Most people have at least one area of fat on their bodies that resists all efforts to remove it. No matter how much you exercise or diet, these pockets of fat can remain in place, frustrating you and not allowing you to get the results you want.
To help treat this issue, we offer a fat-freezing body sculpting procedure called CoolSculpting at the InjectAbility Clinic. Learn all about this option and how you can prepare for the procedure.
Understanding How CoolSculpting Works
CoolSculpting is a body contouring option that uses low temperatures to target fat cells. Fat cells are more sensitive to the cold than other types of cells, so this “cool sculpting” fat-freezing procedure damages them without touching other cells.
These are some of the most common areas we treat with CoolSculpting:
- Abdomen (flanks, waistline, muffin top)
- Upper arms
- Outer and Inner Thighs
- Double chin
- Bra area
- “Banana Roll”
Once the fat cells die, your body can begin to eliminate them through the lymphatic system, offering gradual and natural-looking results.
The best candidates are those who are in overall good health, have pinchable fat that lies above muscles, and have realistic expectations.
The latest technology to come to CoolSculpting is the CoolSculpting Elite, offering all the benefits of the traditional procedure but with several additions.
For one, CoolSculpting Elite offers even better applicators that fit body contours better. This makes treatments more efficient.
CoolSculpting Elite also offers better fat removal because of the improved contact the applicators make with the skin. The cooling process is also faster. But what many see as its main benefit is that while traditional CoolSculpting typically removes 18% to 20% of fat, the Elite version can remove up to 25% of fat.
This new version of CoolSculpting also allows providers to offer faster treatment because two applicators can be used at the same time, treating multiple areas simultaneously. This means fewer treatment sessions. InjectAbility has two of these Elite machines to make your CoolSculpting treatment the best experience we can.
QuadSculpting is the process of using two CoolSculpting Elite systems together. And because the Elite system uses two applicators, four different areas can be treated at the same time with QuadSculpting.
What Benefits Can CoolSculpting Offer?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body contouring method that doesn’t require downtime. Many people don’t have the option of undergoing a surgical procedure like liposuction. If you don’t want to go through a long recovery process and cannot take time off work to do so, CoolSculpting can help you.
This procedure is also gradual, allowing you to get natural-looking results. Because your body takes time to eliminate the fat cells, you can see the changes appear gradually.
Once CoolSculpting eliminates the fat cells, they are gone for good unless you gain a lot of weight. If you want long-lasting results, this procedure can offer them as long as you maintain your weight and healthy lifestyle.
Preparing for the Fat-Freezing Procedure
We always require a consultation before deciding if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting. During this consultation, we will assess the areas you want to treat and get your full medical history.
The CoolSculping Procedure and Recovery Process
On the day of the procedure, wear loose and comfortable clothing. You also want to make sure you wear underwear that is not too delicate since we have to apply gel to the treatment areas. The gel may get on your underwear.
We recommend you eat a snack or light meal before the procedure. Hydration is essential to a successful treatment and bringing a snack just in case is welcomed. Bring something to keep you entertained during treatment, however we also provide Netflix in your CoolSculpting room.
We will begin by marking the areas to treat and then applying gel to the treatment area before the applicators. After that, we will massage the treatment points to help break down the fat cells even further. The entire session can last between one and three hours, depending on the number of areas we are treating.
Because we use no anesthesia for this procedure, you can drive yourself home soon after we finish.
You will want to continue wearing loose clothing for another day or so after the procedure, although some people prefer compression attire to help ease any discomfort. Additionally, make sure to drink a lot of water.
You may start to see improvements in just three to four weeks after the session, with full results visible after two or three months. Some people continue seeing improvements for up to six months after their first treatment. Depending on the treatment area, you may need more than one session. We will discuss this when you come to the consultation.
CoolSculpting in Torrance, CA
CoolSculpting can offer the body sculpting results you need to look and feel your best. It is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure that can allow you to get rid of stubborn fat pockets that not even dieting and exercising can remove.
At InjectAbility Clinic in Torrance, CA, we offer non-surgical solutions for the aesthetic concerns you may have. Schedule an appointment with us today!