What is Coolsculpting?
CoolSculpting® is a fat removal treatment by means of freezing fat cells. Unlike exercise and diets, CoolSculpting® does not shrink the fat cells; instead, it breaks down fat cells and allows the body to absorb and excrete the destroyed fat cells naturally. This makes the treatment effective at removing stubborn fats that just would not go away, even with rigorous workout regimes and strict diets.
In Astique, there are 4 variations of the CoolSculpting® treatments, each specialising in treating different areas of the body:
How does the treatment work?
CoolSculpting® is a patented form of fat freezing, also known as cryolipolysis, a process that breaks down fat cells by freezing them. As fat cells are more susceptible to damage from cold temperatures than other cells, the procedure can destroy fat cells without damaging surrounding cells. The broken down fat cells are then absorbed by the body and excreted naturally by the body over several months, achieving the desired slimming results.
During the procedure, a gel pad is applied to the treatment area to protect the skin. A suction is then applied onto the fatty bulge by the device in the treatment area, which causes a tugging or pulling sensation, along with some discomfort from the cooling process. These sensations will become less apparent after 5 to 10 minutes as the treatment area becomes numb as the device continues to cool the treatment area to freezing temperatures and will remain so till the end of the treatment.
How long does each session take?
Each session of Cool Advantage should take approximately 40 minutes, while other variations of the treatments take approximately 60 minutes.
Is it painful? Is there any downtime?
Some discomfort is to be expected during the treatment due to the suction and freezing of the fatty bulge in the treatment area. After the treatment is complete, we will have to massage the treated area to break down the frozen fat cells, there will be some discomfort during this massage. There may be some bruising and redness at the treated areas that will persist for 5-7 days. You may feel some soreness that will last for 1-2 weeks post treatment. This is normal and a good sign that the treatment is working!
Is it safe?
CoolSculpting® is a very safe treatment in the hands of trained professionals. As a leading non-invasive fat-reduction treatment worldwide, CoolSculpting® has a well-established safety and efficacy profile. CoolSculpting® systems are controlled cooling devices designed with built-in safety measures. If sensors detect that the skin is getting too cold, the system will shut down automatically. Nevertheless, we recommend you to get a proper assessment done with our doctors prior to the treatment.
Am I suitable for this treatment?
CoolSculpting® is not suitable for patients who are obese or significantly overweight and cannot be applied areas of skin that are cut or injured, contain severe varicose veins, dermatitis, or other skin lesions.
Patients with a history of abnormal cold sensitivity, cold intolerance or any cold-induced conditions, such as cryoglobulinemia and cold agglutinin disease.
If you are unsure if the treatment is suitable for you, please consult our doctors.
Can I undergo other cosmetic treatments if I am already undergoing this treatment?
Yes! Most treatments are safe to continue together with the CoolSculpting® treatments.
Botox is also included in the following treatment package:
*Results may vary between individuals