When you have stubborn fat that you’re having a hard time getting rid of, CoolSculpting might be an option for you.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting uses a freezing method to damage fat cells. Once these cells are damaged, your body gets rid of them, which leaves the treated area looking smoother. Freezing fat cells provides a safe and non-invasive way to get rid of unwanted fat in specific areas. The FDA has cleared CoolSculpting for use in several areas, including thighs, flank, abdomen, back and under the chin.
Is CoolSculpting Right for Me?
Not all people make good candidates for this treatment. For example, it isn’t intended for those who are considered obese. Instead, suitable candidates typically have certain areas of unwanted fat or bulges that they have been unable to eliminate through exercise and dieting. If you are considering this treatment, your doctor can evaluate you and determine if CoolSculpting is suitable.
What Are the Benefits of CoolSculpting?
This fat reduction method provides a non-invasive way to lose excess fat, unlike liposuction and other invasive procedures. Since it is non-invasive, it does not carry the same risks as invasive or surgical procedures, such as infections and bleeding. You can also expect to go back to your normal activities without having to deal with any downtime.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
Each treatment session generally lasts for up to an hour, depending on how much fat you have or how many areas are being treated. You can have more than one area treated at a time. The number of treatment sessions you will need to have overall will vary based on certain factors, such as the amount of excess fat you have. Your doctor will let you know how many treatment sessions you should need in order to get the results you want.
What to Expect During CoolSculpting
When you have CoolSculpting done, you can expect to have a gel pad placed on the areas that will be treated, along with an applicator. Since this method involves freezing, you might feel coolness from the applicator during your treatment. It’s also common to feel very slight tugging, but this shouldn’t cause you serious discomfort. While you are having this treatment done, you can read or use your phone or tablet.
After you have CoolSculpting done, you might have slight redness and swelling in the treated areas. You might also feel some slight tingling and bruising in these areas. These effects are temporary and should subside in a few days or more. Your doctor will let you know when to come in for a follow-up visit if needed or if you are experiencing any issues.
How Long Do Results Last?
The fat cells that die are eliminated from your body, so they are gone for good. Keep in mind that new fat cells can form over time if you do not follow a healthy lifestyle, such as working out regularly and eating a nutritious diet.
If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to eliminate excess fat, CoolSculpting may be right for you. Our experienced dermatologists at the Rendon Center in Boca Raton, are committed to giving you personalized care. Call us at (561) 750-0544 or fill out the form on this page to schedule a consultation today.