Reduce sugar intake, eat a balanced diet, and exercise regularly. These are the steps that many of us take on a daily basis to achieve the body and physique we long for. However, try as we may, we all have those stubborn areas of unwanted fat that we struggle to get rid of because of its resistance to diet and exercise.
Surgical options such as liposuction or a tummy tuck may not always be the answer, especially for those who already have a healthy body weight. So what can you do? Well, if you haven’t heard of it already, CoolSculpting offers a unique alternative to shifting excess body fat without the need for surgery and without any downtime, so you can get back to your life straight away. But what is CoolSculpting and how does it work? We answer your questions below.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a surgery-free treatment that helps to contour the body by freezing and eliminating unwanted areas of fat without the downtime of surgical procedures. Based on Cryolipolysis® technology, CoolSculpting is the only FDA cleared fat-freezing treatment, which is designed to reduce stubborn, exercise resistant fat by 20-25%.
How does CoolSculpting work?
The CoolSculpting system safely delivers controlled cooling to the treated area, specifically targeting fat cells underneath the skin. Targeted cells are crystallised (frozen) and processed naturally by the body through your lymphatic system. Once the cells are removed you should be left with a more sculpted, defined look. CoolSculpting uses freezing temperatures that drop to -11 degrees to specifically target fat cells and eliminate them for good.
Am I suitable candidate for CoolSculpting?
The CoolSculpting fat reduction treatment is suitable for those looking to get rid of stubborn areas of fat that may be resistant to exercise. Most people are excellent candidates for treatment as long as they are committed to maintaining a balanced lifestyle. During your consultation, our CoolSculpting expert will guide you through the process and help build a personalised treatment plan that will factor in your goals and desired results.
What does having CoolSculpting feel like?
An intense cold sensation is generally felt during the first few minutes of treatment, however this soon dissipates. The treated area generally goes numb within 5-10 minutes. During the post treatment massage you may experience a slight tingling sensation, but this will soon subside. Many of our patients have reported feeling relaxed enough to read magazines, surf the web or even take a nap during their treatment.
What areas can be treated?
CoolSculpting can help reduce fat in many different areas including the stomach (abdomen), the flanks (love handles), inner thighs, outer thighs, upper arms, chin and the male chest (moobs).
How long does a CoolSculpting treatment session take?
An individual treatment plan will be created by your CoolSculpting expert to suit your specific goals. The length of your treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated, with one area taking 35 – 45 minutes. Treating multiple areas in one session may take 1 – 3 hours.
How long will it be before I see results from a CoolSculpting treatment?
You may see results as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment. You will start to notice more significant results after around 2-3 months. Your body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to 6 months post treatment.
Are the results permanent?
The targeted fat cells are permanently removed from the treated area and do not come back. In order to achieve optimal results we recommend maintaining a healthy lifestyle which includes exercise and a balanced diet.
Where can I get CoolSculpting?
We currently offer CoolSculpting in our following clinics; York Street Clinic (Manchester), The Cornhill Clinic and we will be launching in Birmingham in October.
We are currently offering 25% off two or more CoolSculpting treatments, so why not book you free consultation today? Call us on 0330 053 9115.
Blog by Mamuna Arshad – CoolSculpting Specialist at The York Street Clinic