Yes, skin tightening is definitely a benefit that CoolSculpting or cryolipolysis offers. CoolSculpting patients experience a tightening of their skin within days, weeks, and months of their treatment.
Liposuction patients with loose skin tend to notice sagging skin around the treatment area after liposuction surgeries. Since the skin doesn’t contract on its own, it needs some additional surgery or intervention. However, this doesn’t seem to apply to CoolSculpting treatment.
The freezing treatment triggers a reaction in skin cells called cryodermadstringo, which tightens the skin. While it occurs in about a quarter of CoolSculpting patients, scientists expect to find a way to leave all patients with firmer skin.
Can CoolSculpting tighten my skin?
Yes, CoolSculpting does seem to tighten the skin. It can happen because of the following reasons:
- The intense cold triggers the production of collagen in the skin. While there’s a lot of collagen in young skin, its production reduces as we age which further leads to loose skin.
- CoolSculpting results tend to appear 3-4 months after the treatment. So it may give the skin time to tighten naturally.
What body parts are suitable for skin tightening by CoolSculpting?
Some areas of the face and neck like the jowls, décolleté, cheeks, and brows are suitable for Cool Sculpture skin tightening. It can also treat the stretch marks on some body parts like calves, hips, and underarms. Cool sculpting is also used to get rid of love handles in men and women.
Is the CoolSculpting procedure permanent?
Yes, CoolSculpting is a permanent technique. This is because it destroys fat cells, which do not return. The skin in the treated areas is hence permanently tight.
However, CoolSculpting only destroys fat cells. It doesn’t prevent new fat cells from appearing. This means that even though the process acts permanently on existing fat cells, it will not stop the new fat tissues from depositing.
What is the aftercare required for CoolSculpting skin tightening treatment?
CoolSculpting does not generally cause any pain/hurt in most cases. There is hence no major aftercare for CoolSculpting skin tightening treatment. You have to maintain your healthy lifestyle along with a balanced diet, fluids, and regular exercise. Some people suggest wearing a compression garment on the treatment area to minimize the discomfort.
CoolSculpting is a wonderful technological innovation for those looking at a safe, non-surgical medical process for fat reduction and skin tightening.