Based on the principle of Cryolipolysis (technical term that literally means “ fat destruction by freezing”) Coolsculpting utilises a controlled cooling system to selectively freeze fat cells, which are capable of being destroyed at low temperatures without damage to surrounding soft tissue and blood vessels. Once frozen, the dead fat cells are attacked by the body’s immune defence cells and flushed out of the body naturally over a number of weeks.
Following selective exposure to cooling waves of Coolsculpting™, the fat cells undergo a natural process of cell destruction. The body’s normal metabolic processes gradually excrete the dead fat cells from the body.
Coolsculpting™ is FDA and TGA cleared based on its safety profile. Hundreds of thousands of treatments have been safely performed in the world over the past decade. There are no long-term side effects documented. However, in our clinical experience, we have encountered two rare complications with this procedure when older applicators were being used:
These two potential complications are extremely rare now with the use of the latest Cooladvantage™ applicators.
Most patients tolerate the treatment extremely well. Coolsculpting™ is marketed as a painless procedure in the media. However, in our clinical experience, some patients do report feeling mild to moderate discomfort earlier on during the procedure. The treatment area goes fairly numb soon after the freezing begins and any discomfort associated with the freezing process subsides within minutes.
Note: We also offer inhalation anaesthesia (laughing gas) to patients who request for it.
Coolsculpting can be used anywhere on the body but is typically used for targeting excess fat around the abdomen, love handles, backs, stomachs, thighs and arms. Coolsculpt Mini™ is the latest applicator recently released by Zeltiq™ which targets chin fat (double chin) and armpit fat (underarm bulge).
During the treatment, a non-invasive applicator is applied to the skin’s surface of the area to be treated. This is followed by gentle and slow delivery of precisely controlled cooling waves to selectively target and eliminate the fat cells in the area.
Once in position, the cooling applicator remains on the skin for a period of approximately 30 to 60 minutes per treated area. During this time you will be able to sit or lie on the treatment bed and read, work on your laptop, listen to your iPod or watch TV.
Immediately after the procedure the treated areas feels frozen, numb and firm and appear pinkish red in colour. Some patients may feel temporary discomfort along with temporary bruising and swelling. However, this should subside soon after the treatment.
Following the procedure, most patients typically resume their normal routine and activities and are able to return to work and exercise that same day.
Visible results are seen over a period of two to four months following the first treatment and may be enhanced with a subsequent follow-up treatment if required. Most patients can expect to see a 20-35% loss of fat after a single session.
Yes. Fat cells destroyed by this procedure are permanently removed from the body. However, new fat cells can form in the treated area if the patient fails to maintain a healthy lifestyle and starts to consume excessive calories and stops healthy levels of physical activity.
For the majority of patients, Coolsculpting is associated with no downtime. However, we do recommend that patients take a day or 2 off work just in case. Especially, if more than one area is being treated.
Light activity is permitted after 72 hours and light exercise is usually okay after 2 weeks
Most patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their Coolsculpting™ treatment. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after any fat reduction treatment to maintain long-term results.
Coolsculpting™ is the ideal procedure for anyone wishing to get rid of excess body fat but not keen to undergo surgical liposuction surgery. If you have a stubborn fat, then you may be a good candidate for the treatment. To be considered suitable for undergoing any elective cosmetic procedure, you have to:
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure and is not intended for use with grossly overweight patients. People unfit to undergo this procedure are :
Dual-sculpting™ is the technical term used when one two Coolsculpting Machines are used side by side to apply 2 applicators simultaneously to target two areas simultaneously and reduce treatment times. Only a handful of clinic’s in Australia offers Dual-sculpting™.
This depends upon the body areas being treated and the number of Coolsculpting cycles being used. Prices start from $800 per Cycle (unless we are running a special promotion).
20% discount automatically applies to all dermal therapy treatments you may choose to have whilst having a Coolsculpting procedure on the day. Most popular dermal therapy procedures that we perform alongside Coolsculpting are:
A ‘cycle’ is determined by the number of times the CoolSculpting applicator is placed on the skin to cover a pocket of fat (presented by the colour ellipses below). Depending on the size/volume of fat present, more than 1 cycle may be required to reduce the fat to achieve the desired result.
Coolsculpting™ is a patented technology originally developed by a US company Zeltiq™ after years of medical research and development. Over the past 2 years, several Chinese and Korean companies have tried to copy this technology and have flooded the market with cheaper machines. These machines are often found in Non-medical salons offering “coolsculpting” using fake machines.
Please make sure to ask your treatment provider the following questions:
Mediscult™ in Subiaco is one of the handfuls of clinics in Australia to offer the latest Coolsculpting treatment using the newly upgraded Coolsculpting™ applicator called the Cooladvantage™. The new generation of applicators enables us to offer the treatment in less than 30 minutes (compared to the old technology which takes over 60 minutes) and is far more efficient in destroying the fat cells (up to 50% more fat cells are destroyed).
We are also one of the handfuls of clinics in Australia to offer Dual-sculpting™in Perth. Dualsculpting™ is a technical term used to describe Coolsculpting™ treatment where two Coolsculpting™ machines are used side by side to target more than one body area at a time.
Medisculpt™ is one of the few clinics in Australia to offer the entire spectrum of surgical and non-surgical fat reduction treatments under one roof. We are better qualified to advise you about the most appropriate treatment option for you based on your individual concerns, expectations and budget.
Coolsculpting™ fees are calculated by the number of cycles used per treatment. At Medisculpt prices start from $700 per cycle. Most people spend anywhere between $700 to $3000 per treatment.
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