How does it work?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive slimming technique that uses cold to remove fat. It is used to treat unwanted localised fat that cannot be removed by regular physical exercise and a healthy diet.
The adipocytes (fat cells able to swell to up to 32 times their original size) are cooled to a temperature of between 0°C and -12°C for one hour. This causes apoptosis (natural death of the cells) of about 20-30% of the cells in the treated area. These cells are then eliminated by macrophages programmed to remove any dead cells from the body.
You'll have to wait about 2 to 3 months from your first session to see maximum results. However, you can treat the area again one month after your first session. For the best results, we recommend you have three CoolSculpting sessions on the same area, one session per month per area.
Who and what is it for?
This treatment is suitable for anyone in good health who wants to get rid of excess localised body fat
Before undertaking this type of treatment, it is important to book a body consultation with one of our specialists to check if you are a suitable candidate for CoolSculpting.
Successful CoolSculpting relies on using the right size cryodes. The adipose folds must be between 2 and 6 cm for the treatment to be carried out. It is vital that you have a BMI (body mass index) of between 18.5 and 30.
This method can be used to treat the abdomen, love handles, the back, saddlebags, the thighs, a double chin and the arms.
What happens during the session?
The first step of this treatment involves taking photos of the area to be treated, so your progress can be closely monitored over the coming months.
Next, your keratotherapist will help you get into a comfortable position.
Patches are applied to the area to be treated to protect it from the extreme cold of the cryodes. Then the cryodes (cooling applicators) are applied.
When the suction first starts you may feel a pinching sensation, but this will disappear after a few minutes thanks to the localised cold.
The cryode will create a thermal shock by increasing the temperature and then dropping it rapidly to between -5°C and -12°C to maximise the effects of the session.
Once the session is complete, we remove the cryodes and the patches and our expert massages the area to gently warm it back up. You may be a little sensitive to the massage.
There may also be some localised redness where the cryodes were applied. This redness will disappear within a few hours of the treatment. If you have sensitive skin, the suction may cause some bruising and localised sensitivity for a few days.
What to expect after the session
Following the treatment you must exercise regularly, follow a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. You can boost your results by taking a food supplement (Mesoestetic Reducer Pills), which will help inhibit your fat storage sensors and maintain your results.
You can exercise two hours after the treatment.
Frequently asked questions
You will feel a pinching sensation during the suction of the adipose folds. This sensation will disappear 5 to 10 minutes after the session has started thanks to the anaesthetising effect of the cold.
When your specialist removes the cryode and massages the treated area, it may feel a little sensitive. But the treatment isn’t painful.
No, it isn’t suitable if you are obese simply because the cryodes are not the right size. If the fold is larger than 6 cm, it will create an unsightly dip in your body. This treatment is designed for people who want to get rid of unwanted localised fat.
The results will be permanent if you make positive changes to your diet and exercise habits and maintain them. There will still be adipocytes in the treated area, so if your body has excess fat to store, they will re-expand.
You will first notice results after about six weeks due to apoptosis (the process of programmed cell death).