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CoolSculpting process Acqua Med Spa Webster Texas


Are you considering fat loss procedures but turned off by the idea of surgical options like liposuction? Our team of specialists is proud to offer CoolSculpting In Webster, TX. Friendswood CoolSculpting is a gentle, noninvasive liposuction alternative that eliminates stubborn pockets of fat located throughout the body. If you have invested your time and energy into achieving sculpted abs, a slim waist or toned arms but have continuously fallen short despite the sacrifices you make and the effort you put in, then CoolSculpting may be the solution you need.

Stubborn pockets of fat can be frustrating and discouraging. With CoolSculpting, we can safely and painlessly target fat located in the abdomen, back, sides, arms, neck, and thighs for patients interested in noninvasive body contouring.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat loss treatment that uses a process called Cryolipolysis to target and kill fat cells in the treated area. CoolSculpting originally became FDA-approved as a liposuction alternative in 2010 and quickly started rising in popularity in 2011. Since its creation, CoolSculpting has remained one of the leading noninvasive fat loss treatments for patients interested in body contouring using nonsurgical methods. Millions of CoolSculpting treatments have been performed in recent years, allowing patients to finally feel comfortable and confident in their own skin.

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How Does CoolSculpting Work?

The lipids found in fat cells crystallize at a higher temperature than surrounding skin and tissue. Using Cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting takes advantage of fat’s higher freezing point by selectively targeting and killing fat cells without harming other cells or tissue in the targeted area. The skin and muscle in the treated area are left unaffected by CoolSculpting, minimizing side effects and eliminating downtime.

During CoolSculpting treatments, a gel liner is placed over the pocket of fat. The CoolSculpting applicator is then placed on the targeted area, applying gentle suction to hold the tissue in place while the cooling effect sets to work destroying fat cells. The tissue is gradually cooled to the point at which fat cell death occurs and accurately held at the correct temperature using internal safety measures.

Treating each area of fat requires leaving the applicator in place for 30 minutes. Patients focusing on one specific section can expect about a one-hour appointment, although appointment times vary depending on the number of areas targeted during treatment. During CoolSculpting appointments, you are free to read a book, listen to music, watch a movie or otherwise relax while the treatment gets to work. You may feel some minor discomfort during the first 10 minutes or so while the fat is cooled, but the procedure is otherwise painless. Once the cooling effect has been applied, numbness sets in and ensures a comfortable treatment.

After treatment, the fat cells are systematically flushed out by the body through the lymphatic system. Once CoolSculpting has killed the cells, they are no longer capable of storing fat and are safely eliminated. Fat eliminated by CoolSculpting treatments will not return, although an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to weight gain that may distort or otherwise harm results.

CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction

Liposuction is consistently among the most popular types of cosmetic surgery due to its effectiveness and ability to provide quick and noticeable results. During liposuction, fat is loosened and drawn out of the body using a thin metal rod called a cannula. The cannula is inserted through incisions in the targeted area and moved in a back-and-forth motion to loosen up fat cells. While liposuction is a safe procedure, it can produce undesirable side effects and an uncomfortable recovery due to its more aggressive approach toward fat removal.

CoolSculpting stands out as a noninvasive liposuction alternative that provides body contouring results without the side effects of surgery. CoolSculpting is ideal for patients who are near their preferred body weight and contours but need a little extra help achieving their aesthetic goals. Surgery can be an expensive and unnecessary option for patients who are only interested in eliminating a small pocket of residual belly fat, making CoolSculpting a useful tool for many patients. Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting? Good candidates for CoolSculpting are patients who are interested in noninvasive body contouring, are within 25 pounds of their ideal body weight and have realistic expectations about results. CoolSculpting is only intended for fat loss, not weight loss. You should not expect to see much, if any, change on the scale, but you will notice an improvement in the shape of your body. Common treatment areas for CoolSculpting patients include the stomach, upper arms, inner and outer thighs, love handles and mid or lower back.

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How Many CoolSculpting Sessions Do You Need?

On average, CoolSculpting sessions eliminate 25 percent of fat in the treated area. Some patients experience visible results in as little as two sessions, while patients targeting larger pockets of fat may require up to six sessions before seeing their desired results. Most patients need two to four CoolSculpting appointments to achieve optimal results.

Following CoolSculpting appointments, the body needs some time to clear away the dead cells and develop the new contours. Appointments can be scheduled six to eight weeks apart. At ACQUA Medspa, we will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that works with your busy schedule. If you have an important event on the horizon, such as a wedding or a vacation, then we can schedule your CoolSculpting appointments to help you see your desired results in time for your planned event.

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What Happens Following Treatment?

As a gentle and non-invasive treatment, CoolSculpting stands out from other body contouring treatments by offering minimal side effects. Following an appointment, you may experience some mild numbness or bruising in the treated area. The skin may also appear red for several hours, although it will quickly return to its normal shade.

Once you leave your Webster CoolSculpting appointment, you are free to return to work and other normal activities, no downtime necessary. You can even exercise and perform strenuous activities after CoolSculpting treatments, unlike after liposuction.

Results may be apparent in as little as two weeks, although most patients experience visible results in around two months. The body will continue clearing away dead cells long after treatment, and patients may see their results improve for up to six months.

How Long Do Results Last?

Once CoolSculpting eliminates fat cells, they are gone for good. You can expect to enjoy your slimmer, contoured figure well into the future. Additional appointments can even be scheduled for patients who may not be satisfied with their initial results. However, CoolSculpting will not make you immune or resistant to gaining fat in the future through an unhealthy diet or lack of exercise. Patients interested in CoolSculpting should be prepared to maintain a stable body weight and live a healthy lifestyle for sustained results.

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CoolSculpting at ACQUA Medspa

At ACQUA Medspa, our specialists are proud to offer CoolSculpting in Webster, TX. If you have ever been interested in eliminating stubborn pockets of exercise-resistant fat but are turned off by the idea of surgery, then come on into ACQUA Medspa to learn about noninvasive CoolSculpting treatments. Call us today at 281-480-1200 to schedule your consultation.

How To Get Started With CoolSculpting In Webster, TX

If non-surgical fat reduction sounds like it might benefit you, contact Acqua MedSpa and schedule a complimentary consultation with our CoolSculpting specialists. You can learn more about CoolSculpting and decide if this innovative procedure is right for you. Call 281-480-1200 today to take your first steps toward a slimmer, sexier you!


No matter what kind of shape you’re in, no matter if you’re at your ideal weight, the odds are you still have pockets of fat here or there that are incredibly difficult to get rid of. Truth is, the human body is good at storing and maintaining pockets of fat in certain areas, such as the abdomen and the flanks, even under our chin. Changes in diet and exercise don’t seem to have any effect on this stubborn fat.

But you can put that fat in a deep freeze with CoolSculpting at Dr. Carpin’s Houston practice. CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive procedure that uses controlled cooling to destroy up to 20-25 percent of the fat in the treatment areas.

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The benefits of CoolSculpting are numerous.

  • Remove 20-25 percent of the fat in the treatment areas.
  • Completely non-invasive.
  • No injections. No incisions.
  • During your session, you can read, take a nap, watch videos, whatever.
  • There is no downtime.
  • There is no recovery.
  • There are no reactions.
  • FDA approval for eight different treatment areas.
  • No danger of skin burning or damage.
  • Over 6 million procedures have been done worldwide.
  • Just about anyone can have CoolSculpting done.


Some people believe CoolSculpting can be used as a weight-loss procedure, but that’s not the case. CoolSculpting is meant to remove unwanted pockets of isolated fat, not to reduce overall fat across the body. Dr. Carpin generally wants her CoolSculpting patients to be within 10 percent of their ideal body weight to have this procedure. Other than that, there really aren’t many restrictions on who can have CoolSculpting done. The only people who absolutely cannot have CoolSculpting are those suffering from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria.


The FDA has approved CoolSculpting for reducing fat in these areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Back fat
  • Bra line fat
  • Flanks
  • Underneath the buttocks
  • Double chin
  • Upper arms


You could call the feeling chilled, but not painful. First, you’ll sense a feeling of light suction as the CoolSculpting panels draw up the skin, underlying tissue, and fat between the two cooling panels. When the CoolSculpting panels deliver the fat freezing cold down into the targeted tissue, you’ll feel a sensation of intense cold for up to 10 minutes, but then the area becomes numb and you don’t feel anything else for the rest of your session. Our patients say the feeling is unusual but not painful.


During your CoolSculpting session, a member of our team will position the CoolSculpting panels over the treatment area. Light suction is applied to the skin and underlying tissue, drawing the skin and underlying fat up between two cooling panels. Controlled cooling is then delivered into the tissue below. The temperature is set to the point where it freezes only the fat cells, leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed. Once the fat cells are crystallized they gradually die. As it does with any unneeded byproduct, the body’s lymphatic system then gradually flushes the dead fat cells from the body.

This process is repeated several times across the target area until we have covered the entire area. A CoolSculpting session at Dr. Carpin’s generally runs from one to three hours. During your session, you can read, work on a laptop, watch videos, or even take a nap.

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The process of freezing the fat cells to the point of cell death is called cryolipolysis. It’s the secret behind CoolSculpting. Fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than muscle tissue, blood vessels, skin, and other tissue. Once the fat cells are frozen, they die and the body gets about the business of removing them from the system, as it does with any waste products. The lymphatic system is responsible for this cleanup job, and it breaks down and flushes these dead cells from the body over the course of the next few weeks and months.


CoolSculpting developed a smaller handpiece known as CoolMini. For smaller areas, we use this handpiece to freeze the fat cells. Otherwise, the procedure is the same.


Immediately after your session, we’ll massage the treatment areas to help get the blood flowing and to alleviate the numbness. From there, you can get right back to your normal activities; there isn’t any recovery. That’s just another amazing thing about CoolSculpting.


Many patients have a single session, others more. Each area treated with CoolSculpting requires about one hour. During the first treatment in an individual area, the freezing kills 20-25 percent of the fat in the area. Subsequent sessions on the same area don’t freeze and remove the same amount of fat.

Once our patients treat an area such as the abdomen, however, they often come back to treat a second or third area in subsequent months.


You won’t see immediate results with CoolSculpting. This is because, while the fat cells have been frozen and are dying, it takes time for the body to remove them. Some patients say they begin to see changes in around three weeks, but the most dramatic results will show themselves after two months or so. And these results keep improving for up to six months.


The process of freezing and killing fat cells is known as cryolipolysis. The fat cells frozen and killed do not regenerate: they are gone for good. The fat reduction is permanent. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle, your results will last forever. If you do gain weight, it usually tends to build elsewhere first.


CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive. The FDA has approved CoolSculpting for the eight body areas listed above. There are no incisions of any sort. After treatment, patients usually have some degree of redness, slight swelling, bruising, and skin sensitivity on the areas where the CoolSculpting applicators drew the skin onto the cooling panels. These after-effects are due to the outer skin reacting to the intense cold delivered in a CoolSculpting session. They usually pass within a couple of days to a week at most. At Dr. Carpin’s, we’ve found that these feelings and sensations don’t keep our patients from returning to work or their normal activities immediately.

Although very rare, more serious side effects such as extreme pain, severe numbing, and bloating along the area of contact with the cooling panels are possible.

Dr. Carpin is a big fan of this non-invasive fat reduction treatment. CoolSculpting is the most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment in the world — to date over 4,000,000 CoolSculpting treatments have been performed around the world. This innovative treatment has proven to be a safe and effective way to reduce fat.

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This is a very low-risk procedure. When the treatment area skin is drawn up onto the CoolSculpting paddles, you’ll feel a sensation of pulling and mild pinching. This is followed by intense cold. Then the area becomes numb. After your session, the skin on the treated areas will be red, somewhat tender, and may swell slightly and bruise. These are not widespread issues, and they resolve themselves quickly.


The cost of your CoolSculpting session is variable depending on the area you’re having treated. Larger areas require various applications of the CoolSculpting panels and cooling. Smaller areas may be able to be completed in a single positioning. You can call our offices and give us more information about the areas you’re thinking of having treated and we can give you a good idea of the cost.


Some patients think CoolSculpting is a weight-loss procedure, but it is not. CoolSculpting is a body-contouring procedure, meaning the goal is to slim the contour by removing up to 25 percent of the fat in the area. But the goal is not to remove large amounts of fat. That is done with bariatric surgery, and bariatric surgery is usually deemed a medical necessity for the patient’s health. As a body-contouring treatment, insurance companies view CoolSculpting as an elective procedure, and they do not provide coverage.


Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpin to discuss if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting, and to review the risks, benefits, alternatives, and expected outcomes of the procedure. Please call us at (281) 480-1200 to schedule your consultation or fill out an online contact form and our office will be in touch with you. Dr. Carpin offers CoolSculpting for patients in Houston, League City, and Clear Lake, TX, and surrounding areas, including Friendswood, Pasadena, Kemah, Seabrook, and Galveston.

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