Usually, the areas that you can use Coolsculpting to treat are the areas where many people carry extra fat. Whether you’re concerned about your tummy, thighs or double chin, it’s likely that it’s an area that Coolsculpting can treat.
How Coolsculpting Works
The idea behind Coolsculpting is pretty simple. Years ago, researchers and doctors realized that freezing temperatures were able to destroy fat cells. During your Coolsculpting treatment, the area you want to target is exposed to sub-zero temperatures, usually for about an hour. Thanks to that exposure to the cold, the fat in the area is destroyed.
After treatment, it takes a few weeks and in some cases a few months before your results are fully visible. Unlike other fat removal options, such as liposuction, which removes the fat from your body directly, Coolsculpting needs time to work.
The treatment instantly destroys the fat, but your body needs time to flush out the destroyed cells. How long that takes depends on your body or metabolism. While some people see results quickly, others need to wait about four months before the fat is finally gone.
Coolsculpting Treatment Areas
Think of an area where you have unwanted fat. The odds are pretty high that Coolsculpting can be used on that part of the body.
Take the abdominal area, or tummy, for example. The tummy is a particularly popular place for Coolsculpting, possibly because a lot of people are dealing with a little bulge or pouch there.
While many people are concerned about a bit of a belly, some also feel self-conscious about their love handles or muffin top on the sides of their abdominal area. Good news, as Coolsculpting works there too.
The tricky thing about the love handles is that treating them with Coolsculpting requires two machines. You have two options for dealing with your love handles. You can have Dualsculpting, which treats both sides at the same time, using two devices. Or you can opt to treat one side for one hour, then treat the second side for another hour, so that the entire process takes two hours.
Dualsculpting doubles your results and halves your time. Not every provider of Coolsculpting offers Dualsculpting, though. Mirror Mirror is one of the only providers in Houston to have two machines, for example.
Other areas you can treat with Coolsculpting include the inner and outer thighs. Like the love handles, you can either treat your thighs with Dualsculpting or treat one right after the other.
Guys dealing with gynecomastia, or male breasts, can also see some benefit from Coolsculpting, provided that the increased breast size is largely due to fat, not additional breast tissue.
If you’ve got a double chin, Coolsculpting can help. There’s actually a special Coolsculpting device created specifically for use in the chin area. Called a Cool Mini, it’s much smaller than the standard Coolsculpting machine so it fits beneath the chin perfectly. Aside from size, there’s not much difference between treatment with the standard machine and the Cool Mini. Both options take about an hour for each session.
Getting the Most from Coolsculpting Treatment
Whichever area of the body you decide to treat, Coolsculpting can provide long-lasting results and a noticeable improvement in terms of your size and shape. But the treatment isn’t a miracle.
While the fat that’s destroyed by those freezing temperatures won’t return, there is a chance that you’ll gain weight or that the area you’ve treated will get plump again. That’s because the remaining fat cells can expand.
To get the most from your treatment and to maintain your results for as long as possible, you’ll want to make sure to watch your diet. It’s not only about eating healthfully. It’s also important to watch how much you eat.
Exercising regularly can also help you get the most out of your treatment. If you weren’t much of an exerciser before, getting Coolsculpting can be the perfect excuse to turn over a new leaf. There’s a big incentive to hit the gym more often if it means keeping up your results.
Whether you know exactly what area you’d like to treat with Coolsculpting or simply want to learn more about the procedure, contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston for more details today. Our spa offers traditional Coolsculpting, Dualsculpting and the CoolMini applicator, for all your fat removal needs. Call 281-810-9083 to make an appointment.