A recent clinical trial showed that CoolSculpting significantly reduced subcutaneous fat, with up to a 25% reduction. Of course, results were not consistent, and one-quarter of participants did not see any changes. SculpSure has fewer studies to support its results, but one review of noninvasive body-contouring devices found that the treatment reduced fat by 11 percent. But which procedure is best for you? Read on to learn more.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure
The most notable benefit of CoolSculpting is its lack of recovery time. Most patients report that they can watch a movie, work on a laptop, or even nap during treatment. There will be some soreness around the area where the CoolSculpting machine is inserted, but this goes away within a few days. Patients who have more painful areas may be prescribed Neurontin to alleviate the pain.
It freezes fat cells
Coolsculpting uses controlled cooling to freeze fat cells on targeted areas of the body. The freezing process causes the fat cells to crystallize and eventually be absorbed by the body’s lymphatic system. It takes several weeks for these fat cells to be eliminated, while the skin and supporting tissues remain thin. In addition to reducing the appearance of fat, CoolSculpting results will last up to six months. While this procedure is not for everyone, it may be a good option for certain individuals who are unable to undergo liposuction.
It doesn’t require surgery
CoolSculpting(r) is a nonsurgical fat-reduction procedure that treats bulges without the use of surgery. This treatment is most effective for removing fat in the thigh area and other areas of the body where the patient feels self-conscious. CoolSculpting can help people with double chins, under chin fat, and bra fat. However, the treatment is not suitable for all people. People with certain conditions such as paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria and cryoglobulinemia should not undergo this procedure.
The CoolSculpting website lists a number of temporary and typical side effects. These may include firmness, tingling, stinging, aching, and skin sensitivity. In rare cases, you may notice an enlargement of the treated area. This is usually temporary and may not require any further medical treatment. If you are concerned about your CoolSculpting results, talk to your doctor about additional options. You should also know that this procedure does not permanently remove fat cells.
CoolSculpting does not require a downtime or days off work for recovery. However, minor swelling, redness, and bruising can occur. These side effects should subside in a week. Patients may experience tingling and soreness after the treatment. Although these side effects are not as common as they are with other types of cosmetic procedures, they can be uncomfortable and should be addressed by their provider. Recovery time for CoolSculpting is typically one week.