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Metro Laser is a CoolSculpting Certified Practice with
3 Locations Throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area
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How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting uses Cryolipolysis to safely and effectively freeze away diet- and exercise-resistant fat without damaging the surrounding cells.
CoolSculpting is based on a method called selective cryolipolysis. The principal behind the method is simple. All cells can be damaged and destroyed through exposure to cold temperatures. However, the cells in fat tissue (known as adipose tissue) are particularly vulnerable to freezing temperatures. This is good news because it means that with a controlled application of targeted cold temperatures, fat cells can be destroyed without harming other cell types such as skin or muscle. By controlling the targeting and application, rate of freeze, and duration, it is possible to kill fat cells with temperatures that have no effect on other cell types.
A study that appeared in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal called, “Broad Overview of a Clinical and Commercial Experience with CoolSculpting” showed that the technique employed by CoolSculpting could effectively reduce subcutaneous fat volume. Even more compelling, a researcher in the study likened the results delivered by CoolSculpting to be comparable to liposuction when compared to a multi-session course of treatment.
Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting requires no invasive surgical procedures. Typical CoolSculpting applicators are cup shaped with a suction that draws folds of fat into the applicator so that the controlled freeze can be applied to both sides. There is no pain and no anesthesia needed. Slight temporary numbness from the cold device may occur but the skin is never “burned” or affected in any adverse way.
Within two to four months, the fat cells that were destroyed in the treatment will have been assimilated by the body. When those dead subcutaneous layers of fat have been absorbed, then next layers will become more susceptible to targeting from CoolSculpting. Therefore, the average patient will require several treatments with about six to eight weeks between applications. Each individual will require a different treatment plan in order to achieve visible results that you can be proud of. At Metro Laser, we’ll help you plan your treatment duration and discuss expectations based on your unique situation.
You’re going to love how you look and feel! In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
Are you ready to love every view of you? We offer CoolSculpting in all three of our Pennsylvania locations – Philadelphia, Exton, and Plymouth Meeting. The sooner you set up your free consultation, the sooner you’ll see results in the mirror—long-term results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise. Contact us today to find out if the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is right for you.
Results and patient experience may vary.
WANT TO GET 20% OFF YOUR FIRST COOLSCULPTING TREATMENT?
1. Book a free in-person consultation so that you can meet with one of our certified treatment specialists.
We’ll discuss your fat reduction goals and go over options customized just for you.
2. Schedule your first CoolSculpting Treatment
We’ll apply your in-person consult TWENTY PERCENT OFF discount automatically.
It’s that simple!
Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
The CoolSculpting fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for people with stubborn pockets of fat in specific areas. Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g., gastric bypass), CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese or severely overweight. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable fat in certain areas they’d like to get rid of, such as the lower belly bulge, the double-chin, or the “love-handles”. CoolSculpting is a great non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
In the US, the CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arms. It’s also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments, giving the area a tightened, younger look and feel.
Are there any side effects?
During your treatment, you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. After the procedure, side effects may include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. Sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental area treatment may occur. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks. Though rare, some additional side effects may occur. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
What does CoolSculpting feel like?
During the first few minutes as the cooling begins, you typically feel intense cold. This soon dissipates. With some applicators, you’ll feel some light pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes and remains numb for the rest of the treatment. After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2-3 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to their daily routine immediately after treatment.
How long does CoolSculpting take?
Your certified CoolSculpting specialist will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. At Metro Laser, we use the latest CoolSculpting technology which allows us to treat a patient in as little as 35-60 minutes. Most patients treat multiple areas during the same appointment. During your treatments you can read, check email, or even take a nap!
Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone forever!
When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as early as 3 weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after about 2 to 3 months. Your body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after your treatment.
What happens if I gain weight after my treatment?
After seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, many people feel even more motivated to stay close to their ideal weight. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
Just as every body is different, every CoolSculpting treatment plan is different too! During your free consultation, our CoolSculpting Specialists will assess your desired areas to determine whether or not you are a candidate for CoolSculpting. From there, they will come up with a customized treatment plan to achieve your fat-reduction goals. Because of this, the cost of CoolSculpting will vary from person to person. Ask about GreenSky financing for CoolSculpting at you free consultation!