What to Expect During Your CoolSculpting Treatment at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics
- Posted on: Apr 30 2014
Traditional liposuction has been the gold standard of treatment for men and women seeking solutions against those stubborn extra pockets of fat that do not respond to both diet and exercise — from back rolls to muffin tops to love handles!
Here at our Mentor laser cosmetics practice, we have non-surgical alternatives for those who wish to get rid of their extra pockets of fat minus the hassle and longer recovery periods of surgery, one of which is CoolSculpting!
What CoolSculpting is Like
By and large, CoolSculpting may be performed in an in-office clinic or hospital facility and can take 1 to 3 hours. First, the area or areas to be treated will be covered with a gel pad for skin protection. Next, the plastic surgeon or dermatologist will use a hand-held vacuum applicator to remove the underlying fat and excess skin between 2 cooling panels. You will most likely feel a bit of cold and a firm pulling sensation in the treated area. It is common to feel numb in the treated area (it’s just like ice packs are applied into place) but this will disappear as the procedure progresses.
In a predetermined amount of time, the cooling process will convert the fat cells from liquid to solid. The crystallized fat will be naturally eliminated from the body for the next 2 to 3 months. The healthy cells are not affected by the cooling process. Lastly, CoolSculpting is painless and doesn’t involve any downtime as there is no anesthetic involved!
Chill the Fat Away at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics
If you’d like to learn more about getting rid of those stubborn pockets of fat without surgery, call us at 440.639.3223 or fill out this contact form. We look forward to your visit!