CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical, safe and convenient cosmetic procedure that is performed to reduce fat and improve body contours. It is approved by the FDA to use patented cooling technology to target stubborn fat cells that do not respond to diet and exercise. This is a versatile treatment that can address unwanted fat in several areas.
Since the temperature required to freeze fat cells is less than that of the surrounding cells, fat can be safely targeted through cooling technology without harm to other cells in the body. This precision elimination is known as Cryolipolisis, and it actually causes these targeted fat cells to crystalize and die. They begin to shrink gradually and are metabolized upon their death, being eliminated from your body naturally.
Fat cells treated through the CoolSculpting® procedure are destroyed and will not return. You can lose approximately 20% of the fat cells in a targeted area with each treatment session. This loss accumulates with additional treatments.
Benefits and Treatment Areas
CoolSculpting® is quite versatile in that it can be performed on some body areas to reduce fat and provide contour. The abdominal region and those pesky love handles are common areas targeted for fat removal. The fat along the back or bra area also responds well to treatment, as does that of the thigh area. Men commonly seek CoolSculpting® to achieve a more sculpted chest.
CoolSculpting® offers a number of unique benefits. Results are natural-looking, as they occur gradually over time, usually about six months. Patients begin to see changes in about four to eight weeks. Treatment is convenient, with sessions lasting approximately an hour. The number of sessions you’ll require depends on your unique circumstances and the goals you wish to achieve. Usually, no more than a few are needed. It’s also comfortable and non-surgical. It is safe and is the only freezing technology approved by the FDA for fat reduction.
There are very few side effects associated with CoolSculpting®, and they are rare. You may feel some discomfort or numbness following your treatment session. This is temporary and will gradually subside. CoolSculpting® can provide great motivation to continue with healthy living habits.
Is CoolSculpting® Right for You?
If you are unhappy with annoying fat that won’t go away despite your best efforts, CoolSculpting® treatments at Head to Toe Med Spa may be for you. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment at our office in Wilmington to learn about the kinds of results you can expect and whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.