CoolSculpting Preparation: Why Now?
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. It sounds like the perfect treatment for bikini season, right? We know summer is over, but preparing for next year is never too early. 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 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 spinach in your morning smoothie. Set a goal to work up a sweat at least three times a week, or try that trendy new workout class everyone’s raving about. These little changes can have a big payoff.
Lock In Those Healthy Habits In
CoolSculpting can 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 targeted during treatment are destroyed for good, that doesn’t mean 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.
You’ll have plenty of time to educate yourself about treatment. At Essential Aesthetics, CoolSculpting is a relaxing and enjoyable procedure. Depending on the treatment area, the procedure can take anywhere from 35 minutes to a full day. You will not be under general anesthesia, so you can read, work on your laptop, or watch TV shows and movies. During the treatment, cool gel pads will be applied to your skin. Afterward, the applicator will suction the fat between the gel pads. Although you may experience discomfort as the cold sets in, the area will soon become numb.
Play the Waiting Game
It is important to note that following CoolSculpting, the body naturally eliminates fat cells within a span of 2-6 months. It is often recommended to undergo multiple treatments for the best possible outcomes.