Weight loss is a difficult journey for many of us. Usually, the less you need to lose, the harder it is to shed it. CoolSculpting is an amazing process that can help reduce the stubborn fat that resists weight loss methods.
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared process that uses a cooling device to freeze and destroy stubborn fat. The process is a type of cryolipolysis, which essentially means “fat freezing.” CoolSculpting is the name of the particular device and is the leading form of cryolipolysis. It is a simple procedure that requires no recovery time and will produce noticeable results in the following months as fat cells break down slowly. To be a good candidate for CoolSculpting, you should be close to reaching your fat loss goal as CoolSculpting is a noninvasive alternative to complex surgeries like liposuction.
CoolSculpting is meant for people looking to remove a small amount of stubborn fat from the abdomen, love handles and other areas of fat including the back, lower buttocks, or under the chin and jawline. Stubborn fat is an area of fat that may have always been on your body. The location and severity of stubborn fat varies from person to person as our bodies are all unique and carry fat differently. Generally speaking, it is a process for fit people to eliminate fat that won’t respond to diet or exercise.
CoolSculpting uses a vacuum device to pull the skin into its cooling panels. It uses intense cold to freeze fat cells without harming any other cells in your body. This works because fat freezes and dies at less extreme temperatures than skin or blood vessels. The process will take at least an hour and some discomfort can be felt at the site. Some sensations experienced include pinching, tugging, or cramping. Your skin will obviously feel cold and will eventually experience a numbing sensation. After this numbing begins, you shouldn’t feel discomfort from the procedure.
Fortunately, there are very few possible negative effects of CoolSculpting. Some people report redness or bruising in the area, but it usually goes away within hours after the treatment. In very rare instances, CoolSculpting can create a visible enlargement in the treated area. While this can require surgical intervention, the outcome is uncommon. As with any procedure, it is best to find and consult a trustworthy New England dermatologist. For best results, most people will undergo a few sessions of CoolSculpting, but the results are well-worth it!
There are other options to remove fat from the body, but no other method is this safe and simple. Liposuction, like any invasive procedure, has additional risks associated with going under anesthesia and the possibility of scarring, which can be far more unsightly than stubborn belly fat. The recovery time from these invasive surgeries is also longer.
People who get CoolSculpting will be able to drive home the same day and go back about their lives as normal. The results are not as extreme as liposuction, but that’s not what CoolSculpting is setting out to accomplish.
If you are sick and tired of stubborn fat, reach out to your dermatologist today.
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