The new year is here, and we’ve got one thing on our minds: resolutions. Year after year, patients visit us determined to reach their goals and unlock their full potential; and we’re thrilled to help! By far the most commonly requested treatment every single year? CoolSculpting®.
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary body contouring treatment that targets and eliminates fat cells non-invasively. That’s right, it eliminates unwanted fat with no surgery, no downtime, and no harm to the surrounding tissue. If you think it sounds too good to be true, you’re certainly not alone!
Almost as often as patients seek out CoolSculpting to help them achieve their goals, we’re asked “does CoolSculpting® work?” So today, in the spirit of the new year, we’re setting the record straight once and for all.
So, does CoolSculpting work?
YES. We’ve seen the incredible results of this fat-freezing treatment time and time again. Some of our staff members have even tried the treatment for themselves, so you can trust that our recommendations and ringing endorsements come from both expertise, and experience.
How does CoolSculpting work?
The easiest way to answer this common question is to explain exactly how this revolutionary treatment works. CoolSculpting was discovered by Harvard Scientists, who found that by employing a process called Cryolipolysis®, fat cells could be targeted and frozen without any harm to the surrounding tissue. Once the treated fat cells are frozen, they die and are naturally metabolized through the elimination pathways of the body.
The treatment itself is quick and comfortable (many patients feel comfortable enough to take a nap or relax with a book during their treatment session). While some patients might experience some tenderness and bruising following treatment, there is nothing keeping patients from returning immediately to their normal activities.
How quickly does CoolSculpting work?
The results of your CoolSculpting treatment will not be immediate. It typically takes about 4 weeks to see initial improvements, with the most dramatic results becoming noticeable after 2-3 months. You can expect to see approximately a 25-30% reduction of fat in just one session, so depending on the area being treated, and your treatment goals, follow-up visits may be required to achieve optimal results.
Does CoolSculpting work for everyone?
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment. It’s recommended for patients who are near their ideal weight, but have stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t budge, regardless of changes to diet and exercise.
If your New Year’s resolutions include CoolSculpting, schedule a consultation to determine if the treatment is right for you!