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Is CoolSculpting Dangerous? What You Can Expect From Treatment

Body contouring and fat reduction treatments are more available and advanced than they have ever been. Now more than ever, patients have a greater variety of treatments that can be tailored to their needs. CoolSculpting offers patients a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative to eliminate stubborn and unwanted fat. This quick and easy fat treatment is available at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared, patented treatment that targets fat cells underneath the skin and freezes them to the point of crystallization. The crystallization process triggers the fat cells’ natural death without causing damage to the surrounding skin, nerves, or tissue. This phenomenon occurs because fat cells have higher freeze points than other bodily cells, which allows for the treatment to target precise areas of the body. Over the next few weeks, the patient’s body metabolizes the dead fat cells, resulting in a noticeable loss of body fat at the targeted area.

Treatments begin by positioning the CoolSculpting device on the targeted area of the patient’s body. At that point, the device draws up a bulge of the targeted fatty area between two cooling panels. Once the fat bulge is between the cooling panels, it pulls and freezes the fat. Typical treatments are between one and three hours.

Are There Risks?

One hallmark of this treatment is that it is non-surgical and non-invasive, which means it poses significantly fewer risks to the patient. Other body contouring and fat reduction procedures, such as tummy tucks and liposuction, are more invasive and require more down-time.

CoolSculpting also minimizes risk in patients by relying on the body’s ability to metabolize dead cells. By triggering a natural death in the targeted fat cells, this treatment utilizes our body’s natural response to absorb the dead tissue over time, thus lessening the risk for infections and complications.

What Can Patients Expect During Treatment?

CoolSculpting sets itself apart from the other invasive procedures by offering the quickest, most painless treatment experience. Many patients read, work, or even nap during their treatments, often returning to work once the treatment has concluded. During the first few minutes of treatment, patients will feel cold in their targeted area, but it subsides quickly. Once the session concludes, some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area, but these symptoms resolve themselves in a matter of hours.

CoolSculpting separates itself from its competitors by offering a quick and painless treatment with negligible downtime. This non-surgical treatment allows the patient to return to normal, everyday activities immediately after the session without the risk of infection or pain from a surgical wound. Downtime is not necessary.

Find Out More

To find out if CoolSculpting is right for you, contact the experts¬†Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, Tennessee to set up a consultation with one of our body contouring specialists. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about this treatment, or others that we offer. Call today!

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