There are various treatments available in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, and the surrounding areas that reduce unwanted fat. Most of these procedures focus on melting away fat cells. However, there is a treatment available that actually destroys fat cells by freezing them. This treatment, called CoolSculpting®, is one of the new generations of procedures that is making liposuction a thing of the past.
CoolSculpting®, also known as cryolipolysis, operates from the premise that fat cells survive at an ideal temperature. A change in this optimal temperature can cause fat cells to suffer irreparable damage. When fat cells are frozen, they start the process of destroying themselves.
The first step to obtaining CoolSculpting® treatment is consulting with our experts to figure out whether this treatment is suitable for you. This treatment is meant for people who have some, but not a great deal, of fat to lose in the treatment area. It is not designed to be a weight loss treatment.
On the day of the procedure, patients should simply visit our office. It’s really that simple. The treatment is safe because the temperatures are above freezing but are still cold enough to freeze the fat cells. The cold targets only the fat cells, and the temperature does not damage other cells and tissue.
The entire procedure can be done in the comfort of our office. Patients are able to return to work immediately after the procedure, as there is no actual recovery time necessary. This makes CoolSculpting® a less intensive alternative to a liposuction procedure.
Of course, patients should use CoolSculpting® in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise in order to achieve the best results. Preferably, this should begin prior to the CoolSculpting® procedure.