Kids are back in school, the temperature is cooling down, football season is in full swing, and these are all sure signs that summer is over, but that doesn’t mean you have to forget about your summer body.
If you’ve experienced stubborn fat that just won’t budge no matter how well you eat or how much you exercise body contouring may be the answer!
Read on as we break down just what CoolSculpting is, what to expect, who it’s for, and see if it’s the right fit for your health goals.
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical, scientifically proven way to reduce pockets of fat in trouble spots such as the abdomen, flanks, or under the chin.
This body contouring treatment has long been recognized as the safest non-surgical option for patients seeking to get rid of unwanted fat.
For the skeptics out there, we think you’ll be pleased to know CoolSculpting isn’t just the latest fad. In fact, it’s been around for nearly a decade!
First approved by the FDA in 2010, this procedure actually utilizes a longstanding fat freezing technology that used to be called cryolipolysis.
How Does It Work?
It’s pretty easy. During the procedure, rounded paddles in one of four sizes suction your skin and fat very similarly to a vacuum. All you have to do is sit back and relax.
These cooling panels essentially crystallize your fat cells. When the cold temperature meets the fat cells, they freeze and eventually die.
Your body will naturally eliminate the dead cells between 1 and 3 months, sometimes more, and can reduce fat in the treated area by 20-25%. You can read more about the science behind this procedure here.
What to Expect During the Procedure
When we said all you have to do is sit back and relax, we weren’t lying! During the procedure, many patients opt to take a nap, do some work, read a book, whatever.
That goes to show the procedure isn’t painful, and most patients only experience mild discomfort, but eventually, the cool temps numb the area, and you won’t even notice it. No anesthesia is required, and many have even said that CoolSculpting is “as easy as getting a pedicure.”
While every patient has different areas of concerns and pain tolerances, we have seen the above hold true for a majority. CoolSculpting allows for customization, and there is no uniform approach to fat reduction through this procedure.
You’ll come in for a consultation with our team during which we can assess your health concerns and target areas and then recommend the appropriate amount of sessions to achieve your desired look. Treatment time will vary depending on the number of areas being treated, but basically, we will mark the areas for treatment, place the device, and set timers, and that’s it!
Where Can I Get CoolSculpting?
This noninvasive procedure can be done on various areas with stubborn fat and thanks to new advancements in device design, and we can target more areas than ever before. Most commonly, CoolSculpting is used:
- On the chin
- Areas of the abdomen
- On “muffin tops”
- On your back area where there may be a bra bulge, thighs, and arms
Is Coolsculpting for Me?
It’s important to recognize CoolSculpting is NOT a weight-loss treatment. It’s best suited for healthy individuals that maintain healthy eating habits and regular exercise but have excess fat. If you are at or near your ideal weight and just want to improve certain areas, this is the treatment for you.
Patients with “pinchable” fat often see the best results while those with thicker tissue may not see as many results.
CoolSculpting Quick Facts
We pretty much covered all of the important stuff above, but if you need a quick recap here are some important takeaways on CoolSculpting and its benefits.
- Target and kill fat cells
- No downtime required
- Approved by the FDA
- Results may be seen within four weeks, with optimal results closer to 8-12 weeks
- Treatment designed for patients who are at or very near their target weight
- You should schedule sessions at least 3-6 months before any event you are preparing for
- Not a weight-loss treatment
CoolSculpting can be a permanent solution for patients that maintain their weight and healthy lifestyles. If you’re interested in learning more about this innovative treatment, get in touch!
EVEXIAS Denver Can Help
CoolSculpting is not fat removal surgery nor a weight loss treatment. However, it can be a permanent solution to remove fat cells in targeted areas. Reshape your body safely when you schedule your CoolSculpting procedure at EVEXIAS Denver.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about CoolSculpting or to schedule your consultation!