CoolSculpting has become one of the hottest treatments for our Danville medical spa patients. It’s an innovative, noninvasive procedure that eliminates stubborn pockets of fat by freezing the fat cells that stick around even when you eat right and exercise. Those fat cells are permanently destroyed, and the body naturally absorbs them. Sounds like the perfect treatment for bikini season, right? We know that summer is over, but it’s never too early to start preparing for next year. In fact, right now is the perfect time to start considering CoolSculpting!
Be at (or Near) Your Ideal Weight
It is important to understand that CoolSculpting is a fat reduction treatment, not a weight loss treatment. The ideal candidate is at or near their ideal weight and just needs a little help with their trouble areas. If you aren’t there yet, don’t worry! Talk to your doctor and begin working toward your goals. Make healthy food swaps, like switching pasta for zucchini noodles or throwing some spinach in your morning smoothie. Set a goal to work up a sweat at least 3 times a week, or try that trendy new workout class that everyone’s raving about. These little changes can have a big payoff.
Lock In Those Healthy Habits In
CoolSculpting can be used to eliminate fat from the stomach, flanks, back, inner and outer thighs, beneath the chin (thanks to the CoollMini®!), above the knees, and beneath the buttocks. While the fat cells that are targeted during treatment are destroyed for good, that doesn’t mean that new fat cells can’t take their place. By developing healthy lifestyle habits now, you’ll be prepared to maintain the results of your CoolSculpting procedure.
Prepare now, and you’ll have plenty of time to educate yourself about treatment. At Essential Aesthetics, CoolSculpting is a relaxing and enjoyable procedure. It can take anywhere from 35 minutes to a few hours, depending on the treatment area. Since you won’t be under general anesthesia, you’re free to read, work on your laptop, or stream TV shows and movies. During your treatment, cool gel pads are applied to your skin. Then the applicator is applied to the treatment area, where it will suction the fat between the gel pads. You may experience some discomfort as the cold sets in, but then the area will go numb.
Play the Waiting Game
Good things come to those who wait. After fat cells are destroyed during CoolSculpting, they are naturally removed by the body. This process is safe and natural, but it takes time. You will begin to see the preliminary results of your treatment within approximately 3 weeks. Final results can take anywhere from 2–6 months. Also, it’s not uncommon to have multiple treatments. If you start planning now, you’ll be bikini-ready for next year.