Looking for a non-invasive way to diminish excess fat that seems to be diet and exercise resistant? Are you at your desired weight but still have a bit of extra fat around your thighs, abdomen or flanks? If so, CoolSculpting might be an excellent option for you.
In recent years, there have been multiple procedures for the noninvasive reduction of adipose tissue. Some of these include cryolipolysis, radiofrequecy, low level laser and high intensity focused ultrasound. Of all of these technologies, cryolipolysis has been available the longest and has also been the most researched making it one of the most trusted procedures for fat reduction on the market today.
CoolSculpting is a highly advanced technology that uses cryolipolysis, a process that “freezes” the fat. It works by placing the desired treatment area into two panels that cool the unwanted fat to a freezing temperature. The procedure uses extreme cold to dispose of the fat through the body’s lymphatic system. This extreme cold is externally applied to the areas of unwanted fat which essentially damages the fat cells within. Because the fat is expelled by the body naturally, the process can take time. Results can typically be seen anywhere from a few weeks to a few months post procedure. While results won’t be visible until about 90 days after the CoolSculpting session, one can expect an effective a long term solution to their unwanted fat.
Studies continue to show that CoolSculpting is a very effective non-invasive fat reduction procedure. The procedure’s popularity continues to increase in the United States and since it’s approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010, CoolSculpting procedures have increased by 823 percent!
It is important to note that while CoolSculpting is highly effective, it is not a weight loss procedure. The best candidates are those who are within their ideal weight range, those who eat right and exercise regularly. Realistic expectations are key and patients must be willing to maintain the results of CoolSculpting with a healthy and active lifestyle.
As with any fat reduction procedure, the question most often asked is what will happen if one gains weight after the procedure? Upon CoolSculpting, the treated fat cells are destroyed and leave the body’s system for good. The fat cells that were removed will not come back but weight gain is still a possibility. The process of gaining (and even losing) weight is different from the process of destroying fat. When one loses weight, the fat cells shrink. When one adds more pounds, they don’t gain additional fat cells. Instead, the cells become larger, making one larger. As with ANY weight loss procedure, patient participation is crucial in maintaining results. CoolSculpting is an excellent resource to jump start the fat reduction process and those who remain dedicated to the process will ultimately see the most improvement.
So what can one expect during this fat reduction treatment? While the patient may initially feel cold, they will comfortably be able to read, relax, and even talk on the phone. The length of of the treatment is determined by the area that is being treated. Procedures can be as little as 45 minutes and as long as a few hours. After the treatment, patients can resume their normal activities immediately. Some may experience redness, mild bruising and swelling.
At dermani MEDSPA®, we have always been committed to helping our clients achieve their skin care goals. In today’s competitive and beauty driven society, we understand and value the importance of body confidence as well. Regardless of age or stage of life, we believe that there is are treatment options available for everyone.
If you would like to see if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting call today to schedule your free consultation at 770-212-2242 or go online to Dermanimedspa.com.