You should love the way you look, but sometimes it can be hard if you can’t seem to get rid of the last few areas of unwanted body fat. Body contouring treatments can reduce unwanted fat on most areas of the body, particularly the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. At Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN, we understand that CoolSculpting is an ideal treatment for most patients who want to use a non-surgical fat reduction technique to sculpt their body and feel more confident.
CoolSculpting works by using freezing technology to target stubborn fat cells and freeze them off the body. Most people are good candidates for this body contouring and fat reduction treatment because it is non-invasive, does not involve the use of any chemicals, and can be completed in about an hour. Learn more about this treatment before you schedule your initial consultation.
How Much Fat Can You Lose With CoolSculpting?
You can usually lose about 25% of unwanted fat in any area that is exposed to CoolSculpting technology. In fact, in as little as one treatment, you can reduce unwanted fat cells by this percentage. With additional treatments, you can further reduce unwanted fat cells in virtually all areas of the body. But what does 25% of unwanted fat reduction mean in terms of pounds in clothing sizes?
To be clear, CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment and is not intended to help with weight loss, so it’s very unlikely that you will lose a significant amount of weight when you use this treatment.
However, most patients will be able to lose at least two to five pounds of body fat when they use the treatment. After several months, when the frozen fat cells are naturally eliminated by the body, the reduced-fat will translate to the scale, and you will see a moderate change in your body weight.
In Clothing Sizes
While two to five pounds of body fat doesn’t seem like a lot, it can have a great impact on your clothing size, particularly because this technology is used to target specific areas of the body to reduce unwanted fat and sculpt your body shape. For clothing sizes, you can expect to drop your pants or dress size by at least one to two numbers.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
Overall, the treatment process for CoolSculpting is very simple. This treatment uses special patented cold applicators in various sizes to expose unwanted fat cells to freezing technology. Usually, your treatment appointments will take about 30 to 60 minutes based on the number of areas you are treating.
For example, if you are treating only one or two areas, then your treatment can be finished within a half hour. But if you were treating multiple areas or very large areas of the body, your appointment may need up to 60 minutes to complete.
What Should You Do Before Treatment?
There are not many steps you will need to take to prepare for your treatment. Other than the consultation appointment and providing details about the medications and substances you currently take, you should not need to make any changes to your normal daily routine.
That said, on the days before your treatment, you should drink plenty of water, eat light meals, and exercise as usual. These practices will prime your body for fat elimination after the treatment. You should also be sure to wear loose clothing on the day of your appointment so that the applicators can be more easily attached.
What Should You Do After Treatment?
After your appointment, you will be allowed to turn to your normal daily activities, including going back to work, running errands, or completing your normal exercise routine. Exercising, as usual, is the best thing you can do after your treatment since this will encourage the elimination of unwanted fat cells.
It’s also important after your treatment to drink enough water to aid in the elimination of unwanted fat and to keep your metabolism high. Eating a few small meals for the next few days and walking around for at least 30 minutes will help your results develop optimally.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Most people will need a series of at least three to six treatments to achieve results from this body sculpting treatment. You may require more or fewer treatments depending on your treatment goals.
Your appointments will usually be spaced about four weeks apart, so your body has enough time to eliminate unwanted fat cells. We will let you know how many treatments you will need to achieve your desired results during your consultation.
How Soon Will You See Results?
It will usually take several months for you to see any significant results from your treatment. This is because it will take several weeks for fat cells to be eliminated. Gradually, with additional treatments and by following your regular exercise plan, your results will improve, and you will see optimal results within less than six months.
Why Should You Consider This Treatment?
There are quite a few reasons why patients consider this treatment over other body contouring treatments. To be sure, there are several body contouring treatments that patients can choose from, but time and time again, the patients choose CoolSculpting over other fat reduction techniques.
This treatment is an ideal option for people who have moderate unwanted fat, particularly the middle section, buttocks, and other small targeted areas like the underarms, neck, and chin. In addition to the versatility of this treatment, a few of the most common reasons why patients opt for this treatment include:
This fat reduction treatment is nonsurgical, which means that it has significantly fewer risks than other treatments such as liposuction. You will not need to worry about the risk of scarring with this treatment, and you will not have a prolonged recovery time. Unlike surgery, this treatment is also appropriate for the vast majority of people who want to reduce unwanted fat on the body.
Non-surgical treatments are also ideal for patients who may not be qualified for surgery for health reasons. For example, patients who are not healthy enough for general anesthesia will not be able to use liposuction, but they can use this body contouring treatment safely.
Although liposuction is still the most popular fat reduction technique in the world, it has significant disadvantages. For example, the results of liposuction can often appear lumpy or unnatural because of the way fat is removed from the body.
With a non-invasive and non-surgical body contouring treatment such as this one, you can be sure that the results of your treatment will appear completely natural. This is because the fat that is eliminated with this treatment will be reduced evenly on the surface of the body, which means that your results will also look smooth.
Reduce Stubborn Fat
This treatment is ideal to reduce stubborn fat in the body that is not responsive to traditional diet and exercise. While both a balanced diet and regular exercise are important parts of leading a healthy lifestyle, these methods are sometimes not effective for reducing stubborn areas of fat.
For example, fat on areas of the body such as the abdomen and thighs can be difficult to lose with only exercise because exercising these areas of the body takes a lot of time and effort. Some people may also have genetic challenges that make it more difficult to reduce stubborn body fat. Additionally, those who have insulin resistance or have a hard time losing weight, in general, may also find it difficult to reduce body fat in certain areas of the body, especially the abdomen.
You will be able to achieve long-lasting results with this body sculpting treatment. This is because when fat cells are eliminated with freezing technology, they are destroyed for good. Unlike many other cells in the body, fat cells are unique because they cannot regenerate. In other words, as long as you can maintain healthy body weight and avoid significant weight gain in the future, you will be able to achieve permanent results with this treatment.
Feel More Confident
It can be hard to feel confident about your appearance when it seems like all of your efforts to lose unwanted fat are not effective. If you are struggling to shed those last few pounds, or you want to lower your pants or dress size, a fat reduction treatment such as this one can be an ideal solution. You can reduce unwanted fat by up to 25% with this treatment. Contact us at Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN today to schedule your initial appointment.