CoolSculpting is popular at our Chico, CA, med spa with women and men who want to reduce stubborn areas of fat that resist exercise and diet. This “fat freezing” treatment gets rid of unwanted bulges without incisions, injections, or downtime. The unique, nonsurgical fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure that uses a process called cryolipolysis to safely target areas such as the abdomen, love handles, and fat below the chin.
Ideal candidates for nonsurgical body contouring procedures such as CoolSculpting are men and women who are already in good overall shape because they lead active lifestyles and follow a healthy diet. The goal of CoolSculpting treatments is to reduce fat, not to lose weight. People who benefit from this fat-freezing procedure at Rejuvené are already at, or close to, the weight they want to maintain but who have trouble spots that keep them from looking their best.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
Harvard researchers discovered that fat below the skin’s surface freezes at a higher temperature than surrounding tissues. Scientists used this information to develop CoolSculpting, first cleared in 2010 by the FDA. Fat cells exposed to sustained, controlled cooling during CoolSculpting treatments freeze and die without damage to the skin or other tissues. The body naturally and harmlessly removes the dead fat cells over time.
What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?
Specialized CoolSculpting applicators that deliver controlled cooling can target unwanted fat in almost every area of the body. Specialized CoolSculpting applicators can treat:
A belly bulge
Love handles or a muffin top at the flanks or sides of the torso
Saddlebags on the hips and outer thighs
Excess fat that becomes more visible when wearing a bra (bra fat)
Fat that rubs together at the inner thighs
Fat causing the appearance of a double chin
It often takes more than one CoolSculpting treatment session to produce the best results.
Does CoolSculpting Hurt?
A CoolSculpting treatment involves applying cooling panels to the treatment area or areas. Depending on the treatment area, the panels may lie flat on the skin or use suction to draw the skin between the panels. For example, flat panels are used for areas with no pinchable fat.
Once the treatment begins, patients typically experience some tingling and minor discomfort as applicators deliver cooling energy below the skin. This lasts for only about 5 minutes until the area feels numb. Patients then relax and scroll their smartphones, read, or nap. The treatment sessions can last from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the areas patients want to target.
Is There Any Recovery Time Needed After CoolSculpting?
Patients can resume their normal daily activities immediately after getting a CoolSculpting procedure. There is no downtime needed. There may be some redness where we applied the applicators, and some patients feel a bit tender in the treatment area. Swelling and a tingling sensation are other possible side effects but resolve quickly.
When Do CoolSculpting Results Appear?
Cell death and elimination occur gradually after the fat freezing treatment. It typically takes a few months after your final CoolSculpting procedure to see the full results. Some patients with mild skin laxity in the treatment area may want to follow up with a SkinTyte® treatment to enhance their CoolSculpting results.
Schedule a Complimentary Consultation
Women and men who want to freeze away fat at our Chico med spa travel from Oroville and the surrounding areas to have Dr. Hodari and our team of aesthetic specialists perform the treatments. You can request a complimentary consultation] using the online form or call us at
(530) 342-8295 to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Hodari is perennially voted the best dermatologist in Chico* due to his excellent credentials and sincere, compassionate approach. He builds trusting relationships with his patients through clear, honest communication.