Regardless of how well you eat or how consistently you exercise, you have pockets of stubborn fat that you just can’t eliminate. Luckily, you don’t have to live with these stubborn pockets of fat any longer. With CoolSculpting at The Aesthetic Clinique in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, you can say goodbye to stubborn pockets of fat and hello to sleek contours that boost your self-confidence.
Is CoolSculpting Permanent or Temporary?
The fat removal results of CoolSculpting are permanent. By the time you’re 25, your body can’t produce any more fat cells. However, the longevity of your ideal contours is up to you. If you gain weight in the future, it is possible that the extra energy will be stored in the areas you targeted for treatment.
Therefore, you should exercise regularly and eat well most of the time to enjoy sleek contours for the rest of your life. Luckily, it will be easy to stay motivated and make healthy choices once you’ve finally achieved the body you’ve desired for so long.
How to Maintain Permanent Results
It’s easier than most people think to maintain permanent CoolSculpting results. If you’re already at or near your goal weight, you just have to keep maintaining a fairly healthy lifestyle. You can feel confident that your new contours will last for a lifetime if you can maintain your weight within 10 pounds. However, it is okay to lose over 10 pounds after your treatment if you lose weight slowly.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting, otherwise known as cryolipolysis, is a body sculpting treatment that was invented by a pair of Harvard scientists who one day realized that fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than skin and muscle cells. It is an FDA-approved fat removal technique that has helped millions of people achieve their ideal aesthetic when a healthy diet and regular exercise routine failed.
What Does This Treatment Entail?
This innovative fat removal treatment involves the application of suction devices to the skin to draw subcutaneous fat closer to the surface and special applicator pads to cool the treatment area. Once the subcutaneous fat cells have been cooled to 41 degrees, apoptosis occurs.
Once the fat cells are destroyed, your lymphatic system recognizes them as excess waste instead of useful cells, sweeps them up, and flushes them out. Over the course of several months, you will lose inches from your treatment areas and feel much more comfortable in your skin.
Why Is Eliminating Stubborn Fat So Hard?
Everyone develops pockets of fat cells that don’t seem to respond to regular exercise and a balanced diet. This stubborn fat can develop anywhere, but it usually forms on the lower back, lower abdomen, flanks, and thighs. Stubborn pockets of fat are so hard to get rid of because a caloric deficit only shrinks fat cells. Your body doesn’t get rid of them.
If a caloric surplus occurs in the future, these fat cells may fill up with fat once more. Also, your genes determine where you burn fat from. Therefore, you may be concerned about excess lower abdominal fat but burn fat stored in your thighs, chest, or upper arms. It is impossible to spot-reduce fat with diet and exercise.
Why Is Freezing Fat Away So Effective?
Freezing fat away is so effective because it doesn’t just destroy fat. Rather, it destroys the cells storing the fat, causing your body to flush them out. To reiterate, this permanently reduces the number of fat cells in the treated area. Even if you gain fat in the future, your treated area will never store as much fat as it did before treatment.
What Areas Can Be Targeted for Treatment?
Virtually any region of the body can be targeted for fat removal with CoolSculpting. Some of the most commonly targeted areas include the:
- Upper arms
This treatment can be used virtually anywhere because so much research and development have gone into it since its invention. Today, there are several applicator sizes and shapes to increase its efficacy and versatility. We will advise you on whether an area of concern can be treated with this device during your initial consultation.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment Session?
We strongly recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing when you come in for your appointment. When it is time for your session, you will be invited into a private, comfortable treatment room where you will lie comfortably and partially reclined. We will ensure there is no irritation in the areas targeted for treatment. Then, we will apply the special cooling pad and suction attachments.
While the suction attachments draw your skin up gently and the applicator pad cools the treatment area, you are free to nap, read, game, or work remotely. You won’t be asked to exercise, you won’t break a sweat, and you won’t even be asked to wear athletic clothing unless you want to. Rather, you can take a little time to relax and know that you are taking an important step toward achieving your ideal contours.
How Long Will My Session Take?
As a good general rule of thumb, treatment sessions take between 30 and 60 minutes to complete. The length of your treatment will depend on how many areas you’re targeting, the size of those areas, and how much excess subcutaneous fat is in those areas. Depending on your schedule, you may prefer to schedule separate appointments for different regions of your body. We will help you develop the ideal treatment schedule based on your unique goals.
How Many Sessions Will Be Required?
If you’re already happy with your weight or very close to your goal weight, you may only need one treatment session. On the other hand, you may need three to six treatment sessions to achieve the contours you want if you still have around 30 pounds of fat to lose.
What Downtime Will Be Required After This Treatment?
There will be no downtime required after this treatment. You only need to worry about wearing comfy clothes to your appointment. Once your session is complete, we will discuss your aftercare steps. Then, you will be free to resume your usual routine.
How Quickly Will the Results of This Treatment Become Apparent?
You may start to see the results of your treatment within a couple of weeks of your first session. However, it may take between one and three months after your final session to see your ideal results. Over the course of several weeks or months, your clothes will start to fit looser in your treated areas and you will grow to love them more than your current best features.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes, CoolSculpting is absolutely safe. Since it was approved by the FDA, millions of people have used this treatment to achieve their ideal aesthetic without negative repercussions. You can rest assured that if you are deemed a good candidate for this treatment, you don’t have to worry about side effects.
What Kind of Results Can This Treatment Deliver?
If you are targeting a very large area for treatment, such as your abdomen or back, you may notice a 20 to 25% decrease in total subcutaneous fat after every treatment session. You may not notice a significant change on the scale, but there will be a noticeable difference in the way your clothes look and feel. A soft measuring tape is a much better way to measure your progress than the scale due to how much water fluctuations can affect your weight.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You may be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are no more than 30 pounds away from your goal weight and are concerned about stubborn pockets of fat that won’t respond to diet and exercise.
Who Doesn’t Qualify for This Treatment?
While this treatment is right for most people, it isn’t right for everyone. For example, it is not the ideal treatment method for people looking to lose over 30 pounds. Also, it is not appropriate for people who are:
- Extremely sensitive to the cold
- Suffering from an uncontrolled medical condition
Book Your Appointment Today
Just a few convenient CoolSculpting sessions can help you say goodbye to unwanted fat and hello to sleek contours for good. To find out if you’re a good fit for this treatment, visit us at The Aesthetic Clinique in Santa Rosa Beach, FL for a body sculpting consultation.