Backlash — anytime something becomes popular or in-demand, a backlash follows. Sometimes, the backlash involves people arguing why whatever is trending isn’t so great after all. In other instances, the backlash involves people creating myths or spreading false rumors.
Coolsculpting has been around for nearly 10 years now and it’s definitely seen its fair share of backlash and false rumors in the past. If you’ve heard (and believed) these Coolsculpting myths, it’s time to set the record straight.
You Don’t Need to Lose Weight Before Coolsculpting
One very popular myth about Coolsculpting states that the treatment is a substitute for weight loss. That’s not the case. If your goal is to lose 10 pounds or more, Coolsculpting won’t help you meet that goal. Instead, it’s meant to be the finishing touch. It will get rid of stubborn fat that lingers after you’ve lost a lot of weight or stubborn problem areas that you’ve got even if you’ve maintained a healthy weight throughout your life.
If you try to use Coolsculpting as a weight loss tool, you’re going to end up disappointed.
Coolsculpting Hurts Like You Wouldn’t Believe
Coolsculpting works by “freezing” your fat away. Exposure to very cold (but not actually freezing) temperatures destroys fat cells. Your body then flushes out those cells and they’re gone for good.
Some people think that because “freezing” is involved during the Coolsculpting process that it hurts beyond belief. That’s just not true. You’re likely to feel some tingling and a sensation of cold as the treatment starts. But, the cold emitted by the applicators quickly causes your skin to become numb.
Many people find the treatment to be pretty comfortable. They’re able to read, get some work done or chat with a friend during the 35 minutes to an hour the treatment takes.
The Results Appear Instantly — If Your’s Don’t, the Treatment Didn’t Work
Some non-surgical treatments do provide instant results. For example, you’re likely to see a change right after you get lip fillers or a filler to minimize wrinkles and lines.
Coolsculpting results take time, though. How long it takes for your results to show up and how long it takes before your final results appear depends on how quickly your body metabolizes the destroyed fat. For some people, it can take a full 16 weeks before final results appear.
Don’t panic or worry if you don’t see an instant reduction or if your jeans don’t fit more loosely right after your Coolsculpting treatment. It doesn’t mean your treatment didn’t work, but rather that your body is working on it.
Coolsculpting Only Treats _____
Some non-surgical fat removal procedures only treat specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen. That’s not the case with Coolsculpting. The treatment works on a variety of areas, from the abdomen to the thighs and from the hips to the upper arms. A special applicator known as the Cool Mini is specifically designed for use under the chin.
That said, the areas that you can treat with Coolsculpting do depend on the applicators a provider has available. The manufacturer of Coolsculpting makes a variety of applicators, each one designed to treat different areas. In some cases, a provider might have two of the same applicator, allowing you to treat two areas (such as both love handles or both thighs) at the same time.
You Need to Be ____ For Coolsculpting
Coolsculpting isn’t for everyone, but there are more people who are likely to be candidates for the treatment than not. You don’t have to be a certain age for Coolsculpting, you don’t have to have a certain fitness level. The only real requirements for the treatment are that you are healthy, have enough fat to remove, that you be at or near your ideal weight and that you understand what to expect from the procedure.
As long as you go into Coolsculpting with realistic expectations and an adequate amount of fat for removal, there’s no reason why Coolsculpting can’t be a good option for you.
Ready to learn more about Coolsculpting? Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston is a Coolsculplting Certified Practice. To learn more about how Coolsculpting works, call 281-810-9083 to schedule a consultation today.