Healthy Living with CoolBody Contouring
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Do You Lose More Fat Faster With More CoolSculpting® Treatments?
If one CoolSculpting® treatment can give you great results, then two, three or more treatments should give you outstanding results, right? Not exactly. In fact, some people see their maximum results after just one treatment. If you’re wondering how much fat you’ll lose with CoolSculpting, take a look at the answers to these two common questions.
HOW MUCH FAT WILL I LOSE WITH COOLSCULPTING?
On average, one CoolSculpting treatment can eliminate around 20 percent or more of the fat in the treated area. While this can mean that your clothes will fit better and you’ll see a noticeable improvement in your body shape, you won’t necessarily drop significant pounds, as CoolSculpting isn’t a weight loss method.
For this reason, you’ll see long-lasting CoolSculpting results if you maintain healthy exercise and eating habits.
You might lose a pound or two after CoolSculpting, but the big benefits are in the way your clothes fit afterwards.
HOW MANY COOLSCULPTING TREATMENTS SHOULD I GET?
For some people, more than one CoolSculpting treatment is recommended in order to see optimal results. However, you won’t necessarily lose 20 percent of the fat in the treated area each time, since you’ll be starting with fewer fat cells after each treatment. Thus, it’s best to work with your specialized CoolSculpting provider to determine how many treatments you might need to see the best results.
Additionally, it can take your body up to about 3 months to completely eliminate all treated fat cells during your CoolSculpting procedure. So it might be worth waiting to see if you need another treatment.
Buyer Beware: if It’s Too Fast, Then It’s Not CoolSculpting®
Before you jump right into a nonsurgical body contouring treatment, you should have a consultation with a qualified professional to go over the details. Use this time to ask as many questions as you can think of to help you decide if this is the right treatment and provider for you.
One important question to ask is how long your CoolSculpting® treatment will take. If you get a suspicious answer, you might want to get a second opinion.
HOW LONG DOES COOLSCULPTING TAKE?
Using the latest applicators, one CoolSculpting session can take as little as 35 minutes to complete. For larger areas, CoolSculpting typically takes around 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and location of the treated area. Of course, this can vary based on your unique situation, but this is a good starting point to help you decide if your treatment session sounds legitimate or not.
So if you’re told that your treatment can be done in 10 minutes, for instance, it’s either not CoolSculpting or it’s not being performed properly and you should seek treatment elsewhere.
Ask to see before and after photos before choosing a CoolSculpting provider.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
While CoolSculpting results can be pretty amazing, they’re not going to happen overnight. You could start to see small improvements in the way your jeans fit in a few weeks, but generally speaking, it takes around three months to enjoy your final results. If a practice promises full results nearly instantly, take this as a red flag and get a second opinion.
6 Questions for Before, During & After CoolSculpting® Treatments
Pregnancy & CoolSculpting®: What You Need to Know
Are you trying to plan your CoolSculpting® treatment around your pregnancy? If so, you probably have a few questions. Take a look at the answers to these common post-pregnancy CoolSculpting questions to help you plan your treatment timeline.
HOW SOON AFTER CHILDBIRTH CAN YOU GET COOLSCULPTING?
Generally speaking, it’s best to wait around 6 to 8 weeks post-pregnancy for CoolSculpting and other cosmetic procedures. Even though CoolSculpting is nonsurgical and doesn’t require extensive downtime, you want to give your body enough time to recoup from pregnancy and childbirth first.
You’ll also need to wait until you’ve finished breastfeeding to start your CoolSculpting treatment.
You can get CoolSculpting after a C-section, as well as a vaginal birth. Just discuss these details with your provider at your consultation.
CAN YOU GET COOLSCULPTING DURING PREGNANCY?
No, CoolSculpting is not recommended for women who are pregnant. Although CoolSculpting is a safe and effective procedure, there is currently no clinical evidence to rule out the possibility of complications during pregnancy.
If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant in the near future, wait until afterwards to schedule nonsurgical body contouring.
HOW LONG AFTER COOLSCULPTING SHOULD YOU WAIT TO BECOME PREGNANT?
If you’re actively trying to conceive, hold off on getting CoolSculpting. Otherwise, you shouldn’t have to delay getting pregnant once you’ve completed CoolSculpting. However, this is something that would be best to discuss with your provider before beginning treatment.
If you have other specific questions about how pregnancy or breastfeeding might affect your CoolSculpting timeline, sit down with an experienced provider to create a treatment timeline that’ll work for you and your growing family.
Do You Want Frostbite or Results? Why At-Home CoolSculpting Fails
CoolSculpting® has made waves with its ability to freeze unwanted fat away — literally. But if you’re thinking that some frozen peas from your freezer could do the trick just as well, think again. So how does CoolSculpting work, exactly, and why is at-home CoolSculpting a bad idea? Here’s everything you need to know.
HOW COOLSCULPTING WORKS
CoolSculpting uses a process called cryolipolysis, which uses controlled cooling technology to freeze targeted unwanted fat cells. The freezing temperature destroys these fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated from your body. The CoolSculpting device is able to deliver this cooling technology to the underlying tissue without harming the surface of your skin or other surrounding tissue.
CoolSculpting typically takes about one-half hour or less per treatment area. With DualSculpting™, your treatment time is essentially cut in half, as two areas can be treated at the same time.
Always work with a trained and experienced CoolSculpting provider to ensure your safety and the best results.
RISKS OF DIY COOLSCULPTING
At-home fat freezing techniques are neither effective nor safe. Unlike the controlled cooling technology of CoolSculpting, placing ice or other frozen objects directly on your skin can result in damage to your skin and isn’t effective at reducing underlying fat cells.
Attempting to perform DIY CoolSculpting at home could result in serious complications and skin injuries, including numbness, pain, discomfort and even frostbite and permanent tissue damage.
If you’re considering CoolSculpting, save yourself time, hassle and health risks and schedule a consultation with an experienced provider.
Can CoolSculpting® Help a Muffin Top or Love Handles?
Have a pesky muffin top or love handles that just don’t want to part ways, no matter how much time you spend working out and eating right? This is a common problem for men and women alike, since many people are genetically predisposed to store excess fat in these areas.
If you’re thinking of getting CoolSculpting® for a muffin top, here are a few quick facts that you should know about how this treatment works.
WHAT IS TREATABLE FAT?
There are two kinds of fat: subcutaneous and visceral. Subcutaneous is the “pinchable” layer of fat that exists just beneath your skin and can be treated with CoolSculpting or liposuction. Visceral fat, on the other hand, is much deeper in your abdominal cavity, surrounding your organs. This type of fat cannot be treated via CoolSculpting or liposuction.
Areas like muffin tops and love handles can respond very well to CoolSculpting.
WHAT AREAS CAN COOLSCULPTING TREAT?
One of the perks of CoolSculpting is that it can treat just about any area with small pockets of “pinchable” fat that aren’t responding to diet and exercise on their own. Some of the most common areas for CoolSculpting treatments are:
HOW LONG DOES COOLSCULPTING TAKE?
On average, CoolSculpting takes around 1 hour per treatment area. But we offer CoolSculpting with the advantage applicators which can shorten your CoolSculpting treatment time to as little as 35 minutes. To shorten the time for treating multiple areas, we offer DualSculpting™ technology that can treat two areas of your body at the same time, thus reducing treatment time.