It is always wise to ask a lot of questions and consider whether a particular procedure is right for you, especially a cosmetic one. CoolSculpting is a relatively new procedure approved by the FDA in 2012. It has proven to be safe and effective, but not everyone is a good candidate for this procedure.
Let’s find out if CoolSculpting is right for you by reviewing its benefits along with some common side effects.
What Does CoolSculpting Do?
CoolSculpting removes fat deposits that cannot be addressed through exercise and dieting. It is especially beneficial for those people who have recently lost weight, but still have stubborn fat in certain areas. If you are within 30 pounds of your ideal weight, then CoolSculpting may be right for you.
CoolSculpting, also known as Cryolipolysis, freezes fat cells with help of a controlled cooling device without harming the surrounding skin tissue, nerves, or blood vessels. The freezing process kills the fat cells, and they are flushed out of the body through the liver over a period of time. Full results are usually seen within three months. What is most important, is that the fat cells can never come back, even if you gain a little weight. Unlike with regular weight loss, which makes the fat cells shrink, but does not fully eliminate them.
The procedure is now approved to treat the abdomen, inner and outer thighs, under arms, flanks (bra fat, love handles), under the chin, the back and buttocks. On average, one treatment reduces the fat in the treated areas by 25%.
Benefits Of CoolSculpting
Four million procedures have been performed worldwide with virtually no complications. The benefits include:
- A safe and effective medical treatment
- Non-invasive way to remove stubborn fat
- No cutting or incisions are required, so there is no chance of infection
- No recovery or downtime
- No scars
- No heavy medications needed
- Results are permanent
CoolSculpting is the safest and most effective option among other fat reducing procedures.
Those in good physical health, and within thirty pounds of their optimum weight are good candidates for CoolSculpting. If you have pinchable fat – chances are, CoolSculpting will help you get rid of it.
It is not a treatment for weight loss or obesity.
Those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to get pregnant are not good candidates. Certain disorders can preclude you from having the procedure like a weakened auto-immune system, some allergies and other conditions. Talk to one of the CoolSculpting specialists at Mystic valley Dermatology to find out more.
Side effects are minimal including short term redness and pain at the treatment site, which may be relieved by over-the-counter painkillers. In addition there may also be some swelling and bruising. On average, these temporary side effects last approximately 3-11 days.
Final Thoughts About Coolsculpting
The CoolSculpting specialists at Mystic valley Dermatology Associates have undergone in-depth training and are certified to safely perform CoolSculpting.
If you are ready to say Goodbye to that stubborn fat, be sure to choose an experienced and certified provider like those at Mystic Valley Dermatology Associates. Schedule a complimentary consultation today and find out if CoolSculpting is right for you!