CoolSculpting: Does it Tighten Your Skin?

Attempting to get rid of stubborn fat areas and tighten up loose skin can be extremely frustrating. 

Despite trying every fad diet on the market and exercising multiple times a week, those annoying fat pockets just will not budge. 

And if they do, the loose skin that lingers can drain your confidence.

Talk about disappointment.

If you have been fighting with those troublesome fat pockets for quite some time, you do not have to struggle anymore.

Luckily, there is a safe and non-invasive procedure designed to rid those targeted fat cells once and for all. 

But will it also tighten your skin?

This guide will explain what CoolSculpting is and how it works while outlining the ideal CoolSculpting candidates and reviewing the many benefits of the outpatient procedure.

What is CoolSculpting?

The process of externally breaking down an area of targeted fat cells using extremely cold temperatures is known as CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is also commonly referred to as cryolipolysis

This non-invasive procedure is often sought after by people who have specific and localized fat bulges that they cannot make disappear despite having a healthy diet and exercising efficiently.

How exactly does CoolSculpting work?

  1. The non-surgical procedure can last between one to three hours depending on the number of fat cells that need to be worked on. It does not require anesthesia, needles, or incisions. 
  2. The plastic surgeon or trained physician conducting the procedure uses applicators on a handheld device to deliver extremely cold temperatures to the targeted fat pocket areas.
  3. The controlled cooling destroys the localized fat cells without affecting the skin or other tissue surrounding the troubled areas
  4. Once the fat cells cool down, they implode and are destroyed.
  5. Then, your body does all of the work to naturally remove the fat cells.

Because the cold temperatures naturally numb the affected area, no anesthesia is required.

Does CoolSculpting Actually Work?

Before choosing to move forward with the non-invasive procedure, many potential patients are curious to know, does CoolSculpting actually work?

Yes, it does.

CoolSculpting is an effective non-surgical fat reduction procedure that continuously delivers promising results. 

On average, a CoolSculpting procedure lessens the amount of fat from the targeted areas by 10-25% each time the area is worked on.

CoolSculpting can be used to reduce fat in the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Flanks
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Chin area
  • Legs

If you might be interested in a CoolSculpting procedure, the professionals at Bridgetown Aesthetics are happy to answer any questions that you may have during a free consultation.


Does CoolSculpting Tighten Skin?

CoolSculpting works to help break down fat bulges that otherwise do not disappear with diet and exercise. 

Although the CoolSculpting procedure eliminates isolated fatty areas, it is not designed to tighten already loose skin.

However, both the process of CoolSculpting and the science behind skin elasticity work together to allow for some of the loose skin to retract following the weight loss from the CoolSculpting procedure.

So does CoolSculpting tighten skin?

The possibility of skin tightening after a CoolSculpting procedure may be dependent on two factors:

  1. The age of the patient
  2. The skin quality of the patient

If you are looking to rid stubborn fat pockets, CoolSculpting could work for you.

However, if you are interested in tightening your skin, Bridgetown Aesthetics offers a different non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure.


CoolSculpting Fat — Who is an Ideal Candidate?

Despite what many people might think, CoolSculpting is not an alternative to liposuction or similar procedures.

Although liposuction can be used to target areas of fat deposits, it is also largely used to help morbidly obese patients become healthier by aiding progress with their weight loss goals.

Different than with liposuction, the ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are already rather fit. They are simply looking to rid a localized pocket of unwanted fat that just won’t budge with a consistent diet or exercise.

The ideal CoolSculpting candidate:

  • Is committed to a healthy lifestyle
  • Is relatively fit
  • Is close to their ideal weight
  • Has skin that retains its tone and elasticity
  • Is not pregnant
  • Does not have excessive scarring around the desired treated area
  • Does not have eczema, dermatitis, or other similar skin problems

If you’re unsure if CoolSculpting is the right procedure for you, take advantage of the free consultation with Bridgetown Aesthetics to speak to a professional about your specific circumstances.


Skin Tightening is Not the Intended Benefit of CoolSculpting: Here Are 5 CoolSculpting Benefits

Oftentimes when potential patients begin to research CoolSculpting, they want to know, “Can CoolSculpting help with loose skin?”. 

Contrary to what many believe before taking the time to learn about CoolSculpting is that tightening of the skin is possible, but it is not the intention of the procedure.

As the targeted fat cells are destroyed, the skin may begin to tighten as the patient loses weight. Although this is a welcomed benefit for patients, it is not the reason behind CoolSculpting. 

Aside from the possibility of skin tightening, CoolSculpting offers a handful of other benefits, to include:

  1. Clinically proven fat loss
  2. Zero downtime/recovery
  3. A painless and non-invasive procedure
  4. Results within 8-12 weeks
  5. Permanent results

Benefit #1: Clinically Proven Fat Loss

Patients who are treated with CoolSculpting just one time typically see up to 25% of fat loss in the treated areas. 
If patients follow-up with a second CoolSculpting procedure in those same targeted areas, there is a possibility of an additional 20-25% fat volume reduction.

Benefit #2: Zero Downtime/Recovery

Because CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, the recovery time is extremely minimal and patients can resume normal activities almost immediately.

Patients might experience:

  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Mild soreness around the CoolSculpting treatment site

However, none of these small side effects should keep patients from their regular daily activities.

Benefit #3: Painless and Non-Invasive

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, meaning no cutting is involved. It is an external procedure, different from liposuction.

Generally, the only thing a patient might feel during a CoolSculpting procedure is some tugging on the skin that is between the cooling panels used to freeze the fat pockets.

Benefit #4: Results with 8-12 Weeks

Does CoolSculpting actually work?

Most patients see results within 8-12 weeks of having the procedure done. However, some patients have reported seeing results much sooner following their CoolSculpting procedure.

Benefit #5: Permanent Results

“Are the results of CoolSculpting permanent?”, is one of the most common questions that potential patients ask.

And the answer is, yes.

Because CoolSculpting implodes and destroys fat cells, the long-lasting results are very promising. Those fat cells die off and cannot come back – they’re gone for good.


Wondering if CoolSculpting Will Tighten Your Skin? Schedule Your CoolSculpting Consultation Today

CoolSculpting is a safer and non-invasive option to fat reduction than other surgeries, like liposuction. 

The CoolSculpting procedure is completely external so there are no incisions. There is also no anesthesia required, and no recovery time is necessary following the nonsurgical experience.

With the handful of benefits of the CoolSculpting procedure, many patients find CoolSculpting to be an easier answer to targeting fat reduction.

Although CoolSculpting is not designed to tighten your skin, fat loss is clinically proven and the results are permanent.

If you’re wondering if CoolSculpting could work for you, contact the professionals at Bridgetown Aesthetics today to schedule a free consultation.

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