What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is one of the most effective methods for fat reduction. It also has fewer side effects than some of the other procedures used to remove visible fat bulges, making it a popular choice for people who want to get rid of stubborn fat without having to miss work or arrange for someone to help them with childcare, household chores and other activities.

CoolSculpting treatments were developed based on the principle of cryolipolysis. In simple terms, cryolipolysis is the use of cold temperatures to kill fat cells. When cold energy is applied to the target area, lipids inside the fat cells freeze, causing the treated fat cells to break down. As the fat cells break down, the components are eliminated from your body via the lymphatic system, which is made up of blood vessels, lymph nodes and other tissues. Removing dead fat cells from the body helps get rid of stubborn fat in a way that diet and exercise just can’t accomplish.

When this cold energy is administered, it affects only the fat cells. There’s no damage to the skin or muscles, making it easier than ever to remove excess fat without needing several weeks to recover.

Treatable Areas
  • Abdominal Fat
  • Love Handles
  • Muffin Top
  • Double Chin
  • Neck Fat
  • Back Fat
  • Buttocks Fat

  • Buttocks Fat
  • Outer and Inner Thigh Fat
  • Distal Thigh
  • Fat (above the knee)
  • Upper-arm Fat
  • Male chest Fat
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At Vitalyc Medspa, we like to focus on the results, because how you look and feel post-treatment is what counts the most. Take a look at some of the radiant results our patients have achieved.

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How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting uses a specialized device that’s been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). During a CoolSculpting treatment, the device delivers controlled cooling to the target area. When exposed to intense cold, the contents of the fat cells crystallize, causing the cells to die. Your body’s immune system processes these treated fat cells so they can be eliminated in the urine. This is what makes CoolSculpting so effective. While diet and exercise only shrink fat cells, CoolSculpting eliminates them, which means they can’t continue taking up space.

CoolSculpting helps with fat reduction in the following areas of the body:

  • Abdomen
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Under the chin
  • “Muffin top”
  • “Love handles”

The Initial Consultation

Before you get a CoolSculpting treatment, you’ll meet with one of our providers to discuss your goals and let them know if you have any medical conditions that would preclude you from having CoolSculpting for fat reduction. If you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting, we’ll develop a customized plan that lists your target areas and explains how many sessions you’ll need to achieve the desired result. While some people need just one session for a small target area, others want to target multiple parts of the body, which requires multiple sessions.

A provider will also explain what you can expect during treatment and what kind of results you can expect from CoolSculpting. It’s important to remember that CoolSculpting is different from a fat removal procedure like liposuction. Rather than removing large amounts of excess fat, we’ll be helping you achieve fat reduction by freezing the fat cells in the target area. Your body will eventually eliminate those frozen fat cells, resulting in a more toned appearance.

What To Expect During a CoolSculpting Session

Since CoolSculpting is noninvasive, the treatment process is fairly simple. When you’re ready, a gel pad and applicator are applied to the treatment site. The applicator is what allows the cold energy to reach your fat cells. During the session, a treatment provider will pass the CoolSculpting device over your skin. You may feel a mild pulling sensation during this process, but you shouldn’t feel any significant pain.

After the provider is done passing the device over the treatment site, they may massage the area gently to break up the crystallized fat cells and make it easier for your body to eliminate them. You should plan for your treatment to take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the size of the area you’re targeting. You may also want to bring a book or something else to keep you occupied during the treatment session. Because CoolSculpting causes minimal discomfort, many people use the time to take a nap or just relax and enjoy not having to worry about work for a while.

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Common Questions

Although CoolSculpting is noninvasive and has a high success rate, it isn’t appropriate for everyone interested in fat reduction. You might be a good candidate for CoolSculpting treatment if you’re already within 5 to 10 pounds of your target weight. CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment, not a procedure for removing large amounts of excess fat.

You should also have realistic expectations for CoolSculpting. The fat freezing procedure is designed to eliminate subcutaneous fat, or fat that lies beneath the skin. It’s not meant to target the fat under your abdominal muscles or around your organs. That means you need to be able to pinch the fat you want to remove. If you don’t have pinchable fat, the CoolSculpting procedure isn’t appropriate.

Before you have CoolSculpting for fat reduction, you should also let us know if you have any of the following conditions, as you may not be a good candidate for fat freezing if you do.

  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Poor circulation in the targeted areas
  • Open wounds
  • Infected wounds
  • Nerve damage
  • Hernia
  • Pregnancy/breastfeeding
  • Implanted medical devices
  • Bleeding disorders

You should also let us know if you use blood thinners or have had recent surgery on the target area.

The CoolSculpting fat-freezing treatment is very safe. At the start, a gel pad is placed on the area that is targeted for treatment. The CoolSculpting applicators are placed around the region which are equipped with a strong suction to keep in place.

The cooling energy is then applied to freeze your fat. The treatment is so comfortable that patients can use mobile devices or read during it. Many people even sleep through it. There is no recovery time required afterwards, since there is no damage experienced by the surrounding tissues.

Patients may notice results starting around three weeks after the service date. A maximum of four to six months is necessary for all the treated fat cells to be filtered out of the body. By this time, you should be able to see a permanent decrease of around 20-25% in the treated area.

Since our bodies are all different, there’s no one size fits all approach to cosmetic treatments. The cost of CoolSculpting in Dallas, TX, varies from patient to patient and depends on the individual needs of each person. Factors we take into consideration are the desired treatment areas and the number of sessions required to achieve the results. During your consultation, we will discuss the details of your CoolSculpting treatment and the associated price.

Even though CoolSculpting effectively removes excess stubborn fat from hard to reach areas, fluctuations in weight due to poor lifestyle habits can reverse the improvements provided by the treatment. To maintain CoolSculpting’s benefits, a healthy lifestyle is necessary. This will require regular exercise and a proper diet.

Many people wonder how well CoolSculpting works when compared to liposuction. Although liposuction does remove a larger percentage of fat cells, it also has more risks. For example, liposuction requires anesthesia, while CoolSculpting doesn’t. It also takes about one to two weeks to recover from liposuction. CoolSculpting treatments are noninvasive, so you don’t need several days or weeks to recover from it. This makes the fat freezing procedure more attractive to people who are interested in body contouring and don’t want to take time out of their busy lives to recover from something more invasive.

Blood thinners can increase the amount of bruising you experience after a CoolSculpting session, so it’s important to avoid fish oil, ibuprofen, turmeric, aspirin and any other medications or supplements that could thin your blood and increase the amount of time it takes for it to clot.

Your body needs time to process the fat cells that were destroyed during your CoolSculpting session, so there’s nothing special you need to do after a treatment. Just give the natural process time to work.

The fat cells destroyed during CoolSculpting are eliminated from your body, so they can never come back. It’s important to continue exercising and following a healthy diet, however, as your remaining fat cells can get larger if you gain weight, erasing the results you worked so hard to achieve.

CoolSculpting isn’t a weight loss method, but it does help some people lose weight by motivating them to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Once you invest in treating one area of your body, you’re more likely to stick with a diet and exercise plan, resulting in weight loss in other areas of your body.

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If you’re ready to book a consultation for CoolSculpting, contact Vitalyc at (972) 994-9700. We’ll develop a customized treatment plan and answer any remaining questions you have about this body contouring treatment.

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