Curious about how CoolSculpting works? You’re certainly not alone! CoolSculpting targets and cools the fat cells to trigger natural cell death called apoptosis. There is no change to the appearance of nerves or overlying skin tissue. After the treatment, the fat cells enter cell death and are gradually removed by our body’s natural cleaning system, called macrophages. This takes several weeks to months. Hence, the results from this procedure are best noted at three months post treatment, but significant improvement can be noted as early as six weeks. After treatment, the thickness of the fat layer is significantly reduced as demonstrated on Ultrasound imaging during clinical trials. Results were durable in subsequent studies.
In the past we had liposuction to contour these special areas and create the perfect shape we desired in the body. Liposuction was invasive, and surgical. It had a long recovery time, and it required anesthesia and left little scars from the places “little holes” were made to insert the suction canulas.
How CoolSculpting Works
Most treatments produce about 22% fat loss in the treated area. About 92% of patients who had just one treatment noticed a significant fat reduction in the treated area, and over half a million treatments have been done worldwide. Some patients, however, may need more than one treatment to achieve desired results. Some pain and numbness may follow the treatments, and it may last a few weeks, but is always reversible. Bruising and numbness may occur and it is only temporary. There is no sensitivity to the sun following the treatments. No need to wear compression clothing. There is no wound care since it is non-invasive and no cuts are produced to the skin. It is safe on all skin types and ethnic backgrounds. This works just as well on men as it does on women.
Despite all the exercising and great dietary choices, we all have areas that are predisposed genetically to get fat.
However, it is important to note that CoolSculpting is NOT a fat loss program. It is for body sculpting and will not replace diet or exercise. There is no data to indicate that one will gain weight in other body parts after treatment as a result of this treatment. It will not prevent one from gaining weight in other areas of the body where fat cells reside. Weight gain is possible by enlargement of other remaining fat cells in the body proportionately, if one were to put on weight for any reason.
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