19 Jul Slipping on Going to the Gym this Summer? CoolSculpting Can Help
Did you spend all spring in the gym but now that summer is here you’re slipping? It happens to many, and that’s why RefinedMD offers CoolSculpting—it’s a great way to bridge the gap when you’re on vacation mode and not giving your all to fitness. CoolSculpting is the original fat freezing technology with no needles and no downtime. Results don’t happen right away, making it ideal for the summer months when you just want to “hold steady” until you’re back into your fitness regimen in the autumn. It’s not a replacement for the gym, but it can be a great complement and means of warding off unwanted fat gain in the summer months. Here’s how it works.
The science behind CoolSculpting was accidentally discovered in the 1970s. Researchers noticed that kids who ate a lot of frozen treats had less facial fat than their peers. When fat cells are externally exposed to precise freezing temperatures, some fat cells get frozen, killed, and then the body metabolizes and expels them in the weeks following this exposure. This has unfortunately led to some social media trends in which DIY “CoolSculpting” is featured. This is pointless at best and dangerous at worst. You simply can’t control how or where fat cells are frozen by yourself, and there’s always a risk of frostbite that can permanently damage not only the fat but also the skin. The only way to get safe results that you want is by going to a reputable CoolSculpting clinic.
What to Expect
CoolSculpting is fast and comfortable with each site requiring just 30 minutes. It can be a strange sensation for first-timers, but most people look at their phone or catch up on shows during their treatment. The site is targeted via a vacuum-like device so that only the targeted fat is “frozen.” Skin can be pink and a little swollen right after each cycle, but this dissipates in a few hours. You can get right back to your day after CoolSculpting. You can also opt for back-to-back treatments, such as the abs and arms, for a full hour of contouring and sculpting.
Most people need 4 – 6 initial cycles spaced one month apart for the best results. You will start to see some results within one month of your first cycle, but bear in mind that the outcome is slow and steady. Some people don’t lose any weight on the scale when undergoing CoolSculpting sessions, so step away and instead take measurements and gauge progress with how your clothes fit. Progress photos are another great way to see how CoolSculpting works. This is a technology that is best for those who are close to their goal weight (or already there) and struggle with pockets of fat that won’t budge with diet and exercise alone. It is not a weight reduction procedure (such as liposuction or gastric bypass), but instead a means of contouring and sculpting.
CoolSculpting freezes away fat, but what about building muscle? You can do that at the gym, or you can amp up your muscle-building with Emsculpt or Emsculpt NEO. Emsculpt and CoolSculpting are the perfect pairing because one contours away fat while the other builds muscles with supramaximal contractions. Another great pairing for CoolSculpting is laser skin rejuvenation or laser hair reduction. The quality of the skin itself doesn’t change with CoolSculpting, but remember that your skin is an organ. If you have laxity, hyperpigmentation, or other concerns, non-surgical treatments like lasers and peels can help you take your results to the next level.
Summertime can be the best time for some self-care and pampering. Treat yourself during the warmer months by working towards looking and feeling your best. CoolSculpting can be performed virtually anywhere on the body, from large areas like the back and flanks to small areas such as under the chin. There are limits to what diet and exercise can do, and if you’re already there then CoolSculpting can help you break through those plateaus and customize your aesthetic. To learn more about CoolSculpting and other non-invasive treatments this summer, schedule a consultation or appointment with RefinedMD today. Give us a call during business hours or fill out the online contact form right now.