Persona Medical Spa in Thousand Oaks, CA offers CoolSculpting, the innovative and breakthrough fat-elimination technology. We’re proud to offer one of the most powerful tools for delivering natural contouring in the most stubborn areas of the body. Many of our clients want to know if this treatment can transform the tough-to-lose fat in the abdominal region. We answer all your questions and more below. Read on to find out if this treatment is the solution for you.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved non-surgical body-contouring treatment that targets and reduces stubborn fat deposits in specific areas of the body. This method is used to refine the shape of the body and bring out all its natural beauty.
Living well through diet and exercise is the best thing we can do for our health and wellbeing; but sometimes healthy living isn’t enough. It’s easy to get discouraged when a nutritious diet and workout routine doesn’t faze fat, but CoolSculpting technology is proven to reduce fat layers up to 50% on average after as little as one session.
People of all genders visit our world-class Persona Medical Spa facility for this treatment, and the results are thrilling.
How Long Has This Treatment Been Around?
CoolSculpting is the trade name for the process of cryolipolysis, the fat-freezing technique that gained traction in the mid-aughts. The CoolSculpting product that we know and love today was developed by Dieter Manstein from Massachusetts General Hospital and Rox Anderson from Harvard Medical school–two researchers in the field of cryolipolysis.
By 2008, this treatment was already in FDA clinical trials for safety and efficacy testing. The FDA approved this treatment for use on the flanks in 2010, the abdomen in 2012, and later in 2015 for the thighs.
How Does It Work?
To understand how this treatment works, we must first understand how the body’s cells respond to freezing temperatures. One of the most common questions we hear is: how does the treatment remove fat cells without damaging other cells?
The reason cryolipolysis eliminates fat without damaging skin cells, tissue, muscle, or nerves is because fat cells are less resistant to cold temperatures.
Through extensive research, scientists discovered that when at cells are cooled to temperatures hovering below body temperature but above the freezing point, they experience apoptosis–or cell death. After the fat cells die, it takes a few months for their presence to leave the body altogether.
Our treatment follows this science. By targeting fat cells, cooling them to the ideal temperature, and allowing the fat cells to die, the body is naturally prompted to remove them through the lymphatic system. Once the body processes and removes the targeted fat cells, your new sculpted physique is revealed.
Who Could Benefit From This Treatment?
This treatment is best suited for those who already have a healthy routine in place because it’s a fat removal technique rather than a weight-loss tool. We see clients of all ages, genders, and walks of life who use contouring cryolipolysis to achieve the body they want.
Cryolipolysis treatment at Persona Medical Spa is a unique way to freeze away fat on your schedule. Below we highlight the best reasons to book an appointment for cryolipolysis and take a look at who could most benefit from this treatment.
A busy schedule is one of the top reasons people have for not investing in themselves and their bodies. Between work, the gym, loved-ones, and all the demands of daily life, it’s easy to forget to make time for self-improvement. Making time for cosmetic treatments that require downtime is often not possible with a hectic schedule.
Cryolipolysis treatment is the best option for those who want to invest in their appearance without slowing down. You can return to regular activity immediately after receiving treatment. Because there isn’t any anesthesia involved in this treatment, you can safely drive to and from your appointment.
When you put in the work to look good, the last thing you want to worry about is a treatment that might change that. This fat-zapping treatment provides results that are as natural looking as nature itself. Although the cryolipolysis process is slow-acting, this provides the benefit of achieving tone and firming curvature gradually rather than experiencing a night-and-day change.
Your Secret’s Safe
Unlike invasive cosmetic treatments that leave scars as clues, this treatment is entirely discreet. Everyone will notice the stunning results, but they won’t guess you used a cosmetic treatment to achieve it.
We welcome clients of all genders to reap the benefits of this treatment. Hard-to-remove fat impacts men and women alike, and this treatment is equally useful for all genders.
If any of the benefits resonated with you, you could be a candidate for this treatment. To get more information about this treatment, read on or contact one of our Persona Beauty Consultants now to book a consultation.
What Is the Process?
The non-invasive nature of this treatment makes it one of the most popular services we provide at Persona Medical Spa. Our clients love that they can achieve the results they want without surgery. If it seems unbelievable that a non-surgical treatment could deliver the body sculpting results you want, read on to learn more about this incredible option.
During your consultation, we work with you to identify the unwanted fat pockets to target during treatment. From there, we develop a course of action to start your treatment plan. During your consultation, we also answer questions you might have about the process.
We perform this treatment every day and know how important it is to educate our clients and help prepare them for the process. There’s nothing to fear, and our friendly staff walks you through the process beforehand.
Your treatment takes place in one of our relaxing and comfortable spa treatment rooms. First we apply a precision gel pad and applicator onto the targeted area for use with a handheld cooling device. We gently massage the cooling wand onto the skin of the targeted region.
Treatment visits typically last between one and three hours. During this time, you are free to enjoy music, reading, or your choice of activity provided that it doesn’t restrict our access to the targeted region.
Most of our clients are pleasantly surprised by how gentle the cryolipolysis treatment is. Some of our clients experience a dull pulling sensation, but this only occurs occasionally and is not painful. After the cooling treatment, we massage the targeted region to release any frozen tissue for proper fat cell elimination.
How Long Will the Results Last?
CoolSculpting treatment permanently destroys the fat cells in the targeted region, and none of these cells will return to the body after treatment. However, with the wrong diet, the body can expand fat cells that remain after treatmentt. The best way to prevent a reaccumulation of fat cells after treatment is to stick to your diet and exercise routine. Rewards for this treatment are ongoing if you already live a healthy lifestyle.
Can CoolSculpting Reduce Belly Fat?
Yes, CoolSculpting treatment is scientifically proven to reduce stubborn belly fat in as little as one treatment. Whether you have tough fat in the upper or lower abdominal region, this treatment can substantially reduce fat cell accumulation. Both women and men opt for this treatment for reducing fat in the abdomen, and most of our clients are supremely satisfied.
Once you try this treatment for belly fat, you may feel compelled to seek it for other regions of the body. One of the most significant benefits of using this treatment is that it is approved for several targeted areas. After individual clinical trials, the FDA approved this treatment for the:
- Lower and upper abdomen
- Inner and outer thighs
- Back upper thigh below the buttocks
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments you’ll need depends on a few factors, including how much fat you have to remove, lifestyle factors, and the number of regions you want to treat. On average, our clients need only one to three sessions for each of the targeted areas.
Many of our clients are overjoyed with the results from just one treatment, but this is an entirely personal decision. Remember that it takes a few months for the targeted fat cells to leave the body completely. Until these cells leave the body, your results won’t be as pronounced.
You could start seeing results from cryolipolysis treatment in as little as three weeks, but the most noticeable results will show around the two-month mark. By six months after treatment, the body will have eliminated all the target fat cells entirely.
We recommend allowing four to six months to pass before deciding whether to schedule another treatment for the same region. Although this can seem like a long time, you’re able to make the most informed decision only after you know how your body has responded to the initial treatment.
When a client is within 30 pounds of their ideal weight, one or two treatments are usually all that’s required to reach the desired effect. Clients experience a complete bodily transformation when they receive three treatments on the same area.
It’s also possible to have treatment to reduce belly fat and fat in other regions of the body. Many of our clients find the treatment so useful that they use it to reduce tough-to-lose body fat for multiple targeted areas. We recommend waiting around 30 days after your first treatment before scheduling an appointment to target another region.
Who Is a Good Candidates for Treatment?
The best candidates for this treatment are individuals with noticeable bulges that don’t respond to a nutritious diet and an exercise regimen. Because this treatment doesn’t work like liposuction or other surgical fat-removing treatments, it is not considered a tool for weight loss nor is it suitable for obese clients.
If you have done everything you can to remove fat deposits, but they still won’t budge, cryolipolysis is an effective way to change the shape of your body for the better.
About Persona Medical Spa
Since opening in 2001, Persona Medical Spa has been revered as one of the world’s premier medical spas. Offering a combination of spa services, anti-aging treatments, and health and wellness consultations, Persona Medical Spa provides the full scope of client services that are geared to transforming clients from the inside out.
We take a personal approach to client services. We recognize that each client is an individual and has personalized needs. We do everything we can to accommodate our clients by offering superior services and staffing.
At Persona, we take pride in our innovative services and highly qualified and professionally experienced staff. Our team includes licensed physicians, nurses, acupuncturists, aestheticians, and massage therapists. We work together to deliver the most comprehensive medical spa services and facilitate your complete personal transformation.
Contact Us to Book a Treatment or Learn More
Stubborn fat deposits are a fact of life, but that shouldn’t stand in the way of your personal fitness goals. You’ve put in the work and now CoolSculpting can carry the weight toward the finish line. Join the ranks of thousands of clients that have found success with this treatment. Contact us at Persona Medical Spa in Thousand Oaks, CA today to book your consultation. We look forward to meeting you.