Everything You Need to Know Before Trying CoolSculpting
Few things are more frustrating than working hard in the gym and the kitchen but still not achieving your desired weight-loss results. While there are plenty of surgical procedures to remove fat and tighten the body, non-invasive options are becoming more popular. CoolSculpting, otherwise known as the World’s #1 non-invasive fat-reduction procedure, is a low-risk way to contour and shape your body. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering this globally-performed fat-reduction procedure.
CoolSculpting 101: The Beginner’s Guide
Before you schedule your appointment, here is everything you need to know about the CoolSculpting procedure.
How does it work?
CoolSculpting works by placing a device, essentially a vacuum, to the trouble area that you want to target. The device then suctions the skin surrounding the area and freezes it, destroying the underlying fat cells. After the freezing process, the fat cells die and are permanently eliminated from the body in the following weeks. CoolSculpting results in up to a 25% fat-reduction in the treated area. Though it can treat most parts of the body, it’s most commonly used on the stomach, thighs, love handles, arms, and chin.
How long does it take?
Depending on the size of the treated area, the session can last 30 minutes to an hour, making it a great alternative to lengthy traditional surgical procedures. The number of sessions per patient varies depending on the size of the treatment area. In addition to short sessions, patients also love that there is no downtime following the treatment. Since it’s nonsurgical, no anesthesia is needed and patients can immediately return to their daily activities.
What are the side effects?
During the procedure, most patients don’t feel any pain but may experience discomfort and a tugging sensation. Following your CoolSculpting treatment, you may notice minor side effects such as temporary redness, swelling, bruising, and sensitivity at the treatment site. Feelings of numbness and nerves “falling asleep” can also occur for hours, and sometimes weeks, later due to the extreme temperatures used during the session.
When will I see results?
Since the body naturally metabolizes and disposes of the frozen fat cells, you will not see immediate results after CoolSculpting. Results gradually develop in the weeks and months following your sessions. Keep in mind the outcomes vary for each patient, but most people complete between 1-3 sessions to achieve their desired results. To retain the full effects of CoolSculpting, it’s recommended that patients maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep up with a healthy exercise routine and diet.
How do I know if CoolSculpting is for me?
CoolSculpting is ideal for patients seeking mild improvements. The treatments won’t shed pounds like liposuction and other fat-removal surgeries, but it will help tone and contour the body. The best way to determine whether CoolSculpting is a good option for you is to discuss the treatment and your body goals with a licensed professional.
Are you interested in further toning your body with CoolSculpting? Contact VIO Med Spa to book your first session!