In a world of cutting-edge technologies and brand-new scientific studies, it’s hard not to get caught up with all the fanciful claims companies are making about their procedures. Filtering through what’s true and what’s totally bogus is hard to do, so we’re here to help. Let’s go over what you need to know about one of the newest and hottest body contouring procedures on the market today – CoolSculpting®.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical FDA-cleared body contouring procedure that targets stubborn pockets of fat in nine different areas of the body. Most popularly used to eliminate fat in the thighs, flanks, abdomen and under the chin, CoolSculpting® has become the go-to treatment for men and women who are looking to slim down their size without the extensive recovery process that comes with other surgical body sculpting procedures. Patients simply lay flat on a table at the time of their treatment session while the CoolSculpting® device does its work to freeze fat in the body. In just a few quick, 45-minute treatment sessions, patients experience a dramatic change in their bodies.
How Does CoolSculpting® Reduce Fat?
CoolSculpting® works through a process called cryolipolysis, in which the fat in the targeted area is frozen. When the CoolSculpting® device is placed on the skin of the treated area, it emits controlled cooling energy that freezes stubborn fatty pockets in the treated areas. When the fat freezes, it is naturally eliminated from the body and never returns. The energy emitted by the CoolSculpting® device is not painful or uncomfortable, rather it feels like a slight cooling sensation against the skin. Following your CoolSculpting® treatment, there is no downtime or recovery period, meaning you can go back to your normal daily activities as soon as you walk out of our office.
What Results Can I Expect from CoolSculpting®?
We like to call CoolSculpting® a transformational treatment, meaning your body will slowly show the results of your treatments over a period of time. Cryolipolysis is not an overnight process and experts say it will take about one to three months or more to see the full results of your CoolSculpting® treatment plan. While this may sound like a long period of time, the transformation will happen naturally and result in up to a 20-25% reduction in body fat in the treated areas. Don’t believe us? Check out our CoolSculpting® before and after photo gallery to get an idea of your potential results when you decide to undergo CoolSculpting®.
Is CoolSculpting® Worth It?
Really, this answer is up for interpretation. If you’re looking for a way to get rid of your stubborn pockets of fat without having to undergo anesthesia, cutting, scarring and an extensive recovery process, CoolSculpting® is definitely a solution you should look in to. Its treatment process is backed by science, and the results it delivers speak for themselves. If you’re looking for a quick fix with immediately visible results at any cost, CoolSculpting® may not be the treatment you’re looking for. Talk to Dr. Anh Vu during your one-on-one consultation about other body sculpting treatments you may benefit from instead.
Yes, CoolSculpting® is the real deal, and yes, many of our patients believe it’s worth it. Want to learn more and make that decision for yourself? Call our office today to schedule your one-on-one CoolSculpting® consultation with Dr. Vu.