Stubborn areas of fat, such as the love handles and muffin tops, are a constant source of frustration. Even if you successfully reduce your caloric intake, increase your physical activity levels, and reach your goal weight, you may still have trouble with areas of fat.
CoolSculpting, however, can effectively eliminate even the most resistant fat. The fat you don’t want is helpless in the face of CoolSculpting’s icy assault. Read this first if you’re thinking about scheduling a CoolSculpting session.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis, is a cosmetic surgery used to reduce stubborn fat in specific areas. Fat cells are frozen to death, eliminating them and their ability to store fat. Because it is a non-invasive procedure, CoolSculpting doesn’t call for incisions, a numbing medicine, or surgical instruments. As of 2018, it was the most widely practiced body sculpting method in the United States.
The CoolScuplting fat reduction approach focuses on problem regions where fat loss is more challenging due to genetics or lack of exercise. It is safer than more common methods of fat reduction, like liposuction.
The FDA has approved nine distinct locations of the body for treatment with CoolSculpting. Clinical studies have proven that CoolSculpting is a safe and effective method for targeting and decreasing localized fat.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved CoolSculpting for the treatment of submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) fat bulges, thigh, belly, and flank fat, as well as bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm fat. Moreover, therapies, like CoolSculpting, to the submental area have been approved by the FDA to improve the look of sagging skin.
Someone in the medical field, such as a doctor or nurse, will perform the procedure using portable equipment. Applicators in the tool look like the nozzles on a vacuum.
The doctor will apply gel to the region using an applicator and a pad. When used on fat, the applicator gently reduces its temperature. The doctor will glide the device over your skin, utilizing suction and cooling technologies as needed. Multiple devices in some clinics make it possible to treat various areas in a single appointment.
A little bit of discomfort is expected from the pulling and pinching that may occur during the treatment, but it is usually bearable. You may feel a chill during the CoolSculpting procedure. It may feel very chilly for the first 5–10 minutes when the treated region becomes numb. Since most applicators use a vacuum, you may also experience some pulling, tugging, and minor pinching.
After treatment, the practitioner would often massage the affected areas to loosen up any frozen deep tissue. With this aid, your body can take in the destroyed fat cells and use them for energy. People have complained that this massage is painful.
Each session may last anywhere from one or more hours. Most patients pass the time by listening to music, reading, or even working on a computer.
What To Expect After CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting patients need little to no downtime for recovery. Most individuals are quickly given the green light to resume their everyday lives. A few weeks is a reasonable time to see minor side effects like redness or soreness in the treated area.
The effects of treatment typically become noticeable within three weeks. Average results from fat flushing can be expected two to three months following the initial therapy, but some patients’ body areas may require a series of treatments. According to a market survey conducted on CoolSculpting, 79% of patients reported improving their garments’ fit.
Typical post-procedure discomfort includes numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, stiffness, tingling, stinging, and pain. Many individuals experience some redness in the treated area for a few hours after removing the applicator. Occasionally the redness will linger for up to two weeks, but it will go away on its own.
You’ll only need more CoolSculpting sessions to treat a different body part. Remember that this option is not a replacement for conventional obesity treatment. To keep the weight off, it’s essential to stick to a healthy diet and keep up with regular exercise.
CoolSculpting requires nothing in the way of pre-treatment preparation. But it’s equally important to keep your body healthy and at or near its ideal weight. Since CoolSculpting is not a weight loss technique, it is not appropriate for persons who are extremely fat or overweight. Good candidates are healthy, fit, and interested in losing fat lumps.
Even though bruising from the applicator’s suction is uncommon after CoolSculpting, anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin should still be avoided before the procedure. This will lessen the possibility of any bruising.
Your doctor or other providers will likely take photos before and after the procedure to evaluate the progress of the treated areas.
How Many Appointments?
Because no two patients are precisely identical, the total number of CoolSculpting treatment cycles needed to achieve the desired results may vary from one person to the next.
However, most patients only require a single session of CoolSculpting to see a significant reduction in their body fat. One hour of CoolSculpting can eliminate up to 20% of the fat cells in the treatment region, leading to remarkable outcomes after just six months.
Only some people will require additional CoolSculpting sessions to achieve their desired results, so you may need only one visit after all. After our initial discussion during your consultation, we can choose the best course of action regarding the number of sessions.
Depending on how many appointments you need, you may need to take an entire day out of work for CoolSculpting for each appointment.
Even though you’ve been exercising regularly and eating healthily, you still can’t seem to get rid of those stubborn fat deposits. If this describes you, consider elective cosmetic procedures like CoolSculpting. It’s a painless and effective way to eliminate 20 percent of your trouble spots without surgery!
So if you’re thinking about getting CoolSculpting done, don’t hesitate to make an appointment at our The Beauty Hut facility. Plus, we offer a variety of therapeutic therapies to address a wide range of health concerns.