As the first month of a fresh new year ends, it’s a good time to reflect on your progress towards your resolutions. Do your 2021 goals include improving your diet, losing weight, and exercising more? If so, good for you! These are healthy goals that can truly enhance your life. One of the frustrating things about weight loss is that even when the numbers on the scale go down, our problem areas and stubborn pockets of fat may remain. If it seems like no method you try to reshape your body is working, CoolSculpting® may be an effective solution. Let’s take a look at seven things you should know about the world’s #1 non-surgical fat reduction treatment!
#1 – What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical, FDA-approved, scientifically proven way to permanently destroy fat cells. It utilizes cryolipolysis, or fat-freezing, to safely kill up to 25% of treated fat cells in as little as one session. It is ideal for stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
#2 – CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared for safety & effectiveness.
CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared to treat nine different areas of the body, including under the chin, thighs, abdomen, flanks, bra fat, back fat, upper arms, and underneath your buttocks. To date, more than 2 million CoolSculpting® procedures have been performed worldwide. Its safety and effectiveness are cited in more than 40 peer-reviewed journals.
#3 – How to tell if you’re the right candidate for CoolSculpting®.
CoolSculpting® is NOT a weight loss treatment. It is best for patients at or near their ideal body weight who want to reduce stubborn fat in one or more 9 FDA-cleared treatment areas.
Although your shape and contour will change with CoolSculpting®, do not expect the number on the scale to go down with the aid of diet and exercise.
If the excess fat you are experiencing is visceral, or surrounding your organs, you are not a good candidate for CoolSculpting®. Treated fat must be “pinchable” and in one of the 9 FDA-cleared areas for CoolSculpting® to be effective.
#4 – CoolSculpting® is More Comfortable Than You May Think
You can literally “chill out” during your CoolSculpting® treatment. Bring a book, your I-pad, or smartphone to scroll through your social feeds. There is minimal discomfort experienced with CoolSculpting®. Your provider will apply a clear gel pad to the treatment area to create a barrier between the cooling panel and your skin. You’ll then feel a slight sucking sensation as the applicator adheres to your body. During the first few minutes of treatment, you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, and intense cold. These sensations quickly subside, and the treatment area will become numb. These few annoyances are well worth the results!
#5 – You may experience some side effects.
Side effects experienced with CoolSculpting® are rare and are limited to localized reactions, including:
- Redness, swelling, or bruising
- Pain, stinging, or aching
- Delayed-onset pain
- Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), which is a gradual enlargement of the area of treatment that occurs when the freezing activates an adverse reactionary response in the fatty tissue, which causes expansion rather than the decomposition of the cells. Incidence rates of PAH are extremely rare.
#6 – You can earn points and save money on CoolSculpting® through Allē.
Because CoolSculpting® is part of the Allergan Aesthetics™ family of products, you can earn points with every treatment you schedule. In turn, any points you’ve earned from Botox® Cosmetic, Juvéderm®, Kybella®, Latisse®, or SkinMedica® can be applied to your CoolSculpting® treatment for cash discounts! CLICK HERE to register for the Allē Rewards Program.
#7 – It may take up to 3 months to see your full results.
Your results with CoolSculpting® don’t happen overnight. It can take up to three months for your body’s lymphatic system to process and excrete the destroyed fat cells from your treatment(s). Most patients begin to notice changes after the first month with continued improvements over the next two months.
Because CoolSculpting® destroys up to 25% of fat cells with each session, multiple sessions may be needed to destroy lingering fat. Your CoolSculpting® provider will map out a course of treatments during your initial consultation to ensure you achieve your body contouring goals with the appropriate amount of sessions and get the most out of your CoolSculpting® experience at Skin Artisans!
Need to reboot your resolutions? Schedule a complimentary CoolSculpting® consultation with a Skin Artisans Advanced Practice Esthetician. They are BOTH CoolSculpting® Masters and have received advanced training in getting you the BEST results! Call (952) 767-3163 or CLICK HERE to get started!