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5 Things You Didn’t Know About CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a revolutionary method of removing fat. While the concept “freezing off fat” may be surprising to some people, over 7 million CoolSculpting procedures have been performed worldwide and the results have been substantial.

In this article, we’ll cover a few things that you might not know about CoolSculpting.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, FDA-cleared procedure that eliminates stubborn fat from specific regions of the body using a targeted process that essentially freezes off unwanted fat. During a treatment session, a specially designed applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. It provides a great alternative for getting rid of fat without having to undergo surgery.

1. CoolSculpting Is Virtually Pain-Free

Most people who have gone through CoolSculpting claim that the treatment is painless, and they feel very little in the process. This procedure uses cryolipolysis to target and eliminate fat cells without harming any other part of the body. Cryolipolysis is a process that removes fat by freezing it into tiny particles that your body then expels.

Some clients may experience slight discomfort at the beginning of the procedure due to the cooling sensation but that typically disappears quickly. Following a procedure, mild tenderness or numbness isn’t uncommon but again, tends to be very short-lived.

2. The Number Of Treatments Varies

One treatment per area tends to be all that’s required to see benefits from CoolSculpting but some clients choose to have follow-up treatments to obtain additional results.

Most people who go through CoolSculpting need 1-3 sessions; however, this all depends on the goals the client has and how many target areas they want to work on. For example, if your goal is to reduce fat in a particular spot, such as in your abs or in your flanks (love handles), then you might only need 1-2 treatments. However, if you want to treat a larger part of your body like your lower and upper arms or thighs, then it’s likely that additional sessions will be necessary.

3. You’ll See Results In A Few Short Weeks

You won’t have to wait forever to see results. In fact, most clients start seeing results after about three weeks. However, the most change you’ll see is after one to two months.

The great thing about this treatment is that it’s non-surgical, so there are no incisions involved, and the recovery time is much less than with traditional liposuction surgeries – if any recovery time is needed at all.

For most people, you can quickly resume your normal activities right away. However, you might feel some soreness during the first couple of days after treatment, but this should subside just as quickly as it appeared.

4. CoolSculpting Doesn’t Replace Good Diet and Exercise

Although CoolSculpting can help you remove fat, it doesn’t automatically mean that you will lose weight. Your body weight is determined by many things, including your eating habits and exercise. Even if you do see results after undergoing this treatment, you must also watch what you eat and maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep the results for good.

5. Mild Side Effects

Some patients experience mild numbness and tenderness in their treatment area following their procedure. These mild side effects will naturally fade within a couple of days.

Am I A Good Candidate For CoolSculpting?

(Read our article here to learn more about who’s a good candidate for CoolSculpting)

Not everyone is a good candidate for CoolSculpting. For example, you should avoid having this procedure done if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have had prior abdominal surgery, suffer from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or some other types of chronic illness.

If your goal is to get rid of small pockets of fat in specific areas like the abdomen and flanks (which can be stubborn), you might benefit most from this treatment. However, it’s not effective against large areas filled with fat, so it’s best to combine it with diet and exercise before undergoing any treatment sessions. 

Lastly, the overall health of your skin also plays an important role in determining whether you’re suitable for this procedure or not, so keep that in mind when deciding if it’s right for you.

Contact Aurora Medical Spa Today To Learn More

If you’re interested in removing stubborn fat using non-invasive treatments like CoolSculpting, then visit us today! Our experienced professionals are here to provide excellent service and answer all of your questions.

We offer free consultations as well as special promotions for new clients to ensure that we find the proper treatment for you. Schedule an appointment now to get started.