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Does CoolSculpting® Tighten Skin?

Weight loss is already hard enough. Plus, if you manage to lose stubborn fat, you may be left with loose skin. So, what’s the solution?

A method like CoolSculpting® in Louisiana from Northshore Skin Care & Med Spa targets fat cells. But does CoolSculpting® tighten skin after weight loss without needles, invasive procedures, or long downtimes? 

Here’s more about how this innovative procedure could target fat reduction and skin-tightening if you’re trying to achieve those dream body contours you want.

Understanding CoolSculpting®’s Effects on the Body

CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure. It uses a fat-freezing method (called cryolipolysis) to remove stubborn fat pockets from your body. 

The specific, localized procedure lasts one to three hours, targeting fat cells by using extremely cold temperatures. Essentially, it freezes off the unwanted body fat through precisely controlled and localized applications. CoolSculpting® does not affect the surrounding tissue or skin, which is why it also offers your body a fast, easy recovery.

What Does CoolSculpting® Do?

CoolSculpting® removes fat cells through cryolipolysis. You do not need anesthesia because the cold temperatures already provide a numbing effect. Understandably, you may feel slight pressure or coldness, but your body should quickly adjust. 

How does the procedure work? After the fat cells freeze and “cool down,” they will implode. From there, your body will complete its natural metabolic processes to remove the cell remnants and accelerate weight loss.

CoolSculpting® typically removes 10% to 25% of fat in the targeted zone, which may include one or more of the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Thigh regions
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Back
  • Chin and jawline
  • Bra line

Does CoolSculpting® Tighten Skin?

So this method aims at fat and weight loss, but does CoolSculpting® tighten skin as well? The answer depends on the patient. 

CoolSculpting® does not specifically work to target sagging skin, but it can have beneficial effects on loose skin that occurs after fat loss. The solution cannot tighten the loose skin that you already have. However, there’s a chance that it may prevent loose skin from developing after losing weight from the procedure.

Because of how minimally invasive and gentle the CoolSculpting® procedure is, many patients see their skin bouncing right back as they enjoy fat loss results. The science behind it works to protect the surrounding skin and tissue for ideal skin elasticity, so you don’t have to deal with excess loose skin. Many patients are seeing some or all of their surrounding skin tightening after the procedure, but it depends on factors such as:

  • Your age
  • Your current skincare and health
  • The area of skin involved

A professional team like Northshore Skin Care & Med Spa will be happy to discuss any skin concerns you have, answer questions, and help you feel confident about the procedure. 

What Are The Benefits of CoolSculpting®?

Skin tightening may not be the primary result of CoolSculpting®, but the procedure still provides a range of benefits, including the following:

  • Effective fat loss
  • Minimal downtime
  • Fast, often permanent, results in 8 to 12 weeks

Are You a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?

If you’re interested in CoolSculpting® for targeted fat reduction in a skin-safe way, this procedure is worth looking into. The CoolSculpting® technique differs from other weight-loss procedures as it’s primarily designed to get rid of small pockets of fat. However, unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting® does not provide significant weight loss. 

A good candidate will be someone who does not expect to transform an entire midsection in one session. Additionally, you should fit the following statements:

  • You’re relatively fit and active.
  • You’re close to your ideal weight.
  • Your skin has decent health and elasticity.
  • You’re not pregnant.
  • Your chosen treatment area does not have severe scarring, eczema, dermatitis, etc.

Request a CoolSculpting® Consultation Today

Does CoolSculpting® tighten skin in all body types? Find out more and determine your eligibility for the procedure when you schedule a consultation at Northshore Skin Care & Med Spa in Covington, LA. For body sculpting services and more, call (985) 893-7700 today!

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