Ready for Your First CoolSculpting Treatment? Here’s What to Expect
There’s nothing worse than reaching your weight loss goal and still having stubborn pockets of fat that won’t go away. It seems like no matter how much exercise you do or how vigilant you are with maintaining healthy eating habits, you just can’t get rid of them. After putting in your best efforts to sculpt your body on your own, you may decide you need a little help. Like many people, you don’t want to undergo an invasive procedure such as liposuction. When researching noninvasive procedures, one keeps showing up – the CoolSculpting treatment. Everyone is raving about it, including celebrities like Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jennifer Aniston, and Johnny Weir. Here are some of the reasons why CoolSculpting has become one of the most popular body sculpting procedures.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that doesn’t require any needles, incisions or extensive recovery periods. A CoolSculpting treatment is an in-office procedure that is virtually painless. Some patients experience mild discomfort initially. However, most patients find the treatments to be a relaxing experience. Many read a book, check their phones and tablets while others simply relax or take a nap. How cool is that? Getting rid of stubborn fat without breaking a sweat!
Because there is no anesthesia or incisions, there is virtually no downtime with CoolSculpting. You can immediately resume your normal activities. People even schedule a CoolSculpting treatment during their lunch hour and go right back to work. Some patients may experience redness and tingling in the treatment area. Others, although it is rare, have reported mild bruising, tenderness, or itching in the treated area. These side effects are minor and typically disappear within a day or two.
With surgical procedures like liposuction, scarring is always a possibility. There is no scarring with CoolSculpting. However, some patients have expressed concern that the skin in the treated area could be harmed. With CoolSculpting there’s no need to worry. Fat cells are more sensitive to cold than other tissues or organs in the body, During a CoolSculpting treatment, the correct temperature for your body is determined to target the fat cells and cause them to die while leaving all other surrounding cells unharmed. The body will naturally eliminate the dead cells, resulting in a tighter and more toned body.
CoolSculpting was first approved by the FDA over a decade ago in 2010 as a minor fat freezing spot treatment. The technology and applicators have since evolved, making it a popular alternative to liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat from the abdomen, thighs, flanks, upper arms, and more. The FDA has also cleared the procedure for treating the area below the chin, an area where diet and exercise would typically have little or no impact.
What to Expect During a CoolSculpting Treatment
Coolsculpting begins with a consultation with your physician or medical professional to determine if you are an appropriate candidate. The procedure is meant for those looking for minor improvements to define their physique. It is not meant for those who still have a significant amount of weight to lose. Once you have been deemed a good candidate and the target area or areas have been determined, you’re ready for your first CoolSculpting treatment.
Controlled cooling is delivered via an applicator to freeze the targeted fat. You may feel intense cold initially, but this will gradually subside as the targeted area numbs. Most of the applicators use a vacuum to draw fatty tissue into the applicator cup. You may experience some mild pulling, tugging, or discomfort.
A CoolSculpting treatment can range from 35-60 minutes. This may vary depending on the number of areas being treated. Some providers have multiple CoolSculpting systems and applicators, allowing multiple areas to be treated at the same time. Some patients see results after only one treatment, however, to achieve the desired results normally takes multiple treatments. Your CoolSculpting provider will develop a treatment plan specifically for you.
CoolSculpting At Vive Aesthetics and Wellness
Are you already physically fit or have reached your ideal weight but still don’t have the contoured physique you want? Then it’s time to schedule a consultation at Vive Aesthetics and Wellness to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you. Don’t wait! You can schedule your consultation online or give us a call.
Vive is a unique medical practice providing Coolsculpting and a variety of other aesthetic and weight loss services. Let us help you decide if CoolSculpting is the right option for you.