CoolSculpting is a popular new fat reduction procedure used to contour and tone the body. It freezes away unwanted fat cells for good. Unlike surgical procedures like liposuction, no incisions are made into the skin and patients can return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
CoolSculpting is widely accepted as a non-surgical alternative in removing stubborn belly fat, love handles, and more. But what if you also have stubborn hair in the area that you would like to treat? Can CoolSculpting be combined with laser hair removal treatments?
Let's review the CoolSculpting treatment, and how effectively it can be combined with laser hair removal.
What is the CoolSculpting procedure?
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment for fat reduction that uses the body's natural response of freezing your stubborn fats cells. It literally freezes them until they die off using a technology known as cryolipolysis. Whether you are looking for an alternative treatment to liposuction, or just want a non-surgical way to remove stubborn belly fat or love handles, CoolSculpting may be the right solution for you.
CoolSculpting is approved by the FDA, and it's offered across America in a great span of dermatology offices and med spas. There is a special applicator that uses suction technology to draw the fat cells into the device, where they are frozen. The procedure takes about an hour.
CoolSculpting sessions have been shown to reduce around 20-25% of fat in the treated area per session (though results may vary), and since the technology destroys targeted fat cells, the results will be permanent. Patients can continue their normal activities and get back to work right after each treatment.
Combining CoolSculpting with laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is the best way to remove unwanted body hair. Whether you want it off your legs, face, bikini line, or anywhere else on your body, the IPL or laser hair removal treatments will make that happen, and completely remove the need for shaving or waxing. Treatments work for most people; as long you’re in good health with actively growing hair. During a laser hair removal session, the energy produced by lasers damages follicles so no more regrowth can take place.
If you have had CoolSculpting, it is safe to get IPL hair removal treatment or any form of laser hair removal, as they are complementary cosmetic treatments that work in different areas of the body. CoolSculpting impacts the subcutaneous fat layer, while laser hair removal attacks the hair follicles which are not nearly as deep as the fat cells. Furthermore, you can even get CoolSculpting treatment on the same area that you just got laser hair removal performed.
At-home laser hair removal after CoolSculpting
The Glowyskin.Care IPL Hair Removal Handset is the perfect device for laser hair removal at home. It works in a convenient way that doesn't require you to make monthly, expensive salon visits - and can be used on any part of your body. The cutting-edge intense pulsed light technology will destroy unwanted hair follicles and you can expect to quickly see long-lasting results - all without any hassle, discomfort, or pain.
If you're considering CoolSculpting, the procedures can easily be combined. Just make sure that you give your body proper time to heal in case there is any soreness after one of the treatments, as this may vary. A good way to ensure that both treatments are done effectively is to do them on separate days or in some cases separate weeks.
If you're considering getting either of these treatments done, this article hopefully answers any and all of your questions that may arise. One thing to keep in mind is that while both treatments are generally safe and effective, it does take some time for the effects to fully set in. With that being said, the fact that you can achieve long-lasting results while remaining active and going on with your life as normal without any discomfort or pain, is incredibly appealing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most typical questions we are asked by our customers regarding CoolSculpting and IPL laser hair removal.
Are there any side effects?
CoolSculpting is generally considered safe and is even approved by the FDA. However, it may in some cases cause minor side effects such as redness, tenderness, or swelling in the treated area for a couple of days after the procedure. This is completely normal and subsides quickly. In rare cases, your body may respond differently to the treatment, and you might experience a reaction such as skin blistering, swelling, or itching. If this happens you should contact your doctor immediately.
IPL or laser hair removal is a very safe procedure. Side effects are rare but include skin irritation, redness, and swelling in some patients.
How many sessions will I need?
For CoolSculpting to effectively freeze fat, you will need to have at least 4 treatments performed. Each treatment session takes about 45 minutes, and you can expect to be able to return to your normal activities almost immediately after each procedure.
Laser hair removal sessions usually require multiple sessions to completely remove excess hair from treated areas. Different people may respond differently, but you can expect to need at least 6-8 laser hair removal sessions in order to achieve permanent results.
What areas can I get CoolSculpting done on?
CoolSculpting is especially effective for targeted fat reduction (aka "spot reduction") and works well for your stomach, love handles, thighs, upper arms, under the buttocks, and under the chin. There are some areas of the body where fat tends to accumulate more than others, and your specific problem area(s) can be identified during a consultation.
How much does it cost?
CoolSculpting sessions are typically priced at $2.000-4.000, with most customers choosing to get the entire abdomen, love handles, or outer thighs treated. If you're interested in laser hair removal, the Glowyskin.Care IPL Hair Removal Handset is very affordably priced at just $99.99.