CoolSculpting is Heating Up in Thailand: Here’s Why

CoolSculpting is Heating Up in Thailand: Here’s Why

The Thaiger, an online publication covering all of Thailand, recently reported on CoolSculpting as one of the most popular procedures. At RefinedMD, that’s no surprise. The non-invasive procedure freezes away targeted fat cells safely and slowly. However, it’s not a fat loss procedure. Most CoolSculpting patients don’t lose more than a pound or two of fat, and that’s how this procedure is designed. It’s a contouring procedure rather than a fat loss treatment.

The ideal patient for CoolSculpting is at or near goal weight. They don’t necessarily have fat to lose but might struggle with a stubborn area that won’t budge no matter how healthy their diet is or how much time they spend at the gym. Compared to western countries, Thailand has a population that is slenderer. Thai patients are more likely to be at an ideal, healthy weight. This makes them great candidates for CoolSculpting—but there are also many in the U.S. who are a good fit for this no-needle procedure.

What to Look for in a MediSpa

A reputable CoolSculpting technician won’t offer treatment to someone who has significant weight to lose. It would be a pointless procedure and the patient would be disappointed. For those who are on a weight loss journey, think of CoolSculpting as a treat once you’re close to your goal weight. It can help you get over plateaus and can be a special reward for a job well done.

There is still a myth surrounding CoolSculpting that it’s a liposuction alternative, which makes some people who are at a healthy weight think the procedure isn’t for them. That isn’t true. Many people have the desire to tweak their bodies slightly to banish muffin tops or finally get that totally flat tummy. CoolSculpting can make that happen.

While CoolSculpting is gaining popularity in Thailand, it’s a trend around the world. More and more people are rightfully turning away from risky procedures like liposuction in favor of safer approaches. With CoolSculpting, there is no downtime and the risks are minimal. The most common side effect is swelling and bruising at the application site.

Banish CoolSculpting Bruises Faster

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure to sculpt and contour the body. Side effects of CoolSculpting are minimal, but bruising can occur at the treatment site. Fortunately, there are many ways to minimize bruising and help bruises heal faster. Patients can maximize their treatment and help ensure that there is not even a hint that they had a lunchtime procedure.

Bruises are broken blood vessels that are the result of trauma. They go away on their own, but applying ice immediately after CoolSculpting can help minimize blood flow to the area. Cooling these blood vessels lessens the amount of blood that gathers at the treatment site. Ice the area for ten minutes and reapply after twenty minutes for maximum results. Compression is another tool to help prevent a bruise from forming. By squeezing the tissues, blood vessels are not allowed to leak as much.

If a bruise has already formed, heat therapy can help increase circulation and blood flow in the area. It aids in clearing trapped blood while easing muscle tension. You can also elevate the bruised area above the heart (inversion) to help drain fluid away from the treatment site.

Easy Soothing Options

Arnica is a popular herb in homeopathy known for minimizing inflammation and swelling. According to one study, applying arnica oil topically can minimize bruising. Take it both orally and apply it topically for best results. Vitamin K cream can also help because it is a nutrient that aids in blood clotting. It can reduce how severe a bruise is and is readily available at most pharmacies and large grocery stores.

Aloe vera is well-known for helping with sunburns, but it also helps reduce inflammation. Only use pure aloe vera (without additives). Vitamin C has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and helps in all types of wound healing. Available in serums, gels, and creams, you can apply it topically and enjoy an extra boost of Vitamin C internally. CoolSculpting side effects might be nearly nil, but you can help avoid bruising with these strategies. Get in touch with RefinedMD to schedule your consultation or appointment, and count on us for customized advice to minimize short-term side effects.