Coolsculpting is an excellent form of non-invasive fat reduction for
the right patient. Some applicators take 1 or 2 hours but the new advantage
applicators take only 35 minutes and have significantly less risk for delayed
onset pain (especially in the abdomen). Results are seen at 2 months and
typically 1-3 treatments will be necessary on each area to achieve ideal
results. The number of treatments depends on the amount of fat there and the
patient's goals. There is not downtime and the results can be impressive
in the right patient. We also use the Zimmer Z-wave for improved patient
comfort and added results. The best candidates are those who are in pretty
good shape with areas of stubborn fat that won't go away no matter what. The panels can get as cold as -10 C which is the tempt. needed to freeze the fat; however, the skin is completely protected.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
How Cold are the treatments?
It's -10-11 C depending on the applicator that is used. What you will feel is the suction and then the cold alms numbs the area. I have not had any clients cease treatment due the cold feeling if that comforts you at all. The outer thigh panel is cold and almost itchy but again, not one client has ever stopped the treatment due to the cold feelings. The safety studies show this temperature destroys only the fat cells but surrounding tissue is unharmed. Best of Luck.
How cold are coolsculpting treatments
In coolsculpting treatments, it “cools” the area to be treated to reduce the fat. The cooling panels can get down to -10Celcius. Theoretically fat freezing at 4 degree Celsius. This is higher than the freezing point of water. The temperature that coolsculpting achieves is above the freezing point of water, so that it can leave in-tact other viable cells and destroy the fat cells.
Coolsculpting and "Freezing"
Coolsculpting cools the skin down but in a protected way so that the fat is frozen but the skin on top is protected. Best, Dr. Green
How cold are CoolSculpting treatments?
During a CoolSculpting treatment, there is a cold sensation that the patient feels, but after several minutes this sensation normally goes away because the area becomes numb. The temperature of the cooling approaches the freezing point of water but does not go all the way there so that the skin is not damaged.