Medical Director of award-winning Surrey-based Health & Aesthetics clinic Dr Rekha Tailor gives insight and advice about this popular body sculpting treatment
Despite following a healthy diet and exercise regimen, many individuals still struggle to achieve the silhouette that they desire. With a non-exhaustive plethora of treatments and products available, it’s not surprising that many patients are initially both unnerved and unsure of what they should be using to achieve optimal results.
Body sculpting is big business and a hugely prevalent aesthetic treatment with men and women alike thanks to its efficacy, safety and natural-looking results. At Health & Aesthetics Elstead, we offer our patients the extremely popular CoolAdvantage by CoolSculpting® treatment. We are proud to have been one of the first clinics in the UK and Europe to offer this revolutionary technology and are known as a CoolSculpting® Centre of Excellence.
The following guide is designed to give patients some clarity on the benefits of CoolSculpting® and an insight into what can be expected throughout the treatment process.
What is CoolAdvantage by CoolSculpting®
Designed to eradicate localised and persistent areas of body fat, this is one of the innovative and safest ways to shift stubborn areas and create the body shape you want.
CoolAdvantage is a non-surgical cryolipolysis (or ‘fat freezing’ as it is more commonly known) procedure that has revolutionised the experience for practitioners like myself and patients alike. It uses a vacuum applicator cup to deliver controlled cooling to areas of excess fat. The cold temperature freezes and damages subcutaneous fat while leaving surrounding structures unharmed, resulting in fat being expelled naturally through the body’s own lymphatic system. A favourite with both new and existing patients alike, this treatment is renowned for being safe, effective and clinically proven, and is ideal for those leading busy lifestyles.
The treatment is ideal for anyone who wants to reduce fat in difficult areas such as stomach, love handles, back fat, arms, thighs, saddle bags, moobs & double chin. The ideal candidate is within two to three stones of their ideal body weight and has pockets of pinchable soft fat.
What does the treatment involve?
When thinking about what you want to achieve, it’s imperative to fully research what’s available on the market before making any commitments that you might later come to regret. This is particularly important prior to embarking on any aesthetic treatment, as it’s essential to ensure that both treatment and clinic is reputable, adheres to the highest standards of clinical excellence and offers the very best in terms of scientific innovations and personnel training. Book a consultation and ensure you ask plenty of questions! An in-depth consultation with a skilled and qualified practitioner will allow you to discuss different options to suit your own individual needs and discuss the areas that you want to concentrate on. Your doctor will provide a clinical recommendation of which areas should be treated and how many treatments you require to achieve the sculpted silhouette that you desire.
The actual process itself is straightforward and involved a special cooling pad being applied to protect the skin. This is followed by the application of a CoolSculpting® handpiece that is curved to accurately target the individual treatment area. During the treatment, patients may feel a firm pull and pressure but no pain. There are no needles, no surgery, no special diets and no downtime. During the procedure patients can read, work on their laptops or just relax.
How long does the treatment take and how many sessions do I need to have?
Each CoolAdvantage by CoolSculpting® session only takes 35 minutes and the total number of treatments required is dependent on the area of the body that’s being treated and how much existing fat is in that area. The average number of treatments per area is one to two sessions per area.
What is the recovery process?
There is no designated recovery time for this procedure and post-treatment discomfort is minimal. Patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately. There may be some redness, minor bruising, tingling or numbness in the treated area, but this is only temporary and will settle completely.
What results can you expect to see?
On average, CoolAdvantage by CoolSculpting® reduces fat of any area treated by an impressive 25-40%. Results can be seen as early as three weeks post-treatment, with the most dramatic results visible over a period of 3-6 months after treatment and additional treatments in the same or multiple areas can be carried out to further enhance results.
Are the results of CoolAdvantage by CoolSculpting® long term?
As CoolAdvantage by CoolSculpting® results in the treated fat cells being eliminated from the body it is a permanent method of fat removal. At Health & Aesthetics we fully advocate adopting a holistic approach to achieving the very best skin health that takes lifestyle factors, aesthetic treatments and topical solutions into account. With particular reference to CoolAdvantage by CoolSculpting®, if you maintain a healthy lifestyle and do not gain excess weight your results should be long-lasting and the stubborn areas of fat should not return.
How do I find out more or book a consultation?
To find out further information about CoolAdvantage by CoolSculpting® call Health & Aesthetics on 01252 933133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.