If you keep track of the latest non-surgical fat reduction procedures, you have almost certainly heard about Zeltiq’s unique fat freezing treatment. CoolSculpting, a revolutionary approach that lets you freeze the fat off your body, is growing in popularity in Los Angeles. As more and more people experience the effective results offered by fat freezing, CoolSculpting is quickly becoming the leading choice among people seeking a non-invasive way to sculpt their body.
As the name conveys, fat freezing works by literally freezing targeted fat cells to permanently destroy them. Fat cells undergo apoptosis (cell death) at a higher temperature than skin and tissue cells, which is why the fat freezing procedure does not cause damage to the skin’s surface or underlying tissues. Once the fat cells have died, the body will gradually absorb and eliminate them through its natural processes. On average, the cell death that occurs when you freeze the fat results in a 20% reduction of fat in the targeted area. You may begin to see the results of your fat freeze treatment after 3 weeks, but the most dramatic results will be experienced about 3 months later. Further sculpting and fat reduction can be achieved with additional Cool Sculpting sessions, if recommended by your doctor.
CoolSculpting is a fat freezing treatment that most patients find fairly easy to undergo. Unlike other fat reduction methods, such as laser treatments or liposuction, no anesthesia is required. Treatments typically last between one and three hours, based upon the area(s) being treated. To freeze the fat, the targeted area will be gently suctioned up between the two cooling panels of the Cool Sculpting device. The skin and tissue will be held firmly in place so that the area can be effectively cooled to the precise temperature that causes fat cell apoptosis. You may feel some discomfort or intense cold during the first few minutes of the treatment, but this typically dissipates as your body adjusts to the cooler temperature. After the treatment, you will be able to resume normal activities immediately. Some patients experience numbness, tingling, bruising, or tenderness in the treatment area following their fat freezing session. This is normal and will disappear on its own after a few days. CoolSculpting can be performed on any area of the body that is large enough to be lifted between the two cooling panels. Currently, our Doctor is using the device to freeze fat on the abdomen, back, thighs, and love handle areas of his patients in Los Angeles.
Stubborn body fat can be extremely difficult to combat with exercise and diet alone, especially as we grow older. Fat freezing is a great solution for patients who are generally content with their body, but wish to sculpt specific areas of their body that have not responded well to diet changes or exercise routines. To find out if you are an ideal candidate for fat freezing, please contact our Beverly Hills or Santa Monica offices today. Both of our offices are located near West Hollywood and offer CoolSculpting treatments.