What is Coolsculpting? Coolsculpting is a non-invasive technology using controlled cooling to kill local subcutaneous fat cells which is safe and effective. In a suitable duration, Coolsculpting leading to Cryolipolysis™ causes adipose cell freezing and defunctioning. Thus, subcutaneous layer becomes thinner and is unable to restore or regain. Similar to liposuction, this technology causes stubborn adipose cell gone for good.
Normally, losing weight by diet control, exercise or body slimming with ordinary treatments is unable to reduce amount of adipose cells as those methods just change fat cell’s size. If you gain weight, those cells can expand as well. With Cryolipolysis from Coolsculpting, an applicator emits cold energy into the skin layers and stabilizes its temperature at -12 °C for a while until fat cell is freezing and atrophy. After that, lymphatic system will remove these dead cells out of body.
Since adipose cell is decreasing, subcutaneous layer becomes thinner. This technique can powerfully reduce 20-25% of unpleasant adipose cells on treatment area, and atrophic cells will not restore nor regain its numbers. Thus, Coolsculpting is as potential as liposuction. However, Coolsculpting is beyond than liposuction because it causes no wound, no rehabilitation, and very safe. Additionally, this technique does not affect adjacent cells such as skin, vessels, nerves, and so on. It is found that adipose cells will become atrophy after 2-3 days of treatment, and the satisfying result will be seen after 3-6 weeks. Those ugly fat cells will be naturally eliminated from your body. This treatment focuses on local excessive fat which is located in the hardest place to remove or ineffective reduced by diet control or exercise such as belly, back, love handle, side of your body, upper arms, inner and
outer thighs, and also breasts in male.
Any patient who is experienced an unsatisfying local excessive fat in these areas:
1. Love handle
2. Breasts (in male)
3. Upper arms
Undergoing any surgery at least 8 months after treatment
Regularly Drink 8 glasses of water a day for 3 months
These symptoms might occur 2-3 days after treatment
Redness and swelling on your skin
Get slightly cramp or pain
Numbness on treatment area and can disappear within 2-3 weeks
This symptom might occur 1 week after treatment
Itchy and twinge on treatment area
According to clinical study, side effects might occur on different levels in each patient. Those symptoms can be relieved by
Using a fabric bandage on treatment area
Making a cold compress
Applying Warm medicated plaster
Wearing tight dress or abdomen waistband
Applying Benadryl or Ambien at night
Taking gabapentin/ Neurontin/ Lyrica
May have vasovagal symptoms (dizziness, vertigo, nausea, fatigue, sweat, and faint) during or immediately after treatment. These symptoms must be instantly noticed to operators, but it can be gradually disappear.
Hard nodules might be occurred on treatment area after treatment and can be gradually disappeared within 3-6 months
May feel uncomfortable and pain on treatment area 3-4 days after treatment and can be gradually disappeared within 2-3 weeks
Skin might get darker after treatment
Redness from cold temperature might be occurred after treatment and can be gradually disappeared.
If any abnormal symptoms on treatment area get worse such as subcutaneous layer regaining in 5 months after treatment (paradoxical adipose hyperplasia: PAH), patients should immediately consult a physician.
Patients should follow up in 30 days after treatment for reevaluating their bodies.
1. Vascular diseases such as Cryoglobunemia or Paroxysmal Cold Hemoglobinuria (PCH)
2. Cold intolerance such as urticaria or Raynaud’s disease
3. Abnormal circulation area
4. Neurologic diseases such as postherpetic neuralgia or diabetes mellitus
5. Abnormal sensory area
6. Open or infected wound
7. Abnormal bleeding
9. Skin disease areas such as eczema or rashes
10. Any electrical devices implantation such as pacemakers or neurostimulators
11. Pregnancy or breastfeeding women
12. Area of internal fat accumulation such as visceral belly fat
13. Cold allergies or cold sensitivity such as cold urticaria or Raynaud’s phenomenon
14. Extremely skinny