Getting a slim, trim physique is not nearly as easy as it seems. This is especially true as we get older and are affected by hormone imbalance, aging, and other factors. If you’re tired of the treadmill not giving you the body you want, you may benefit from joining the many other adults who have taken the leap into the world of CoolSculpting. We love performing this treatment because we have seen how much satisfaction it brings to patients who have come close to considering liposuction but wished for a more conservative approach to unwanted fat. Here, we discuss three of the common reasons we believe that CoolSculpting is so popular.
How CoolSculpting Works
CoolSculpting technology is based around the concept of cryolipolysis. This term describes the destruction of fat cells using cold temperatures. To “freeze” away unwanted fat, the CoolSculpting device holds a target area of tissue using gentle suction, then gradually brings the section of tissue to a specific temperature target. The entire process takes only about an hour. During the process, patients sit comfortably, distracted by their chosen form of entertainment. After CoolSculpting sessions, the targeted fat cells break down because crystals form inside of them, damaging the cell wall. The body, seeing the cells as nonviable, flushes them through the lymphatic system. The cells are not “shrunk” like they would be through diet and exercise, they are completely eliminated as they would be through liposuction. According to studies, a series of about three sessions can reduce fat in the target area by up to 25%. These results start to appear in as little as three weeks. However, it takes about 12 weeks for the entire fat-flushing process to complete.
Three Reasons to Choose CoolSculpting
To date, over seven million CoolSculpting treatments have been conducted around the world. Three of the reasons we think this treatment continues to be so popular include:
- CoolSculpting is easy and comfortable. We already mentioned that each treatment takes only about an hour. Many patients spend their sessions reading emails, listening to music, or enjoying a good book. There is nothing special that needs to be done ahead of time, just choose a comfortable outfit to wear to the appointment and come ready to start a journey to a new You. After CoolSculpting, it is possible to go right back to work and all other normal activities. Some patients go to the gym the same day they get CoolSculpting!
- No anesthesia or incisions. CoolSculpting sessions are comfortable without the use of anesthesia, which is one of the primary reasons patients can get right back to their busy lives. The procedure is performed using non-invasive technology, so patients don’t have to worry about scarring or wound care.
- CoolSculpting can treat a wide variety of problems. Well, really, CoolSculpting treats one problem, unwanted fat. However, while initial FDA approval was for the treatment of love handles, CoolSculpting is now approved for and commonly used on all of the following areas: Inner thighs, outer thighs, flanks, abdomen, upper arms, double chin, fat under the buttocks, and back and bra fat.
Step into a more beautiful You this Spring. Contact our Lake Charles office at 337. 477.0011 and schedule your CoolSculpting consultation.