Although Coolsculpting has been around for several years now and has made its way through various reality shows and celebrity circles, there’s still a certain air of mystique surrounding the procedure. There are even a few secrets that most people don’t know about Coolsculpting.
Even if you think you know it all about the popular non-surgical fat-reduction treatment, it might still have a few tricks up its sleeve to surprise you. Here are the Coolsculpting secrets very few people know about that could help you decide if the treatment is right for you.
Not Everyone Has Enough Fat for Coolsculpting
Yes, it’s possible for some people to be too skinny for Coolsculpting. The treatment uses suction to grab hold of excess fat in the target area and chill it. If there’s not enough fat in the area for the machine to grip, the treatment won’t work.
How can you tell if you have enough fat for Coolsculpting? Usually, you’ll have at least one area of your body where the fat seems to bulge out. You might also have areas where the extra bulk doesn’t seem to go away, no matter what you do or how much you diet and exercise. Either factor can be a sign that you’re a good candidate for Coolsculpting.
Some People Have Too Much Fat for Coolsculpting
While some people might not have enough fat for Coolsculpting, others might have too much for the treatment. Usually, Coolsculpting is recommended for people who are no more than 30 pounds above their goal weight. The treatment isn’t designed to eliminate all of the fat from the body, just the stubborn fat that won’t budge.
What can you do if you’ve got too much fat for Coolsculpting? Usually, it’s recommended that you lose the excess weight first.
Depending on your size and goals, you might benefit from weight loss surgery or you might be able to drop the pounds through diet and exercise alone. Once you’ve reached your goal weight or you’re pretty close to it, you can start to explore the possibility of Coolsculpting more seriously.
Taking Regular Photos Can Help You See Your Progress
Coolsculpting doesn’t provide instant or overnight results. In some cases, it can take several months before the final results are visible.
Since progress can be slow after Coolsculpting, it’s easy to get discouraged. One trick you can try to keep yourself on track and to monitor your progress is to take photos of yourself and the treated area regularly. Start with a “Before” picture, taken the day before or in the minutes before you start the procedure.
Next, take a picture of the treated area right after Coolsculpting. Then, take a photo every week or so. You might not seem much of a change at first, but when you look back at your “Before” photo and compare it to your picture at week 12 or 16, you’re likely to notice a considerable change.
Coolsculpting Isn’t Magic
Yes, Coolsculpting seems like magic, especially with the claim that it can freeze or chill your fat away. But it’s all science. Scientists discovered that cold temperatures damage and destroy fat cells decades ago and developed Coolsculpting to help reduce areas of unwanted fat in the body.
Yes, the Fat Really Does Leave Your Body
One thing people often wonder about when it comes to Coolsculpting is “what happens to the fat?” The treatment itself kills the fat cells, but what happens next?
Your body has systems that are designed to flush out waste. Once the fat cells are destroyed, your body considers them waste products and kicks into gear to flush them away. The cells might leave your body through sweat, urine, or as other waste.
Everyone’s Coolsculpting Experience Is Different
If you decide to get Coolsculpting, it’s important to understand that your experience is going to be different from that of your best friend or a family member, even if you all treat the same areas. Everyone’s body is slightly different, both in terms of the amount of fat they have and how quickly they metabolize waste.
One person might notice results more quickly after Coolsculpting while another person needs to wait for up to four months before they see a dramatic difference. In some cases, a person might be content with their results after a single Coolsculpting session. Another patient might see the results from their first session and decide that they would like a second round.
The more you know about Coolsculpting, the easier it will be to decide if it’s right for you.
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, TX., offer Coolsculpting as well as Dualsculpting, which allows patients to treat two areas simultaneously. If you’re curious and want to learn more Coolsculpting secrets, call 281-810-9083 to schedule a consultation today.