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What is the Difference Between CoolSculpting and Weight-Loss?

October 25, 2022 by A Younger You

Difference Between CoolSculpting and Weight Loss

Losing weight and toning your body may feel like an uphill battle. If you are looking for a non-surgical way to contour your body, CoolSculpting is for you! However, it is important to note that CoolSculpting treatments are not weight-loss treatments. These are two different processes that work in two completely different ways. While CoolSculpting is highly effective at helping you appear more toned, it works even better alongside a regular exercise routine and a healthy diet.

At A Younger You Medical Spa in Brookfield, WI, you can expect honest and understandable information on CoolSculpting Elite. We will ensure that you have all the right facts before the procedure so you can be sure that the Coolsculpting treatment is for you. Read on if you would like to know more about the differences between CoolSculpting and weight loss.

What Happens When You Lose Weight?

To understand why CoolSculpting is not a substitute for weight loss, it is important to understand what each process involves and how it works. There are several ways to lose weight, like regular exercise, a healthy diet, and weight-loss surgery. All those methods have one thing in common: they shrink your fat cells. The more energy you burn, the smaller your fat cells become. These fat cells do not disappear completely.

Contrary to common knowledge, the amount of fat you have is determined by your genes. Weight loss does not destroy or get rid of your fat cells. The amount of fat you have as a teenager is the same as when you are an adult. The cells simply increase in size with the lack of exercise and a healthy diet. You may gain weight as your fat cells increase, but you do not gain more fat cells.

The extra body fat comes from food that is not used up. When you don't use enough energy or eat more food than necessary, the excess fat gets stored in your fat cells, increasing their size.

What is CoolSculpting Elite?

CoolSculpting Elite is a non-invasive body contouring procedure that can help you achieve your body goals. It is a process that helps with fat reduction with little to no downtime. It has been FDA-approved to treat 9 different areas of your body. Unlike regular CoolSculpting, CoolSculpting Elite makes use of two applicators that come in various shapes and sizes to improve the comfort of the patient.

How Many Sessions Do You Need?

Most patients require two or more sessions to help them see the results. Each session can last between 35 minutes to 3 hours.

What Areas Can Be Targeted?

CoolSculpting Elite can be used to target the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Underarms
  • Upper arms
  • Above knees
  • Beneath the chin
  • Below the buttocks
  • Flanks/love handles
  • Upper and lower back
  • Inner and outer thighs

How Does CoolSculpting Elite Work?

CoolSculpting is a treatment that freezes fat cells in certain parts of your body. While the process cannot help you lose weight, it can eliminate up to 25% of fat cells. This treat is especially effective for stubborn fat. CoolSculpting is the brand name for a process known as cryolipolysis.

Essentially, the CoolSculpting device cools your fat until it is destroyed, while leaving your skin unharmed. No needles or surgery is involved in the treatment, making it a non-invasive body contouring treatment.

CoolSculpting is a permanent treatment. Once the fat cells are destroyed and eliminated, they do not accumulate again. This is especially useful for areas with persistent fat.

What Happens During a CoolSculpting Procedure?

During a CoolSculpting session, the device has two paddles that hold the part of your body that you want to be treated. The paddles become cold and are left in place for at least 35 minutes to freeze the fat cells. Your immune system will then get rid of the dead fat cells. You may not see the results immediately. Typically, results show after a few weeks or months.

CoolSculpting VS Weight-Loss

These two processes cannot be compared fairly since they have different end results. When you make use of CoolSculpting treatments, you won't shed pounds. However, you can expect a more toned and contoured physique. CoolSculpting is best paired with another weight-loss method, such as a balanced diet and exercise routine. In fact, most doctors will recommend losing weight before you start your CoolSculpting Elite treatment.

CoolSculpting is helpful to remove areas with stubborn fat that is resistant to regular weight-loss routines. We understand that eating healthy and working out may not reach certain areas of your body. That is where we come in with effective CoolSculpting Elite treatments.

The Benefits of CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting has a wide variety of benefits to consider. While the sessions can be pricey, the results are worth it.

The Effects Are Permanent

Since the CoolSculpting treatment destroys the fat cell, it is a treatment with permanent effects. While you are still encouraged to keep up with your regular healthy lifestyle, you can be sure that those fat cells are gone for good once they have been eliminated.

No Downtime

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body contouring treatment, which means that there are no needles or surgery. You will not need anesthetic to undergo the procedure. While there may be slight redness, swelling, or numbness, there is no downtime.

High-Quality Coolsculpting Treatment in Brookfield and Burlington, WI

The bottom line is that CoolSculpting is mainly for people who have reached or are close to reaching their ideal weight but need help with certain areas that aren't being affected by their exercise and diet. If you live in Wisconsin, Waukesha, Milwaukee, New Berlin, and are interested in this amazing treatment, be sure to contact A Younger You Medical Spa. We will help you reach your body goals!

We offer free consultations to our customers in Burlington and Brookfield and throughout southeastern Wisconsin. If you're interested in learning more about the services available to you, visit one of our convenient sites. Our staff is committed to assisting you in realizing your aesthetic vision in an environment that values your time, respects your privacy, and leaves you refreshed and ready to take on another day.

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