CoolSculpting has made headlines around the globe as one of the safest, most innovative ways to remove stubborn pockets of fat. As a non-invasive procedure, CoolSculpting patients can return to work immediately – without the time-consuming and uncomfortable recovery that follows liposuction.
CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells, which then die. The body removes these cells naturally. The process was invented by Harvard researchers who were studying hypothermia and discovered that fat freezes before skin and other tissues.
If you have questions about CoolSculpting in Charlotte, or if you would like to learn if you are a good candidate for the procedure, then call Evolve Medical Associates at (704) 610-5776. In the meantime, read on to learn more about the science behind CoolSculpting:
A Revolutionary Body-Contouring Procedure
CoolSculpting uses a method known as cryolipolysis, which is the targeted application of cold temperatures to kill fat cells. Lipids, or fats, are more sensitive to cold than other cells. They also crystalize faster. Targeting fat cells with cold temperatures causes them to die without damaging surrounding tissues or nerves.
The CoolSculpting machine does not actually remove fat from the body; rather, it simply freezes fat cells. After they die, the body removes them as waste via the kidneys, liver and eventual urination.
A Versatile Treatment
CoolSculpting may sound like a simple process, but it can target almost any area with a stubborn fat deposit. Patients can undergo CoolSculpting to treat muffin tops, spare tires, love handles and other problem areas that are resistant to exercise and diet.
Ideal candidates are those who are already in a healthy weight range with consistent exercise and diet routines. CoolSculpting is not a treatment for obesity.
Fast and Easy
Known as the “lunch hour procedure,” CoolSculpting sessions typically take less than one hour. Patients can return to work or other obligations immediately after the treatment.
However, this “one-hour” standard applies to one area. Patients who want to target more than one area will need either to attend multiple sessions or to schedule more time for the procedure. When treating multiple areas, patients may need some recovery time before continuing with daily tasks.
Fat cells begin shrinking and dying immediately after a CoolSculpting session. This allows the body to metabolize and remove them. Although the results are often noticeable within a few days, it may take weeks or months for the body to eliminate all of the targeted fat.
Because cryolipolysis kills fat, the results are likely permanent; however, some researchers dispute this claim. The results will depend on your lifestyle. If you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine, then the results will last longer and be more visible. If you gain a significant amount of weight after the procedure, then fat cells will expand, and your body may look less contoured.
CoolSculpting has revolutionized fat-reduction techniques. If you are at a healthy weight yet struggle with stubborn pockets of fat, then you may be a good candidate for the procedure.
If you have questions or concerns about CoolSculpting, then contact Evolve Medical Associates. We also offer Juvéderm, Restylane, Botox and laser treatments. Schedule an appointment today by calling (704) 610-5776.