CoolSculpting is the only non-invasive technology cleared by the FDA to achieve fat reduction and reshape the body in those troublesome areas, as well as many other areas on the body in need of sculpting.
CoolSculpting at Wake Forest Baptist Health
CoolSculpting is available at the Cosmetic Dermatology Center at Wake Forest Baptist - Medical Plaza Country Club. Our board-certified physicians Dr. Amy McMichael and Dr. Sarah Taylor oversee the CoolSculpting consultations to determine if patients are a candidate for the procedure.
Our CoolSculpting Team:
- Rebekah Smyth, PA-C
- Jeronia (Jaye) Morsch, Clinical Esthetician
- LaShay (Shay) Shaw, Clinical Esthetician
Schedule your consultation today at 336-716-2973 or 336-716-1864, Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.
Consultations are $75, and treatments start at $750. Package discounts are available.
CoolSculpting - What to Expect
Because no surgery is required, patients can be treated without anesthesia. There is no pain associated with the treatments.
During treatment, a gel pad and applicator perform a precise energy extraction (cold) on targeted fat cells, and it takes just 35 minutes per each treatments site. It is not uncommon to feel brief intense cold, a suction-like feel or tingling. Because there is no surgery or anesthesia, patients may multitask during the treatments – check emails, read a book, stream videos, etc.
86%–92% of patients had a noticeable difference after just 1 treatment. While some patients see immediate results, the most dramatic differences occur after 1–3 months.
The results are durable and last up to 5 years, regardless of changes in body weight. CoolSculpting allows the body to continue to process injured fat cells for approximately 4 months afterwards.
There is no recovery period after CoolSculpting. Patients may continue their normal activities immediately after treatments.
Side Effects of CoolSculpting
While the side effects of CoolSculpting are minimal, they may occur. For up to 2 weeks after the procedure, patients may experience:
- Deep itching
- Intense cramping
- Muscle spasms
Up to 4 weeks post-treatment, patients may also experience swelling, a bee sting sensation and bruising.
To treat these side effects, patients may use compression garments, icing, heating pads, stretching, Benadryl or Ambien at night, or pain medications including Gabapentin, Neurontin or Lyrica.
How CoolSculpting Works
The inspiration for the development of CoolSculpting is surprising. Harvard scientists noticed that people who ate popsicles frequently developed dimples. They discovered that this was because the popsicles were freezing and eliminating fat cells.
CoolSculpting was then developed to effectively freeze and remove fat cells in other areas of the body. The treatments target fat cells and cools them through the skin.
The cooling causes apoptosis to occur. Apoptosis is essentially the natural biological process of cell death, and it occurs systematically and gradually. When the fat cells die, they are processed as waste in the liver. Because the fat cells go away, patients who undergo these treatments achieve a slimmer look in the treated areas.
Call 336-716-2973 or 336-716-1864 to schedule your CoolSculpting consultation.