Losing weight can be a difficult task, particularly if you are trying to target a specific area. Changes in diet and an improved exercise regime may lead to a slimmer body, but other areas may be harder to combat. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat-reducing treatment which targets specific areas of the face or body. More than seven million people have turned to CoolSculpting as an effective way to rid themselves of stubborn fat, without facing needles or going under the knife.
The CoolSculpting procedure uses controlled cooling to target fat cells underneath the skin. Treated cells become frozen and, over time, are naturally processed and eliminated by the body. Freezing temperatures only affect the targeted fat cells, leaving the surrounding area of skin damage-free. Patients may see reductions after as little as two treatments.
At Harpenden Skin Clinic, CoolSculpting procedures are performed by qualified, trained and experienced members of our team. Before treatments commence, patients will undergo an in-depth consultation. Consultants will create a treatment plan unique to the patient based on their individual face and body goals, and will talk through the procedure in detail.
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CoolSculpting is designed to target stubborn, unwanted fat. The treatment is perfect for anyone who has noticeable bulges, or areas of the face or body that will not reduce through healthy lifestyle alone. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution or treatment for obesity.
The length of your CoolSculpting procedure will depend on the number of areas you have opted to treat. This is something to discuss with your consultant at the time you create your unique treatment plan. On average, patients are treated within an hour. CoolSculpting is non-invasive, meaning there is no downtime after the procedure has been performed – you can get straight back to your day.
During the procedure, patients sometimes experience the feeling of pulling, intense cold or tingling; however, these sensations should subside as the targeted area becomes numb.
Following the procedure, patients may experience redness, swelling bruising or skin sensitivity. These side effects are only temporary. The feeling of numbness can persist for a couple of weeks but will eventually subside.
The natural process of flushing out frozen fat cells can take time. In most cases, results can be seen between two and six months following the treatment. Please note that several treatments are recommended for optimal results. Destroying fat cells does not prevent new cells from forming, so it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to see long-lasting effects.