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What is this Miracle, Coolsculpting I keep hearing about?

Why did you try CoolSculpting? Did it hurt? Does it really work? Have I seen results? Your friends ask you about CoolSculpting, and you can answer with a resounding yes! It works!

Take advantage of a procedure that helps men and women achieve a slimmer, more contoured body with just a short, in-clinic appointment. The experience is quite pleasant. You almost forget you are undergoing a non-surgical fat reduction procedure. You can spend the time on your phone, or laptop, read a book or take a nap if you like. You are covered with a warm blanket, and the device is not invasive.

History claims that cryolipolysis (which is what CoolSculpting is) was invented almost accidentally. In 1970 a study in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that the fat cells in the cheeks of children who sucked on frozen popsicles gradually died, taking away the fat stores in their cheeks. Doctors capitalized on this discovery and created a machine that could freeze off fat. Cryolipolysis was born.

In 2001, The FDA first approved CoolSculpting for reducing fat for fat in the flank region. Since then, the FDA has given clearance for additional areas. You can thank overwhelming positive test results in clinical trials, and the frozen cheeks of little children, for these approvals.

Cryolipolysis and Coolsculpting are the same treatment and a procedure that helps men and women achieve a more contoured physique and a slimmer body. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that is safe and effective. The procedure uses controlled freezing technology to get rid of unwanted fat cells. Treatments are safe, and you will have no downtime after the procedure.

CoolSculpting is available at The Spa on Highland, and they can help you with FDA-approved services for these areas:

  • Abdomen

  • Flank

  • Thighs

  • Bra Fat

  • Back Fat

  • Banana Roll

  • Upper Arms

Thanks to the latest advancement in CoolSculpting technology, a specialized CoolMini applicator is FDA cleared to target fat pockets under the chin. So, you can use this non-invasive treatment to sculpt your chin now.

Does CoolSculpting Work?

Clinical studies have shown that CoolSculpting’s popularity as a fat removal procedure is skyrocketing, and researchers have found that cryolipolysis reduces fat in treated layers by up to 25%. The results were still being felt six months after the treatment.

The cryolipolysis device freezes fat cells, and these frozen, dead fat cells are excreted out of your body through the liver within several weeks of treatment. As a result, you will see the full results of your fat loss treatment within three months.

CoolSculpting has visible results in just several weeks after your treatment. Continued improvement is seen over two months as your body flushes out dead fat cells. You may need two to four more CoolSculpting treatments to gain an optimal outcome, but the time is worth it.

Does it Hurt?

Not at all! At first, the initial sensation is intense suction, as if your fat got caught in a vacuum cleaner. The cold is not uncomfortable, either. Your body does adjust to the cold sensation quickly. It may take about 60 minutes for the first area to be treated. After your CoolSculpting treatment, the areas are massaged.

When blood flow returns to the treated area, the sensation also returns. Again, it may feel strange for about five minutes, but as your feelings return, you are free to go.

CoolSculpting is the perfect way to lose those pockets of unwanted fat that won’t reduce even with exercise and diet. However, CoolSculpting is not for everyone. It is not advertised as a treatment for obesity. If you suffer from the following conditions, do not try CoolSculpting:

  • Cryoglobulinemia or a rare disorder characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels. Cryoglobulinemia can restrict blood flow.

  • Cold agglutinin is autoimmune hemolytic anemia where the body’s immune system destroys red blood cells.

  • Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria or PCH is also a rare autoimmune hemolytic anemia set off by a cold.

Most people do not have these conditions, but it is still a good idea to consult with the clinic before undergoing CoolSculpting procedures.

In addition to CoolSculpting, The Spa on Highland in Sandy, Utah offers many more non-invasive treatments to help you get the young, refreshed look you want. You can see the services offered by visiting their website at or calling 801-943-3260.

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