Cryolipolysis: What Is Coolsculpting and How Does It Work?

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Are you looking to shed some excess body fat? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything but still aren’t seeing results? Instead of continuing to chug apple cider vinegar or slave away on the treadmill, you may want to try a body contouring treatment like cryolipolysis (also known as coolsculpting). Never heard of cryolipolysis before? Read on to learn more about the procedure, how it works, and whether or not it’s right for you.

What is Cryolipolysis?

Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive procedure that involves the delivery of cold temperatures to the fat cells beneath the skin. These cold temperatures freeze and then kill fat cells. Over time, your body naturally eliminates these dead cells, which leaves you with a more toned, sculpted appearance.

Most people use coolsculpting to treat common “problem areas” of the body, including the following:

  • Thighs
  • Belly
  • Lower back
  • Love handles
  • Below the chin

Coolsculpting can also reduce the appearance of cellulite on your arms, legs, and buttocks.

Benefits of Coolsculpting

The most obvious benefit of coolsculpting is the fact that it is highly effective at getting rid of body fat. In fact, the results of one study showed that the procedure could reduce the number of fat cells in the treated fat layers by up to 25 percent! Since it’s non-invasive, coolsculpting also comes with significantly fewer side effects than other weight loss treatments like liposuction. There’s also no recovery time following the treatment. You can drive yourself home afterward and get right back to work or your other regularly scheduled activities right away. Finally, coolsculpting is a great option because it permanently gets rid of fat cells. Of course, the treatment won’t prevent you from gaining weight in the future. But, if you eat a healthy diet and continue to exercise after the procedure, there’s no reason your results won’t last for an indefinite amount of time.

Who is a Good Candidate for Cryolipolysis?

Cryolipolysis is a great treatment option for many people. Those who have small amounts of exercise- and diet-resistant fat are typically the best candidates, though.

People with the following conditions should also consult their doctor before trying this treatment:

  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
  • Cold agglutinin disease

Obese people also should not try coolsculpting without first talking to their doctor.

What to Expect from Your First Treatment

You’ll first sit down for a one-on-one meeting with a coolsculpting clinician. A coolsculpting clinician is a doctor or other medical professional who has received specialized training in the procedure. After discussing your concerns and goals for the treatment, the clinician will work with you to identify the areas you want to target. Then, the procedure can begin. It usually lasts about one hour, then you can be on your way.

Try it Today

Are you interested in trying cryolipolysis? Do you live in or around the Frisco, Texas area? If so, come visit us at Starwood Med Spa. We offer a variety of other treatments, too, to help you relax and feel your very best. Give us a try today!

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