Coolsculpting kills fat cells, and the results last indefinitely, provided the patient adheres to a healthy diet and exercises because this procedure is not meant to replace exercise and diet; additionally, it is not a weight reduction procedure. After the procedure, it may take up to 6 months for the fat cells to altogether leave a person’s body. During this time, the area of fat decreases by almost 20%. Despite being considered primarily safe in fat reduction, some patients report soreness similar to that they experience after a workout. Other side effects include swelling, stinging, itchiness, firmness, and mild discoloration.
The cost of Coolsculpting depends on various factors; the number of treatments, the areas the patient is targeting, the larger the area, the more expensive it is, the skill of the practitioner, and the geographical location. A rough estimate of the cost of treatment ranges from $2,000 and higher, while areas like the chin, which require small applicators, may cost less. A 2020 statistics report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons indicates that the national average cost for non-invasive fat reduction procedures is $1,437. No insurance covers the cost of this procedure because it does not treat any underlying health conditions. For pricing call us today for a free consultation.
Coolsculpting works, the success and satisfaction rate of cryolipolysis are very high. It is important to note that coolsculpting effects apply to the areas the treatment targets, and it does not tighten the skin. It also does not work for everyone; it is especially effective for people with lower body masses, according to a 2017 study. If one continues to eat unhealthily and fails to exercise, undergoing Coolsculpting will result in minimal fat reduction. Coolsculpting is non-invasive; therefore, there is no downtime or recovery, except for the mild side effects like discomfort and soreness. However, a tiny percentage suffers from Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH), where instead of destroying the fat cells, the fat cells become more prominent than before the treatment. It can occur wherever you are treated and happens 2 to 3 months after treatment. PAH is likely to happen if you are male with very high testosterone levels, a large hand piece was used during treatment, of Hispanic descent, and the target area was your belly region. Unfortunately, it does not go away on its own; a few months after it occurs, you are advised to go for a tummy tuck or liposuction.
As mentioned above, Coolsculpting and cryolipolysis generally is not for everyone. You cannot undergo Coolsculpting in South Bay Med Spa if you have the following;
- A condition where in cold temperatures, abnormal proteins in your blood thicken; (cryoglobulinemia).
- Loose skin and poor skin tone.
- A type of anemia that, when in cold temperatures, destroys your red blood cells; this is paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria.
- Raynaud’s phenomenon
- A skin condition called cold urticaria where there are hives on your skin when it gets cold.
- Pregnant or a nursing mother.
- This is not for you if you cannot handle cold well.
Coolsculpting should not be done on areas with rashes, lesions, nerve problems, or varicose veins. Therefore, which areas can you use coolsculpting? South Bay Med Spa treats the following areas; lower back, stomach, thighs, waist and hips, buttocks, jaw, chin, upper arm, and the bra line. This procedure decreases cellulite appearance in the areas of the body.
Benefits of Coolsculpting
- No recovery or downtime is needed.
- You can treat many areas of your body.
- It is quick and non-invasive
- It is FDA approved and can eliminate fat indefinitely.
- It can reduce fat by 20 to 80%.
- Changes are visible within the first few weeks.
Visit us today by setup up your appointment at South Bay Med Spa. At South Bay Med Spa, we are dedicated to offering the best services with guaranteed safety for our patients.