Does CoolSculpting Really Freeze Fat Away?
CoolSculpting harnesses the power of cryolipolysis, in which fat cells are frozen to death. During these non-invasive treatments, an applicator is used to aim cool temperatures toward the patient’s area of concern. Fat cells in the area are destroyed by the low temperature, and over the next several weeks, the body’s lymphatic system naturally flushes those pesky fat cells away.
This treatment system makes it easy for patients to get rid of stubborn problem areas that haven’t responded to rigorous exercise plans and careful diets. Some studies have found that CoolSculpting can reduce unwanted fat by as much as 24%. We know it sounds too good to be true, but this system really does make it possible to freeze unwanted fat away. There will be no pain and no downtime. Just a slim new you!
Which Parts of the Body Can Be Treated?
These treatments can be performed almost anywhere on the body, including common problem areas like the abdomen, hips, and thighs as well as on smaller, more targeted areas like beneath the chin.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Patients love the fact that this treatment system offers permanent results. Once those fat cells have been frozen to death and eliminated from the body, they’re gone for good. But these treatments won’t prevent you from gaining weight in the future, so you’ll want to adhere to a healthy lifestyle to maintain your results.
Will I Be Left With Sagging Skin?
Sagging skin is not a problem for patients who undergo this treatment. Because the fat cells are flushed from your system gradually during the weeks after your appointment, your skin will have plenty of time to adjust to the body’s new, slimmed-down contour. And the amount of fat removed from the body is just enough to offer patients a noticeably improved silhouette, but not enough to result in sagging skin.
What Happens During Treatment?
Getting rid of your problem spots has never been so easy. At the start of your appointment, we’ll apply a gel that will ensure that the applicator glides smoothly over your skin. We also might make a few light marks on your body that we’ll use as references when positioning the applicator. Once the applicator begins working, you’ll feel the cool temperatures and possibly a gentle tugging, but you won’t experience any pain.
Most patients are able to completely relax during their appointments and spend the time reading or catching up on emails on their phones. Once we’re done, we’ll perform a gentle massage of the treatment area, which will help loosen the muscles after the cool temperature and encourage the lymphatic system to begin processing the destroyed fat cells. Once your appointment is over, you’ll be able to get right back to your regular schedule.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Most patients undergo a series of two or three treatments, each of which is scheduled about one month apart. Patients who are looking for a modest amount of fat reduction in a single area may find that one appointment is sufficient. We’ll be able to make a recommendation regarding the number of treatments once we’ve spoken with you about how much of an improvement you’re looking for.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
You’re Looking for a Modest Tuneup
The patients who benefit the most from these treatments are in relatively good shape and are no more than 20 pounds over their goal weight, but they have stubborn problem spots that have resisted diet and exercise. This treatment can help them push past a plateau and finally slim down unwanted areas of fullness. CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment, but it can rein in areas of unwanted fat enough to significantly improve a patient’s figure.
You Can Be Patient
Patients see their results develop over a period of weeks, so this is not a quick fix. You’ll need to be patient. Many of our clients like the slow onset of their results, which can imitate the natural weight loss process and therefore appear more natural. Patients who undergo this treatment don’t look like they suddenly went and had work done. Instead, it appears as though they’ve been working out and taking care of themselves over a period of weeks.
You Have Realistic Expectations
The best patients understand this treatment and are realistic about the improvement it is capable of offering. This treatment won’t help you shed lots of weight, but it will help you take control of your problem spots and refine your silhouette. For individuals looking for a modest about of body contouring, this treatment is ideal.
You Aren’t Pregnant
This treatment is not suitable to be performed on women who are pregnant.
What Advantages Does This Treatment Offer?
Easy, Convenient Appointments
The convenience of this non-surgical treatment system is hard to beat. Each appointment takes place in our office, and because no anesthesia is needed, you won’t need to set aside any time for recovery. Appointments can be completed in as little as 30 minutes, and you’ll be able to get right back to your regular activities after.
Individual Treatment Plans
Each patient comes to us with a unique set of concerns, and this treatment system allows us to design a custom approach. Are your hips a little heavier than you’d like? Or is extra fullness along your bra line what’s really bothering you? Many patients are worried about several different areas. The great thing about this treatment is that it allows us to customize our approach for each patient.
We can even incorporate other aesthetic services, such as laser hair removal or tattoo removal, into your treatment plan.
Renewed Self Confidence
This treatment can help patients tame problem spots they’ve struggled with for years, and it helps them feel amazing. Patients say they experience new self-confidence, look forward to getting dressed in the morning, and sometimes even find themselves taking on more active lifestyles.
This treatment system offers results that last. Once your initial treatment series is complete, you won’t have to go to schedule regular maintenance appointments or go to extraordinary efforts to maintain your results. Continuing to eat well and exercise regularly are all that you’ll need to do.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does This Treatment Compare to TruSculpt 3D?
TruSculpt 3D is another body-contouring treatment offered by our practice that can help you tackle stubborn problem areas. While CoolSculpting uses cool temperatures to non-invasively break down fat cells, TruSculpt uses radiofrequency to destroy them. Both treatments rely on the body’s lymphatic system to gradually escort the compromised fat cells out.
Can Men Take Advantage of These Treatments?
Men and women tend to have different types of fat, and they carry fat in different places on their bodies. Fortunately, this treatment system can effectively get rid of excess fat on both male and female bodies.
Is This Treatment Safe?
The technology behind this treatment has been approved by the FDA, and it is equipped with safety features that monitor the temperature of the patient’s skin. You can rest assured that this treatment is both comfortable and safe.
What Types of Skin Is This Treatment Effective On?
This is a versatile treatment system that can be used effectively on all skin types, tones, and colors.
How Can I Get Started?
If you’re interested in experiencing the CoolSculpting difference, you can get started by scheduling an initial consultation with our practice. We’ll talk with you about your concerns and design a treatment plan just for you. You’ll be on your way to a whole new you!
Are You Ready for Your New Silhouette?
Our patients are amazed at the results they get with this treatment system. If you’re ready to easily freeze your fat away and get the silhouette you’ve long been striving for, it may be time for you to try CoolSculpting. Call Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville, in Jacksonville Beach, FL, and schedule your initial consultation today!