05 Mar CoolSculpting: The Body Contouring Treatment That’s Trending Now
Maybe you’ve heard of CoolSculpting or you know someone who’s had it done. This non-invasive fat-freezing body contouring treatment is one of the most popular options at Spectrum Dermatology. It’s especially sought after because it can give you the sculpted, contoured body you want with no needles and no surgery. It works by externally freezing targeted, unwanted fat. These frozen fat cells are slowly absorbed and expelled by your body in the days and weeks following the treatment, giving your skin time to adapt to the new, slimmer you.
CoolSculpting is a body contouring procedure, not a fat loss treatment (although you will likely lose a pound or two during the course of your treatment). It’s not an alternative to liposuction, but rather a safe and non-invasive way for those at or near goal weight (or who struggle with a stubborn pocket of fat) to permanently remove unwanted, excess fat. CoolSculpting works, and this has been made clear by the treatment’s rampant worldwide growth in demand. In the past two years, the number of CoolSculpting treatments on a global scale has increased 37 percent.
Where You Get CoolSculpting Matters
The number of clinics offering CoolSculpting nearly doubles on a year to year basis, but that doesn’t mean all treatments are created equally. It’s true that CoolSculpting is non-invasive, but that doesn’t mean it’s an “easy” treatment to provide. Keep in mind that once fat is removed for good—either from CoolSculpting or liposuction—it can never come back. Everyone needs a small layer of fat everywhere in their body to ensure a smooth texture with no dimpling. If an inexperienced, overaggressive person is handling your CoolSculpting treatment, you may not get the results you want.
Choosing a qualified CoolSculpting professional is just as important as the technology itself. At Spectrum Dermatology, our clinic offers a variety of cosmetic treatments like CoolSculpting, all managed by highly trained and experienced professionals. You can rest easy knowing that your results will be customized just for you, natural-looking, and (if you book now) full results will appear just in time for summer vacations.
What to Expect During CoolSculpting
The framework for CoolSculpting was discovered by accident. In the 1970s, researchers realized that children who ate more popsicles than average had less fat in their face. It turns out that fat can freeze and die even from an external source at just the right temperature. This led to the creation of CoolSculpting, a non-surgical body contouring procedure that lets you bid farewell to stubborn fat for good.
During a CoolSculpting session, the target site will be gently “sucked” into the CoolSculpting technology so that it’s isolated for the freezing process. This is somewhat like putting a vacuum hose on the skin. It’s important to isolate the treatment areas so that you don’t lose the “good fat” you want to keep. Depending on the size of the treatment area, each area can take about 30 – 60 minutes. You can use CoolSculpting virtually anywhere on the body including the belly, thighs, back, arms, and even under the chin.
It’s common to be a little red after your CoolSculpting session, but this subsides quickly on its own. Remember that results aren’t immediate, and that’s a good thing. It will take your body a few weeks to absorb and expel the unwanted fat. Plus, most clients need a few sessions to achieve optimal results. About 3 – 5 sessions per treatment area are common. You’ll start to see results within a month after each treatment, with full results at six months.
There’s no downtime with CoolSculpting and you can immediately return to your normal day right after the treatment. CoolSculpting sessions are so short that many clients think of them as a “lunchbreak procedure.” There’s no need to wait to get back to work, the gym, or taking care of your family. All you have to do is wait and watch the unwanted fat start to fade away. Unlike shrinking fat cells with diet and exercise, CoolSculpted fat will never return.*
CoolSculpting is so fast, easy, and effective that it’s no wonder it’s a favorite treatment for men and women alike. If you’ve struggled to “spot reduce” at the gym and diet isn’t working as well as you’d like, CoolSculpting might be for you. Call Spectrum Dermatology at (480) 948-8400 today to schedule your consultation or appointment.