If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past 20 years you have probably heard of liposuction. Liposuction is a treatment designed to remove unwanted fat in problem areas. However, new advances in the cosmetic industry have led to fat reduction treatments that do not require surgery. Coolsculpting is one of those new treatments and it’s becoming increasingly popular. Coolsculpting uses controlled cooling to target and freeze fat cells in order to kill them without harming the surrounding cells. The dead fat cells are then eliminated naturally by the body.
Have you always dreamed of the perfect beach body? Are you hitting the gym relentlessly, eating right, and doing everything possible to get the body you have always hoped for but just can’t seem to get there? You’re not alone! Hundreds of thousands of people each year struggle to get, or maintain a body that they love. Whether it’s because of our busy schedules, family commitments, or the propensity for one too many beers on the weekend, achieving the body that you desire is usually pretty tough. Sometimes no matter how hard we work at it, we still can’t get there and we turn to the cosmetic industry for a solution. Luckily, Vancouver Laser Centre can help!
If you are considering a fat reduction treatment and are beginning to lean towards Coolsculpting, here are 10 questions to ask:
#1 Is Coolsculpting safe?
Coolsculpting is both FDA and Canada health-cleared. With over 1 million complete procedures, Coolsculpting has proven to be a safe and effective alternative to surgery.
#2 Am I a good candidate?
A good candidate is within a few pounds of their target weight. Although Coolsculpting is designed to get rid of unwanted fat that is resistant to diet, it is not a good solution for obesity.
#3 How many treatments will I need?
The number of sessions you will require depends on your body condition and specific goals. You may need to schedule multiple sessions.
#4 How much fat is removed?
Clinical results reveal that 20-25% of the fat cells in each treated area are killed and eliminated from the body naturally.
#5 When will the results start to show?
Results may be seen in as little as 3 weeks but you will only start to experience the drastic changes after two months.
#6 Where does the fat go?
The fat cells are frozen, crystallized and then die. From there, they are naturally broken down and removed by the body.
#7 What other alternatives are there?
Liposuction is Coolsculpting’s biggest competitor. It can remove greater quantities of fat but requires surgery and downtime.
#8 How many procedures has your healthcare professional completed?
It is important to find a healthcare provider who has extensive experience performing Coolsculpting treatments. Do your research and love your new look!
#9 What results has your healthcare professional be able to provide?
You should ask to see the work your healthcare professional has done. He or she should have plenty of successful before and after pictures or at the very least reviews from satisfied patients.
# 10 How can I maintain the results?
Despite the fact that Coolsculpting is designed to remove unwanted fat, it’s not designed to keep it off. Ask your provider about some good diet and lifestyle choices.