Ocean Clinic’s Cosmetician Ángela Conde tells us why she gets great satisfaction zapping fat bulges away with Coolsculpting.
What is your favourite procedure to perform?
Coolsculpting. It’s a non-surgical treatment that reduces stubborn fat bulges using fat freezing technology. Fat cells don’t like the cold and at a certain temperature, they will freeze and die. Once that happens, your body will naturally eliminate the dead cells in 1-3 months, resulting in up to 20%-25% reduction of fat in a treated area.
Why do you like it?
The results are amazing for those patients who do not want to undergo surgery. It can be used under the chin and jawline, on the thighs, abdomen and flanks. It’s also effective for bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks and upper arms. Patients can start to see a difference after as little as one treatment.
How many times have you done it?
More than 100 times.
How is it carried out?
First, we create the design of the area to be treated, which depends on the volumes of fat we want to reduce and the type of localised fat found in the area. Then, the patient lies on the bed in a comfortable position and the appropriate transducer is applied. The patient will feel a cold, tingling sensation but won’t be in pain. The treatment usually lasts between 35 and 75 minutes, during which time, the patient can be reading or using their phone or laptop.
What’s the most technical part?
You need to measure the localised fat area very well to be able to create the best design. The challenge is finding the ideal manipulations, according to the patient’s body, to sculpt the fat and achieve the patient’s expectations.
Have there been any changes in the technique or technology used in this procedure?
In addition to Coolsculpting, there’s now a new device to tone muscles called CoolTone. It uses Magnetic Muscle Stimulation (MMS) technology to penetrate below the fat layer, strengthening, toning, and firming the muscles beneath. It can be used on the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
How might this procedure change in the future?
This is a very advanced technology. Combining Coolsculpting and CoolToning can produce spectacular results, all without the need to undergo surgery. In the future, maybe the technology will advance further to be effective on larger volumes of fat - not that it’s a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise.
Do you have any memories that stand out in relation to this procedure or the patients you’ve carried it out on?
Everyone is very happy after the treatment since no downtime is required and they can carry out their daily life without any problem. And they’re delighted when they start to see results. Usually, patients have had these stubborn pockets of fat for many years so it’s always very rewarding to see them disappear.
Want to freeze your fat away? Call Ocean Clinic to find out more about Coolsculpting or make an appointment.