Whether you’ve had the procedure or are simply curious to learn more, it’s no secret that CoolSculpting has gained traction and popularity over the years. You might have heard the slogan “freeze the fat away,” but aren’t quite sure what to make of it: we’re breaking down and educating you on what CoolSculpting is and how it works so you can book your next appointment with confidence.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary procedure that uses cooling technology to freeze away fat cells. This no-fuss, painless treatment is a non-invasive way to address unwanted fat. CoolSculpting targets subcutaneous fat cells, meaning the cells underneath your skin that live inside your skin tissue and are highly susceptible to extreme cold.
Why Choose CoolSculpting?
The innovative treatment is a great option for stubborn fat that won’t budge even with proper exercise and diet. An alternative to surgery or other higher risk options that require downtime, this is a great procedure for addressing specific areas of fat that won’t budge.
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to treat a plethora of areas:
- Submental (under the chin)
- Submandibular (under the jawline)
- Abdomen and flank
- Bra fat
- Back fat
- Underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll)
- Upper arms.
How does CoolSculpting Work?
Once a fat cell is destroyed, it is permanently gone— that’s part of what makes CoolSculpting such an appealing procedure. When you go in for your appointment, we will place the applicator on the treatment area. You can expect to feel a bit of suction and a cooling sensation at first. However, as the area is numbed the uncomfortableness will fade. During your treatment feel free to read a book, catch up on emails or simply relax. The treatment time will depend on the area but expect anywhere from 30 minutes up to a couple of hours.
After the procedure, we will massage the area to help break up the treated fat cells and accelerate fat reduction. CoolSculpting has been shown to reduce fat up to 25% in the treated area, but pending your treatment area, it may take more than one session to see desired results.
It will take a few weeks to see your final results, with peak results occurring 90 days post-procedure so make sure to practice patience.
Who‘s the Best Candidate for CoolSculpting?
However, despite the ease of the process itself, not everyone is a good candidate. CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment: the best candidates are those who exercise and follow a healthy diet but are still having trouble reducing fat in specific areas. Since the procedure is not recommended for weight loss the best candidates are close to their ideal weight. (And don’t worry, if you gain weight after treatment it will still distribute evenly.)
When Should I Book My CoolSculpting Treatment?
Now! At Skin Wellness our goal is to make sure that you’re prepared for any and all procedures. Whether you’re ready to book your CoolSculpting appointment, or are simply ready to discuss the possibility further with a medical provider, we’re here to help. Give us a call at (727) 545-3376 for the best care in Pinellas Park Florida.