Coolsculpting has gotten more popular. There are good reasons for this. First, it works. Secondly, the results are quite consistent. Third, it’s safety profile is good.
I tend to be skeptical about big pharma and many of the companies in the beauty industry, but I have to say this company is doing a good job. They continue to improve and innovate on their “adapter heads.” They provide ongoing (not just initial) training for offices using the equipment, which is rare. And they have a good safety focus.
Can this be done on someone with normal BMI of 22?
Does cool sculpting cause loose skin after fat removal? Or, does it tighten the skin?
It tightens the skin. Originally, the company did not apply for “this indication” with the FDA, so they don’t market it. But….we have all seen skin tightening, in the majority of patients, post Coolsculpting. It’s sometimes quite a bit….and sometimes less. In our office and others, we’ve never seen “loosening” reported.
I have Raynauds— is coolsculpting ok?
This is a tougher one to answer because there isn’t enough data on this. The company tends to leave this up to the judgment of the individual doctor treating. In my opinion, with severe Raynauds, Coolsculpting would NOT be advised at any site. Most patients though have mild to moderate Raynauds. Generally, we are comfortable treating patients with mild Raynauds, and they have done perfectly. With moderate Raynauds, in my opinion, sticking to areas that have good blood supply and plenty of fat to pinch (like the abdomen and flanks) makes sense. Avoiding the arms, and knees also makes sense to me with moderate Raynauds. Hopefully we will have more data soon.
Expect to need multiple treatments, unless you just have a few small rogue pockets of fat. Costs vary and you have to be measured in office for an estimate to be accurate.
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