Freeze Your Fat!
Updated: Jun 27
Hi Skin Worthy fans! It's your new medical aesthetician, Anne here. I would love introduce you to one of my favourite treatments.
By now you've probably heard the name Coolsculpting and all the buzz around it but your still wondering does it REALLY work? Could it be true, a no downtime procedure that permanently freezes away your fat?
Well, I'm here to set the record straight. As an Aesthetician who has performed hundreds of Coolsculpting treatments over the last 3 years I've seen first hand what the possible outcomes of Coolsculpting can truly be. The quick answer is: YES, Coolsculpting does in fact work to reduce stubborn pockets of fat in both adult men and women of all ages! But before you start jumping for joy lets go over how it works its supposed magic, who is the right candidate and of course realistic expectations.
How it works:
Did you know Coolsculpting technology was formed based on a medical phenomenon called Popsicle Panniculitis? It's a condition seen in children where the inner cheek fat becomes dimpled after prolonged exposure to cold temperatures, such as sucking on popsicles. Luckily for children, their bodies are capable of repairing this damage and restoring the lost fat cells. However, as adults our bodies no longer have the capability to regenerate fat cells. The number of fat cells you have stay the same throughout your entire life, unless there are outside factors that interfere such as Coolsculpting and Liposuction. For those of us not willing to go under the knife and take on the major risks, permanent scarring and significant downtime post lipo, Coolsculpting is the best non-surgical alternative for fat reduction that is permanent. The Coolsculpting system has been designed to deliver controlled amounts of cooling to a targeted zone so that only your fat cells are destroyed leaving all other cells in the area unharmed since fat freezes at a higher temperature in comparison. Once the fat cells are damaged they become sitting waste and your body will then remove it via your lymphatic system over the coming weeks with full results seen in 3 months. Keep in mind Coolsculpting is not shrinking or redistributing your fat, its removing whole entire fat cells from your body and since we can't reproduce those lost cells, the result is permanent!
We've now established that Coolsculpting does in fact work so lets go further to quantify that statement. After just one treatment of Coolsculpting you can expect to lose up to 20% of your fat cells in the treatment area which translates to a few millimeters up to one centimeter. 20% is a good number but its definitely not a wow number so I usually recommend treating the same area 2-4 times for best results. Not all results are equal as everyone's body will respond differently to the treatment and in some cases there is a very small percentage of the population that does not respond to the treatment at all.
To ensure you have the highest chances of getting a good result, a careful assessment with a trained Coolsculpting technician is mandatory. I generally find those who have gotten poor results from Coolsculpting were not appropriate candidates from the start. Coolsculpting is a great option for reducing pockets of fat and is not a means or replacement for overall weight loss. As with most things in life, Coolsculpting results take time so be sure to plan ahead getting that beach vacation bod ready. Treatments can be done as soon as 4 weeks apart in the same area and require 3 months to see the full result after your last treatment. So if you need at least 2 treatments done then set aside 4 months before you can see all that fat disappear.
Good candidacy is key to good results! The ideal candidate for a Coolsculpting procedure is someone who has a stubborn pocket of fat that just doesn't seem to reduce even though they've tried exercising and dieting to get rid of it. Common areas that can be treated are the stomach, love handles, inner thighs, saddle bag hips, back of arms and that dreadful double chin. If you are living a healthy lifestyle and have a stable weight or are on a program to lose weight then there is a good chance you are a suitable candidate. Yo Yo dieters and anyone on an uphill weight climb are not candidates since weight fluctuations can be overbearing against the results of Coolsculpting. Answer these 5 quick questions to see if you’re a candidate for the CoolSculpting procedure.
At Skin Worthy, we value educating our patients on their treatments and the science behind them, we encourage you to come in for a complimentary consultation. We will discuss your goals, assess your skin and decide the best plan of action for your specific needs.
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