Coolplas FOR EXCESS FAT
1.The basics of body fat
Let’s start with the basics. Not all fat is created equal. We have two distinct types of fat in our bodies: subcutaneous fat (the kind that may roll over the waistband of your pants) and visceral fat (the stuff that lines your organs and is associated with diabetes and heart disease).
From here on out, when we refer to fat, we are talking about subcutaneous fat, as this is the type of fat that coolplas targets. A recent study showed that the body’s ability to remove subcutaneous fat decreases with age, which means we are fighting an uphill battle with each birthday we celebrate.
2.What is coolplas?
Coolplas, commonly referred to as "Coolplas" by patients, uses cold temperature to break down fat cells. The fat cells are particularly susceptible to the effects of cold, unlike other types of cells. While the fat cells freeze, the skin and other structures are spared from injury.
This is one of the most popular nonsurgical fat reduction treatments, with over 450,000 procedures performed worldwide.
3.A cool procedure
After an assessment of the dimensions and shape of the fatty bulge to be treated, an applicator of the appropriate size and curvature is chosen. The area of concern is marked to identify the site for applicator placement. A gel pad is placed to protect the skin. The applicator is applied and the bulge is vacuumed into the hollow of the applicator. The temperature inside the applicator drops, and as it does so, the area numbs. Patients sometimes experience discomfort from the vacuum's pull on their tissue, but this resolves within minutes, once the area is numb.
Patients typically watch TV, use their smart phone or read during the procedure. After the hour-long treatment, the vacuum turns off, the applicator is removed and the area is massaged, which may improve the final results.
4.Why choose Coolplas for excess fat
• Ideal candidates are relatively fit but have small amounts of stubborn body fat that cannot be easily reduced by diet or exercise.
• The procedure is non-invasive.
• There are no long-term or significant side effects.
• Anesthesia and pain medication are not needed.
• The procedure is ideal for the abdomen, love handles and the back.
5.Who’s a good candidate for fat freezing?
Coolplas appears to be a safe and effective treatment for fat loss without the downtime of liposuction or surgery. But it is important to note that Coolplas is intended for fat loss, not weight loss. The ideal candidate is already close to their ideal body weight, but has stubborn, pinchable areas of fat that are difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. Coolplas also doesn’t target visceral fat, so it won’t improve your overall health. But it may help you fit into your favorite pair of skinny jeans.
6.Who is not a candidate for coolplas?
Patients with cold-related conditions, like cryoglobulinemia, cold urticaris and paroxysmal cold hemoglobulinuria should not have Coolplas. Patients with loose skin or poor tone may not be suitable candidates for the procedure.
7.Risks and side effects
Some common side effects of Coolplas include:
1) Tugging sensation at the treatment site
During a Coolplas procedure, your doctor will place a roll of fat between two cooling panels on the part of your body that’s being treated. This can create a sensation of tugging or pulling that you’ll have to put up with for one to two hours, which is how long the procedure usually takes.
2) Pain, stinging, or aching at the treatment site
Researchers have found that a common side effect of Coolplas is pain, stinging, or aching at the treatment site. These sensations typically begin soon after treatment until about two weeks after treatment. The intense cold temperatures that the skin and tissue are exposed to during Coolplas may be the cause.
A study from 2015 reviewed the results of people who had collectively done 554 Coolplas procedures over one year. The review found that any post-treatment pain usually lasted 3-11 days and went away on its own.
3) Temporary redness, swelling, bruising, and skin sensitivity at the treatment site
Common Coolplas side effects include the following, all located where the treatment was done:
• temporary redness
• skin sensitivity
These are caused by exposure to cold temperatures. They usually go away on their own after a few weeks. These side effects occur because Coolplas affects the skin in a similar manner as frostbite, in this case targeting the fatty tissue just below the skin. However, Coolplas is safe and will not give you frostbite.