It’s not uncommon to go through phases of your life where you want to slim down. You may buy a gym membership for your New Year’s resolution, or you may start a new diet trying to lose weight. Both of these are potentially great ways to reach your goals, and you may very well end up seeing that dream body you want in the mirror. For some, however, it isn’t that easy. You may not have the time necessary to dedicate to a dramatic transformation, although you can get close. Or maybe you relaxed a little bit and found yourself a little pudgy around the middle. Whatever the case, you’re starting to see a less-than-slim body in the mirror. CoolSculpting® offers a way to reduce fat that does not require any downtime. Below is more information about this treatment and the slimming powers it has.
How Does It Work?
Basically, CoolSculpting® freezes the fat away. The science behind it is that fat freezes at a much higher temperature than the rest of the tissue in your body, which means CoolSculpting® only harms the fat cells. Your skin and organs are left perfectly unharmed while the fat crystallizes, dies, and is flushed away.
This is a natural process that safely eliminates the stubborn fat you’ve been dealing with. It is non-invasive and non-surgical, so you don’t have to worry about scarring or the side effects that come with invasive fat reduction procedures. This procedure is also much faster than some of the other fat reduction options out there, as it only takes about 35 minutes to perform. This depends on how many areas you are looking to have treated, of course.
CoolSculpting® has been FDA-approved to reduce fat on the body, specifically fat that shows itself to be resistant to exercise or dieting. Sometimes exercising can leave you with pockets of fat, and dieting is not always effective. If you couple CoolSculpting® with the healthy lifestyle you are already leading, you are sure to see dramatic results!
This treatment was discovered by a group of scientists who observed that when children suck on popsicles for an extended period of time, they tend to develop dimples. These sweet treats for kids hold the key to fat reduction and body contouring for adults! You don’t have to worry about this treatment being uncomfortable, either. Most patients report a slight sucking sensation on the target area, but as the fat-freezing device gets to work the target area will become numb. The device provides a natural anesthetic, so there is no need for any topical numbing cream.
Once the fat cells are killed off they don’t come back. CoolSculpting® does not simply shrink fat cells; it completely removes them. It does not remove all of the fat cells, however, so it is important that you maintain a healthy lifestyle. The remaining fat cells could still grow in size if you aren’t careful. It is important to remember that CoolSculpting® is merely a body contouring procedure; it isn’t cleared for weight loss because that isn’t what it’s for.
It’s not uncommon for some people, women especially, to find themselves with flabby arms. The triceps are an area that is notoriously hard to workout, which can result in an unappealing appearance. CoolSculpting® has a special applicator that specifically targets this area of the arms. Once the fat has been flushed out through your lymphatic system, it won’t come back.
Not having extra fat hanging from your arms can give you a self-confidence boost. You may find yourself wearing short-sleeved or even sleeveless outfits again. It’s all about feeling comfortable in your own skin; that’s what CoolSculpting® aims to help you accomplish.
You may have heard of an injectable treatment to address submental fullness — also known as a double chin — but did you know that CoolSculpting® can do the same thing? We have a smaller applicator that is specifically made for the double chin, so you can say goodbye to that extra fat. Double chins are hard to get rid of through exercise and diet alone, mainly because they are based on genetics. Thin people can have double chins as well, but with this treatment you don’t have to feel frustrated any longer.
Back and Stomach
You can feel completely comfortable in a swimsuit or form-fitting dress after your CoolSculpting® treatment sessions. Most of us deal with a little extra fat around the middle, which can make life frustrating. Back fat is just as discouraging because it can make your bra uncomfortable to wear.
Our large CoolSculpting® applicators can treat large portions of the body, such as the back and stomach, in a relatively short amount of time. So you can relax a little bit on all those crunches you’ve been doing, because CoolSculpting® is here to do the heavy lifting. Your clothing will fit better and you will feel more confident in yourself. You may even find yourself wearing clothes you never have before, like bikinis or crop-tops. That’s just the slimming power of CoolSculpting®!
Another common area we perform this treatment is the legs, or more specifically, the hip area. It’s easy to collect stubborn fat around the thighs and hips, which some lovingly refer to as “thunder thighs.” Excess fat on the thighs can lead to skin irritation if your legs rub together when you walk. This treatment can not only reduce the size of your legs, it can also minimize irritation through body contouring. When your thighs are smaller they will rub together less, which can even lead to your pants lasting longer because they will experience less wear and tear.
With the advent of smaller and more unique CoolSculpting® applicators, we are able to address virtually every area on the body that has excess, stubborn fat. If you are interested in treating an area that we haven’t mentioned, simply speak with our professionals to see if CoolSculpting® is the right treatment for you. All it takes is one phone call and you’re on your way to discovering the slimming power of CoolSculpting®!
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments you may need will depend on your goals and needs. At your consultation our team of professionals can discuss your options with you, and we would be happy to build you a personalized treatment plan so you know exactly what to expect.
Regardless of how many treatments you need, the results will appear gradually. Since CoolSculpting® is a natural, non-invasive process, apoptosis (cell death) occurs slowly. As the fat cells freeze and die off, your lymphatic system will need time to flush them out of the body. This happens over the course of a few weeks, usually four at minimum. Some patients see the most dramatic results at 8 to 12 weeks after their first treatment.
This gradual body contouring is ideal for some patients who do not want others to know they’ve undergone a fat reduction procedure. If you want to keep the method for your body contouring a secret, CoolSculpting® allows you to do this. It will be easy to convince your friends and family that you simply upped your exercise routine or started a new diet with improved success. The main perk is that you won’t walk into work one day and have everyone know you went through a fat reduction treatment to get where you are. Not if you don’t want them to know, of course.
The FDA didn’t just clear this treatment for fat reduction, they also praised this treatment’s safety. The safety factor is a big deal with most patients, as other body contouring treatments can come with inconvenient side effects or even large risk factors. We want to make sure you can get the body of your dreams without worrying about extensive downtime or the possibility for nasty side effects.
CoolSculpting® features little to no side effects, as well as being extremely safe with a high patient satisfaction rate. Some patients may experience redness, tenderness, or bruising at the treatment site, but these symptoms are usually mild in nature. After a few days they will go away and allow you to see your results as they appear.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
CoolSculpting®, due to its non-invasive nature, is a good choice for almost anyone. We ask that you be at or around your goal weight since this is not a weight loss procedure. Excess, stubborn fat that hasn’t responded to your best efforts is virtually all you need to quality for this treatment.
It is a good idea to have an exercise routine and healthy lifestyle already in place, as this is needed in order to maintain your results. Besides that, there are very few things stopping anyone from coming to get a CoolSculpting® treatment. We can discuss your candidacy in further detail at your consultation with us. One thing to note is that even if you do start to gain weight after your treatment, the area in which the fat cells were frozen will be less affected than the rest of your body. In other words, it may be harder to gain weight in the treated area after your full results have become visible.
One of the largest benefits that comes with CoolSculpting® is an increase in confidence. When you look great you usually feel great, which is why we encourage you to learn more about this treatment from our doctors.
Do you still have questions about the slimming powers of CoolSculpting®? If so, the educated staff at SeaMist MedSpa would be more than happy to answer your questions. The best way to do this is to schedule a consultation with our team in South Kingston, RI. Learn how CoolSculpting® can help boost your confidence while removing stubborn fat. Helping patients like you feel comfortable in their own again is what we do best, which is why we warmly invite you to set up a consultation so you can take advantage of all CoolSculpting® has to offer. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!