Nearly everyone gets tired of carrying extra fat and inertly chooses to get rid of it as quickly as possible, resorting to all sorts of methods which may not give them the “instant” results they were hoping for. Consequently, it’s understandable why so many people become skeptical about new technologies for weight loss because most of them, in fact, are not selling the truth.
Due to popularity on the one hand and skepticism on the other, we have been receiving a lot of questions whether or not coolsculpting is just another one of those modern gimmicks.
We say to you – no, Coolsculpting is not a gimmick!
Unlike some technologies advertised on the internet, coolsculpting is an effective fat reduction procedure, and there are reasons why the number of treatments has jumped by more than 800% in the United States alone. It is nonsurgical, non-invasive, and gives visible results in a few months.
How does coolsculpting work?
The procedure itself is clinically termed cryolipolysis; it cools the fat to a freezing temperature. Those frozen, dead fat cells are later excreted through the liver within several weeks and can reduce the treated fat layer by up to 25%. It takes a couple of months for the results to become fully visible.
Most commonly treated body parts with coolsculpting are the belly, thighs, lower back and sides, but it can also reduce cellulite on the legs, arms, buttocks, and in some cases even underneath the chin. The duration of one treatment is usually an hour, but it depends on the size of the body part.
Are there side effects of coolsculpting?
Yes, it is possible to experience certain side effects during and after treatment. During the procedure, the doctor places the area for fat reduction between the panels; you may feel a certain tugging. It takes about two weeks for the possible sensations of aching or stinging to subside without any additional treatment to pacify them. Also, the treatment site is prone to short-term redness, skin sensitivity, swelling, and bruising.
Who are candidates for coolsculpting?
The procedure is not for everyone. If you suffer from obesity, Coolsculpting could be an adjunct therapy, something that helps remove fat which is otherwise resistant to weight-loss practices such as exercise and diet.
Coolsculpting is safe and effective, but there are some people who wouldn’t benefit from it due to susceptibility to following conditions: cryoglobulinemia, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH), and cold agglutinin disease.
It’s always best to consult with your doctor and avoid potential complications before seeking to undergo this procedure. Only once a qualified doctor or physician has approved coolsculpting, should you consider it a viable option for chiseling your body to perfection.