It’s called stubborn fat on purpose because no matter how much pain you put into eating healthfully and exercising, there’s no progress. It’s virtually impossible to lose that muffin top and those love handles. You’re forced to just live with them.
Here’s the skinny on CoolSculpting by Zeltiq: developed by scientists, this unique, patented, clinically proven procedure involves freezing fat cells without damage to your skin. There’s no knife, no suction hoses no needles and no lasers, even. After your treatment, you just get on with your busy day.
CoolSculpting uses a body contouring method called cryolipolysis. Essentially, when fat gets very cold the body recognizes the fat as “melted” and then removes it over time through natural processes. It can take 2 to 4 months to see the final result. Research shows that 25% of your unwanted fat can be removed in a single session.
It’s totally non-invasive, FDA-cleared, and there’s usually no downtime whatsoever. Also, you do not need to take pills or supplements and as long as you maintain your weight with normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain.
When fat is made very cold (just above the freezing point), fat cells become irreparably damaged. CoolSculpting is a novel technology that selectively makes fat cells cold, in turn causing permanent and effective fat cell loss. Once the fat cells are treated, the body clears them through a natural process over a span of 3 weeks to 6 months.
Is Cryolipolysis Dangerous?
Extensive research on CoolSculpting has been performed. There have not been any reports of adverse systemic effects from treatment. Fat cells are gradually cleared from the body after treatment, so the liver and other vital organs are not impacted in any negative way.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
Most of our patients begin to see changes after 1 to 2 months. However, it can take up to 6 months to see the final result. Some patients elect to have a second treatment to eliminate as much fat as possible.
What Is Post-Treatment Recovery Like?
Most of our patients have no recovery or downtime after a CoolSculpting treatment. Immediately after the treatment the skin will feel stiff, but this resolves within 10 to 15 minutes. Redness can persist for a couple of days, and although unusual, some patients develop a bruise in the treated area. Rarely, patients experience soreness in the area for a couple of weeks as well as a slight change in sensation in the treated area for up to 8 weeks.
Can I Have Additional CoolSculpting® Treatments?
CoolSculpting® is designed to deliver results after one treatment session; it is not a mandatory treatment series. This does not prevent further treatments, even in previously treated areas, if a patient seeks additional benefits. We recommend waiting 3 months before undergoing the second CoolSculpting® session on the same regions; other regions can be treated at any time.
CoolSculpting® is ideal for patients who:
• watch what they eat
• want a noninvasive procedure
• want their clothes to fit better
• want to look better in a bathing suit
• want to get back to work, home and exercise immediately
• have realistic goals
• have stubborn fat in specific areas
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