Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, it can feel impossible to get down to a weight that makes you feel comfortable in your skin. There are a lot of reasons why you may have trouble losing weight — but knowing why it’s happening doesn’t make it any easier.
Luckily, there are things you can do to get the body you desire. CoolSculpting is one option that is noninvasive and comes with minimal downtime.
Wondering whether this option is right for you? Here are five reasons to consider a CoolSculpting treatment.
1. CoolSculpting Doesn’t Require Surgery
For most people, the noninvasive nature of CoolSculpting is one of the biggest advantages. You won’t have to worry about a big hospital bill or the potential dangers of going under anesthesia.
Instead, this treatment uses the science of Cryolipolysis to freeze and crystalize your fat cells. The cells are cooled to temperatures between -11 and -13 degrees Celsius. This causes them to die without causing any harm to the surrounding skin or nerves.
Once the cells die, your liver metabolizes them and your body can excrete them.
2. It Can Spot-Reduce Fat
It’s not possible to spot-reduce fat through exercise alone. This is very frustrating for people who have specific areas of their body where they just can’t seem to get the results they want. For many, this includes the belly area and the thighs.
However, with CoolSculpting, you can reduce the number of fat cells in any specific area of your body. If you’ve been working out and eating right, but still can’t get rid of those love handles or saddlebags, then CoolSculpting could be a great answer for you!
Not only can it treat targeted areas of fat, but it can also work for large areas of fat and bulges that are in hard-to-reach places. If you’re struggling with stubborn fat, it’s a great idea to get a personal consultation with a provider. This way, you can find out for sure if you’re a good candidate for the treatment and whether it will help you achieve the specific goals you’re trying to achieve.
3. CoolSculpting is Very Effective
You might think a treatment with no downtime couldn’t possibly be effective, but it is! CoolSculpting treatments can spot-reduce fat by reducing the amount of fat in the area by up to 25 percent. It usually takes two to four months to see the full results, but some people start to see changes within three weeks. You can expect to continue seeing changes in your body for up to six months as it continues to flush out these crystallized fat cells.
As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, the fat reduction from this treatment is permanent.
4. It’s a Short Treatment
Not only is the treatment noninvasive, but it’s also very fast. From start to finish, you can expect your appointment to take about 30 to 45 minutes. Some areas, like the outer thighs, can take about an hour and 15 minutes.
The short time frame makes this procedure very convenient – you can even do it on your lunch break and head right back to work when you’re done!
5. Minimal Downtime
Another major benefit of CoolSculpting is that there’s no downtime! You won’t need to take any time away from your regular daily schedule. You might be a bit tender after your treatment is done, but most people can get back to their normal lives right away.
You can go right back to work immediately and – as long as you feel up to it – you can even jump right back into your normal exercise routine. There are no restrictions, so your activity level following the procedure is completely up to you.
Tips for Effective CoolSculpting Recovery
While there’s no downtime at all, taking a few simple steps after your CoolSculpting treatment can help ensure that you’re as comfortable as possible and that you get the best long-term results. Here are a few simple tips you’ll want to follow.
1. Wear Tight Clothing
You will want to wear a compression like garment like high waisted leggings right after your treatment for a few days after. This will help to mitigate any discomfort after the treatment by decreasing the amount of inflammation in the treated area.
2. Bring a Healthy Snack
It’s not common, but some patients feel a little bit woozy or nauseous after treatment. If you eat a healthy snack after, you’ll be able to keep your blood sugar level and ensure that you feel satiated and comfortable. Good options include a piece of fruit, cheese, and crackers, or some nuts. We provide snack during your treatments and if you come during lunch, we will order you something to eat during your treatment.
3. Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking plenty of water will help your body flush out the crystallized fat cells faster. This will help speed up your recovery and improve the chances that you’ll see results sooner.
4. Avoid Use of Anti-Inflammatories
While you’re certainly fine to go back to your regular activities as soon as the treatment is done, you’ll want to avoid the use of anti-inflammatories and allow the inflammatory process to naturally process the fat cells. Some patients are bloated or swollen after the treatment in the treated area, which is exactly what we want! The fat cells have died and the body notices a weakness in the body, so ALL of your body’s inflammatory markers rush to the area and begin to excrete them from the body. Taking an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen can affect the inflammatory process from processing the fat cells.
5. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Remember that CoolSculpting results are only permanent if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. While 25% of the fat cells have died after the treatment, your other fat cells have un-limited capacity for storage so its important to keep eating right and exercising regularly and you’ll prevent the other fat cells from enlarging.
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