Does CoolSculpting Really Work?
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical fat-freezing procedure that is scientifically proven to reduce stubborn pockets of fat. Fargo Center for Dermatology offers CoolSculpting for our patients because it has been proven to reduce fat. To see if you are a good candidate and learn more about the procedure, please call us to set up a complimentary consultation.
CoolSculpting works through a process called cryolipolysis. The procedure cools and freezes fat cells, which effectively kills them. The body then flushes these dead cells away, meaning the fat has been permanently removed.
A 2009 NYU study showed that cryolipolysis technology was effective in permanently removing fat deposits. In this study, ten subjects received treatment with a cryolipolysis device such as CoolSculpting. The study concluded that at two months after treatment, 20.4% of the fat layer was reduced and at six months, 25.5% was reduced.
Patients typically choose to treat the thighs or abdomen with CoolSculpting. However, it may also be useful in other parts of the body, such as the arms, hips, or even under the chin. CoolSculpting is FDA cleared to effectively treat nine different areas of the body. The most common are the abdomen and hip (“love handle”) areas.
There is generally no recovery time after receiving CoolSculpting services. You can return to normal activities and work immediately after receiving treatment if you choose. Sometimes, patients experience minor redness, soreness, or bruising after receiving the treatment, but these subside quickly.
If you’re interested in trying CoolSculpting for yourself, schedule a consultation with one of our certified CoolSculpting specialists. Call our Fargo office at (701) 205-0756 or request your appointment online.