How Does CoolSculpting Work?

Designed by Harvard scientists, CoolSculpting® is a safe and effective way to eliminate unwanted fat. Want to know, “how does CoolSculpting work?” 

So, why did the likes of Dr Paul Nassif, a #CoolSculptingPro, bring CoolSculpting into his practice? His patients were looking for an alternative to liposuction for treating areas with stubborn fat! During the LIVE broadcast with Dr Paul Nassif on January 4th, we received hundreds of questions about the CoolSculpting treatment. We’ve highlighted some of the most asked questions, below!

Am I A Good CoolSculpting Candidate?

A good candidate is someone who is in good health, eats well and exercises regularly, but has one or more areas of stubborn fat that won’t seem to go away. Specifically designed to treat subcutaneous fat, which is fat you can pull or grab, CoolSculpting can treat areas that display this type of fat. CoolSculpting patients can be either male or female, as long as they have realistic expectations and goals. Dr Nassif emphasizes that it is important for patients to realize that CoolSculpting is not a substitution for weight loss. Non-surgical CoolSculpting reduces the number of fat cells in the treated area, whereas losing weight reduces the size of fat cells.

CoolSculpting = fewer fat cells. Weight loss = smaller fat cells. #CoolSculptingPro

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting works by a process called Cryolipolysis®, or freezing of the fat cells. As the fat cells freeze, they go through a process called apoptosis, or cell death, and then are naturally eliminated from the body over a period of a few months. When you gain weight the fat cells in your body get larger, and when you lose weight, the fat cells shrink. Instead of shrinking the fat cells, CoolSculpting is effective at removing the fat cells from the body altogether, resulting in a 20% – 25% fat reduction in the treated area.

What is Treatment-to-Transformation?

Dr Paul Nassif explains the treatment-to-transformation process as the patient’s optimal end result. This is a critical part of a CoolSculpting journey, as patients benefit from more than one treatment in more than one area. During the assessment, Dr Paul Nassif explains that some areas may need a second treatment based on the volume of fat, reinforcing the treatment-to-transformation process. Six to eight weeks after the initial treatment, a re-evaluation will occur to determine if a second treatment is still the necessary course of action to achieving the patient’s desired transformation.

CoolSculpting Treatment Measurements

Are you ready to take the next step and see if your a candidate for CoolSculpting? 

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All consultations at Whistler Medical Aesthetics are complimentary.
Consultations are aimed to be relaxed and educational, empowering clients to make informed decisions about their treatment.

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