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If you are looking for ways to reduce fat in a certain area of your body, then CoolSculpting may be the answer you’ve been looking for. In this article, we will be sharing with you everything you need to know about CoolSculpting, from what the treatment is, to how it works and how much it costs.
CoolSculpting is an effective fat-freezing method that uses a procedure called cryolipolysis. The procedure itself is non-surgical and doesn’t require the use of any needles. The treatment freezes fat and helps to reduce it in certain areas of your body where you may struggle to lose it. The method cools your fat down to a temperature that effectively destroys it. Nevertheless, it leaves your skin and tissue unharmed, so there is no need to worry about any leftover scarring.
You can get a CoolSculpting treatment on several different areas of the body, from abdominal areas such as the waistline and stomach to lower body areas like your thighs and underneath your buttocks. Anywhere that excess fat cells accumulate, CoolSculpting is a procedure that is able to target and destroy them.
The non-surgical process involves placing the part of your body that you want to target between two paddles. The paddles are then left in place for one to three hours to cool the fat to a freezing temperature. During this time, the procedure works to destroy the fat cells so your body can naturally process them and dispose of the dead cells.
After the treatment, a massage can be given, which helps to break up the frozen tissue. This can cause some minor soreness, but it is a normal part of the process. No recovery time is required from this procedure, so once it is complete, you can go about your normal day-to-day routine.
CoolSculpting is a safe treatment and one that is FDA-approved. However, like any procedure, it is always important that you choose your clinic wisely. You should always ensure that your treatment is being carried out by a qualified practitioner, like our experienced medical team here at Pico Clinics.
From your first consultation through to the treatment itself, our team of talented practitioners will be here for you every step of the way. They will be on hand to give you all the information you need so you can go into your treatment with ease and feel comfortable knowing you are in the right hands. It is always recommended that you research your clinic and ensure your practitioners are General Medical Council (GMC) registered before going ahead with your procedure.
Depending on the desired effect you want to achieve, some patients may require more treatments than others. The fat cells that are eliminated by the treatment will not come back. However, you can still gain weight in that area and produce new fat cells as a result of the weight gain.
The results of the treatment can continue to develop for months. So, although you will be able to notice results straight away, they will continue to develop over time. To achieve your desired look, you may wish to go back and get more treatments. However, this is something that your consultant will help you decide.
CoolSculpting is a minimally invasive treatment. However, like any procedure, you may experience a slight feeling of pain during the process. Some patients can feel minor pain from the freezing of the targeted area as it goes numb from the cooling sensation of the paddles. And as the fat cells freeze, you may also feel a slight pulling sensation.
However, it is important to note that this is a minor sensation, and not all patients will feel it. The procedure itself is non-surgical, so you don’t have to worry about any long-term effects, and your consultant will walk you through the process to help put your mind at ease.
Like with all procedures, there are a few possible side effects of CoolSculpting. After the procedure, you may experience some short-term redness in the treated area. The treated area may also swell, bruise and feel sensitive. However, this does not last for a long-time.
During the treatment, you may experience slight discomfort when the surgeon places the targeted area in between the paddles, but this is normal. Some patients who have undergone the treatment have also experienced a slight stinging or tugging sensation during the treatment. However, it is important to note that not all patients experience side effects, and for those who do, they do not last for a long time.
The popularity of this treatment testifies to how effective it is. Not only is it a non-invasive alternative to surgical treatments, but the results speak for themselves. CoolSculpting has helped many people overcome insecurities that they have had throughout their life. Losing fat in certain areas of your body can be difficult, and some areas are more stubborn than others. Therefore, CoolSculpting is a fantastic solution that provides impressive transformations.