSculpting® is not recommended for people who are obese or significantly overweight.
There are some risks associated with CoolSculpting®, although they are generally uncommon and minor. These can include skin irritation, numbness, and tingling at the treatment site. Some people may also experience a feeling of tightness or hardness in the treated area; however, these symptoms usually subside within a few days.
Overall, CoolSculpting® is a safe and effective way to reduce stubborn fat in targeted areas of the body. It is the most popular choice for people who want to improve their appearance without undergoing surgery, and the results are permanent.
Since CoolSculpting® is part of the aesthetic portfolio at Allergan Aesthetics, it has the additional benefit of being part of the Allē Reward Program. CoolSculpting® treatments earn Allē points that can be redeemed on your next BOTOX® treatment (and vice versa). Moreover, there are periodic promotions and awards throughout the year for all Allē members.
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