As long as you continue to burn more calories than you consume, you will eventually lose weight. Unfortunately, this process often takes years before your body will finally begin metabolizing stubborn fat around the midsection and thighs. CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary new treatment that allows cosmetic professionals to target and eradicate subcutaneous fat without the need for incisions or sutures.
A Look at Cryolipolysis
For many patients, liposuction and other invasive weight loss surgeries are completely out of the question. These procedures can be very effective, but they also have quite a few drawbacks. This includes a relatively long recovery time and the risk of permanent scars. Cryolipolysis is the generic name for weight loss procedures that use cold temperatures to damage fat cells. Instead of making incisions, small pads are placed just over the skin to cool the outer layers of soft tissue.
In about an hour, the fat cells become so weak that the patient’s body will begin the process of breaking them down and expelling them. The majority of patients only need a single session to remove up to 25 percent of the fat cells at the treatment site. There is no permanent damage to the skin, muscles and other soft tissue.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
Before having CoolSculpting® carried out, patients should take some time to learn about exactly what this procedure can and cannot accomplish. The first thing you must do is consider what areas of your body you would like to have treated. CoolSculpting® is generally most effective when it is done on the abdomen, inner thighs and upper arms.
A large portion of fat cells can be weakened in a single session, but this procedure should not be seen as an alternative to a healthy diet and exercise. Instead, it will help you remove stubborn pockets of fat that are not responding to your healthy lifestyle habits.
Your CoolSculpting® Appointment
Each treatment takes around one hour to complete, but patients can have multiple areas treated during the same appointment. Once the applicators have been placed over your skin, you will feel the cold temperatures emanating deep into your soft tissue. Most patients claim that the treatment sites eventually become numb and they feel nothing at all. During your appointment, you can bring a book, use your phone or even take a nap.
The full results will not be seen for three or four months, but many patients notice changes to the treatment site after the first few weeks. Those who stick to a rigid diet and exercise program following their CoolSculpting® treatment almost always enjoy the best results.
Learn More About CoolSculpting®
During a consultation at Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre in Delta, our team of experts can help you determine if this treatment is right for you. You no longer have to undergo surgery to target your stubborn body fat. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.