I am excited and proud to announce that we are now offering CoolSculpting at Advanced Rejuvenation.
CoolSculpting harnesses fat’s response to cooling. Fat freezes at 12C — a temperature that won’t damage other structures like skin, nerves, muscle or bone. When you cool fat and keep it cold for at least 50 minutes, programmed cell death is triggered and you lose the fat cells and only the fat cells. Studies have shown that you lose, on average, about 25% of the fat cells in a treatment area.
I have been doing fat-melting treatments with injections (Lipodissolve) for many years and I’m adding CoolSculpting because it is superior to Lipodissolve in many ways. I could only treat a 15cm x 30cm area every 8 weeks with Lipodissolve. For someone who sought treatment in several areas, it would take a long time to treat all of the areas adequately. After the treatment, you had 3 – 5 days of swelling and the potential for low blood pressure and fainting so treatments had to be timed carefully to fit into your work and social schedule. If you didn’t alter your diet, the fat seemed to return fairly easily.
With CoolSculpting, I can treat an unlimited number of areas in a short timeframe and there is little or no swelling afterwards. I am really excited about this because I can give my clients true transformation in a relatively short period of time. Results appear as early as 3 weeks and improvement continues for 3 or 4 months. Results last for years, even with weight gain.
The actual treatment is nearly pain-free. You feel some initial pulling when the handpiece is first applied as the vacuum draws the tissue into the handpiece. For me, this pulling sensation was eye-watering for less than a minute; as soon as the cooling kicked in, the sensation waned and I was numb for the rest of the treatment. After the treatment, the skin is numb for a few weeks and there is a deep ache that is only noticeable with certain movements or contact. None of these sensations affected my work or play activities.
CoolSculpting is approved in Canada for treating anywhere from the neck down.
The consultation process includes mapping the treatment areas with templates that determine which of the 4 handpieces will fit best on your body. This gives us a good idea of how many treatments will be needed. By the same token, if the template doesn’t fit an area, we will know in advance that we cannot treat it.
CoolSculpting is a safe and effective method of getting rid of unwanted fat deposits. If you have fat that you want to get rid, I invite you to come for a complimentary consultation to find out how CoolSculpting can help you.