Do you wish you could eliminate stubborn pockets of fat and look healthier? If so, CoolSculpting, also known as cryolipolysis, may be appropriate for you. It doesn’t matter how healthily you eat or how often you work out. Your body can store fat in undesired areas. At Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville in Jacksonville Beach, FL, we help people obtain the sleek, strong silhouette of their dreams every day. Today, we’re talking about how cryolipolysis can benefit you.
Will This Treatment Help Me Lose Weight?
You must understand this is a fat reduction treatment. It is not intended to be a substitute for diet and exercise. However, weight loss will occur. Once the fat cells in the targeted area have frozen to death, your body eliminates them as waste. This process can take several weeks, so your weight loss will be gradual. You certainly won’t notice a shift on the scale the morning after your session.
Receiving a fat removal treatment instead of consuming a caloric deficit daily is beneficial because when you burn fat through diet and exercise, the fat cells remain. They are smaller because you burned the fat stored in them for fuel, but they remain a permanent fixture beneath your skin. When you receive a fat removal treatment, the fat cells are destroyed and excreted, forever gone.
Why Should I Consider CoolSculpting?
We understand how hard it is to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine between the demands from your family and work. When you travel for work, you’re not always put in a hotel with a kitchen so you can cook healthy foods. Sometimes, it feels like the only option is to grab a burger from a familiar chain restaurant. Your genes also can work against you, causing you to store fat in areas you would prefer to be smooth.
Stubborn pockets of fat that don’t go away with adherence to a strict diet and exercise routine can be detrimental in a number of ways. Too much fat is bad for your health and increases your risk of certain medical conditions later in life. Furthermore, too much fat in certain areas can lower your self-esteem.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment works thanks to the chemical composition of fat cells. Fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than the surrounding muscle and skin cells that comprise mostly water. During this treatment, your fat cells are cooled to 40 degrees and freeze to death. Your skin and muscle tissue cells remain unharmed because they don’t freeze until they reach 32 degrees.
Will I Experience Any Discomfort?
No, you will not experience any discomfort during your CoolSculpting session. This innovative device cools your skin gradually; as it cools, the treatment area will begin to numb. Several minutes after the session starts, you won’t feel anything at all. Additionally, since this treatment isn’t invasive, there is very little recovery time. If you have a hectic, demanding schedule, this may be the perfect body contouring solution for you.
This non-surgical, non-invasive treatment is extremely effective and approved by the FDA for safety and efficacy. The natural-looking results are obvious and long-lasting. This treatment isn’t a magic weight-loss bullet, but it may be appropriate for you. We will determine that during your initial consultation once we have a clear understanding of your cosmetic goals and body fat distribution. This treatment method is perfect for the most stubborn fat pockets unaffected by a caloric deficit.
How Long Do the Results of This Treatment Last?
To reiterate, the destroyed fat cells eliminated by your body after your treatment session will never come back. Nevertheless, it is possible for the fat cells that weren’t destroyed during the treatment to expand to store energy in the form of fat. Like any fat removal treatment, you will enjoy the best results if you stick to a healthy diet and workout routine.
How Quickly Will I See the Results of My Treatment?
Remember, it takes time to see the final results of your cryolipolysis session because the destroyed fat cells aren’t suctioned out during the treatment. Rather, your body has to sweep them up and flush them away. You will probably notice the initial results of your treatment as soon as the session is over. Since the fat cells are destroyed, you may notice that the treated area feels smaller.
However, it will be approximately three weeks until you can see the initial results of the treatment. It can take anywhere from four to six months to see the final results of your cryolipolysis session. This assumes you are already at your ideal weight and you only need one session to achieve your desired aesthetic. If you are over 10 pounds from your goal weight, you may want two or more treatment sessions spaced roughly eight weeks apart.
How Long Does a Treatment Session Take?
We need to assess the volume of unwanted fat in the trouble areas before we can tell you how long your treatment session should take. If you’re targeting a small area with little excess fat, your appointment can be completed in just 35 minutes.
If you are trying to remove unwanted fat from several large areas, it may take a few hours to complete your session. For example, if you have large deposits of back fat or stomach fat, each area may take 45 minutes to an hour to complete.
How Should I Prepare for This Treatment?
CoolSculpting is the perfect tool to use when you are ending your weight loss journey. It is effective, comfortable and incredibly convenient. There is no time like the present if you are a good candidate for this treatment. However, there are a few things you need to do to prepare for treatment.
It is important to understand the limitations of the treatment. If you walk into your first session with unrealistic expectations, you may feel disappointed. During your initial consultation, we will advise you regarding what to expect from the results. Here are some of the things you need to do to prepare for this treatment.
Achieve Your Ideal Weight
Remember, this is not a weight-loss treatment. We strongly recommend that you achieve your ideal weight before you receive this effective body contouring treatment. If you have over 30 pounds to lose, a bariatric procedure may be necessary. It is important to remember that the less fat you have in a trouble area, the shorter your session will be. However, it is possible to be considered a good candidate if you are within 30 pounds of your ideal weight.
Come in for an Evaluation
You need to schedule an initial evaluation if you want to receive this fat removal treatment. We will discuss your expectations with you and let you know if your vision of your results is realistic. If this treatment is unlikely to deliver satisfactory results, we can give you advice on the most beneficial course of action.
We will also answer all of your questions and put you in touch with a licensed dietician if your weight loss journey is not yet over or you are concerned about maintaining the results of the cryolipolysis session. We will also guide you related to other cosmetic treatments that may improve your appearance.
How to Prepare for Your Evaluation
We strongly recommend that you prepare notes before you come in for your evaluation. It is easy to forget questions you wanted to ask before coming in for the consultation. We also recommend writing down the names and dosages of all drugs and supplements you are currently taking. We will discuss these, along with your medical history and current health, when determining if you are a good candidate for this treatment.
Come in for Your Cryolipolysis Session
Remember, the device cools the treatment area to the point of numbness. Therefore, there is no need for anesthesia or sedation. This alone makes CoolSculpting far more convenient than liposuction. If a small area is being targeted for treatment, a small applicator will be applied to the skin that cools the area. If a large area is being treated, a larger applicator will be applied to the skin and freeze the fat in the area.
The applicator may need to be moved during your treatment session to ensure the best possible results. Furthermore, if you are treating two sides of your body, like your arms, legs or buttocks, two applicators can be used simultaneously for symmetrical, efficient results. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing to your appointment and bringing a book to read during your session. Remember, it can take several hours to complete depending on how much fat needs to be removed.
What to Expect After Your Treatment Session
Once your session is over, you are free to resume your typical daily routine. Whether you need to get back to work or you want to spend the rest of the day in your recliner, you are free to do whatever you had planned for the day.
Each treatment session results in the removal of one-fifth to one-fourth of the fat cells in the targeted area. When smaller areas are being targeted, you can lose up to four-fifths of the localized fat cells in a single session.
Your Dream Body Starts With a Consultation
If you are ready to perfect your silhouette and end your weight loss journey, you simply need to schedule an initial consultation. Contact our experts today at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville in Jacksonville Beach, FL to book an appointment and discover if CoolSculpting can help you sculpt your ideal figure. We look forward to meeting you and helping you finish the final leg of your journey.