Whether you’ve lost 30 pounds or 50 pounds, you’re surely pleased with your weight loss. But no matter what you do, you still have some paunches left. Maybe they’re love handles around your waist, or perhaps it’s fat on your abdomen that leaves you less than satisfied. You may not feel like a desirable woman or man with this remaining fat showing through form-fitting shirts and jeans. If you’re not keen on going under the knife for liposuction, it’s time to consider Coolsculpting®.
Coolsculpting is a leader in non-surgical fat reduction
Coolsculpting was the first non-surgical method of removing targeted areas of fat to gain FDA approval, and it remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available today. Found in 3,200 health salons and doctor’s offices across the globe in 2016, it’s now available in 5,700 locations, 4,000 of which are spread across the 50 states in the U.S., an increase of 76% in under two years.
What’s the science behind Coolsculpting?
Researchers in the 1970s noted that infants, children, and, later, adults who ate popsicles lost fat in their cheeks. Thirty years later, doctors at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital applied that fact to other body areas. They found that fat cells lose their structure and die at cold temperatures more easily than other skin tissue.
The doctors identified a specific temperature that destroys fat cells while leaving other tissue unharmed. Coolsculpting was born from that realization. Its technical name is cryolipolysis.
Can Coolsculpting eliminate fat in my trouble spots?
Dr. Casey uses Coolsculpting to trim excess fat from the following areas, which are the usual suspects for most patients:
- Under the chin
- Back fat
- Bra fat
- Upper arm
What happens at a CoolSculpting appointment?
You’ll lie down comfortably on a table. Dr. Casey puts the Coolsculpting wand on the treatment area between two plates. The wand, using vacuum technology, exposes the skin sucked into it to a specific cold temperature that kills the fat cells. After a cool sensation, you’ll feel a sensation similar to numbness. The device freezes the fat between the plates on your skin, but it doesn’t harm the surrounding skin.
How long does a Coolsculpting procedure take?
The amount of time a Coolsculpting procedure takes depends on what area of the body you’re having treated. A treatment usually lasts from 35 minutes to more than an hour. The amount of time also depends on whether you’re having more than one area treated.
When will my trouble spots diminish?
Be patient. You’ll begin to see a difference in your appearance within 3-4 weeks. Your final results are at the 4-6 month mark.
Are Coolsculpting results permanent?
The treated fat cells are gone permanently. If you gain weight, though, fat cells in the surrounding area and other parts of your body can grow, likely resulting in new trouble spots. Maintaining a normal weight is key to lasting results.
Call our office or book an appointment online with Northshore Skincare today to see how CoolSculpting can polish off your weight loss transformation. You’ll love the compliments.