Chances are, you’ve heard a lot about CoolSculpting®. You may even have just as many questions. That’s okay— CoolSculpting is one of the best new technologies available for reducing fatty pockets without surgery. If you’ve been considering boosting your weight loss results or simply achieving some contour in your problem areas, CoolSculpting can help. Here are some answers to common questions about CoolSculpting.
How does CoolSculpting work?
You might not make the connection that cold temperatures can help you lose fat, but the developers of CoolSculpting noticed this phenomenon in children that developed dimples after eating lots of popsicles. This process, called cryolipolysis, happens because the cold temperatures crystalize underlying fat cells when a cooling applicator is applied to the skin. There’s no skin damage, however, because the temperature required for crystalizing fat cells is higher than that of damaging skin cells. Over time, your body can absorb the crystalized fat cells and process them as waste.
Can CoolSculpting help me lose weight?
It’s important to note that CoolSculpting is not effective enough as a weight loss method, but rather can help reduce stubborn, fatty pockets that don’t respond to diet and exercise. This can be beneficial if you’re looking to put the finishing touches on your weight loss goals or jumpstart a new, healthy lifestyle. Most CoolSculpting experts recommend you be at or near your ideal weight for best results— this means you most likely have some pinchable fat that can respond to the applicators and effectively undergo the cryolipolysis process.
When will I see results after CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting doesn’t produce immediate results because of your body’s natural rate of processing waste. This means that most patients see results that emerge over the course of the following months after their first treatment. Most patients undergo a package of one to three treatments per area for best results— generally, each treatment removes about 25% of fat from the area. You can immediately return to your regular schedule after CoolSculpting and can even exercise to boost your results.
Schedule a Consultation
The best way to determine your unique CoolSculpting treatment package is through a consultation with Dr. Diggs and our CoolSculpting technicians. To schedule a consultation at our Grosse Point office, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.