What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting was developed in an attempt to remove unwanted pockets of fat without having to undergo an invasive procedure such as liposuction. This technology was first discovered by two doctors at Harvard University that noticed how children’s cheeks reacted to the temperature difference while eating a popsicle. The cold of the popsicle made the children’s cheeks dimple by freezing and eliminating tiny pockets of fat cells, but leaving the surrounding skin and tissues undamaged. If it could happen in your cheeks on a small scale, why not on unwanted fat on a larger scale? This is how CoolSculpting became a reality.
This innovative treatment works by freezing and crystalizing specific areas containing fat cells. The fat cells are more sensitive to the cold then the surrounding skin and tissue, which is why they are destroyed while everything else is left undamaged. These cells eventually die and are metabolized by your body. Once the fat cells are disposed of, they are usually gone for good. This is due to the fact that adults usually do not grow new fat cells.
CoolSculpting uses rounded paddles in multiple sizes. The size used will depend on the area being treated. The paddles will create a suction effect on the skin and bring the temperature of the precise treatment area to almost -4°C (24.8°F). This noninvasive procedure takes a short amount of time, generally between 35 and 60 minutes deepening on your treatment area. It is also considered a very relaxing experience, as most patients are able to catch up on missed television shows, read a book, or even take a quick nap during their session.
How CoolSculpting Can Benefit You
Now that you know what CoolSculpting is and how it works, let’s talk about the multiple benefits. This innovative treatment would not be so popular if it did not have such great results and wonderful advantages. See if any of these benefits sound appealing to you.
One of the reasons that CoolSculpting was even put into development was to try to find a non-invasive way to remove small fat pockets without having to undergo surgery. Liposuction had been a very popular procedure when CoolSculpting came to the market. For small target areas, invasive procedures like that just were not necessary. No surgery means there is no long rest period following treatment and no scarring to worry about. There are also far less risks and complications associated with CoolSculpting than invasive surgical procedures.
Long Lasting Results
The final results of a CoolSculpting treatment are long lasting. It does take a few months for the final results to be seen, but you will notice a gradual improvement. Once the final results have been achieved they can be easily maintained with a healthy and active lifestyle. The fat cells that have been targeted and eliminated during your treatment are generally permanently removed, as adults usually do not regrow fat cells. This means that even if you do gain weight back it will not be as centralized in those stubborn pockets.
Targets Stubborn Fat Cells
Sometimes stubborn fat will not move, no matter how much we diet and exercise. Due to genetics or hormones, fat in certain areas of your body is just harder to lose naturally. The most common places for CoolSculpting to be used are the stomach, thighs, love handles, and hips, as these are the areas where fat is usually the hardest to get rid of. This treatment allows you to target the fat cells, freeze them, and eliminate them. CoolSculpting can easily help you get the toned body you are after by helping to remove those last stubborn areas of fat.
The amount of time for each procedure depends on the size of the treatment area, but a general CoolSculpting session takes between 35 and 60 minutes to complete. This makes it easy to fit into your busy schedule. Some patient’s even do it in on their lunch breaks. Also, because the procedure is non-invasive, you are able to return to your normal activities after your treatment and exercise is usually encouraged.
Boost Your Confidence
Although this benefit may sound cliché, it is the main reason most patients have cosmetic treatments. Those stubborn pockets of fat can make you feel very self-conscious, especially if you are someone who works very hard in the gym and on a healthy lifestyle. It can be disheartening to not see dramatic results from all of your hard work. CoolSculpting can help you see the results you desire. When you look great, you feel amazing!
Goes Hand in Hand with Your Healthy Lifestyle
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment and is recommended for patients that are 20-30 pounds from their ideal weight. For patients that have already done the hard work of diet and exercise, CoolSculpting can be a great step on their healthy lifestyle journey. In fact, some patients report that the results that they see after their treatments keep them motivated to continue their healthy routines. Keeping up a healthy diet and a proper exercise routine also helps you to maintain your beautifully sculpted results.
Are Ready To Start Benefitting From CoolSculpting?
With all the benefits that CoolSculpting has to offer why would you not want to give it a try? Give our office a call to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, you can learn more about the process and we can ensure that this is the best option for you and your desired results. If you are interested in CoolSculpting, call our office today!