CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that reduces fat from areas of the body using freezing temperatures. Although this may sound extreme, CoolSculpting is less invasive than liposuction and doesn’t require a lengthy recovery period. If your main issue is an inch or so of extra fat, and you’re already at or near your goal weight, CoolSculpting might be the ideal option for you. If you’re considering the hour-long procedure, there are some things you’ll want to know.
Afterward, you will feel as though you have had a tough workout.
Although you won’t need to take any time off from work after CoolSculpting, and will most likely be able to get back to your regular life right away, it is important to know that you won’t necessarily feel 100% right away. It is normal to feel sore, with moderate tenderness in the treated area, for a few days afterward the technique.
The CoolSculpting device numbs the area being treated, and it is possible for that tissue to remain somewhat deadened for a few days afterwards. People describe the sensation as feeling like pins and needles, similar to when your foot falls asleep, then slowly starts to wake up again. While this should not be troublesome, the sensation may be uncomfortable.
It’s also possible for you to feel soreness similar to what you’d feel after a big workout. Think about a time you hit the gym, then how you felt the next day, and then you’ll have a good idea of what you might feel for a few days after CoolSculpting.
You will still need to watch what you eat
Removing fat through CoolSculpting isn’t an invitation for you to visit the all-you-can-eat buffet day after day. Although the fat destroyed by the treatment is gone for good and won’t come back, it is still possible to gain weight afterward treatment. If you don’t keep up a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine, the fat cells in other areas of the body can become larger, minimizing your results.
You can double your CoolSculpting results.
CoolSculpting is often promoted as a one hour treatment. While it’s true that you can see results after just an hour’s worth of treatment, for many people, a minimum of two hours is necessary. Remember though, the CoolSculpting device can only treat one area at a time.
You will either need to sit through two separate hour-long treatment sessions to treat each thigh or each side of your love handles, or that you’ll need to visit a practice offering two devices to treat the areas simultaneously. Not every treatment center that offers CoolSculpting will have two machines, so be sure to ask. Houston’s Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique does offer the ‘Dual Sculpting’ procedure, allowing patients to streamline their treatment.
Another way to double your results is to have two treatments in the same area. If you schedule a second CoolSculpting treatment 30 days after your first one, you will be able to lose twice as much fat as you would if you were to only have a single treatment.
The results from CoolSculpting take time to appear:
One thing worth noting about CoolSculpting is that it will take time for the final results to appear. The treatment destroys fat cells, but then your body will need to flush these away. How long it takes your results to appear will depend on a variety of factors. Some people notice a reduction in fat after just a few weeks; while others may need six months before they see final results.
The treatment is not the same as putting ice on your skin.
If CoolSculpting is simply freezing away the fat, you might wonder if you can get similar results by putting an ice pack on the area you want to treat. Although doctors first made the connection between freezing temperatures and fat loss after noticing dimples forming in the cheeks of young kids, after they ate popsicles, you cannot hope for the same results simply from putting an ice pack on your stomach.
For one thing, the ice isn’t going to be cold enough to have any major impact. For another thing, you risk causing severe damage to your skin if you leave it exposed to the cold temperature of the ice for too long. When you want to see fat reduction results, it will be best to work with a medical professional and get the real deal when it comes to CoolSculpting.
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique is one of the only aesthetic providers in the Houston area to offer patients the option of removing fat using two CoolSculpting devices. If you are ready to finally saying good-bye to that last roll of stubborn fat on your tummy, thighs, arms, or back, call Mirror Mirror at (281) 810-9083 to schedule your complimentary appointment.