Do you have stubborn fat on your abdomen or flanks that you can’t get rid of with diet and exercise? If you are finding it difficult to remove those last deposits of fat, CoolSculpting can freeze fat cells and eliminate them from your body. The treatment is safe and can be performed quickly. If you have questions about CoolSculpting, contact A Younger You Medical Spa in Burlington, WI for more information.
CoolSculpting is a body sculpting treatment designed to eliminate unwanted deposits of fat. The treatment was developed by Allergan and is FDA-cleared for treating parts of the body where stubborn fat tends to form. The treatment involves no invasive surgery, liposuction, or anesthetic to achieve fat elimination results of 20 to 25% per session. CoolSculpting is painless and helps patients eliminate fat that is impossible to remove with diet and exercise alone.
How Does CoolSculpting Freeze Fat Away?
CoolSculpting can freeze fat cells from the body through a process called Cryolipolysis. Dermatologist Richard Rox Anderson discovered the process of Cryolipolysis for fat elimination, and Allergan developed CoolSculpting from his research. A handheld device developed by Allergan is used to administer CoolSculpting by a specialist or dermatologist. The device applies suction to pull the fat into the head and freezes fat cells from the target area for elimination without harming tissue and skin.
After CoolSculpting, the frozen fat cells are gradually removed from the body through the lymphatic system. A lymphatic drain massage may stimulate the process, but most patients will not notice the fat elimination process as they go about their daily lives. The destroyed fat cells are eliminated from the body as waste in the weeks following a CoolSculpting session. This helps the treatment appear as if the results are natural because the fat loss is not sudden like liposuction.
What Parts of the Body Can Be Treated?
CoolSculpting is FDA cleared to freeze fat cells for safe removal from nine areas of the body. The treatment device uses a variety of applicators to treat each area of the body with precision. CoolSculpting is safe enough to be used on the neck and chin to remove submental fat.
The abdomen, lower back, flanks, and bra strap area can all be treated. The upper arms, inner thighs, outer thighs, and fat deposited below the buttocks can be removed with CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting can eliminate up to 25% of fat cells from a treated area in a single session.
How Long Does a Session Take?
A single CoolSculpting session takes approximately 35 minutes to complete. Patients may want to have several areas of the body treated in one session, which may take longer than one hour. The treatment may require more than a single session, with most patients being finished after only two sessions. Sessions are spaced 30 to 60 days apart for those needing more than a single session. Patients will need to wait approximately one to three months to see results, and the results may continue to improve for six months.
Is the Treatment Permanent?
CoolSculpting can be a life-long treatment solution for fat removal. The fat cells that are eliminated during treatment do not recover if patients continue to live a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise. If patients gain weight after CoolSculpting, fat will grow in areas of the body that have not been treated. Treated areas will be mostly unaffected because minimal fat cells are left after CoolSculpting.
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
CoolSculpting has earned FDA clearance for the safe treatment of many parts of the body. The treatment does not require any anesthetic, surgery, or liposuction. Patients will not encounter pain or discomfort during or after the treatment. Most patients only feel the suction from the device and a tingling sensation followed by some numbness. The treatment will not cause any scarring and will not harm the tissue or skin surrounding the fat. Patients can pass the time with a mobile device or book during their treatment.
Recovery after the treatment is minimal, and patients can return to their normal activities and work immediately after treatment. Many patients are able to plan their sessions during their lunch break and return to work immediately after the session.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
Patients in good health can enjoy CoolSculpting, regardless of age, gender, or skin tone. The treatment is not recommended for weight loss or as an obesity treatment but can eliminate unwanted deposits of fat in patients who are close to their ideal weight.
CoolSculpting is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or nursing. At our Burlington Medical Spa, we ensure that CoolSculpting will be safe for each patient through our consultation. During the consultation, our doctor will evaluate patients based on their medical history and current health. Patients who have active infections, allergies, recent surgery, or a pre-existing hernia may not be recommended to receive treatment. The treatment is also not recommended for patients with cold-sensitive conditions.
Freeze Fat Off Your Body With CoolSculpting
If you are ready for long-lasting fat elimination results with CoolSculpting, visit A Younger You Medical Spa in Burlington, WI today for a consultation. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical and non-invasive body sculpting technology that eliminates fat painlessly. Patients will enjoy natural-looking results in just a few quick treatment sessions with no recovery time.