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Achieving your ideal body contours can be difficult. You can diet, exercise and lose weight, but you can’t always control which areas of your body will slim down and which won’t. Factors like heredity affect your pattern of weight loss, as do your body’s fat cells themselves. Fat cells contain markers, indicating which will shrink when you attempt to lose weight and which won’t. Diet and exercise cannot change these markers.

Fortunately, individuals who have reached a healthy weight but remain unsatisfied with their look have a reliable and safe option to eliminate the troubling fat that remains with permanent results. That solution is CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting targets the fat cells that other weight loss techniques cannot and eliminates those fat cells permanently and safely, and you won’t have any downtime or recovery after CoolSculpting, either.

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What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared fat-reduction treatment which uses a patented technique to freeze and rid the body of unwanted fat cells — the fat cells diet and exercise can’t eliminate. Your medical provider can perform your CoolSculpting procedure during your Spa Sydell visit, and you can immediately return to your busy day and enjoy your active lifestyle — without downtime or recovery — as your body eliminates your unwanted fat.

The Science Behind CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting permanently destroys the fat cells it targets. Your CoolSculpting procedure will deliver controlled cooling to targeted fat cells, freezing them but leaving adjacent cells unharmed. These frozen fat cells will die, and your body will eliminate them permanently. They will not regenerate. If you gain weight in the future, it will occur evenly throughout your body and not in areas treated by CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting originated from two forward thinking dermatologists, Dr. Dieter Manstein and Roz Anderson, from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. They noted two cases of fat loss from exposure to cold. The first was in 1970 in the New England Journal of Medicine where an infant developed Panniculitis, inflammation in the subcutaneous fat, after having a popsicle rest on the inside of her cheek for five minutes. Then in 1980, published in JAMA Dermatology, there were cases of female equestrians developing Panniculitis on their outer thighs after riding horses for long periods in cold weather. Combining these reports with their own research findings, Drs Manstein and Anderson developed their own hypothesis called Cryolipolysis, which is selective, cold-induced injury to fat cells, while sparing the surrounding tissues, including skin, muscles, and nerves.

What are the benefits of CoolSculpting?

A CoolSculpting treatment has many benefits. It can:

  • Permanently eliminate unwanted body fat
  • Improve your body’s tone and contours
  • Leave adjacent muscle and skin tissues unharmed
  • Compliment your healthy diet and exercise routines

How Does It Work?

Lipids within adipose cells crystalize during the cooling process. This injury causes apoptosis, or programmed cell death, which occurs over the first few days. The resulting inflammatory and wound healing process stimulates white blood cells, called macrophages, to engulf and digest the dead fat cells over the next several months, resulting in a gradual, visible fat layer reduction. This technology is used to eliminate subcutaneous fat in several areas. There is no damage to skin during this procedure.

What areas does CoolSculpting treat?

CoolSculpting can safely and effectively treat:

  • The submental area
  • The thighs
  • The knees
  • The abdomen and flanks
  • Bra fat
  • Back fat
  • The lower buttocks area (“banana roll”)
  • The upper arms

What Happens to Fat Post Procedure?

The fat looks completely normal post procedure. This is because the fat cells have been fatally injured, but in a subtle way. The procedure initiates the apoptotic cascade after 3 days, and the cells will begin to die. The inflammatory cells then begin to infiltrate the fat. At 7 days post, the inflammation increases. It continues to intensify over the next 2 weeks to 30 days. Beyond that, the fat cells begin to appear misshapen and are eliminated through the body. By 90 days, most injured fat cells have been removed. Over 100 peer reviewed journals have shown CoolSculpting does not damage the epidermis, dermis, nerves, nor blood vessels.

Am I a Good Candidate For CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a way for individuals at a healthy weight to lose the last few pounds from common problem areas and improve their body contours. CoolSculpting is not a method to achieve radical or substantial weight loss. If you have significant weight to lose, you can still consider CoolSculpting as a final step in improving your body contours after you have reached a healthy weight.

While most healthy individuals can have a CoolSculpting treatment, talk to your medical provider if you have one of the following conditions, which are contraindicative for a CoolSculpting procedure: cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease and paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. If you do have one of these rare conditions, your provider can discuss other options.

CoolScultping has not been studied on children, women who are pregnant or lactating, those with hernias in or around the area to be treated, or those with diabetic neuropathy.

CoolSculpting Questions


CoolSculpting safely delivers controlled cooling which gently and effectively targets fat cells beneath the skin’s surface layer. Treated fat cells freeze then die, and your body will naturally process and eliminate these dead cells over time, leaving you looking more trim and sculpted. During your treatment session, your provider will apply a gel pad and applicator to your target areas. The CoolSculpting applicator will then deliver controlled cooling to the fat you’ve chosen to target. CoolSculpting is very comfortable, and you can read, use your smartphone or nap during your procedure if you like. Afterwards, your provider will perform a manual massage on the treated area. This improves the efficacy of the procedure by up to 68%.


No, CoolSculpting has no downtime. After your quick, non-invasive CoolSculpting treatment, you may experience modest, short term numbness in the affected area for up to three weeks, but this mild symptom does not prevent most people from enjoying an active lifestyle. You can leave Spa Sydell and resume normal activities with no aftercare requirements. You may need additional CoolSculpting treatments depending on your goals. Your results will gradually appear over the next few weeks; however, some patients may see results in as little as three weeks. Your provider will contact you 24 hours after each appointment to answer any questions you may have and to schedule a follow up visit. Treatment photos will be taken, the results reviewed, and the treated areas will be reassessed at the follow up to assure you are completely satisfied and to determine if additional treatments are needed.

Your body’s lymphatic system will slowly begin to eliminate the fat cells destroyed by CoolSculpting in the weeks after your treatment. As this process continues, you will start to experience the toning and contouring results of your CoolSculpting procedure. While some patients may begin to see some improvements after three weeks, the majority of individuals will have their results around eight weeks after treatment, but improvements will continue to develop for up to six months in some patients.


CoolSculpting destroys unwanted fat cells. Over time, your body will eliminate these dead fat cells, and they will not be regenerated, in effect, making your CoolSculpting results permanent.

Trust Spa Sydell for Your CoolSculpting Treatment

Serving the Atlanta area for over 30 years, Spa Sydell has earned the loyalty of its clients through its commitment to their appearance, health and wellbeing. Experience the attentive care, intimate surroundings and personalized spa and cosmetic treatments that set Spa Sydell apart. Whether you desire a luxurious day spa experience or the latest and most effective cosmetic procedures, you can find the best Atlanta has to offer at Spa Sydell.

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