If you’ve been working hard on prepping your beach body or seeing your New Year’s resolution through, then congratulations! It can be difficult, though, when you realize that your great results don’t touch certain areas and the fat remains. Fortunately, this is where CoolSculpting excels. This non-invasive series of treatments can effectively reduce stubborn, fatty areas, and here’s what you should know about it.
Non-surgical, fat-freezing technique
CoolSculpting is a unique treatment that uses cryolipolysis, a technique that freezes fat cells underneath the skin. Once frozen, the cells crystalize and die, where they are gradually absorbed by the body as waste. This means no surgical removal or recovery time, as CoolSculpting uses your body’s own natural processes. This also means that your results are long-term, as the fat can no longer expand with weight gain once it’s removed.
Quick and easy treatment
Because CoolSculpting is non-invasive, your treatment session can take as little as thirty minutes, so you can easily fit it into your lunch schedule. Most patients don’t experience any discomfort, especially since the treatment area usually numbs after a short time. There can be some redness or irritation from the applied handpiece afterward, but this usually subsides quickly. You can even bring a book or watch an episode of your show while you let CoolSculpting do all the work. There’s no downtime, so you can return to your regular activities right away.
Customizable treatment plan
Unlike similar non-surgical treatments, CoolSculpting is FDA approved to be used on most areas of the body where fat can accumulate. This can include the lower body, arms, back, stomach, and chin. These are areas where it can be commonly difficult to remove fat through exercise, and a surgical procedure might be too drastic for your lifestyle and the results you want. CoolSculpting can require multiple sessions in order to achieve your best results, but these can be spaced only a few weeks apart and according to your schedule. You can discuss your plan during your initial consultation to ensure that CoolSculpting works best for you.