One technique that has been taking the world of fat loss by storm is CoolSculpting. It’s a non-invasive/non-surgical procedure that works to get rid of stubborn body fat from regions such as stomach, thighs, sides (love handles), hips, abdomen and other common problem areas.
It works by freezing fat cells in the treated area, which eventually die and are disposed from the body gradually through the digestive system.
The technique involves the use of paddle-shaped applicators that feature a hose and 2 panels, each having about 3,000 sensors. The hose delivers the cold to the panels which are attached to the skin via a gel pad, which also protects the skin.
They are left in place for about an hour where they will freeze the fat cells. A patient will experience mild tingling, cramping, stinging, or aching which is quite normal. Thereafter, the practitioner will massage the area to reduce the tingling or numbing effects and allow blood to start flowing freely again.
Benefits of CoolSculpting
Non-invasive: unlike other alternative methods such as liposuction, CoolSculpting doesn’t involve any incision or cutting the skin. This minimizes the cases of infection or discomfort, and also eliminates recovery time.
Permanent Results: Fat cells are highly-unlikely to return in an area that has been treated before, meaning the patient won’t have to worry about repeating the procedure on multiple occasions.
Safe: The frozen fat cells which eventually die are removed from the body naturally. The immune system will send enzymes to attack and get rid of the dying/dead cells.
Highly Effective: CoolSculpting is suitable for any person whether male or female, young or old, and works to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat in many different areas of the body.
Fast and Easy: While it should always be used alongside a sensible diet and exercise plan, the fast results from CoolSculpting offer targeted success in a much shorter timeframe.
When Should You See Results?
Although there is no fixed duration for the procedure, it normally takes about one hour to treat each section. Once the procedure is complete, patients are free to go about their day as normal and many return to work as soon as their session is over. There’s almost no recovery involved, so it’s a convenient approach for many people.
You will expect to see results after a few weeks, as the immune system takes time to remove the dead/dying fat cells. The full effect can take up to three or four months to fully complete, but once it’s done the results are permanent.