23 Mar Start CoolSculpting Now for Summer Results
The early bird gets the worm—or the results in this case. CoolSculpting has long been one of the most-requested treatments at RefinedMD. It works by freezing away small amounts of unwanted fat for a customized body contouring result. The basis of CoolSculpting was discovered by accident in the 1970s when researchers realized that externally exposing fat to precise freezing temperatures effectively killed fat cells. Over the decades, the technology of CoolSculpting has continued to evolve, and today it freezes away more fat quicker than ever. Plus, the various handheld tools allow CoolSculpting to be used on virtually every part of the body, including small areas like below the chin. However, CoolSculpting requires a slow and steady approach, which is why right now is the best time to start if you want results by summer.
When fat is “frozen” it doesn’t immediately disappear. Instead, it takes the body time to metabolize it and, eventually, eliminate it. On average, it takes about one month after each cycle to see results. Full results can take up to six months after your final cycle. Still, you’ll be able to gauge your progress with how your clothes fit, photos, and a measuring tape. Since CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure, don’t depend on the scale to tell you how well it is working for you.
What to Expect with CoolSculpting
Every cycle takes about 30 minutes and cycles are scheduled around 3 – 4 weeks apart. Cycles can also be combined, so you can tackle back-to-back areas (such as the stomach and thighs, for example, in a one-hour session). During the treatment, the area is cleaned and the target area is isolated into a vacuum-like device. It isn’t painful or uncomfortable, with many clients scrolling through their phone during their appointment. It can be a strange sensation for newbies to CoolSculpting, but you’ll quickly adapt.
There are no needles, incisions, or downtime associated with CoolSculpting. The treated area might look a little pink for a few hours—after all, it was just exposed to freezing temps—but that will dissipate quickly. Right after your cycle, you’re not going to notice any results. The fat cells were just zapped and the body has just started getting to work on metabolizing and removing these dead fat cells. Instead, rest easy knowing your body is doing the necessary work.
CoolSculpting vs. Diet and Exercise
It’s important to adopt or keep a healthy lifestyle and diet during and after your CoolSculpting treatment. CoolSculpting is a means of addressing problem areas that won’t budge with diet and exercise alone. It is not an alternative to it. This is why it’s considered a body sculpting procedure rather than a weight loss treatment. The ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are already at or near their ideal weight and need some extra help with target loss and contouring.
However, unlike diet and exercise, the small amount of fat cells that are frozen with CoolSculpting will never come back. Diet and exercise can shrink fat cells, but not remove them. There are only a few procedures that can actually get rid of fat cells for good, including CoolSculpting. Just keep in mind that if weight gain should occur, nearby fat cells can grow and shift into the area that was CoolSculpted.
Getting Ready for CoolSculpting
Even though it can take up to six months after your last cycle to see final results, you’ll see some major improvements by end of summer if you start CoolSculpting now. As swimsuit season comes closer, many people are understandably looking for solutions that are safe, fit into their schedule, leave no mark behind, and actually work. Both men and women can be suitable candidates for CoolSculpting.
Make this proven procedure part of your “spring cleaning” and body goals. Whether you want to contour your stomach, legs, arms, back, or under-chin area, CoolSculpting can help you achieve the aesthetic you want with no downtime. Find out more about CoolSculpting and other body sculpting options, like Emsculpt, today. Schedule your consultation at RefinedMD by calling the office or filling out the online contact form now.