CoolSculpting fat reduction uses patented cooling technology to eliminate fat cells, without surgery or downtime. It targets fat cells on inner and outer thigh, abdomen, sides, upper arms, and chin.
Its technical name is Cryolipolysis, which features one-of-a-kind technology that freezes and kills fat cells. CoolSculpting provides noticeable and lasting results to help you look and feel sexy.
The truth is that sometimes stubborn fat just won’t budge, no matter how intense the workout or how strict the diet. CoolSculpting targets those problem areas, resulting in a more toned look. CoolSculpting is fat-freezing technology gives long-term results that make trouble spots a lot less troubling.* Fat cells don’t like the cold and at a certain temperature, they will freeze. Once that happens, your body will naturally eliminate the dead cells in 1-3 months or more, resulting in up to 20%-25% reduction of fat in a treated area.
Fat cells that are frozen during the CoolSculpting procedure are gradually destroyed and leave the body through the body’s natural elimination process. Fat reduction only occurs in the treatment area and untreated areas will have no change in fat cell distribution.
What to expect after CoolSculpting
There is little to no recovery time after a CoolSculpting procedure. Most people are approved to resume normal day-to-day activity immediately after. In some cases, some minor redness or soreness may occur in the area treated, but all minor side effects typically subside within a few weeks.
Results in the treated areas may be noticeable within three weeks of the procedure. Typical results are reached after two or three months, and the fat-flushing process continues for up to six months after the initial treatment. Certain people and areas of the body may require more than one treatment. According to research, 79 percent of people reported a positive difference in the way their clothes fit after CoolSculpting.
How does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting addresses specific areas of the body, so further treatment is usually only necessary if you want to target a different area. It does not treat obesity and shouldn’t replace a healthy lifestyle. Continuing to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly is crucial to maintaining results.
A doctor or trained healthcare provider will perform the procedure using a handheld device. The device has applicators that look similar to the nozzles of a vacuum cleaner.
During the treatment, the healthcare provider will apply a gel pad and applicator to the targeted area. The applicator delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat. The provider will then move the device over your skin while administering suction and cooling technology to the target area. Some offices have several machines that allow them to treat multiple target areas in one visit.
It’s common to experience some feelings of pulling and pinching during the process, but overall the procedure involves minimal pain. The provider typically will massage the treated areas immediately after treatment to breakup any frozen deep tissue. This will help your body begin to absorb the destroyed fat cells. Some people complain that this massage is slightly uncomfortable.
Each treatment can take anywhere between one and three hours. People frequently listen to music, read, or even work on the computer during the procedure.
CoolSculpting vs Liposuction
A method of fat removal, liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses the suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body and individuals to undergo general anesthesia. It works by using large tubes to pull out fat from targeted areas of the body, leaving individuals with immediate results. However, it’s an invasive procedure and can require a week or two of recovery. CoolSculpting doesn’t require surgery and therefore has no downtime.
CoolSculpting vs Diet and Exercise
Your health – in addition to your appearance – is largely reliant on a well-balanced diet and regular exercise. CoolSculpting® shouldn’t take the place of either of these, but rather act as an aid that can help you accomplish your goals. Diet and exercise can help reduce the appearance of fat cells, but they don’t permanently rid your body of them. CoolSculpting® freezes off fat cells for good, enhancing your diet plan and serving as great encouragement for continuing a healthy lifestyle.