Some of us tend to accumulate fat around our midsection, especially as we age. Others are simply genetically predisposed to carry fat disproportionately at any age. Sometimes exercise and healthy eating just aren’t enough to eliminate these stubborn bulges. Getting and staying lean enough may not be doable, sustainable or even healthy. Even when we succeed it may not look good, especially for women. The bulges are gone but now our faces appear gaunt or our curves have disappeared.>>
Lots of people have stubborn pockets of fat that are simply resistant to diet and exercise. Until recently, surgery was the only option. Now there is CoolSculpting®! We’ve had some dark, cold days lately but unless you’ve been in hibernation for the last few years, you must have heard about CoolSculpting®. It’s the non-surgical treatment that can freeze away fat. It’s not actually intended for weight loss, but for stubborn localized pockets of fat. You’ve heard about it and you know it works, but you may have some questions.
It’s because fat is not heavy compared to its volume. A single pound of fat is the size of a pound of butter. When you think about reducing fat from a localized area a small weight change makes a big difference. When you look at the before and after examples of CoolSculpting® results, the best examples will be those that show little or no weight-change. If the weight has not changed the fat-loss is clearly a result of the treatment, not weight-loss resulting from diet or exercise.
Possibly but not probably. When people call to schedule a CoolSculpting consultation the first question we ask is how many pounds they would need to lose to reach their ideal weight. We also ask what area of their figure or physique they are interested in treating. The answer to these two questions will help us tell you if you are a candidate. A person who is 10 to 20 pounds from their ideal weight is generally a perfect candidate for most treatment areas. A person who is 30 to 50 pounds heavier than ideal could still be a good candidate for some areas. Even an obese person could be a candidate for certain areas. A person who is overweight and hoping for significant weight-loss should seek other solutions.
Various cooling devices of different sizes and profiles accommodate different shapes, sizes, and areas of the body. CoolSculpting is most often used to target fat on the abdomen, the outer thighs, and the flanks. Other common areas include back fat (bra bulges), male chest fat (manboobs), inner thighs, outer thighs, upper arms and double chin. The plethora of different cooling devices range from very large to tiny and allow us to also treat many off-labels areas with excellent outcomes.
During a treatment, a thin protective pad saturated with coupling gel is placed on the treatment area. This makes the treatment comfortable and protects the skin from frostbite. Then the appropriate cooling device is applied and you simply relax while the fat freezes which take anywhere from 35 to 75 minutes depending on the area being treated. When fat cells are frozen they crystallize and undergo apoptosis, a process similar to natural cell death. The fat clears from the body gradually through its natural physiological processes. Once cleared, those fat cells are gone for good!
Yes, but some offer only temporary results and others simply don’t work as well. If any other technology could deliver better results, we would buy it. Instead, we purchased a third CoolSculpting machine. This allows us to treat three areas at the same time. What this means for our patients are faster treatment times.
Each time a cooling device is applied it is known as a cycle. Zeltiq, the company that owns CoolSculpting, sets pricing with a policy that all CoolSculpting providers must adhere to. The minimum price is $600 per cycle. While many clinics require the purchase of several cycles to qualify for the lowest price, Skinpossible offers this minimum price every day, no matter how many cycles are in your treatment plan. How many cycles you will require will be determined at the time of your consultation.
Because we have performed over 7,000 of these treatments to date and all our technicians have attended CoolSculpting University. This is important because CoolSculpting works! Correct placement of the cooling device is imperative for best results
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