CoolSculpting®

Reshape your body

 

 

The CoolSculpting® fat-freezing procedure is a leading non-surgical fat reduction treatment. It uses controlled cooling to eliminate that stubborn fat that’s difficult to shift, even with diet and exercise.So now there’s a way to help you achieve your ideal look.

The CoolSculpting® fat-freezing procedure destroys fat cells in different areas around the body

The CoolSculpting® procedure delivers precisely controlled cooling to target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are crystallised (frozen), destroyed, and then over time your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. The result? A more sculpted you.

Many of us have stubborn fat despite diet and exercise.

CoolSculpting® technology uses controlled cooling to target and destroy only these fat cells.

In the weeks that follow, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates dead cells.

So treated fat cells are gone for good.

From pop ices to CoolSculpting®

“Years ago, scientists at Harvard University observed that some children who ate pop ices got dimples in their cheeks. This led Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, to realise that ice can selectively damage small pockets of fat cells.

This idea that cold can target fat cells—without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue—was the insight behind cryolipolysis, the science on which the CoolSculpting® procedure is based

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Am I a good candidate for the CoolSculpting® procedure?

The CoolSculpting® fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g. gastric bypass), the CoolSculpting® procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting® procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Many people want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.

Your first step should be to speak to a CoolSculpting® medical doctor to see if it is a suitable procedure for you.

Who should not have the CoolSculpting® procedure?

The CoolSculpting® procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting® procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinaemia, cold agglutinin disease ( a rare type of autoimmune hemolytic anemia in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys its own red blood cells), or paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria ( a very rare subtype of autoimmune hemolytic anemia caused by the presence of cold reacting autoantibodies in the blood). The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure speak to the Doctor to see  if the CoolSculpting® procedure is right for you.

Can the CoolSculpting® procedure reduce fat anywhere on my body?

The CoolSculpting® procedure can treat visible fat bulges in the thigh, abdomen and flank (love handle), along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm. The Doctor will create a customised treatment plan that’s tailored to your body and your individual goals.

Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?

Once the treated fat cells are crystallised (frozen), they are destroyed and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

Is the CoolSculpting® procedure safe?

As a leading non-invasive fat-reduction treatment worldwide, CoolSculpting® has a well-established safety and efficacy profile. CoolSculpting® systems are controlled cooling devices designed with built-in safety measures. If sensors detect that the skin is getting too cold, the system will shut down automatically.

What does it feel like?

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes you typically feel intense cold. This should soon dissipate. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied.

After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for approximately 2 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities following their appointment.

What should I tell my medical doctor?

During your initial consultation the Doctor and therapist will ask about your medical history to establish if CoolSculpting® could be right for you. It’s important to tell them if you have cryoglobulinaemia, cold agglutinin disease or paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria, as you should not have CoolSculpting® if you suffer from any of these conditions.

How long is each treatment? How many treatments will I need?

Your CoolSculpting® therapist will help you create an individualised treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting® treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. The latest technology of CoolSculpting®  usually takes from around 90 minutes.

Are there any side effects?

During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations may subside as the area becomes numb.

Following the procedure, typical side effects include redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, skin sensitivity and numbness. Numbness can persist for up to several weeks. There may be a sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental treatment. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks.

Though rare, some additional side effects such as paradoxical hyperplasia, late onset pain, freeze burn, vasovagal symptoms, subcutaneous induration, hyperpigmentation and hernia may also occur.

The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting® procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinaemia, cold agglutinin disease or paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for obesity.

As with any medical procedure, ask your medical doctor if the CoolSculpting® procedure is right for you.

Are there any side effects?

Your CoolSculpting® therapist will help you create an individualised treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting® treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. The latest technology of CoolSculpting®  usually around 90 minutes.

Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?

The CoolSculpting® procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities almost immediately. Often, patients return to work directly after their CoolSculpting® treatment. This will vary between people and may be dependent on treatment area.

I’ve had my CoolSculpting® procedure. Now what?

Always be sure to schedule a follow-up assessment with your CoolSculpting® medical doctor to review your results.

When will I see results?

Most patients see results between 2 and 6 months following treatment. You will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment.

How much does the CoolSculpting® procedure cost?

The price for CoolSculpting® procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed, and your ultimate goals.

Create a customised treatment plan, in person, with your CoolSculpting® medical doctor that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. Treatments start from R12 000 per treatment.

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Sometimes dieting and exercise just aren’t enough to shift unwanted fat. You can see the difference CoolSculpting® can make in these Before & After photos.