Does CoolSculpting® Tighten Skin?

Most patients who want to lose fat in certain areas of their body prefer non-invasive methods such as CoolSculpting®. However, their biggest concern is to know what happens to the excess skin once they achieve their desired results. Treatments such as liposuction leave patients with excess sagging skin after reducing the fat. Learn more about CoolSculpting and whether it can tighten skin.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing procedure that removes stubborn fat in certain body parts. The idea came about when scientists began studying what frostbite does to fat. According to research and available evidence, skin freezes at a lower temperature than fat and vice versa. The tool destroys fat by cooling it while causing no harm to your tissues and skin.

Candidates for CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting helps reduce fat, not weight. It rids stubborn fats in localized parts of the body. As a result, the treatment suits individuals who prefer to remove or reduce localized fatty tissue pockets. Especially those that do not respond to diet or exercise interventions.

The treatment is ineffective for overweight individuals as it only helps in fat loss and not weight loss. Your specialist will also ensure you are in good health and have no history of neurological, skeletal, or kidney conditions.

Side Effects of CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved treatment that is safe for fat removal. A patient can experience mild discomfort, numbness, or tingling during the first minutes of the treatment. After the treatment site freezes, you will not feel any pain. 

The side effects of CoolSculpting are significantly mild. You may experience a mild aching or stinging sensation when you feel the cold on your skin.

However, such feelings diminish after the treatment session. Some patients experience the sensations for a few weeks afterward from skin that is reactive to cold temperatures. But this happens in rare cases. Patients experience other symptoms such as bruising, swelling, or redness near the treatment site. However, such symptoms subside a few days after their treatment.

Can CoolSculpting Tighten Your Skin?

Most CoolSculpting patients worry about loose skin after finishing their fat-freezing treatments. Excessive skin is normal with invasive cosmetic treatments such as liposuction, but CoolSculpting provides patients the benefit of fat loss and tightened skin.

CoolSculpting is FDA-approved for improving lax tissue. The treatment is a cleared and approved applicator. The FDA also approves its non-invasive nature to reduce fat on the treatment site.

When Can You See CoolSculpting Results?

You can notice a fat reduction in the treatment site after a few weeks. Patience is essential for CoolSculpting. You will not see your desired results immediately after your treatment.

Your body will metabolize the fat cells gradually and drain them out through its lymphatic system. You should expect to see your full results four months after the initial treatment. You can expect a fat reduction of 25 percent at the treatment site.

For more about CoolSculpting, visit Aron Kressel, MD, at our office in New York, New York. You can also call 212.772.6968 to book an appointment today.

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