CoolSculpting has quickly become one of the most popular non-surgical fat loss treatments in the world, and this amazing technology gives our team the ability to safely destroy fat cells without cutting into the skin. A few weeks after your first appointment, your body will begin to metabolize fatty tissue throughout the treatment site. Patients who regularly exercise and stick to a healthy diet can often maintain the results for two years or longer. Here is a quick look at some of the reasons why you might want to consider this amazing cosmetic procedure.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting was originally developed by a team of doctors who noticed that cold foods such as popsicles could cause fat loss in the cheeks. Unlike other types of soft tissue, fat cells will naturally die off when they are kept below 40 degrees for a short period of time. With the CoolSculpting machine, we can bring localized pockets of fat to an extremely cold temperature for about 30 minutes. In the weeks following your appointment, the fat cells are going to fall apart and your body will expel them.
Benefits of CoolSculpting
In addition to being minimally invasive, CoolSculpting is also very effective. Recent studies have shown us that this procedure can reduce localized pockets of fat by as much as 30 percent. Patients also have the option of treating multiple areas on the same day. You can continue to schedule CoolSculpting appointments until you achieve your desired results throughout your body. CoolSculpting is an ideal option for patients who struggle with stubborn pockets of fat no matter how much they exercise.
CoolSculpting can be carried out almost anywhere on the body, but most of our patients decide to have this treatment because they are struggling with stubborn abdominal fat. The machine can also be placed on the legs, buttocks, and arms. For those who are dealing with cellulite, CoolSculpting might be an adjunct treatment option as well. Cellulite occurs when layers of fat push through the connective tissue just below the outer layers of skin. Those fat cells contribute to the dimples and bulges that we call cellulite. Staying at a healthy weight may reduce your risk of cellulite, but even patients who are extremely thin can develop this condition.
What Does CoolSculpting Feel Like?
Many fat removal procedures are hard on a patient’s body, and that is just one more reason why thousands of patients have now turned to noninvasive treatments such as CoolSculpting. Once the pads are placed over your skin and the device is turned on, you will feel a blast of coolness penetrating deep into your fat. Each area of the body takes around one hour to complete, and you can read, relax, or use your phone during that time. Following each appointment, you should expect some discoloration and sensitivity for at least a few days. Around three weeks after your first treatment, we suggest scheduling a follow-up appointment to further improve the results.