When you look at your body in the mirror, do you like what you see? Do you feel comfortable wearing all different styles of clothing? Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who feel unsatisfied with the way their body looks and avoid certain types of clothing because of having unwanted fat in trouble areas. If you have stubborn fat on your body, we invite you to learn about CoolSculpting® at our medical spa in Sterling.
When most people feel unsatisfied with what they see when they look in the mirror, they turn to diet and exercise. Diet and exercise are essential in order for a person to enjoy good health and to be at or close to a healthy weight. While both of these things are extremely important, they do not always provide the results that a person may be looking for when it comes to the shape of their body. Stubborn fat may not go away no matter what a person does. They can do thousands of exercises and never be able to get rid of unwanted fat on their abdomen, thighs, hips, or other areas. Part of the reason why they cannot reach their goals on their own is because of genetics.
CoolSculpting® is a pinpointed treatment that can attack stubborn fat that does not respond to diet and exercise. It is perfect for Sterling residents who feel frustrated because they do not like what they see in the mirror no matter how healthy their diet is or how often they exercise. We are proud of the treatments we offer at our medical spa and invite you to learn more about them.
How the Treatment Works
One of the reasons why this treatment is so popular at our medical spa and elsewhere is because it is completely non-surgical. When most people think of fat removal, they think of liposuction. While we do know that this procedure has its benefits, we also understand that there are a lot of reasons why a person may shy away from surgery in order to remove fat. CoolSculpting® allows you to get rid of fat without incisions or injections being made in your body.
The treatment starts by placing the device in a specific area where you have unwanted fat. There are different size devices that are available. One of them is about the size of a bread pan. When this size is used, it can be placed on an area like the lower abdomen.
As soon as the treatment begins, you are going to feel an intense cold sensation. You are going to feel the area being massaged. After just minutes, the area will become completely numb. You do not need to worry about feeling any discomfort. The device will be in place for a set amount of time.
The goal is to lower the fat cells to a temperature where they freeze. The interesting thing about using this treatment for fat removal is that the fat cells can be brought down to a temperature where they are damaged, but your skin and internal organs are not harmed. When fat cells freeze, they basically die. The body responds by removing the damaged fat cells.
Since this is not a surgical procedure like liposuction, there is absolutely no downtime. It can be scheduled during normal activities. Not all of the fat cells are going to be damaged in a specific area. This means that some healthy fat cells will still be left in place. This is a good thing because you want to have a shapely body that is protected by fat cells. However, you just do not want as many fat cells as you currently have.
The results are not immediate. It takes time for the body to remove fat cells that have been damaged during the CoolSculpting® treatment. It is good for you to know this because you will be disappointed if you walk into our Sterling medical spa hoping to walk out with your results. Most of our clients start to see results in the weeks after their initial session. The full results are usually seen months later.
It is possible for you to return to have the same area treated again. This is common when individuals have a lot of stubborn fat in a particular area. For example, some people work really hard in order to have the abs that models and bodybuilders love to show off. However, because of unwanted abdominal fat that is quite often genetic, no matter how much exercise they do, those abs never show through. If you do not feel satisfied with your results after one treatment, you can return for more sessions later.
Is CoolSculpting® Right for You?
The idea of being able to freeze away unwanted fat may sound absolutely wonderful to you. It is truly a unique treatment that has been able to help thousands of people have a body that they feel satisfied with and are proud to show off. Despite the great things it can do, it is not the right option for everyone.
We encourage our clients to learn as much as they can about this treatment before they have it performed. When you visit our medical spa for your initial consultation, we would be happy to show you before and after photographs of people who have had this treatment performed in our medical spa. We also encourage our clients to learn more about what the treatment can and cannot do. When a person understands how a treatment works and they have a good idea of what they will look like after their treatment, they usually feel satisfied with their results.
If you view this treatment as a way to lose weight, it is not likely right for you. It is a fat removal treatment, not a weight loss tool. Our clients can expect to lose some stubborn fat. However, a person is not going to experience overall weight loss.
It is better to think of how your body is going to be contoured and sculpted after the treatment as opposed to being lighter. For example, you should not expect to go down a couple of sizes in the clothing that you wear. What you will notice is that the clothing that you currently have will fit a lot better. If you have the treatment performed on your abdomen, you will notice that your jeans fit better. You will not have that bulge sitting on top of your jeans anymore. You will likely feel more comfortable wearing tighter-fitting clothing.
It is good to view this treatment as a supplement to an active lifestyle and a healthy diet. It should not be viewed as a substitute for it. You will be able to get those finishing touches on your body once certain pockets of fat have been removed.
If you are looking at this treatment in order to address sagging skin, it is not likely that CoolSculpting® is the best option for you. It only treats unwanted fat. It will not do anything to tighten the skin. If you are looking for non-surgical skin tightening, it is better to go with a treatment that uses heat or other methods in order to tighten the existing collagen in your skin and cause it to produce more of it. If you are already dealing with skin laxity issues in areas where you would like to have fat removed from, we would be happy to discuss other options with you for treatment.
Each individual in Sterling has different body shaping goals and different health concerns. This means that the number of treatments that a person will need will vary. Clients who are looking to reduce small pockets of troublesome fat may feel completely satisfied after one treatment session. However, if you are looking to get rid of several pockets of fat on your body that are especially resistant to the treatment, you may need more treatments. After your initial consultation with us, you should have a pretty clear idea of what to expect.
Since this treatment is non-surgical, lots of people out there qualify for it. If you have looked into liposuction in the past but have not been able to have it performed because of different health conditions, this option may be right for you.
There are very few things that you need to do in order to prepare for your treatment session. There are also very few things that need to be done afterward. It is an extremely convenient treatment to have performed, even for those with busier schedules.
It is good to mention that maintaining the final results is completely up to you. CoolSculpting® will get rid of unwanted fat cells. However, if you do not live a healthy lifestyle after your treatment, you can still gain fat in your body. As we mentioned above, there will still be some healthy fat cells left in areas that receive the treatment. If you keep yourself in good shape by exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy diet, the results of your treatment should be permanent.
Are you ready to get the body that you have been dreaming of? If so, simply book an appointment at Physician Artistry in Sterling. Learn about CoolSculpting® and the many benefits that it can provide for you. You will be able to meet with a professional who will examine your overall health and the fatty areas on your body with the goal of helping you find a treatment that is perfect for your wants and needs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!