CoolSculpting continues to be a popular choice when it comes to non-invasive body contouring procedures. It uses Cryolipolysis or controlled cooling technology to target and kill fat cells. The main appeal of this treatment is that it promises to reduce fat layer thickness without cuts, needles, and longer downtime.
If you’re new to CoolSculpting or considering undergoing the treatment, you may be wondering if the procedure is effective and if it is, how long it lasts. One common question is, “Do CoolSculpting results last permanently?”
Getting to know CoolSculpting
Before we get to the treatment’s longevity of results, let’s first get to know the basics of CoolSculpting and how it works.
The basics: CoolSculpting is a US-FDA approved treatment for targeting and freezing fat cells. Using Cryolipolysis or controlled cooling technology, it exposes the fat cells to freezing temperatures without harming the skin or other tissues. It features applicators of different sizes to target pockets of fat in various parts of the body.
It can treat or reduce fat on the:
- Lower back
- Chin (double chin)
- Bra fat
- Knee fat
How it works: CoolSculpting works by using a vacuum pressure that draws out the fat tissue between the cooling panels. The applicator delivers direct cooling, which then freezes the fat cells to the point of elimination. This triggers the process of natural removal in the body, gradually reducing fat layer thickness.
Exposure to low temperature prompts the process of apoptosis or natural cell death. This causes the fat cells to die naturally, which are then cleared through the lymphatic system and processed as waste in the liver. This only means that once the fat cells are gone, they will never come back.
Are the results permanent?
The short answer is yes. CoolSculpting permanently kills fat cells using low temperatures. It delivers noticeable fat reduction in the treated area, with the fat cells gone for good. Fat reduction by CoolSculpting does not cause the fat cells to grow back or migrate in other parts of the body.
Patients report seeing improvements as early as three weeks following their first treatment. However, significant results can be seen within 60 to 90 days or once the body metabolized the dead fat cells. You will need several sessions to reach optimal results, which will depend on the treated area.
Let’s be clear: While it is true that CoolSculpting kills fat cells for good, your lifestyle still plays a role in maintaining long-term results. If you, for instance, constantly consume fast and processed foods, you’ll gain weight and fat again. If you, on the other hand, eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly, you can maintain the results longer.
After fat freezing: The treated area may feel tender for a few days, but you can go back to your normal activities after the procedure. Common side effects include mild redness, swelling, and tingling. These are temporary and will resolve completely after a few days.
Choose Cutis Laser Clinics for CoolSculpting
At Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore, we do a 360-degree assessment to determine a treatment plan that suits your needs. We understand that every patient is unique which is why our CoolSculpting treatments are tailored. We also have certified and trained aesthetic doctors and therapists to perform the treatment.
Our clinic provides Original and Certified CoolSculpting Practice and is recognized as a CoolSculpting Training Centre in Singapore. You may also be glad to know that our team has undergone a comprehensive training and certification program for fat freezing procedure in Singapore.
Be reminded: Although CoolSculpting can effectively reduce fat, it is not a treatment for obesity. It is designed for subcutaneous fat or soft fat under the skin. It works for both men and women who are within their ideal weight but can’t get rid of stubborn fat despite regular diet and exercise.
Schedule a Consultation and Body Assessment
Target and treat fat cells permanently with CoolSculpting. Contact Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a body assessment and consultation with our aesthetic doctor to learn more about CoolSculpting and other non-invasive fat reduction procedures.