This treatment, as its name implies, cools fat cells to temperatures at which they begin to disintegrate. Those unwanted fat cells then fade naturally from the body over weeks, giving patients results that develop gradually. Best of all, these treatments are comfortable and non-invasive.
How Many Times Do You Have to Do CoolSculpting?
The number of sessions needed depends largely on the area of the body being addressed and the degree of improvement you’re hoping to achieve. If you’re looking for a modest slimming of a small area, a single treatment may be all that you need. But for many patients, especially those who want a large area treated or who are seeking an aggressive fat reduction, a series of two or three treatments, and sometimes, even more, are recommended.
Once we’ve talked with you and evaluated your area of concern, we’ll design a treatment plan that will best accomplish your goals. Patients are asked to schedule their sessions at least one month apart so that the body’s lymphatic system can do the work of disposing of destroyed fat cells between appointments. Many of our patients are so pleased with the results that they eventually return to have another part of the body treated.
How It Works
This treatment relies on cryolipolysis, a process in which fat cells are essentially frozen to death. An external applicator is placed against the area of concern and is used to direct cool temperatures toward the unwanted fat cells, destroying them. As those cells are gradually flushed away by the body’s lymphatic system, the treatment area slims down and the body takes on a sleeker and more contoured appearance.
This innovative treatment can effectively tackle unwanted fat all over the body, including the upper arms, abdomen, thighs, hips, and even the fullness that sometimes develops beneath the chin. Studies have shown that this body contouring treatment can whittle down areas of unwanted fat by as much as 24%.
What Can I Expect From Treatment?
This is an easy treatment. A gel will be applied to the treatment area, which will help the applicator smoothly glide over the skin. We may also make a few reference marks on your skin so that we know we’re focusing on your area of concern. Once treatment begins, you may experience coolness, pressure, or a light tugging sensation as the applicator does its work, but there will be no discomfort. Our treatment room is set up with a heated mattress and a big-screen TV equipped with Netflix, so you’ll be able to completely relax during treatment.
When your treatment is done, we may massage the area that was addressed. This massage is a way of ensuring that tissues in the treatment area have not become stuck together because of the cool temperatures. The massage also helps the body’s lymphatic system kick in and begin disposing of the damaged fat cells.
How Much Time Off Should I Schedule?
Because this treatment is completely non-invasive and does not require the use of anesthesia, patients usually head right back to work or their regular schedule after their appointment. Most treatments take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how many areas you’re having treated.
When Will I See Results?
Because this approach to treatment relies on the lymphatic system to dispose of unwanted fat cells, it can take a couple of months for your results to fully develop. But the good news is that the gradual improvement in your body will mimic the results achieved through natural weight loss. That means you’ll never look like you went and had a cosmetic treatment performed. Instead, you’ll gradually look slimmer and more fit, as though you’ve been getting great results from your workouts.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Another big advantage associated with this treatment system is that it permanently gets rid of fat cells. This means you won’t have to worry about that problem spot or two creeping up on you again. Of course, this approach to body contouring won’t do anything to prevent you from gaining weight in the future, so you’ll want to adhere to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Will It Help My Cellulite?
Cellulite can be a tricky condition to address. This condition develops when fat builds up around the fibrous cords that latch the skin to the underlying muscle, creating a tension that gives the skin a rumped look. Although this body contouring treatment gets rid of unwanted fat, it doesn’t always eliminate enough to improve the appearance of cellulite.
If cellulite is a concern, our practice offers DermaBLT, a contouring treatment that smooths and tightens the skin. During your consultation, we’ll talk with you about the full scope of your cosmetic concerns and determine which treatment is best for you.
What Advantages Does This Treatment Offer?
There are several reasons why CoolScupting is the number one non-invasive fat reduction treatment. This treatment gives you complete control over your silhouette, it won’t leave sagging skin behind, and it’s safe. This treatment also works effectively on both men and women.
It Gives You Control Over Your Silhouette
Patients love the fact that they can turn to this treatment to sculpt their silhouette. A traditional weight loss plan doesn’t give you control over where the pounds are lost. But with this body contouring treatment, you can zero in on the extra curves you’re unhappy with and keep the ones you like. Once you’ve used this treatment to achieve the figure you want, you’ll appear slimmer, more youthful, and fit. You’ll also feel great about yourself, and getting dressed in the morning will be something to look forward to.
Sagging Skin Won’t Be a Problem
Perhaps you know someone who has worked hard to shed a notable amount of weight, only to find that they’re left with sagging skin. Or maybe this has happened to you in the past. Fortunately, sagging skin is not something that patients using this body contouring system have to worry about. Because this treatment is most effective on small deposits of fat, you won’t be losing enough volume for loose skin to be a problem. And the slow development of your results gives your skin plenty of time to conform naturally to the body’s new, sculpted shape.
Some patients worry about the cool temperatures this treatment involves, but this is a safe technology that was approved by the FDA in 2010. The temperatures used during treatment are carefully regulated, and although temperatures are low enough to damage fat cells, they aren’t low enough to harm tissue, muscle, or skin in the area. There is also no risk of frostbite associated with this treatment.
A Solution for Both Genders
We all have a spot or two that could benefit from body contouring. Fortunately, this treatment works for just about everyone, including patients of all skin types and both genders. Men and women tend to store different types of fat, and they store fat in different places on the body. The fat on male bodies tends to be denser and firmer, while the fat on female bodies is often more fibrous. This treatment works on both firm and fibrous fat, and it can be used all over the body.
Who Is a Candidate for This Fat-Busting Treatment?
If you’re interested in finding out if you’re a candidate for this popular fat-busting treatment, the first step is to schedule a complimentary consultation at our practice. During your consultation with Dr. John Miller, he’ll review your medical history and the area you’re concerned about. He’ll also talk with you about your cosmetic goals and help determine if this approach to body contouring is the best option for you. There are several early signs that you may be an ideal candidate:
You’re Looking for a Modest Tuneup
This body contouring treatment is ideal for patients who have been exercising and eating right and are fairly close to their goal weight. But despite their healthy habits, they have a stubborn area or two that won’t shape up. CoolSculpting is a great way to whittle down those problem areas and finally achieve the body you’ve been working toward.
This treatment won’t help you lose a significant amount of weight, but it’s a great way to subtly slim down and tune up your body. You’ll be surprised at how much better your body looks once you’ve beaten back that problem spot or two.
You’re Want a Non-Invasive Option
Liposuction and plastic surgery can also effectively get rid of unwanted fat, but not every patient is a candidate for invasive treatment. And some patients are unable or uninterested in committing to a treatment that will require downtime. The non-invasive nature of this approach to contouring means that treatments can be easily worked into a busy schedule. Some patients even schedule these sessions for their lunch hour.
You Want a Custom Treatment
Whether you want a subtle slimming of the upper arms or a more noticeable reduction of the fullness in your abdominal area, this body contouring treatment can help. This treatment system can be safely used all over the body, and we can design a treatment plan that will accomplish the degree of fat reduction you’re hoping for. Also, many patients opt to combine CoolSculpting with other cosmetic treatments, including botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, and skin treatments.
You Understand the Process
The best patients for this treatment fully understand the way results develop and how to maintain them. Unlike some other cosmetic treatments, this one doesn’t offer a fast fix. Because your results will develop gradually, you’ll need to be patient with the process, but most patients find that the improvement their body undergoes is well worth the wait. The best patients also understand that adhering to a healthy lifestyle and diet is the best way of maintaining your new silhouette for years to come.
Are You Ready to Reshape Your Body?
Curious about what all the excitement is about? Our Los Angeles area patients love the amazing results they’ve gotten with this body contouring treatment. A series of convenient and easy treatments is all that’s needed to reshape and resculpt your body. Maybe it’s time for you to give it a try. Call InjectAbility Clinic in Torrance, CA today and schedule your complimentary CoolSculpting consultation!