WHAT IS COOLSCULPTING AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Using cold temperatures, CoolSculpting destroys fat cells. The process Cryolipolysis, which is the scientific term for CoolSculpting, was discovered by dermatologists who were studying how children’s skin froze after being in cold environments. The doctors found that the fat cells in the skin were more susceptible to cold than the other cells, and they began to experiment with using cold temperatures to destroy fat cells.
The CoolSculpting procedure works by placing a gel pad and applicator on the area of the body that you wish to treat. The applicator delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat. The fat cells are frozen, and over time, they die. The body then naturally eliminates the dead fat cells, resulting in a slimmer appearance.
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared and clinically proven to be a safe and effective treatment for reducing fat. It has been used by millions of people around the world, and there are over one thousand peer-reviewed studies that support the safety and effectiveness of the procedure.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR COOLSCULPTING?
CoolSculpting is ideal for people who are looking to improve their appearance by reducing fat in specific areas of the body, such as the stomach, love handles, thighs, or arms. The procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is also not a treatment for loose skin.
Furthermore, you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting if you are:
- In overall good health
- Aren’t pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant
- Have enough fat to treat
- Are around your target weight already
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COOLSCULPTING?
The benefits of CoolSculpting include:
- FDA Approved
- A slimmer appearance
- Reduced fat in specific areas of the body
- No surgery or anesthesia required
- Clinically proven to be safe and effective
- Zero downtown and recovery
- Painless and easy procedures
- Can treat multiple areas (stomach, thighs, chin, arms, and more)
HOW LONG DOES THE RESULTS OF COOLSCULPTING LAST?
Treatment results can be seen in as little as three weeks. Around two months after treatment, the most dramatic results are visible, but the body continues to eliminate fat cells for four to six months.
The results of CoolSculpting are long-term. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they are gone for good. You will likely see a noticeable reduction in fat in the treated area after just one treatment, but you may need additional treatments to achieve your desired results.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE AND WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME LIKE?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, so there is no surgery or recovery time required (or very minimal at the most). The procedure itself takes about one hour per treatment area. You may experience some redness, bruising, or swelling after the procedure, but this typically goes away within a few days.
After the procedure, a healthy lifestyle is the only after-care you need to commit to.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
This can depend on several things including the size and number of locations you want to treat. It can also depend on the volume of fat you have in the spots you want to treat and your reduction goals.
WHAT IS THE COST OF COOLSCULPTING?
For additional information on how much the procedure is, read our blog post: How Much Is CoolSculpting: 5 Things to Consider.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH COOLSCULPTING?
The most common side effects of CoolSculpting include redness, bruising, and swelling. These side effects are typically temporary and go away within a few days. Some people may also experience numbness in the treated area.
CoolSculpting is a safe and effective treatment for reducing fat.
It has been used by millions of people around the world, and there are over one thousand peer-reviewed studies that support the safety and effectiveness of the procedure.
If you are interested in CoolSculpting, please consult with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to see if the procedure is right for you.
HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY COOLSCULPTING BENEFITS?
Proper diet and exercise can help you maintain these results. You should exercise at least 30 minutes a day, three times a week to maintain the results.
Avoid anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Advil, and Tylenol. Typically, such drugs interfere with how your system eliminates dead fat cells. After CoolSculpting, the minimal pain that you might be feeling will fade away. Thus, there is no need to buy painkillers.
Wear a compression garment if possible, although it isn’t required. The garment helps reduce pain in the treatment area. Also, you won’t move your body a lot, and it will control any potential swelling. You will find the clothing comfortable during the first few days after CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is a feasible and beneficial procedure to take up if you are looking to reduce areas of fat. Using the process of Cryolipolysis, fat cells are exposed to the cold which then overtime die.
CoolSculpting is FDA approved and proven safe and effective. If you are looking to reduce fat in specific areas like your stomach, thighs or arms then this procedure may be for you.
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