Coolsculpting is a new and improved method of reducing fat by exposing targeted fat cells to cold temperatures. Rather than undergoing major surgery which may result in complications, not to mention a lengthy recovery period, why not opt for Coolsculpting instead?
Cryolipolysis – the scientific term for Coolsculpting – refers to freezing off fat using modern technology.
What does the procedure of Coolsculpting entail?
On average, Coolsculpting reduces 20-25% of fat in specific areas of the body.
Typically, a vacuum-like device, with cooling plates attached, applies suction to the skin. Once activated, the plates cool the fat cells. The fat cells being treated are then destroyed and expelled from the body.
During the treatment, which lasts for approximately 30-60 minutes (dependent on the number of areas being treated) you might feel a tugging sensation at the area being treated, or coldness or numbness.
How long do the results last?
You will start noticing visible changes to your body in the weeks that follow your treatment. You can enjoy the full effects of a slimmer, in-shape you, after approximately six months.
The results of Coolsculpting are permanent, but it is essential to understand what this means exactly. The cells that have been destroyed by freezing and cannot grow back, but the fat cells that remain can still expand and contract as you gain and lose weight.
In that sense, you can still gain weight in the future, in the untreated areas if you have undergone Coolsculpting.
What circumstances would lead me to put on weight?
You are likely to regain fat if you are not careful with your diet or exercise infrequently.
An active lifestyle, coupled with healthy eating, will prevent stubborn fat pockets from recurring.
Fat freezing should not be seen as a treatment for weight loss. Instead, it should accompany exercise and healthy eating. In short, it is a tool that removes stubborn fat pockets that cannot be eliminated naturally.
You should know that only treatments dubbed medically necessary are covered by health insurance, which means you will likely pay for Coolsculpting.
The cost varies according to the size of the area being treated, as well as the number of sessions needed to target all areas of concern.
Are there side effects I should know about?
There are a few minor side effects, which can include some numbness swelling, redness and possible bruising.
While a rarer side effect, some might experience a dulling of their sensations at the treated area, which could last anywhere between one to eight weeks. Rest assured though, this is not something to worry about unless it extends past the prescribed time.
Wish you could improve the state of your body? With Coolsculpting, you can!