Valverde and Arpino are a reference on the Costa Blanca, with cosmetic clinics in Benidorm and Alicante. We frequently hear about the latest treatments in the beauty and cosmetic surgery from them, and in this post today we will explain what groundbreaking Coolsculpting is.
CoolSculpting Elite is a cutting-edge cosmetic medical therapy that permanently lowers targeted fat in practically any portion of the body without the use of surgery.
It employs cryolipolysis, a non-invasive process for removing body fat through the use of cold.
The results begin to be appreciated one month after the first session, achieving a fat reduction of up to 27% in specific areas such as the abdomen.
Subsequently, after two months following the treatment, the effects become more and more visible, producing a gradual elimination through apoptosis. Thus, with a cycle or two, a notable improvement is observed. Moreover, as Dr. Arpino explains, the fat cells that are treated do not appear again, so the result remains stable over time, as long as weight is maintained, diet and physical activity are taken care of.
In the Q&A below Dr. Alessia Arpino, an Expert in Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine explains very clearly what benefits this therapy has over other treatments and for whom it is or is not suited.
What advantages does it offer over other cosmetic surgery or aesthetic medicine techniques?
The great advantage is that CoolSculpting Elite reduces excess fat WITHOUT surgery.
There is no need to undergo surgery, recovery is immediate and allows an instant return to work and social life. There is no need to take sick days or rest. Unlike liposuction, there is no need to wear a girdle after the treatment. We, therefore, avoid the operating room, anesthesia, and possible complications.
What types of patients or needs are this procedure intended for?
CoolSculpting is intended for the reduction of localized fat in the belly, flanks, arms, inner thighs, buttocks, double chin, and male chest fat. It is not a slimming procedure; rather, it is a technique for eliminating fat that stays even when we are overweight and take care of ourselves. Each session results in a reduction of up to 27 percent of fat thickness, which accumulates when the treatments are repeated until the desired outcome is obtained.
How is the treatment applied and does it require the use of a specific device?
The first thing they do is take photographs. Then the skin to be treated is cleaned and after the application of a conductive gel, the appropriate term is placed for the area to be treated. After activation of CoolSculpting Elite, the device lowers the temperature of the fat (and only fat) to -11°C to destroy these cells.
At the end of the session, a massage is performed to facilitate the assimilation of the dead cells by the lymphatic system and their subsequent elimination through urine.
Is anesthesia or medication required to perform the treatment?
The treatment does not require any procedure before or after the session, not even a compression garment. It is perfectly bearable. There is a slight discomfort at the beginning of the session, but afterward, patients usually entertain themselves with their favorite series on their cell phone or talk on the phone or with the clinic staff until the end of the session, which lasts 1-3 hours.
How many sessions are necessary to start seeing results?
The results start to show after one month from the first session and during the following two months there is a gradual elimination through apoptosis (death of fat cells). There is no pain or repercussions on the body. Normally, with one or two treatment cycles, satisfactory fat reduction results are obtained.
Do the results last?
The fat cells we treat with CoolSculpting Elite simply do not come back. So the result will be stable over time as long as you keep your weight under control. It is important to take care of your diet and practice regular physical activity to maintain your weight.
How fast is the recovery and what are the possible side effects?
The CoolSculpting Elite treatment is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and by the CE, which requires meeting the most stringent quality and safety standards in the world. It is present in more than 74 countries and more than 5 million treatments have been performed. Therefore, it is a safe technique with minimal side effects.
Recovery is immediate. The only thing that patients who undergo a treatment with this technique may notice is a slight transient redness in the area, some tingling, itching or a sensation of stiff skin that lasts a few days. All these symptoms disappear.
Are there any contraindications?
There are few contraindications, but a thorough medical history should be taken first. The treatment should not be performed on pregnant or breastfeeding women. It is also not a suitable treatment for patients with Raynaud’s Syndrome, pacemakers and some skin diseases. For the rest of the population, CoolSculpting Elite is safe and effective.
CoolSculpting Elite is an alternative to liposuction and cosmetic surgery. It achieves effective and long-lasting results with maximum safety and patient comfort.
Trust Valverde & Arpino as they are experts in cutting-edge cosmetic medicine. Their team consists of plastic surgeons and aesthetic specialists with decades of expertise and training in the most current procedures, as well as investment in cutting-edge equipment to provide you with effective, safe, and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments.
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