Medical Spa located in Elk Grove, CA
CoolSculpting Q & A
What is nonsurgical body contouring?
Nonsurgical body contouring is a way to sculpt the physique of your dreams without incisions, anesthesia, or extended downtime for recovery. Modern NewSkin proudly offers the CoolSculpting noninvasive body contouring system. This FDA-cleared treatment targets and eliminates fat with precisely controlled cooling technology.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting utilizes cryolipolysis (fat-freezing) to destroy stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise. Scientists at Harvard University noticed that some children developed dimples in their cheeks when eating popsicles. They realized this was cryolipolysis in action -- the popsicles would freeze and eliminate some of the fat cells from the cheeks.
Similar to a popsicle, the cooling effect of CoolSculpting targets fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissues. After your fat cells freeze, your body flushes them out over the following weeks. The result is a noticeable reduction in fat at the treatment site.
Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
If you’ve lost weight by eating well and exercising but still have bulges of body fat that won’t disappear, you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting body contouring at Modern NewSkin. Many people seek out CoolSculpting as a noninvasive alternative to liposuction.
However, CoolSculpting treatment isn’t a substitute for healthy weight loss. Ideal candidates for body contouring have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less. If you want to lose a significant amount of weight, your provider may recommend a weight management plan and nutritional counseling.
What should I expect from a CoolSculpting treatment?
First, your provider at Modern NewSkin performs a physical exam and reviews your medical history to make sure you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting. Then, they create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
The latest CoolSculpting technology takes only 35-60 minutes. The exact length of your procedure may vary depending on the size of the treatment area. Afterward, most patients are able to return to normal activities the same day.
To find out if CoolSculpting is right for you, call the office or request an appointment online today.