Sculpt Spa Las Vegas is the premier destination for incredible body contouring techniques, strategies, and treatments. We are often sought out by the beautiful and buff Las Vegas entertainment professionals as well as anyone working on perfecting their self-image.
Our Sculpt Spa team in Las Vegas has a wealth of experience in body contouring and have developed a completely stress and judgement-free environment. Our focused and holistic approach brings greater attention to the finer details, making your experience one which achieves your goals in the most pleasing and satisfying way possible.
One of our most popular offerings is CoolSculpting. Here is a guide to what CoolSculpting is, and how it became the #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure on the market today. There is a very good chance that it is the right choice for you.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is the brand name for cryolipolysis. Let’s break it down:
- “Cryo” = Cold
- “Lipo” = Fat
- “-lysis” = Destruction
Since the destruction of fat is the target, it is important to understand what kind of fat will be eradicated. There are two types of fat in the body, subcutaneous and visceral. Visceral fat is the substance that lines your organs and is often discussed in challenges like diabetes and heart disease.
Visceral fat is not the target of CoolSculpting. Subcutaneous fat is the substance that is the visible body fat that “rolls” when you try to fit into too-tight garments. Our body’s ability to get rid of subcutaneous fat decreases with age. If with each passing year, you find it harder to slim down, that is probably why.
The Roots of CoolSculpting
The origin of cryolipolysis comes from one of the most unlikely sources for a popular fat reduction technology. It came from watching kids eating popsicles. Scientists were intrigued by a condition they were observing in children who were eating popsicles and left the ice rest on their inner cheeks for several minutes. The skin samples they took from the kids showed that there was inflammation in the fat, but the overlaying skin was normal.
This fat injury was called “cold-induced fat necrosis” and its existence indicated that fat was more sensitive to being injured, and killed, than other tissues.
How CoolSculpting Works
Cold-induced fat necrosis is exactly how CoolSculpting at SculptSpa Las Vegas works. The technique leverages the susceptibility of fat cells to damage from cold temperatures. The cells become injured through the technique and that triggers an inflammatory response by your body. That response then effectively kills the fat cells as part of a purge process. Macrophages are a type of white blood cells and move into action as part of your body’s immune system. They get called to the area treated by cold and carry away the dead and injured fat cells as debris.
A handheld device is used by your SculptSpa Las Vegas medical professional. CoolSculpting system devices are not available for use at home by consumers. It is prescription use only and requires medical authorization. Bottom line, a CoolSculpting system is an investment for your provider, and that cost is also a motivator for other providers to offer less effective injection-oriented fat removal “solutions.”
The CoolSculpting system uses controlled cooling that will target and freeze a portion of the fat cells under your skin. This triggers the macrophages activity which will continue through the weeks that follow your session.
The treatment is non-invasive. There are no needles. There is no surgery. Most importantly, there is no downtime. You can fit this into your busy schedule without skipping a beat.
The treatment can take as little as 35 minutes, or up to an hour. The variance in time has to do with how many bulges you want to target and how “stubborn” they are. At SculptSpa Las Vegas, you get the advantage of a team with a wealth of experience. When we say that the environment is “stress and judgement free”, we mean it. We are open extended hours including evenings and weekends to meet your optimal timing, not ours. We operate with dual-sculpting systems so that two of your body areas can be treated simultaneously. By the time you come to your appointment, you will have already been aware of our online booking system and our complimentary no-commitment consultation. At your appointment, you are treated to Smart TV with Netflix and Hulu, plush spa robes, luxurious lounge chairs and refreshments.
How CoolSculpting Compares to Liposuction
You may be curious as to how CoolSculpting compares to liposuction procedures you have heard about. The results of CoolSculpting and liposuction can be very similar. Both procedures are used to permanently remove excess fat from specific body parts. Neither procedure is intended for weight loss. Also, neither procedure can improve the appearance of cellulite or loose skin. While they both reduce adipose tissue and improve body contour, there are significant differences. Liposuction started unsuccessfully in the 1920s. Charles Dujarier developed a process of fat removal and body contouring procedures. When his patients then developed gangrene, the practice became quickly dismissed. In 1975, cosmetic surgeons Arpad and Giorgio Fischer created the modern technique of liposuction.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure. It requires cutting, stitching, and anesthetizing. A tool loosens fat cells, and a vacuum sucks the dislodged cells from the body. Surgery takes 3 to 4 hours and downtime can last a few weeks before you can return to strenuous activity. Results are not seen for months until after the swelling goes down. Unlike CoolSculpting, liposuction does cause moderate pain for about three days following the treatment, and soreness that goes away after about 4 weeks.
How CoolSculpting Compares to Kybella
Kybella is an injectable option that clients consider for fat removal. Kybella evolved from a treatment called LipoDissolve that had earned warnings from the FDA that it was not safe or effective.
A dermatologist, Dr. Adam Rotunda, and his professor at the time, Dr. Mike Kolodney, decided to study the purported fat-dissolving chemicals and developed the now approved Kybella. Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring product in the body that breaks down dietary fat. It has been approved for use in double chins only. CoolSculpting has much broader applications.
There are further differences. Like CoolSculpting, Kybella destroys fat cells by attacking the fat cell membranes. Unlike CoolSculpting, Kybella is administered through a series of 20 or more injections. Where CoolSculpting may need a follow up treatment or two, Kybella generally requires an average number of four treatments up to potentially six. This process costs in inconvenience and other discomforts.
CoolSculpting has been proven to be effective in improving skin laxity, Kybella has not and in fact, may make skin looseness worse. The amount of side effects between the two technologies is significant. Cool Sculpting has very minimal side effects that only last a few days. With Kybella, 72% of patients had bruising, 87% had swelling, 70% had pain, over the course of two weeks following a session.
And remember, there are four to six such sessions required.
How CoolSculpting Compares to Zerona
Zerona is a laser fat shrinking system that clients ask about. The Zerona device was created in 1998 as an assist to liposuction, helping to reduce pain and inflammation that liposuction causes. They discovered that the device actually liquified fat and made it easier to remove.
It is now used as a stand-alone process, designed to shrink and liquefy fat cells in chosen targeted areas. The laser enables the emulsification of fat tissue so that it leaks out of the cells, thereby shrinking them, without having any effect on the skin itself. CoolSculpting has proven to be a superior option for a number of reasons. Zerona requires many more sessions—6 over the course of 15 days, coming every other day for another 40-minute to an hour session. There is not enough data on the long-term results, but it is known that Zerona does not fully remove the fat cells from the treated area. This means that it is likely the fat deposits can return over time.
CoolSculpting fully eliminates the fat cells, so those deposits cannot return. The liquified fat tissue created by Zerona also potentially increases toxin levels in the liver. Like Kybella, Zerona also can worsen loose skin where CoolSculpting tightens your skin giving it a smooth sculpted shape.
The CoolSculpting Process and Results
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in these locations:
- Submental (under the chin)
- Submandibular (under the jawline) areas
- Bra fat
- Back fat
- Underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll)
- Upper arm
It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments.
The treatment itself goes like this: First, a gel pad is applied to the area to protect the skin. Next, the fatty bulge is suctioned or vacuumed into the applicator’s hollow opening. You will feel a tugging or pulling sensation as suction is applied. These sensations of intense cold, plus other possible sensations – tingling, stinging, aching, cramping – lessen after 5 to 10 minutes as the area becomes numb during the cooling down process. The fat layer is gradually cooled to the target temperature of between 30.2- and 39.2-degrees Fahrenheit. Upon removal of the applicator, you may see a frozen bulge at the treatment area (known as a “butterstick”). Your Sculpt Spa CoolSculpting expert may apply manual massage to rewarm and smooth out the treated area. At this point, the body will naturally eliminate your dead cells.
Starting in the weeks that follow treatment, your body will process the fat cells that were frozen during the treatment and remove them from the treated site, affecting the appearance of the bulge. You will see changes in your body in as early as 4 weeks, and dramatic changes by the end of 3 months.
Your body will continue to naturally process the injured fat cells for weeks to months after your procedure. Results may take up to 6 months to become completely visible. Visible results will vary from person to person.
Your final results should mean up to 20%-25% permanent fat reduction in the treated area. Once these fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good!
Don’t Take Our Word For It: Listen To Satisfied CoolSculpting Customers
“CoolSculpting gave me the push over the finish line that working out and dieting could not achieve. It got me there”
“When I put on a bikini now, it fits better, and I love the way I look”
“It really worked for me. When you see the side by side (comparison), it is so good.”
“I want to feel good and look fabulous, knowing that I have a dress that is going to feel good on my body. I feel really good and relieved. I can be fully present.”
Is CoolSculpting safe? Does Coolsculpting work? Is CoolSculpting permanent? Yes, yes, and yes. The key points about Sculpt Spa Las Vegas and our CoolSculpting offering:
- It is for people of all ages.
- Fat cells in the treated area are gone for good!
- No one is going to cut you open.
- There is no risk of infection. It is a low-risk procedure.
- There is no damage to nerve fibers, blood vessels, muscles, or lasting damaging to skin in the treatment area.
- You are not sedated or anesthetized.
- More than one area of the body may be treated in a single session.
- The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. It does not disrupt your life or schedule.
- Patients may experience happiness and an increase in self-esteem due to the results.
While CoolSculpting permanently destroys fat cells, it’s not a weight loss plan. You need to be committed to an active and healthy lifestyle for the best results.
You should only get CoolSculpting if it’s what you want for yourself. Like other cosmetic procedures, it should never be something someone else pressures you into doing. CoolSculpting should be about boosting your self-confidence and happiness – and no one else’s.
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