It’s a tale as old as time. After weeks or months of diet and exercise, you’ve enthusiastically watched those unwanted pounds melt away and seen your fatty areas grow smaller and smaller. You’re feeling healthier and more confident, and you know you’re on the right track to reaching your goals. Then without warning: You hit the plateau.
The plateau may not be a technical medical term, but it’s real. It typically occurs when your current routine has run its course. Your body can also start working against you – it likes to maintain a consistent weight, also known as a set-point weight. But you don’t have to give up. If you’re dieting and exercising, but still can’t get rid of that stubborn bulge around your middle or hips, you could be a candidate for CoolSculpting®. This noninvasive fat reduction treatment can finally help you get the body you desire.
To see if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting, come see us at Colorado Skin Care. Our team is ready to help you with any dermatological needs, and work with you to create a custom treatment plan to eliminate those stubborn fat areas for good.
How CoolSculpting works
To understand CoolSculpting, you have to start with a little biology lesson. When you gain weight, it causes your fat cells to expand. As a result, your body also grows bigger. When you eat right and exercise, you make these fat cells shrink, and you look slimmer. While this is good, your fat cells remain and continue to take up space.
These fat cells also freeze at a higher temperature than other cells in your body. That’s where CoolSculpting comes in. During the procedure, CoolSculpting delivers targeted cooling to crystallize and freeze approximately 25% of the fat cells in the area you wish to treat. Once the cells are frozen, your body naturally flushes them from your system through your waste.
When to consider CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is a fat-reduction tool; it isn’t a weight-loss tool and isn’t meant for obese individuals. Instead, CoolSculpting offers the best results for people who stay healthy and fit, but still wrestle with pockets of stubborn fat. In many cases, patients choose the CoolSculpting as a noninvasive alternative to liposuction.
What to expect from CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared, nonsurgical fat reduction method of its kind. More than 4 million CoolSculpting treatments have occurred worldwide. And one of the best things about CoolSculpting is its long-lasting results. After your first session, you can see improvement in three weeks, and your body continues reducing fat cells for up to six months.
And, when you remove fat cells with CoolSculpting, they’re gone permanently. By continuing to exercise and eat well, your unwanted fat won’t return to the treated sites.
CoolSculpting is an easy, painless solution
Most men and women return to normal activities immediately after their CoolSculpting treatment concludes. In fact, many patients get their treatments during their lunch break, returning to work afterward. During your treatment, you may notice some cold, tugging, pulling, tingling, and mild pinching sensations. However, the area quickly becomes numb, and you won’t feel these sensations for long. Severe side effects with CoolSculpting are rare and typically fade on their own within days or weeks.
If you’re still struggling with stubborn fat even though you live a healthy lifestyle, CoolSculpting could help you get results. Call or book an appointment at Colorado Skin Care in Englewood today.