There’s a reason it’s called “stubborn fat” – it’s practically impossible to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. Unwanted fat bulges are something we all struggle with. However, surgery isn’t the best solution for everyone. Men who are already in great physical condition need a little more flexibility when it comes to their problem areas, CoolSculpting® has been FDA-approved for the nonsurgical fat reduction in the abdomen, flanks, and thighs.
CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss treatment. It’s a non-surgical, cosmetic treatment that removes excess fat in stubborn areas that have not responded to diet or exercise. It works by freezing fat cells, which destroys them in the process. By exposing the fat cells to extremely cold temperatures, CoolSculpting® can target specific areas to safely eliminate fat cells under the skin. As a non-invasive procedure, it does not involve cuts, anesthesia, or any instruments whatsoever entering the body.
CoolSculpting® uses a procedure known as cryolipolysis for fat cell reduction and body contouring. This treatment is quickly gaining popularity because it’s noninvasive and the results are permanent.
Controlled freezing technology crystallizes fat cells, inducing an inflammatory response in the body. The body then removes the dead cells naturally by metabolizing them, which eliminates them from the body completely over a period of several weeks. Generally, it takes around 4–6 months for the fat cells to be fully purged from the body, resulting in an overall fat decrease in the area by an average of 20%.
If you can squeeze it, we can freeze it. A good place to start is to ask yourself what is your area of most concern. Your SKIN FIVE provider will work with you to design an individualized treatment plan. While the treatments are totally customizable based on the distribution of fat on your body, the FDA has cleared the following treatment areas:
– Chin area
– Underneath the buttocks
– Upper arm
– Lower back
Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good. While CoolSculpting® treatments reduce the number of fat cells in the treatment area, we want to remind you that this is not a weight loss procedure, nor is it a free pass. CoolSculpting® is body contouring, and the remaining fat cells across your body can still function as normal with regards to weight gain and weight loss. Therefore, SKIN FIVE recommends you maintain your weight in order to maintain your CoolSculpting® results for a lifetime.
Typical CoolSculpting® sessions last 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. For the first 5-10 minutes, you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping as the treated area becomes numb. However, these sensations subside, and many patients report that these sensations are mild.
Typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. Patients may experience a sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after treatment of the submental or submandibular areas.
There is little to no recovery time after a CoolSculpting® procedure. Most people are approved to resume normal day-to-day activity immediately after.
For maximum results, SKIN FIVE recommends a treatment plan that includes 1-2 sessions that are approximately 30 minutes.
Our SKIN FIVE providers can perform this treatment on the following areas: upper arms, abdomen, flanks, mid-back, under buttocks, inner thighs, and under chin.
Our patients report noticeable results in the treated area at 3 months with cumulative improvement showing up at around 6 months.
At SKIN FIVE, we provide best in class treatment rooms equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi so you can plug into your favorite playlist or continue your Netflix binge.
Most of our patients dress in their workout clothing for comfort. We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and will provide robes or disposable clothing if requested. Let us know when you schedule your appointment if you’re on any special oral or topical medications and we will let you know how to prepare.
Good candidates for CoolSculpting® have noticeable bulges in certain areas that have been resistant to maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise.
SKIN FIVE offers a unique discount program called HIGH FIVE membership. Members receive a 15% discount on all services and products while their membership is active.
Most of our patients report that cold feeling during treatment with little to no side effects after treatment. Concerned with any issues? Just ask us.
"I love how CoolSculpting can get rid of those stubborn little immune-to-diet-and-exercise fat bits or pinchable chubby areas in a totally non-invasive, non-surgical way. My post-pregnancy pooch results have been nothing short of amazing and combined with Emsculpt, my midsection looks better than ever."
SKIN FIVE co-founder