Sometimes people may be a bit nervous before any cosmetic treatment. The more information that you have about any procedure can go a long way toward easing any potential apprehension. Here is what you can expect before, during and after your Cool Sculpting treatment.
Once you arrive at Slim Studio for your CoolSculpting treatment, we will take pre-treatment photos. We use photography to document your progress to a slimmer body. Why we take before and after photos. Once we take your photos, the technician will review the areas for treatment that we identified during the consultation and assessment. You will then be measured and marked for precise placement of the CoolSculpting applicators. The area is prepped with a special pre-treatment wipe to remove any lotions or oils and adds a layer of protection to the skin. A gel pad is then placed on the skin, fully covering the area the applicators will come into contact. The gel pad protects the skin from the cold.
You are now ready for the CoolSculpting applicators to be placed on your body. The applicators go on with high vacuum. The vacuum pressure draws the tissue into the applicator cup, which is lined with cooling panels. This sensation of the vacuum is unusual; it is described as pulling or tugging, but not painful. If you are having a Dualsculpting treatment, both applicators will be placed before the cooling process begins.
Once the applicator(s) have been placed, the cooling process is initiated. You will feel a sensation of intense cold, which could be accompanied by tingling or stinging, or you may feel aching or cramping. These sensations may be a bit uncomfortable at first, but approximately 6-8 minutes into the treatment, the area being Cool Sculpted will become numb, and you can expect most sensations to subside. We make our clients very comfortable in the aesthetic treatment bed, surrounded by pillows and a blanket. During the treatment, you can watch Netflix on our big screen TV; you can read or be on your computer or cell phone. Some patients can even nap during the procedure!
The CoolSculpting applicators have varying cooling treatment times. Slim Studio has the newest technology in applicators, they are called the Cool Advantage Applicators and are used in the majority of the applicator choices. The most frequently used Cool Advantage applicators have a treatment cycle of 35 minutes, but some have a different cycle time. An example is the Cool Mini applicator- used to treat submental fat (submental fat is located under the chin), the CoolMini cycle is 45 minutes in duration. The Cool Smooth Pro applicator, which is used to treat the non-pinchable fat of the outer thighs has a treatment cycle of one hour and fifteen minutes.
Once the CoolSculpting treatment cycle is complete, the applicator is removed, and a two-minute massage is performed on the treated area. This immediate massage has been shown to enhance CoolSculpting results by over 50%. The treated area can temporarily look red and feel a bit firm but will return to a normal state in a short time.
Now that the CoolSculpting treatment is complete, you are able to go about your normal daily activities, including working out if desired. You can expect to experience soreness and tenderness in the treated area for one to two weeks.
It's easy to get started on your CoolSculpting journey to a slimmer you.
At Slim Studio, we have found that our patients have a number of questions regarding CoolSculpting treatments. Any kind of life-changing treatment, such as CoolSculpting, should be carefully considered. Therefore, it is completely understandable that one would want to obtain as much information as possible before undergoing any procedure.
Below, we have provided you with a few frequently asked questions and their corresponding answers to help you feel more acquainted with the procedure, from the different areas we treat to whether or not you’d be a good candidate, to recovery time. If you find that you still have a few more questions, you are more than welcome to contact our office to set up a complimentary consultation.
CoolSculpting is a treatment that can reduce fat in areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is the world’s first and only fat reduction procedure that employs cold to eliminate unwanted fat cells, resulting in the reduction of the fat layer. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment with minimal side effects and no downtime.
Fat cells don’t like the cold! The temperature of the CoolSculpting applicators. At -11 degrees Celsius, fat cells become injured, then freeze and die. The treated fat cells will be eliminated through your body’s natural physical processes in the days and weeks that follow your treatment. 20%-25% of the fat layer can be reduced with CoolSculpting.
We like to say “if you can squeeze it, we can freeze it!”. CoolSculpting can reduce fat in the abdomen, flanks, inner & outer thighs, banana roll, arms, bra line, back, cami fat, chin and knees. Read more about each treatment area here.
It all depends on the area you are treating. Thankfully, we have perform DualSculpting, which allows us to cut treatment time in half by using two machines simultaneously. Based on the treatment area and applicator used, treatments are either 35 minutes (for abdomen, flanks, arms, bra line/back, flanks, inner thighs, banana rolls), 45 minutes (for chins, knees, cami fat) or 1 hour and 15 minutes (for outer thighs).
You will experience some slight pressure and a cold sensation in the targeted areas. As your body acclimates to the temperature, this sensation will diminish. Most patients are able to sit back and relax, read, watch TV, work on their laptop, or even catch a nap.
Over one million CoolSculpting procedures have been performed successfully and safely, worldwide. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared.
CoolSculpting has been approved by the FDA as a safe and effective procedure for non- invasive fat reduction. Common side effects include a feeling of temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and slight pain in the treated areas. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria or have a hernia in the area of treatment. We encourage you to set up a consultation with one of our expert technicians to determine if the CoolSculpting treatment is right for you.
CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive and there is no downtime or recovery. You can expect to be tender and sore after a treatment, but most patients can return to their normal activities including work and working out immediately. It’s a great lunch break procedure! As CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment, you can feel free to return to your normal activities immediately following your procedure, if you wish.
CoolSculpting has changed the game in body contouring and plastic surgery, making non-invasive and non-surgical treatments the way to go. We wouldn’t be one of the highest volume CoolSculpting providers in the state of Georgia if the treatment didn’t work! Statistically, one treatment results in 20-25% of fat reduction in the treated area. Our highly trained staff will advise you on how many treatments you may need to reach your desired goal.
Some patients begin to see results as quickly as three weeks after their initial treatment. You will continue to see changes in your body for approximately six months, as your body will continue to flush out the crystallized fat cells.
We will let you be the judge of that! See our before & after gallery here. CoolSculpting has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of any cosmetic procedure. Patients have reported a 96% satisfaction rate after completing 6 cycles or more and 8 out of 10 patients would recommend the treatment.
Following the CoolSculpting treatment, if your weight is maintained with a good diet and exercise, the results from a CoolSculpting treatment should be lasting.
No, it is not necessary to see results. However, many patients feel a renewed sense of motivation after their body contouring procedure and want to maintain their new figure by taking better care of themselves.
Many patients wind up taking even better care of their bodies after enjoying the results from their CoolSculpting procedure. We recommend that you engage in healthy eating habits and exercise on a regular basis following a CoolSculpting treatment to avoid gaining weight. However, if you do gain weight, size change will occur naturally and not just in the treated areas.
It varies. It all depends on how many areas you’d like to focus treatment on, and the number of sessions needed. A treatment plan can be created for you during your complimentary consultation.
Slim Studio is one of the top CoolSculpting practices in the state of Georgia. Our expert staff consists of medical professionals who are experienced and have all had advanced training in CoolSculpting. Slim Studio technicians are dedicated experts in non-invasive body contouring, so you can be comfortable in the fact that you will be in the best hands! Don’t choose CoolSculpting without visiting Atlanta’s experts!
Slim Studio is Atlanta’s premier BodySculpting center. We offer BodySculpting treatments with superior results, delivered by medical professionals with concierge service. Slim Studio is a certified EMSculpt NEO provider, and all of our technicians are certified experts who have had advanced training. We pride ourselves on delivering the best BodySculpting Atlanta has to offer.
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56 E Andrews Dr NW, Upper Level, Suite 11, Atlanta, GA 30305
56 E Andrews Dr NW, Upper Level, Suite 11, Atlanta GA 30305
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