Which Body Areas Can Be Treated With CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is the most popular non-surgical body contouring treatment for a good reason. The treatment safely and effectively removes stubborn pockets of fat through the process of cryolipolysis, or destruction of fat cells through freezing.
During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator is applied to the surface of the skin in order to precisely freeze adipose (fat) cells in a targeted area without damaging the skin. After the treatment, fat cells are gradually eliminated from the body through normal metabolic processes. This results in a reduction of targeted fat pockets with visible results occurring in as little as 3 weeks (note: it may take up to 3 months before some patients see the full results of CoolSculpting).
One of the best features of CoolSculpting is that it can treat many areas of the body. Basically, if an area has pinchable fat, it can be treated.
Which Body Areas Can Be Treated
The most common CoolSculpting treatment areas include:
- Upper or lower abdomen
- Anterior or posterior flanks
- Bra back (back fat)
- Inner or outer thighs
- Banana fold (below bottom)
The Different CoolSculpting Applicators
A variety of CoolSculpting applicators were designed in different shapes and/or sizes in order to address the various contours of the body. They include:
CoolCore: This applicator is made to match the contour of most stomachs, making it ideal to treat the upper and lower abdomen.
CoolMini: A miniature applicator that was designed to treat the chin and other smaller areas, including the knees and arm pits
CoolSmooth Pro: This is the only applicator that does not use suction (i.e. fat is not pulled into the applicator for cooling). Instead it rests flat on the treatment area making it ideal for treating dense body areas including the outer thighs and abdomen.
CoolPetite: One of the newest applicators, designed to treat the upper arms.
CoolFit: An ideal applicator to treat vertical body area like the inner thighs
CoolCurve: This applicator is designed to address curved or narrow areas of the body like the love handles or bra back.