It’s true; people want a magic bullet when it comes to losing weight and getting rid of excess fat. Unfortunately, there is no magic pill that will instantly give you a svelte and slender figure. However, today there are treatments available to help get rid of those final, stubborn pounds or roll of fat. One option is CoolSculpting, a minimally invasive treatment that actually freezes away fat. While CoolSculpting may seem like a gimmick at first, it really works. Pay attention to a few words of advice before your treatment so you get the most out of the experience.
The Initial Results May be Surprising:
One of the most important things to realize about CoolSculpting is that it doesn’t provide instantaneous results. Your body needs time to flush away the frozen fat. Therefore, it can take up to three months before you notice that your too-tight jeans actually zip with ease or that the rolls of back on your back are starting to disappear
In fact, the initial results of a CoolSculpting treatment can be alarming. Not to worry, as these side effects will soon fade away. Immediately after a session, it is common for the frozen area to be red and swollen. Some people say the targeted area looks as though a piece of salmon is resting under the skin; some others have described it as looking like you swallowed an entire stick of butter. This may bother you, but remember that the trained CoolSculpting provider will massage the treated area, so that any swelling quickly diminishes, and it will quickly go back to normal.
You Might Need Longer for Treatment:
CoolSculpting is often marketed as taking just one hour, and that is correct. Most people will see good results in a single area after an hour long treatment. But, here’s thing: the applicator can only treat one area at a time. Some places, like Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, have two applicators, allowing two areas to be treated simultaneously (as both sides of the waist). If you decide to go somewhere that only has one device, or are hoping to treat three or more areas, you will need to set aside at least two hours for the procedure.
Another thing to think about is the type of results you’re hoping to get. In many cases, CoolSculpting removes up to 25% of the fat from an area, after a single treatment. If you want to remove additional fat from an area, you’ll want to go in for multiple treatment sessions, meaning it will take longer for you to get the results you want.
You Will Still Need to Watch Your Diet:
It is easy to think (or to hope) that permanent fat removal gives you carte blanche to eat what you want, when you want. Sadly, that is not the case. While CoolSculpting does get rid of that stubborn fat, you can still gain weight if give up on a healthy lifestyle. After CoolSculpting, you will need to eat well, just as you did before the treatment, if you want to maintain your results.
Expect to Feel Something:
CoolSculpting is often described as painless. The extreme cold is a powerful anesthetic, numbing the target area. You may, however, still feel a few minutes of slight discomfort at the start. During the beginning of treatment, as the CoolSculpting device takes hold of your skin and the freezing begins, you may feel a chill and slight sting. In a couple of minutes, however, the treatment area will be completely numb, and any discomfort will be gone.
You will be able to go back to your regular routine immediately after treatment, but bear in mind that you might not feel 100% for the first few days. It is not uncommon to be sore in the treated area or to experience a tingling sensation in the region. These usually resolve quickly.
CoolSculpting Comes Highly Recommended:
One last tip to help you decide if CoolSculpting is right for you. It comes highly recommended. Not just by model Molly Sims, who was recently named a CoolSculpting ambassador, but by thousands of happy patients. On the aesthetic review site RealSelf, CoolSculpting has a 70% worth-it rating, meaning that seven out of 10 people who tried it would do it again. If you are still trying to decide whether CoolSculpting is a good choice, reading reviews on a variety of sites might help with your answer.
When you are finally ready to say good-bye to those areas of stubborn fat, contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique to find out more on CoolSculpting. A free consultation can be arranged in Mirror Mirror’s Houston office by calling (281) 810-9083. To register for Mirror Mirror’s upcoming CoolSculpting Event on February 4th, contact our office, as space fills up quickly.