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CoolSculpting Versus CoolMini

CoolSculpting and CoolMini are advanced technologies that target stubborn fat. This non-surgical method focuses on fat reduction but is not a weight loss treatment. Approved by the FDA, this safe option leverages controlled cooling to break down fat cells for lasting and visible results. It works for individuals of any gender. This body contouring method can treat a wide range of areas. Your body will process and eliminate the frozen fat cells in the weeks following treatment to create a more defined appearance.

Treatment Areas

CoolSculpting aims to reduce fat on various areas of the body, including male chest, arms, abdomen, love handles, and thighs. The CoolMini method uses a smaller device to treat pockets of fat that can be harder to reach like under the chin, bra “rolls,” and knees.

These two methods, either on their own or combined, are effective to get rid of unwanted fat that does not respond well to a balanced diet and active lifestyle, even when you are at a healthy weight.

What to Expect During Treatment

CoolSculpting and CoolMini require no general anesthesia, no needles, and no incisions. These non-invasive methods utilize precise and controlled cooling technology to freeze portions of the fat cells beneath your skin. The duration of your session and the type of applicator your skin care professional uses vary according to which area they are treating. Most CoolSculpting treatments last one to three hours, and CoolMini usually requires 30 to 45 minutes.

Your provider applies gel or a gel pad to the treated area before using the applicator. Some applicators include a vacuum, which would draw the tissue into the applicator cup and may cause a sensation of tugging and mild pinching. In the case of non-vacuum applicators, also known as surface applicators, you may feel pressure.

The next step is delivering controlled cooling to the targeted area, and you may experience a sensation of intense cold or tingling at the beginning before the area feels numb. At the end of the treatment, your provider may manually massage the treated area to warm it back up and smooth it.

Recovery and Results

Whether you receive CoolSculpting or CoolMini treatments, you can usually resume your daily activities right after your appointment. There is no downtime necessary although you may experience a mild discomfort and numbing sensations in the targeted areas for up to two weeks.

In both cases, your body gradually eliminates the broken fat cells over several weeks or months depending on the size of the treated areas and whether you need multiple appointments. Your provider discusses an appropriate treatment plan and schedule before your first CoolMini or CoolSculpting session.

You can enjoy a natural-looking silhouette and features once your results reach optimal visibility, generally after 12 weeks for CoolMini and four to eight weeks for CoolSculpting. You can maintain your results from either procedure as long as you stay physically active and eat a healthy diet to maintain your weight.

Contact Advanced Dermatology Center today at (818) 284-4003 to schedule a consultation to learn more about our CoolSculpting and CoolMini services!