Getting rid of fat can be challenging to tackle if this stems from genetics and ageing, even more so when a dedicated diet and exercise routine is carried out. The latest non-surgical treatment that is rising in demand is fat freezing with CoolSculpt. If you’ve already seen the amazing before and after results and transformations that the treatment can create, here is everything else you need to know about CoolSculpting and if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment.
What is CoolSculpting?
A pharmaceutical company, Allergan, created CoolSculpting. The treatment uses Cryolipolysis technology to help with fat reduction. It’s been scientifically proven to contour and shift stubborn fat without the need for surgery. Fat-freezing treatment can help clients achieve 20-35% fat reduction; it is not a weight-loss treatment. During the treatment, the CoolSculpting device will attach to the area of stubborn fat. Before your treatment begins, you will have a consultation and discuss your body goals with the practitioner, who will then mark out the areas of stubborn fat. The applicators come in different sizes and shapes, depending on the areas of treatment.
The treatment usually takes place over 35 minutes per applicator; some clinics can shorten the treatment time if they have multiple machines, which means more than one applicator can be applied if required. When the fat is frozen, it becomes crystalised, and post-treatment, a 5-minute massage is carried out to break down the crystals and speed up the resorption of the fat. Post-treatment, the area may feel a little tender or number, but it is acceptable for you to resume your daily activities with little-no downtime required.
What areas can I treat?
The CoolSculpting has been FDA approved in the following areas: Double chin, upper arms, inner and outer thighs, back fat, auxiliary puffs, flanks, abdomen, and banana rolls.
How long does it last?
After a CoolSculpting treatment, you can expect to start seeing some results from 4 weeks, with optimal results seen at 12 weeks when you go in for your final review. At this point, you can discuss any further treatments if desired. The results are long-lasting and are maintained by continuing a healthy diet, lifestyle, and exercise. As you gain weight or lose weight during a lifetime, the fat cells will expand or contract, the number of fat cells will not differ. After the fat cells are treated with CoolSculpting, they will slowly break down and eliminate themselves within the three months post-treatment; once they are expelled from the body, they are gone for good and will not return.
Who is the ideal candidate?
If you are looking into the fat-freezing treatment, it is not a weight loss solution. If you have been trying to shift stubborn fat through diet and exercise without success, this treatment is for you. If there is an inch of fat on the area of concern, most likely it can be treated with CoolSculpting; before you go ahead with any treatment, ensure you have a consultation with a reputable clinic with expertise.