What is it?
The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen, and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also knowns as banana roll) and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for weight loss.
It’s technical name is cryolipolysis, which is just a science-y way to say fat freezing. Our experts spent years developing the treatment, which features one-of-a-kind technology that quite literally freezes and kills fat cells.
CoolSculpting’s fat-freezing technology gives long-term results that make trouble spots a lot less troubling.* Fat cells don’t like the cold and at a certain temperature they will freeze. Once that happens, your body will naturally eliminate the dead cells in 1-3 months or more, resulting in up to 20%-25% reduction of fat in a treated area.
Renowned Harvard University scientists, Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD , observed that some children got dimples due to eating Popsicle. They found that cold can selectively affect and eliminate fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue. This discovery was the insight behind Cryolipolysis , the proven science on which the CoolSculpting® procedure is based.
A BLUSH practitioner will apply a clear gel pad to the treatment area. As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel cold. This quickly dissipates. Many people read, answer emails, chat with a friend, or even take a nap during their treatment.
For optimal results, 4-5 treatment cycles are needed.
During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. The sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment.