Does CoolSculpting leave your skin saggy?
Many patients wonder: does CoolSculpting leave excess skin after fat cells have been eliminated from a treatment area? Though CoolSculpting is not guaranteed to improve skin elasticity (skin tightness), CoolSculpting does not leave sagging skin.
The good news about CoolSculpting is that it allows the skin to contract slowly since the fat cells gradually disappear after the treatment. This reduces the possibility of sagging skin.
Extreme Side Effects
The common side effects are the ones that most people endure after their Coolsculpting procedure, but there are certain occasions where others have experienced more severe problems such as the following: Extreme pain around the area. Severe numbing on the skin. Bloated along the area of contact.
In addition to fat layer reduction, CoolSculpting can noticeably reduce skin laxity. The mechanism by which CoolSculpting induces skin tightening is not known. The improved appearance in the skin may not actually be skin tightening but perhaps dermal thickening, resulting in an improved appearance to thin, crepey skin.
How long does CoolSculpting last? The fat cells targeted during CoolSculpting are destroyed, meaning they will not return to the body. In theory, therefore, the results of CoolSculpting can last indefinitely.
Since CoolSculpting® reduces fat gradually for a moderate change, it's unlikely to cause sagging skin or make loose skin look worse. The fat cells that are broken down after the treatment are expelled by the body over months of time. The skin typically retracts around the new slimmer body contours.
The results of CoolSculpting do not appear immediately. The process of flushing the frozen fat cells from the body takes a total of between one and three months (sometimes more). You should start to see an initial improvement in the treated area or areas approximately three weeks after your CoolSculpting treatment.
Some patients see results in as little as 3 weeks. The most dramatic results will be seen within 2 months of your initial treatment, and you could continue to see results as far in as 4 to 6 months after your treatment.
Plan to Get at Least Two Treatments
In theory, you can see a reduction in fat on areas like your stomach, flanks, and chin in as little as one session. But Ghavami told me that two sessions are ideal for more permanent results. You might even want to book three sessions for larger areas like your abdomen.
The main difference between the two procedures is the type of lipolysis technology they use to dissolve and break up fat tissues. Sculpsure uses laser heat technology to melt away fat cells, while CoolSculpting freezes them away using its advanced cryolipolysis (or fat freezing) procedure.
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“In general, it can take anywhere from weeks to months—even years,” says Dr. Chen. If after one to two years skin is still loose, it may not get any tighter, she says.
Coolsculpting works uses controlled cooling to target and kill only these fat cells. In the weeks to follow, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates dead cells. The older we get the less skin elasticity we have. It very unlikely that your skin will tighten after Coolsculpting treatment.
Fortunately, we have good news. CoolSculpting® Elite can help eliminate all of those stubborn jiggles and bulges, including those pesky “bat wings” under your arms.
How many CoolSculpting treatments do I need? While a number of patients see results after one treatment, most patients need two CoolSculpting treatments to see the change they hope to achieve in a treated area. In some cases, more than two treatments may be recommended.
People often ask if after CoolSculpting, does the fat grow back. This is an important question for those wondering how long does CoolSculpting last. No, the fat will not come back. Nor will the body create more fat cells to replace those eliminated via the fat freezing treatment.
In most cases, however, patients require two to three treatment sessions per treatment area. You'll likely see an improvement in your treatment area about eight to twelve weeks after your CoolSculpting procedure. The most dramatic results will likely appear in 90 days.
CoolSculpting is not just a safe but also a highly effective non-surgical contouring treatment that can be used as a replacement to a tummy tuck (especially in patients with stubborn belly fat and good skin elasticity).
To be clear, CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment and is not intended to help with weight loss, so it's very unlikely that you will lose a significant amount of weight when you use this treatment. However, most patients will be able to lose at least two to five pounds of body fat when they use the treatment.
Side effects are mild, too, and go away after a short time. On average, it lessens the amount of fat in targeted areas by 10%-25%.
How many CoolSculpting treatments are needed for stomach?
Some providers recommend two treatments for the stomach area. Each treatment takes between 35 and 60 minutes. Results are permanent, but some people choose to have additional sessions to remove even more fat cells.
As your body gradually metabolizes the damaged fat cells, you'll notice the treatment area become smoother and tauter. It typically takes about 3 to 4 months for the full results of CoolSculpting to become apparent. Since CoolSculpting destroys fat cells, it delivers long lasting results.
CoolSculpting “freezes” away unwanted pockets of fat, but it takes time for that fat to die and be absorbed and expelled by the body. It's quite possible that they said they saw no results at three months but loved their results at six or nine months.
One to Four Months Average
The recommended minimum wait time is 30 days before you get a second freezing session on the same treatment area. It may be slightly more effective to wait a little while, however. Ideal results from treatment are usually seen around three months after the initial session.
The Coolsculpting procedure actually freezes unwanted fat cells. Once frozen, the cells die. As the body begins to expel the cells naturally, you can begin seeing the results of the procedure. In most cases, you will see a reduction in fat within three weeks.