CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment to reduce stubborn areas of fat on the body. It uses a technology known as cryolipolysis to eliminate fat cells with the use of cold. CoolSculpting has gained great popularity in the past several years and has provided countless people with a more defined physique.
What is CoolSculpting and how does it work?
CoolSculpting is an advanced body-contouring procedure. Most cosmetic fat removal procedures require lasers or surgery, which can damage the healthy tissue surrounding the area, causing bleeding or bruising. While the results can be great, traditional procedures have significant disadvantages. To counter these problems, CoolSculpting was developed. By using cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting permanently reduces unwanted fatty bulges, which essentially kills fat cells by freezing them.
Eventually dying off after being eaten by other cells, tiny crystals form within the fat cells following a CoolSculpting treatment. All of which occurs unbeknownst to the recipient, without any diet or exercise changes, this process continues over the next several weeks, as the dead fat cells are broken down, absorbed as waste by your body, and eliminated through the lymph system. This process works because fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than other types of cells.
With full results by week 12, you will start to see changes in your figure within four to eight weeks. You can come back in as early as eight weeks if it is determined that you need a second treatment. It is very common for people to receive more than one treatment, with the typical client usually undergoing two or three rounds of treatment.
And the best part? Once the targeted fat cells are eliminated, they are gone for good. If at some point down the road you do gain weight, it will distribute evenly, just not in the targeted places.
Is CoolSculpting permanent?
While CoolSculpting permanently destroys fat cells, it is not a permanent solution for weight loss, as a change in lifestyle is also required for long-lasting weight loss results.
How many times do you need to do CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting can naturally diminish up to a quarter of the fat cells in the treated area. Although it will not help you lose weight, it can improve the shape of your body and drastically alter your appearance. This is because a reduction in a quarter of fat cells can make a significant impact on the appearance of stubborn bulges. Although it can provide a visible difference for all body types, it is not as effective for larger pockets of fat.
When a patient is close or nearing their ideal, healthy weight, CoolSculpting is most effective. On average, before receiving a CoolSculpting treatment, a patient should only have about 20-30 extra pounds to lose. To achieve their goal appearance, patients at the ideal weight for this procedure may only need to undergo one round of CoolSculpting.
One round of CoolSculpting can be effective if you have a small amount of stubborn fat. You may need multiple treatments if you desire to slim a larger area or if you have slightly more fat on your body. Patients normally achieve their desired results after only two CoolSculpting treatments.
If you or someone you know needs help with those stubborn areas of fat, come to Spa West today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in CoolSculpting treatments and can provide you with your desired results! For more information on our CoolSculpting treatments, call our office and get in touch with a member of our specialist team. To book an appointment for CoolSculpting, visit our website or speak with us over the phone today.