Cleanses, detoxes, and diets aren’t the only way to melt away stubborn body fat in Burlington. CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary new procedure that destroys pockets of fat with freezing temperatures. Each treatment takes just 35 minutes to complete, and this technology can reduce fatty tissue by as much as 25 percent. If you are tired of gimmicky weight loss products, then it might be time to take a fresh look at CoolSculpting®.
We now know that fat cells react to cold temperatures in a very strange way. Decades ago, doctors started to notice that patients who regularly ate cold treats often developed dimples in their cheeks. After further studying this phenomenon, they realized that the cold treats were destroying some of the fat cells on the inside of their cheeks. They then started working on a machine that could bring fatty tissue down to very cold temperatures without damaging any other tissue. By 2012, the FDA had approved the exciting new fat removal technology known as CoolSculpting®.
The CoolSculpting® Device
The CoolSculpting® machine is nothing more than a small medical device with one or more applicators attached. Once these applicators are placed over the treatment site, they will seal tight with the skin. After the applicator is secure and the device is turned on, your tissue will then be brought down to a very cold temperature. Over the course of a few minutes, the applicators will begin the process of damaging the outer walls of the fat cells. During your appointment, we suggest that you bring something to keep yourself entertained such as a book or phone.
Where Does the Fat Go?
One of the biggest benefits of CoolSculpting® is that the fat will be gone permanently as long as you are dedicated to maintaining healthy lifestyle habits. On average, patients lose around 25 percent of their fat at the treatment site, but this procedure can’t replace a healthy diet and exercise. Before your procedure is carried out, you should try to get as close to your ideal weight as possible. In the weeks following your first few appointments, some of the fat cells will shrink while others will be destroyed entirely. Patients who follow strict diet and exercise programs after their appointments can maintain the results for years.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
During your consultation, you’ll need to notify our team at A Younger You of any medications or medical conditions that might impact the results or your recovery. That being said, this procedure is a great option as long as you are relatively healthy and have realistic expectations. If you would like to learn more about the science behind CoolSculpting®, then please call us at any of our offices in Burlington, Brookfield or Greenfield to schedule a preliminary consultation.