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CoolSculpting is the world's #1 non-invasive fat-reduction procedure. It's an innovative way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat away with no surgery or downtime.** With more than 4 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, people everywhere are getting a better view of themselves, thanks to the one-of-a-kind CoolSculpting procedure.
CoolSculpting can help both women and men reduce unsightly bulges and stubborn fat. The non-invasive treatment works on those pesky love handles that nobody really loves and even that double chin you see in the mirror every morning.
CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected.
Thousands of specialists have undergone in-depth training and certification to ensure your safety. CoolSculpting treatments are performed only in a medical office under the supervision of a licensed professional to guarantee the highest standards of care.
CoolSculpting systems are the only controlled cooling devices that are designed with built-in safety measures. If sensors detect that the skin is getting too cold, the system will shut down automatically.
The CoolSculpting procedure is proven, safe, and effective. Get wow results and love how your clothes fit better, feel better, and look better.
How CoolSculpting Works
Years ago, scientists at Harvard University observed that some children who ate popsicles got dimples in their cheeks. The scientists—Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD—realized that the popsicles were freezing and reducing small pockets of fat cells.
The idea that cold can target fat cells—without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue—was the insight behind Cryolipolysis®, the proven science on which the CoolSculpting procedure is based.
The CoolSculpting procedure safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are crystalized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and reduce these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
Fat cells that are frozen during the CoolSculpting procedure gradually die off and leave the body through the body’s natural processes. That’s why the results are long-term. Untreated areas will have no change in fat cell distribution.
CoolSculpting in Richmond can treat unwanted fat on more areas of the body than any other non-invasive fat reduction treatment, including:
- Double chin
- “Muffin top”
- “Love handles”
- Bra fat
- Inner and outer thighs
Is CoolSculpting safe?
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen, and flank. As the #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure and with millions of CoolSculpting procedures performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment.
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you typically feel intense cold. This soon dissipates. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their CoolSculpting treatment.
After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities following their appointment.
During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These 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. Sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental area treatment. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks. Though rare, some additional side effects may occur. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Patients often return to work on the same day after a CoolSculpting treatment is completed.