If you are at or near your target weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t go away no matter how diligent you are with diet and exercise, CoolSculpting may be the solution you’re looking for. This innovative treatment can help target and eliminate stubborn fat for good, so you can enjoy a more contoured body.
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared non-surgical treatment that can permanently eliminate stubborn fat. We use advanced cooling technology to crystalize fat cells, which then die and are naturally eliminated by the body over time. CoolSculpting is intended to specifically target problem areas of diet and exercise resistant fat and is not intended as a weight-loss solution.
The professionals at Emerge Health and Wellness will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that’s tailored to your body, goals, and budget. We can help you target and treat problem areas, such as your: chin, abdomen, flanks, inner and outer thighs, love handles, and upper arms.
At Emerge Health and Wellness, we offer DualSculpting for patients who would like to slim and tone more than one area. If you’re considering CoolSculpting for multiple areas, such as love handles and thighs, or tummy and arms, then this option will work efficiently to give you the results you desire. This procedure utilizes two exclusive CoolSculpting handheld devices to treat separate target areas of stubborn fat at once.
Benefits of DualSculpting:
- Simultaneously treats two areas at once
- Faster procedure time than separate sessions
- Minimal downtime
How Does the CoolSculpting Process Work?
When you come in for your CoolSculpting treatment, a gel pad and applicator will be placed on the area being targeted. Once the device is in place, the system will begin delivering controlled cooling, which may feel cold for the first five to ten minutes. After this initial period, the area should go numb as a process known as cryolipolysis causes the fat cells to crystalize. Throughout the CoolSculpting treatment, fat cells are precisely targeted while the surrounding tissues are not affected.
Once the process is complete, the device will be removed from your body, and the treated area will be gently massaged for about two to three minutes as the tissue warms back up. The entire procedure takes about 35 to 60 minutes per target area. Patients can typically return to their normal routine immediately after their appointment, requiring little to no downtown to recover.
Does Coolsculpting hurt?
The first 5-10 minutes are the least comfortable, with some stinging as the treatment area goes numb. Imagine putting your hand in an ice bucket. This sensation is similar but will only be experienced on whichever area of the body your treating, and for only 5-10 minutes.
When will I start to see results?
You should begin to see the effects of your CoolSculpting treatment after about three weeks, though it can take four to six months for the destroyed fat cells to be processed out of the body via natural processes. As this occurs, you should gradually see a more contoured shape. Since the fat cells are damaged and metabolized, they cannot regenerate. Keep in mind, however, that while these cells cannot return, the remaining cells can change in size. As a result, you should follow a healthy lifestyle to maintain your CoolSculpting results long-term. You may wish to return for follow-up treatments to achieve optimal contouring results.
How Many CoolSculpting Treatments Are Needed?
Many patients can achieve their desired results from just one or two CoolSculpting treatments. You can expect approximately 20-25% fat reduction in the target area during each session, which typically produces noticeable contouring results. If you have larger pockets of isolated fat, you may want to return for a follow-up CoolSculpting session to further sculpt the trouble area. During your consultation, our specialists will help you understand what you can realistically expect from your CoolSculpting treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects to CoolSculpting?
Side effects from CoolSculpting are typically mild and temporary, resolving within days or weeks. At the start of the procedure, it is normal to experience sensations of pinching, cold, stinging, and cramping—all of which should fade as the area goes numb. After treatment, you may have some swelling, bruising, aching, and tenderness at the target area.