If you have unwanted fat that you have been trying to lose with diet and exercise, CoolSculpting may be the solution you’re looking for. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that can freeze away fat cells for good, and best of all there is no downtime. But where can CoolSculpting be used to treat fat.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an FDA approved fat reduction procedure that treats fat by the controlled application of cold temperature. CoolSculpting uses safe, effective technology that reduces fat cells in the targeted area by up to 20-25%.
The cooling technology was developed by Harvard scientists after they recognized that cold selectively destroys fat. This is possible because of the fact that fat cells freeze at a much higher temperature than surrounding tissues. Consequently, nearby skin, nerves, and muscles are not impacted during CoolSculpting treatment.
The increasing appeal of non-invasive fat reduction options has made CoolSculpting a very popular procedure among men and women wanting to remove stubborn pockets of fat, and improve body contours.
Most patients experience significant fat reduction after one CoolSculpting treatment, but people with larger pockets of fat may need multiple treatments, to achieve the desired results.
Where Can CoolSculpting Be Used to Treat Fat?
CoolSculpting is a versatile treatment that is approved for use on several parts of the body including the abdomen. The abdomen is a trouble spot for men and women alike. Many women decide to undergo CoolSculpting to get rid of the dreaded ‘mommy pooch’, but more men are also turning to CoolSculpting to get rid of stubborn belly fat.
The submental fat below the chin, also known as a double chin, is another popular treatment area for CoolSculpting. The CoolSculpting machine has different handpieces, and the CoolMini is a smaller applicator that was specially designed for the double chin area. It can also be used on small pockets of fat like the ‘banana roll.’
CoolSculpting is also FDA cleared to treat the upper arms, flanks, inner and outer thighs, back fat, bra fat, and fat beneath the buttocks (banana roll).
CoolSculpting is ideal for men and women that eat healthy and workout regularly, but still have visible fat bulges that they are unable to shift. The treatment is not designed for weight loss, but will reduce isolated pockets of fat.
How CoolSculpting works?
The CoolSculpting applicator is placed on the skin and suctions up the treatment zone. The initial feeling of cold gives way to numbness within a few minutes.
The cold temperatures target the fat cells underneath the skin, and the cells experience a natural controlled death. The treated fat cells are processed and then flushed from the body in the months that follow, and this will reduce the thickness of the fat layer.
After the applicator is pulled from the skin the fat is crystallized, so the area is massaged for a few minutes after treatment.
There is typically some swelling, soreness, and bruising after CoolSculpting.
During CoolSculpting patients may feel some pulling and tugging, as well as some pinching, but the treatment is not painful. In fact, patients pass the time comfortably reading or working on their laptop.
The fat cells that are treated are gone for good, but patients are advised to adhere to a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain the results.
What to expect
There is no downtime after treatment so patients can resume normal activities right away. Some changes in the treated areas can be seen about 3-4 weeks after treatment, but it may take 2 months to see maximum results.
Are you a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
If you have stubborn pockets of fat in areas such as the abdomen or thighs, you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting. You should also be near to your ideal weight, and be generally healthy. Coolsculpting is best for men and women that are already working out, but would like to get rid of a few troublespots and achieve a more contoured body.
If you are in the Englewood and the greater Denver, CO areas, contact Colorado Skin and Vein for more information on CoolSculpting.
Call (720) 594-5063 today to set up a consultation.