ZO Skin Centre is proud to offer CoolSculpting – a revolutionary, non-surgical and FDA-approved body contouring procedure that freezes and reduces your stubborn fat, giving you a more streamlined physique.
Fear no mirror. Look your best from every angle.
If you’ve done all you can with diet and exercise, but some stubborn pockets of fat remain, you’re going to love CoolSculpting. It’s an innovative way to reduce stubborn bulges – without the hassle of a surgical procedure. By targeting and cooling unwanted fat cells, it achieves a visible reduction in the excess volume you want removed.
The Irresistible Benefits of using the CoolSculpting Procedure to Help Remove Your Excess Fat Include:
- No special diets
- No needles
- No supplements
- No surgery
- No downtime
- Great results
Your CoolSculpting Procedure
Your CoolSculpting procedure will be performed entirely at our luxurious and welcoming office. During your treatment, you will be able to sit or lie down in a position that’s comfortable to you. From there, we will place the CoolSculpting device over your body. The device will draw the bulges of fat to two cooling panels, where it will freeze and ultimately destroy the excess cells. The entire procedure will last about an hour, and you can expect it to be completely comfortable. In fact, many of our patients spend their time reading, working on their laptops or simply relaxing – that’s how pleasant the treatment experience is.
After about three weeks, you’ll start to see that your unwanted fat is visibly improved. And within three months, the full results will become apparent, once your body has completed the process of clearing the destroyed fat cells away. In general, most of our patients are very satisfied with their results after just one treatment, however you may require more than one session depending on how much fat you’re having removed, and how many treatment areas you’d like to address. Once you’ve achieved your desired results, you can expect your slim and contoured new body to last into future, as long as you continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
We are Excited to Offer CoolAdvantage™!
The new ZO Skin Centre™ in Downtown St. Petersburg is excited to be able to offer the new CoolAdvantage™ Applicators for Rapid CoolSculpting® Treatment.
We have the latest applicators for CoolSculpting™ that allow us to address all of your areas of concern including:
- Upper & Lower Abdomen
- Flanks/Love Handles
- Inner Thighs
- Submental Fat (Double Chin)
- Banana Folds (Underneath the bottom)
- Bra Line fat
The new design of the CoolAdvantage™ applicators can reduce treatment time by nearly fifty percent, as well as increases patient comfort during the procedure by forty-five percent. CoolAdvantage™ applicators deliver treatment at a lower temperature than the traditional CoolSculpting® applicators, and the specialized 3-in-1 cup design allows for improved suction along differently shaped regions of the body, such as the inner thighs, abdomen, and flanks. The time required for a CoolAdvantage™ treatment is typically just thirty-five minutes, and clinical studies have shown that rapid CoolSculpting® with the CoolAdvantage™ can be just as effective as traditional, hour-long CoolSculpting® treatment sessions.
After Your Procedure
Because there is no downtime associated with CoolSculpting, you’ll be able to return to work and your normal daily activities immediately after your treatment. If you experience any side effects, they will be very minor and may include slight redness, bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort. However, all of these effects are temporary and will resolve very quickly.
Is CoolSculpting Right For You?
CoolSculpting is a very safe, gentle and effective fat reduction procedure. As such, it is generally an ideal treatment for most of our clients who want to get rid of unsightly bulges of fat throughout the body – including on the abdomen, flanks, thighs and more. With that said, you should be close to your ideal weight and not currently pregnant or breastfeeding to be considered a candidate. As long as you meet those qualifications, there’s a very good chance that CoolSculpting can help you achieve the toned and streamlined body contour you want.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re ready to revitalize your appearance and get back the inner spark of your youth, we invite you to schedule a consultation at ZO Skin Centre today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a Good Candidate for the CoolSculpting Procedure?
The CoolSculpting fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g., gastric bypass), the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Many people want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
How Much Does the CoolSculpting Procedure Cost?
The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed, and your ultimate goals. Most patients opt to receive treatments in multiple body areas in order to achieve their goals and the total amount they pay for their entire treatment plan averages $2,250*.
Create a customized treatment plan, in person, with your CoolSculpting provider that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. Many CoolSculpting practices even offer flexible payment plans to help patients achieve their goals.
*based on data from RealSelf.com on July 1, 2016.
How Long Is Each Treatment? How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Your CoolSculpting physician will help you create an individualized 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. While each CoolSculpting treatment generally lasts about 1 hour, some patients have more than one treatment during the same office visit. Some practices even have multiple CoolSculpting systems and applicators, so it’s possible for a patient to have multiple areas treated at once. You and your provider may also schedule additional treatments or office visits in order to meet your goals.
Can the CoolSculpting Procedure Reduce Fat Anywhere on My Body?
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared to target stubborn fat bulges in specific areas: abdomen, flank/side (“muffin top” or “love handle”), inner thigh, outer thigh, double chin.
I Don’t Like My Double Chin. Can the CoolSculpting Procedure Help Me Lose It?
Yes! The CoolSculpting procedure can treat visible fat bulges under the chin and contour the neck. Freezing away fat from a double chin is as easy and tolerable as using the CoolSculpting procedure in other parts of the body (e.g., abdomen, flank/side, thighs). With CoolSculpting treatment for a double chin, patients see results after just 1 to 2 visits. And with no surgery, no needles, and no downtime.
How Is the CoolSculpting Procedure Different From Kybella™ Chin Fat Treatments?
Kybella is an injectable prescription treatment. Kybella chin fat treatments involve 30 injections per treatment area per session (and patients typically need 2 to 4 sessions). If a patient needs numbing injections to reduce the pain of Kybella injections, that adds more needles and more injections. Some patients may experience throat swelling after Kybella treatments.
The CoolSculpting procedure is a non-invasive procedure, which means there are no needles or injections—ever!
Kybella is a trademark of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
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 for good.
What Does It Feel Like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you may typically feel intense cold. This soon dissipates. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their CoolSculpting treatment.
After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities following their appointment.
Is the CoolSculpting Procedure Safe?
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen, and flank. As the #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure and with millions of CoolSculpting procedures performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment.
Who Should Not Have the CoolSculpting Procedure?
The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
Are There Any Side Effects?
During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, and mild pinching. You may also feel intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping—sensations that subside as the treatment area becomes numb.
Immediately after treatment, there may be redness and firmness; transient blanching and/or mild bruising around the edges of the treatment area; tingling and stinging. Typically, these side effects are temporary and resolve completely. Many patients do experience redness in the treated areas for up to a few hours after the applicator is removed. In rare cases, this redness may persist up to 2 weeks, but it will completely resolve itself.
At 1 to 2 weeks after treatment, there may be redness, bruising, and swelling; tenderness, cramping, and aching; itching, skin sensitivity, tingling, and numbness. In some cases, numbness may persist for several weeks after a treatment. Talk to your doctor if these side effects persist past 2 weeks or worsen over time.
Rare side effects include:
- Paradoxical hyperplasia: Visibly enlarged tissue volume within the treatment area, which may develop 2 to 5 months after treatment. Surgical intervention may be required.
- Late-onset pain with a typical onset several days after a treatment and resolution within several weeks.
- Freeze burn: First- and second-degree freeze burn may occur during treatment. It typically resolves without sequelae with proper care.
- Vasovagal symptoms: Dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, flushing, sweating, or fainting during or immediately after the treatment.
- Subcutaneous induration: Generalized hardness and/or discrete nodules within the treatment area, which may develop after the treatment and may present with pain and/or discomfort.
- Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation may occur after treatment. Typically, it resolves spontaneously.
- Hernia: Treatment may cause new hernia formation or exacerbate pre existing hernia, which may require surgical repair.
Can I Return to Normal Activities After My Treatment?
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Patients often return to work on the same day after a CoolSculpting treatment is completed.
I’ve had my CoolSculpting Procedure. Now What?
Always be sure to schedule a follow-up assessment with your CoolSculpting provider to review your results and discuss the option of additional treatments. Try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A healthy body is a happy one. And we want you to be happy with your results!
When Will I See Results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment.
Do I Need To Take Special Supplements Or Follow A Strict Diet And Exercise Program?
No supplements are required after your CoolSculpting treatment. It’s not a diet and exercise program, so you won’t need to change any of your lifestyle habits. Many patients do feel more motivated to take care of themselves after a CoolSculpting treatment. It’s as if they got a second lease on their body! They want to take even better care of themselves.
What Happens If I Gain Weight After My CoolSculpting Procedure?
Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, 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*.
*Data on file. ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.