CoolSculpting: What Is Cryolipolysis?
So age is starting to catch up with you and you’ve seen yourself grow a bit larger and rounder. When diet and exercise fail to help you get the results you desire, what other options are there for you?
Fortunately, there’s a proven way to get rid of fat using nothing but the power of cold energy. Minimal risk techniques such as Cryolipolysis, also known as CoolSculpting, is a great way to get rid of that excess fat you’ve been dreading.
CoolSculpting is a method where fat cells are attacked through cold treatment, making it a safe and reliable technique, requiring neither an anesthetic nor an invasive operation.
CoolSculpting works based on the concept of Cryolipolysis in which controlled freezing to cool fat cells is carried out until crystallization occurs. The body then disposes of the frozen fat cells naturally through your bodily processes.
How Does Cryolipolysis Work?
In a 35-minute treatment, your fat cells are frozen and periodically decompose in the following two to three weeks, which then leave your body naturally.
This method was discovered while researching to test the effects of cold treatment on body cells. The results highlighted fat cells reacting strongly to cold versus all the other cells such as organ cells or nerves. It was observed that fat cells start crystallizing at around 4 degree Celsius. CoolSculpting utilizes this behavior to kill of the excess fat in your body.
What is the Treatment Like?
The treatment begins before the operating table as a plan is charted out during a consultation. An appointment is made next for scheduling the treatment. Prior to starting the procedure, the point of application on the body is marked.
The underlying fatty tissue as well as skin is then gently sucked out between cooling plates. Next, the cooling process starts. The treatment table is comfortable enough to permit you to read magazines or the newspaper to pass time while the treatment is administered.
The CoolSculpting treatment takes approximately 35 to 60 minutes according to how many zones are being treated. Immediate effects cannot be seen post treatment and it may take a few weeks to observe the desired results. This is because fat cells require time to decompose and be removed naturally via your body (through urine or the kidneys).
Advantages of CoolSculpting
The CoolSculpting treatment is 100% safe and painless, but very cold. Compared to liposuction, this procedure requires no anesthetics or invasive surgery. This means you can carry on about your daily tasks immediately after the treatment is over.
CoolSculpting is a targeted approach to slimming down specific parts of the body. Unlike the effects of dieting, this only has an impact on the area being treated. The final results can be viewed after four to eight weeks with a 25% to 35% reduction in fat. The centimeters you lose will help give you a more shapely figure.
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CoolSculpting is a great way for people to get rid of their excess fat without having to undergo surgery. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, contact our office to schedule a consultation today!