CoolSculpting is a process that involves freezing fat, and there is no surgery required at all. The FDA has cleared this interesting process, which reduces the amount fat that consumers have in stubborn areas, despite numerous efforts to exercise and diet the weight away. There are many customers that have reviewed this process on the official website, along with over message boards throughout the internet.
This type of fat reduction process helps to target several areas of the body, including the:
• Inner thighs
• Outer thighs
• Upper arms
It’s important that you consider the difference between losing weight in a treatment and losing fat cells. The procedure specifically targets the existence of fat cells in certain areas, so it’s important to know what to expect in a session before they start.
What to Expect Before the Session
Before anything happens with your CoolSculpting session, you will meet with the medical professional that is skilled in this process. You need to meet with a doctor or clinician for the procedure. They will explain the advantages of having a holistic approach for fat loss. This reshaping method will be customized to your body, which means that you can change the way that your body handles its fatty areas. Every person is different, so the amount of sessions you need will depend on the area you want to treat.
This treatment is meant for you, if you don’t have loose skin or skin tone. Your doctor will be able to tell you if there are any concerns about the procedure, but these sessions are performed in a way that almost everyone can use it.
What Happens to the Fat?
The reason that this process is so effective comes from a discovery by Harvard scientists, who developed a process called Cryolipolysis®. Cryolipolysis brings the temperature of fat cells down, between +5 to −5 °C, concentrating fat loss to a specific area. The process kills the cells, and then eliminates them from the body to contour it. Many people use it as an alternative to liposuction, though the most effective method will need to be discussed with your doctor.
Even though the treatment happens with topical application, your skin and hairs will not be injured or even impacted at all. The remedy penetrates the skin’s layers with the coldness, but no other cells are damaged.
The process has had the approval of the FDA since 2010. Since the remedy was first created, over 450,000 sessions around the world have been performed.
During the Treatment
The biggest appeal of this treatment, as said above, is that it’s noninvasive, meaning there’s no surgery needed to eliminate the cells. At the beginning of the session, a gel pad and an applicator will be placed on the area you discussed beforehand with your doctor. Then, the professional will manage the controlled cooling that is directed into that area. The whole procedure takes an hour for each of the areas that you chose to contour. You will be awake and alert, and no anesthesia is administered. However, some people find the session so relaxing that they take the time to sleep.
While the CoolSculpting session takes place, it’s common to experience a little coldness. The fat is literally being frozen, after all. The area should numb within about 5 to 10 minutes, so you won’t feel anything coldness after that. Additionally, since the applicator often includes a vacuum you might feel a sensation similar to pulling or even a mild pinch. These experiences are normal.
After the procedure is over, the medical professional will massage the area for about 2 to 3 minutes, which should end any remaining tingling.
The Results and Healing Process
The effects of losing fat cells may appear as soon as three weeks after the treatment, since your body has to adjust to its new composition. The most prominent results are seen about 8 to 9 weeks after the procedure, which is much different than the way that liposuction and other invasive remedies work. These changes will continue for the next 6 months following the original session.
The healing process is basically nonexistent. You won’t need to take time off from work, and there’s no incision to heal. In fact, a lot of people go right back to their regular routine in the same day, which is part of the immense appeal of CoolSculpting. Even though you may feel motivated to get healthier and change your habits, these changes aren’t required for upkeep. Instead, there’s no diet and exercise needed, and you won’t even need to take a supplement.
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