What is the science behind Cool Sculpting?

 CoolSculpting is one of the buzzwords of dermatologist treatment today—and with good reason.


 CoolSculpting is one of the buzzwords of dermatologist treatment today—and with good reason. It targets those stubborn areas of body fat that, no matter how hard you try, refuse to stop clinging lovingly to your body.

But how does it work? What’s so miraculous about a minimally invasive treatment that doesn’t require any surgery or downtime? Just as importantly, what results can you expect to achieve and is it truly more effective than diet and exercise?

Read on to discover the real truth about CoolSculpting and an easy-to-decipher overview of how the treatment works.

CoolSculpting 101

  • What is CoolSculpting?
  • How does CoolSculpting work?

What is Coolsculpting?

CoolSculpting is a treatment that targets areas of stubborn fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise. It uses a technique, known as cryolipolysis, to freeze and destroy the fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated by the body.

The process is FDA approved and can be used to target the following nine areas:

  1. Under the jawline
  2. Under the chin
  3. Love handles (flanks)
  4. Abdomen
  5. Thighs
  6. Upper arms
  7. The bra area
  8. The back area
  9. Banana roll (buttocks)

The treatment takes around 1-3 hours per session. For most people, at least two sessions are needed to have the desired effect.

How does Coolsculpting work?

As already mentioned, the process spot targets those stubborn areas of fat that often remain after a good diet and exercise regime reduces all-over body fat. A machine is passed over the treatment area, creating a light vacuum pressure. It’s intensely cold, and after about 10 minutes the area will become numb. The process destroys the fat cells, and these will naturally be removed by the body over the next 1-3 months.

Additional treatments are usually spaced out over 6–8-week intervals. The process can result in up to a 25% reduction of fat in the treated areas.

Am I a Good Candidate for Coolsculpting?

  • Is CoolSculpting right for you?

Is CoolSculpting right for you?

It’s important to understand that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment. It’s a complementary therapy alongside a healthy diet and exercise lifestyle to target small, stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to regular weight loss methods.

Most of us know that it’s impossible to spot-treat areas of the body with a healthy regime. When we lose weight, this occurs over the whole body. While your overall measurements might be decreasing, fat often continues to cling to certain areas—no matter how hard you work at reducing them.

The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting is, therefore…

  • A healthy weight
  • Follows a generally healthy diet
  • Has no disqualifying medical conditions
  • Is over 18
  • Wants to target one of the 9 FDA-approved areas
  • Is committed to continuing with their healthy lifestyle
  • Accepts that the procedure takes up to 3 months to deliver results

The best way to think about CoolSculpting is that it’s a body contouring treatment—in other words, a procedure to accentuate the natural contours of your frame, helping to gently disperse any last stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise.

Get a No-Obligation Coolsculpting Assessment at Bayou City Dermatology

CoolSculpting can be a hugely beneficial treatment for many—and Bayou City Dermatology is delighted to assess those who’re interested in undergoing the procedure. Your personal dermatologist will explain exactly how it works and give you a wholly realistic appraisal and what results you should expect.

Plus, you’re guaranteed an honest approach. If CoolSculpting isn’t the optimal treatment for your needs, you’ll be able to discuss what might be more effective. Or, indeed, if CoolSculpting might be well-complemented with another concurrent treatment.

Head to https://www.bayoucitydermatology.com/cosmetic/coolsculpting for more info and pick up the phone to book your initial appointment.