CoolSculpting is an effective cosmetic treatment to help smooth the skin for a tighter, toned look. Unwanted bulges along the stomach or thighs can be challenging to spot treat at the gym or through diet, and that’s where treatments like CoolSculpting can help. Like all good things, there are some potential side effects from CoolSculpting treatments and steps you can take to minimize any risks.
How Does Fat Freezing Work?
One of the newest and most advanced fat reduction treatments is CoolSculpting. Treatments work by eliminating unresponsive fat cells in stubborn, hard-to-treat areas without surgery and little-to-no recovery time. CoolSculpting isn’t invasive like liposuction and works by using controlled cooling technology to freeze fat in any area of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, back, chest, and neck.
The CoolSculpting process can be broken down to science called Cryolipolysis. The cells in your body that are made of fat freeze at higher temperatures than those surrounding them. CoolSculpting technology delivers controlled cooling to gently, safely, and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. When exposed to cold, fat cells chill and crystallize. This causes the cell’s membrane to rupture, destroying the cell’s ability to store fat. This process triggers the lymphatic system or the body’s cleaning system that metabolizes damaged cells to collect the frozen fat cells. These fat cells are then filtered through the kidneys and permanently excreted as waste.
Potential Risks and Side Effects of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting treatments are exceptionally low risk, and side effects are rare. This effective treatment is incredibly safe due to the sophistication of the technology used during the non-invasive procedure. In most patients, the risk of side effects is low; however, most patients experience symptoms associated with the immune response triggered by restoring fat cells. This response may include swelling, tenderness, redness, or bruising. If experienced, these symptoms are considered mild, temporary, and are isolated to the treatment area.
Treatments Are Safe and Effective
The risk of experiencing side effects from CoolSculpting treatments is low. This treatment has been proven to be safe, well-tolerated, and an effective method for reducing subcutaneous fat. CoolSculpting is considered to be both safe and efficient, with a high patient satisfaction rate.
How To Reduce Your Risk
CoolSculpting has an incredible safety record. However, careful preparation and patient research should be performed beforehand to eliminate any potential risks to your health.
Ensure your provider is certified
When starting your CoolSculpting research, always ensure that the provider you’re considering is certified by CoolSculpting. Alternative “fat freezing” machines have become incredibly common in the market. Some untrustworthy providers may be using other brands of fat-freezing technologies that aren’t as effective or low risk. CoolSculpting is the only FDA-approved fat-freezing technology. There are no guarantees that other fat-freezing treatments are as safe or effective. Once you find a certified CoolSculpting provider, ensure that they also have previous patient testimonials and experience administering the treatment.
Only Choose an Experienced Provider
A long history of providing a specific treatment also means that providers are comfortable and confident when administering a procedure. CoolSculpting is a technique-intensive process, and the performance of the provider giving the treatment has a direct impact on the quality of CoolSculpting results. Always ensure that your provider is certified and experienced so your CoolSculpting experience will be free of risk while producing incredible results.
Our CoolSculpting providers at Laser Aesthetic Center prioritize patient safety. To learn more about the advanced fat-freezing process and what type of results you could expect from CoolSculpting, contact us today to schedule a consultation.