After the winter months, the majority of which we have spent beneath layers of clothing or blankets, we feel excited at the prospect of freeing ourselves. There is nothing more glorious than feeling the warmth of the sun on the skin after months of cold weather. However, coming out from under our covers also puts us face to face with our body in a different way. When we’re looking forward to shorts and tank tops, we also want to look forward to feeling confident. That’s where CoolSculpting can come in. We’re proud to offer this non-surgical body contouring treatment. Here, we discuss what you need to know to determine if CoolSculpting is right for you at this time.
What Is CoolSculpting®?
You may have a general idea that CoolSculpting reduces fat on various areas of the body without anesthesia, incisions, and downtime. However, you may need a bit more information to decide if this treatment will help you accomplish your goals. The FDA cleared the CoolSculpting device several years ago. Clearance is for the reduction of subcutaneous fat, the same fat that is targeted during liposuction. CoolSculpting is best for smaller areas of fatty tissue, such as the:
- Double chin
- Upper arms
- Back fat
- Bra line fat
- Underneath the buttocks
During treatment, an area of fat is isolated within two panels. These act as applicators that cool fat cells to freezing temperatures. The degree of cooling affects only the fat, not the skin or muscle. In under an hour, fat cells develop crystals that damage the cell membrane. Destroyed, the fat cells are eliminated through the lymph system. The process occurs over several weeks. In that time, patients have reported as much as 25% fat loss.
Are You a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Frankly, the happiest CoolSculpting patients are adults whose weight has been generally stable for several months. It is necessary to be near your ideal body weight to see the best results from CoolSculpting. Do not expect to weigh less after this treatment. Expect to love the way you look, though!