What is CoolSlimmingTM?
CoolSlimmingTM is a non-invasive, computer-controlled procedure where specific fat cells are targeted and permanently removed. The technology, known as cryolipolysis, was designed and developed by dermatologists Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, of Harvard Medical School. Their analysis found that “prolonged, controlled local tissue cooling can induce selective fat reduction and subsequent loss of fat cells, without damaging the overlying skin”.
How does CoolSlimmingTM work?
A special suction head with cooling plates is placed on the targeted body area. The area is then cooled. When cooled, the fat cells crystalize and breakdown and dissolve, eventually entering the lymphatic system. The surrounding tissue remains unaffected.
What happens to the treated fat cells?
The crystalized fat cells are naturally processed and excreted from the body permanently. The treated area becomes smaller in size over the following weeks as this happens.
How long is each treatment?
The treatment can last up to 60 minutes, depending on the thickness of the area and how quickly you respond to the cooling technology. Your treatment will be tailored to your individual requirements, which will be discussed with you during your consultation.
How many treatments will I need?
One treatment is sufficient for most areas. Cryolipolysis has the advantage of not requiring a course of treatments. Depending on the thickness of the fat and your personal goals, CoolSlimmingTM treatments may be repeated in the same area a second time. If you choose to have additional treatments, the waiting time for the same area is approximately 53-60 days. This allows enough time to measure the effectiveness of the initial treatment.
What results can I expect?
Clinical studies on cryolipolysis have shown a reduction of fat in the targeted area of up to 45%. Results do vary with each individual, based on the thickness of the fat deposits and the lifestyle maintained after treatment. Following the aftercare advice will enhance results.
When will I see my results?
The results depend on the individual, the fat thickness and the area treated. Some patients see improvements in as little as 2 weeks but more noticeable changes can be observed over the following weeks. You will see your maximum results after 12 weeks.
In clinical trials 12 weeks post treatment, 9 out of 10 people saw an undeniable reduction in the treated area.
What will I feel during the treatment?
Once we have marked up the targeted area, you will feel a “pull” from the vacuum effect used to hold the area in place during the session. Next you will start the get an intense cold feeling at the beginning of the procedure at the vacuum site. This will fade as the area becomes numb. We often have patients fall asleep during their session. There is no anesthetic or pain relief required during the treatment.
What side effects can I expect with CoolSlimmingTM?
Cryolipolysis has very few side effects. Often there is some short term, mild redness and numbness on the treated area after the session. In rare cases, there may be a slight hematoma due to the vacuum that will resorb within a few days. You can resume normal daily activities immediately after the session.
Am I a good candidate for CoolSlimmingTM?
The ideal candidates for CoolSlimmingTM are those who want to reduce localized fat deposits in areas such as the thighs, hips, flanks, abdomen, upper arms, etc. These areas can be particularly stubborn, even with diet and exercise. We suggest that the ideal candidate is at or near their ideal body weight, as these individuals will see the best results. Although the majority of people are treatable, it is not an overall weight loss solution.
Do I need to follow a particular diet plan?
No diet plan is required for the treatment to work. However, combining cryolipolysis with a healthy diet will further maximize your results.
What areas can I target with CoolSlimmingTM?
CoolSlimmingTM can target visible fat bulges in the thighs, abdomen, flanks, back, buttocks and chin.
Is CoolSlimmingTM safe?
CoolSlimmingTM procedure is proven to be safe and effective. It is the #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure worldwide.