How Does CoolSculpting Work (and is it Right for You?)
A Nielsen Global Health & Wellness Survey of 30,000 people around the world found that half those people were trying to lose weight.
Does wanting to lose weight sound familiar to you? If you've tried things like diet and exercise already, you know that losing weight is easier said than done.
However, modern advancements have given us simpler, cutting-edge ways to lose weight. One of the most exciting new ways to remove excess fat is called CoolSculpting.
What is CoolSculpting, and how does CoolSculpting work? We'll answer all the big questions you may have about the procedure in this essential guide, to help you decide if it's right for you.
What is CoolSculpting?
This is a non-invasive method of fat reduction, designed to get rid of stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
It is the only non-surgical treatment to reduce fat that's been cleared by the FDA. CoolSculpting has been approved since 2010, but has only recently jumped in popularity.
Originally, it was intended as a spot treatment for small areas. However, people have found that this method is actually a great alternative for more intense procedures like liposuction.
The procedure uses precision to freeze fat below the surface of the skin, destroying it. A handheld device, which looks like a round paddle, allows the fat areas to be accurately targeted.
People often use this to target stubborn belly fat, as well as areas like the thighs, love handles, and "bra fat."
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting was essentially discovered by doctors studying children.
What the doctors realized was that kids who ate a lot of popsicles tended to develop dimples, or pockets where the fat in their cheeks had been degraded. This happened because fat is more sensitive to temperature than the skin is.
Fat cells will enter cell death faster than skin cells will when exposed to cold. During a CoolSculpting session, different-sized paddles (there are four sizes) will be used depending on the areas you want to target.
For up to two hours, you will lay in a reclined position while the paddles suction your fat and skin, crystallizing the fat cells with exposure to cold.
Although some people find the coldness and suction uncomfortable, it is only a slight discomfort that soon goes away as your skin goes numb. Most patients work from their laptops, watch a movie, or even sleep during the procedure.
Most people require more than one session to see results. In fact, your body may look very much the same after the first session. But with the correct number of treatments, you're sure to see effective, lasting results.
Many people have asked themselves the same question: How does CoolSculpting work?
Although it may sound fancy, the procedure is actually very simple. This is a proven, scientific way to melt fat from your body.
If you want a safe, FDA-approved, non-invasive supplement to your diet and exercise, CoolSculpting is the way to go. This treatment is popular among celebrities, but it's an accessible option for anyone who needs a boost to reach their weight loss goals.
Ready to schedule your first procedure, or want to learn more? Get in touch with us today!
Dedicated and passionate Astra Medispa staff.