By now, it’s very likely that you’ve heard of Coolsculpting, the non-surgical fat reduction treatment that was first FDA approved back in 2010. If you haven’t, we’ll fill you in. Coolsculpting helps to eliminate fat from the body in a process known as cryolipolysis. The treatment works by freezing your fat, so that the cells get destroyed. Those damaged or destroyed cells then get flushed out of the body naturally, never to return.
Sounds pretty great, right? But it’s worth pointing that the treatment isn’t for everyone. If you’re wondering if Coolsculpting is right for you, answer these simple questions to find out.
Are You Trying to Lose Weight?
This is actually a bit of a trick question, as Coolsculpting isn’t a weight loss treatment. At the most, you’re likely to lose a few pounds after the procedure. Instead, Coolsculpting is ideal for people who are already at their goal weight and who are looking to get rid of stubborn, excess fat that’s unresponsive to diet and exercise.
How Much Fat Do You Want to Lose?
Speaking of excess fat, how much of it do you want to get rid of? Depending on the area treated and your body’s response, Coolsculpting usually reduces fat by anywhere from 20 to 25 percent. That might not seem like much of a reduction, but it can translate to an inch or so off of your waist, or an entire jeans or dress size.
It’s worth noting that you might need more than one treatment session to lose your goal amount of fat. It can be difficult to predict how your body will respond to the treatment, so some people schedule two or more sessions to maximize their results.
The good news is that the fat removed by Coolsculpting is gone forever.
Where Do You Want to Get Rid of Fat?
Another factor to consider when deciding if Coolsculpting is right for you is which areas of your body you want to sculpt. Coolsculpting can work on a variety of body areas, including the thighs, hips, back, abdomen, and so on. A new applicator, the Cool Mini, makes it possible for the treatment to work on double chins.
While each Coolsculpting device will only treat one area of the body at a time, some providers, such as Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, have two applicators and can offer what’s known as “Dualsculpting”–treating two areas at once.
How Long Can You Wait for Results?
If you want to look thinner for a beach trip that’s in two weeks, Coolsculpting might not be the right choice for you. But if you’ve got a wedding or another big event coming up in a few months, you might benefit from the treatment. It can take up to four months (16 weeks) before the final results from the procedure are visible.
Your body needs time to metabolize and flush out the destroyed fat cells. How quickly you see results depends in large part on your body’s response to the treatment.
Are You Pregnant or Thinking about It?
If you’re currently pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant in the near future, you might want to postpone Coolsculpting until after you give birth and after you’ve lost the baby weight. The treatment might not harm your child, but there’s no way to say how your body will react to pregnancy and Coolsculpting. It’s best to wait for your safety, and to get the best results possible.
Have You Considered Alternatives?
Although Coolsculpting might seem like the best choice for you, it doesn’t hurt to take a look at other options available, such as liposuction. You want to be sure that you’ve made the best choice for you. Comparing treatments and weighing the pros and cons of all your fat reduction options will help you make the most educated choice.
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas has several graduates of Coolsculpting University on its staff. It’s also one of the only providers in the area to offer Dualsculpting. To learn more about the fat reduction treatment, call 281-810-9083 to schedule a consultation today.