CoolSculpting

What is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting works with cryolipolysis. This works by cooling fat cells to -12 below freezing. Fat cells freeze at a higher temperature to the cells in other surrounding tissues, which allows CoolSculpting to safely deliver precisely controlled cooling to fat cells underneath the skin*.

The treatment causes the fat cells to crystallise and undergo natural apoptosis. Over time your body naturally processes the fat and reduces the number of fat cells, leaving you with a more sculpted physique*.

The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared,* non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to reduce stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and long lasting—so you’ll look great from every angle

How does it work?

The CoolSculpting® procedure delivers precisely controlled cooling to target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are crystallised (frozen), destroyed, and then over time your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells.* The result? A more sculpted you.

What areas can be treated?

First the face is cleaned and we apply a numbing cream before numbing the area with local anaesthetic to ensure the treatment is painless. The method, also known as the ‘one stitch face lift’ uses absorbable threads cones which are gently placed under the skin to lift sagging skin, creating a firmer, younger look. Gentle pressure is then placed by the doctor to reposition the excess skin and any ‘left over’ stitch is then cut off. After the treatment, the threads will gradually anchor themselves to your tissue and stimulate the body’s collagen production, creating a smooth, shapely appearance that’s completely natural. 

Side Effects

CoolSculpting is generally viewed as a safer, non-invasive type of fat reduction surgery than traditional procedures, such as liposuction.
Most people do not feel anything during the procedure, aside from a tugging sensation where the skin is between the device’s two cooling panels.

As the procedure does not involve any cutting, tissue manipulation, or anaesthesia, most people do not need any recovery time and can immediately resume normal activities.
The only noticeable side effects of the procedure tend to be minor and occur only around the area of treatment. Most minor side effects reduce or go away within a few days to weeks after the procedure. It is normal, however, to experience numbness or loss of sensation in the treatment area for around a month.

Common immediate side effects of CoolSculpting include:
• redness
• firmness
• pinching sensation
• minor swelling
• tenderness
• bruising
• stinging
• tingling
• numbness
• skin sensitivity
• mild to moderate pain
• muscle cramping

A person may continue to experience these side effects for a few weeks after the procedure. Other common side effects that a person may experience in the first few weeks after CoolSculpting include:

• itchiness, especially a few days after the procedure
• diarrhoea, as dead fat cells are removed from the body
• a feeling of fullness in the throat after treatments involving the neck or chin region

When will I see results?

You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 12 weeks. Your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

This depends on your personal goals and treatment plan, which will be discussed during your consultation before the treatment.

SUMMARY

Treatment Time

1-2 hours

Results Duration

Up to 18 months

Pain

None to minimal discomfort

Price

Depends on treatment plan

Results

Approximately 3 weeks but improves after 12 weeks