Like many Dallas residents, you may be eager to know more about the awesome capabilities of the CoolSculpting® procedure. This revolutionary and entirely non-invasive treatment uses advanced fat-freezing technologies to provide targeted fat removal across multiple body areas. With CoolSculpting®, there’s no incisions, no post-treatment wound care, and no significant downtime for recovery. As such, this short, in-office procedure is currently the quickest and easiest way to balance out your physical proportions and create your ideal physique.
Why Choose CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is an entirely non-invasive alternative to liposuction and lipo-sculpting procedures. With this treatment, there is no actual cutting or removal of excess fat tissues. There is no risk of infection, and absolutely no need for post-treatment wound care. As soon as these procedures are finished, most patients are able to resume their regular activities right away. Best of all, CoolSculpting® can achieve the same targeted results liposuction produces, and without the risk of scarring or other complications. Most treatments are complete in just under an hour, and many patients are able to reach their cosmetic goals with just one to two CoolSculpting® appointments.
How CoolSculpting® Works
During these treatments, disproportionate stores of unwanted body fat are targeted with a small cooling appliance. Over the course of 30 to 45 minutes, this appliance lowers the temperature of the treatment area until local fat stores crystallize and freeze. Once fat cells have crystallized, they are no longer capable of recovering from the damages that they have sustained. As a result, all of the crystallized fat cells die off. These cells are then gradually broken down and metabolized by the body. Once the end waste from this process has been successfully passed through the liver, the treatment area will begin to take on a slimmer and more streamlined appearance overall.
How This Treatment is Performed
Most patients spend the majority of their appointments relaxing with their favorite books, typing on their laptops, browsing the Internet on their phones, or simply relaxing. During treatment, a small cooling paddle is placed on top of the targeted area. A special gel pack is then positioned between the skin and this appliance to protect the topmost layers of skin from unnecessary damage. Over time, the paddle will lower the temperature of the targeted fats in a very gradual and controlled fashion. Throughout this process, the doctor will regularly monitor the area, and massage the freezing tissues to break up any clusters. The massage techniques used during this procedure are important for ensuring natural-looking and entirely smooth results.
Why This Process is Safe for Your Skin and the Surrounding Tissues
Fat freezes at a considerably higher temperature than both skin and connective tissues do. This is what allows CoolSculpting® to safely eradicate stored fats without causing extensive damage to the surrounding areas. The local skin and tissues will certainly respond to the prolonged application of cold temperatures. This process causes significant but short-term hardening of the treatment area, along with temporary redness of the skin. Once these common aftereffects wear off, however, it will be virtually impossible to tell that you’ve had any cosmetic work performed at all. Moreover, given that the resulting weight loss occurs at a very gradual and natural-seeming rate, you can use this procedure to strategically sculpt and refine your body without anyone being any the wiser.
Fat Freezing Can Help You Move Past an Extended and Frustrating Weight Loss Plateau
This treatment is perfect for people who are at their goal weights or within just 20 to 40 pounds of them. It allows diligent dieters to strip away excess fat that’s consistently proven unresponsive to targeted toning exercise, cardiovascular exercise, and calorie deprivation. This is also an excellent procedure for those who’ve long been struggling to push past frustrating weight loss plateaus. If you’ve been trying fruitlessly to strip off those last stubborn 10 to 15 pounds and have concentrated accumulations of fat in one or two locations, this procedure could be right for you.
Overcome the Natural Limitations of Diet and Exercise
Routine exercise and a commitment to maintaining a healthy diet are certainly essential for enjoying optimum levels of well-being and health. In fact, when it comes to building and maintaining your ideal body, the importance of these two lifestyle factors cannot be over-emphasized. Sadly, however, dieting and exercise are incapable of making radical alterations to a person’s natural physical proportions. The weight loss that these activities produce is always uniform across the entire body. Pounds that are dropped by creating a calorie deficit of any type are the result of shrinking fat cells. When you lose weight, all of your fat cells grow smaller and thus, your entire body becomes smaller uniformly. After significant weight loss has been achieved, you’ll certainly look thinner, but you’ll still have the same problems with disproportionate fat storage.
Conversely, CoolSculpting® only targets the stored fats that you actually want to get rid of. For instance, if you have naturally slim legs, but a tendency to collect excess fat around your midsection, this treatment can give you the slim waistline that you’ve already wanted, without creating additional weight loss at your legs. Due to the very precise nature of fat removal with CoolSculpting®, many people have used it to attain the much-coveted hourglass figure.
How Long Do the Results of This Procedure Last?
An added benefit that Dallas locals can gain from fat freezing is the ability to experience permanent results. The fat that gets frozen in these procedures is completely destroyed, and completely eliminated from the body. Due to this fact, the targeted fat cells are never seen again. This is much different from weight loss that is achieved by creating a calorie deficit. While diet and exercise can effectively shrink your existing fat cells, these newly shrunken cells will be capable of multiplying at a much faster rate. As a result, the likelihood of regaining lost pounds is significantly higher.
It is important to note, however, that although CoolSculpting® permanently destroys unwanted fats, people still need to maintain healthy life habits in order to preserve their new svelte, and completely streamlined looks indefinitely. When excess calories are consumed, new weight gain can still occur. CoolSculpting® does not render treatment areas impervious to weight gain. More importantly, if the body is genetically predisposed to disproportionately store fat in specific locations, the treated trouble zones can become problem areas once again.
Understanding the Different Types of Body Fat
People can have two distinctly different types of body fat. The first and least harmful fat is known as subcutaneous fat. This is fat that collects just under the skin to form a soft, protective layer. While having some manner of subcutaneous fat is essential for maintaining well-being and health, too much of it can become problematic. If you can pinch your fat, then it is definitely subcutaneous fat.
The second and more detrimental fat type is visceral fat. This is fat that collects around the vital organs within the abdominal cavity. People are more prone to developing visceral fat as they grow older and their metabolisms slow down. Visceral fat gives the belly a taut and distended appearance. It is commonly seen as a sign of poor health given the tremendous impact that visceral fat can have on organ functions and other important physiological processes. Moreover, due to its inner location, it cannot be readily grabbed, measured, or pinched with the hands. Visceral fat is not a fat that can be eliminated with CoolSculpting® procedures. Fat freezing is only an acceptable solution for disproportionate stores of pinchable, subcutaneous fat that lies right near the surface of the skin.
How Many CoolSculpting® Treatments are Necessary?
All patients are different. Whereas one person may require just a single CoolSculpting® treatment to reach his or her cosmetic goals, some patients require several. It is also common for people to have multiple trouble zones that they wish to treat. When more than one location is addressed in a single session, this is known as two-zone or multi-zone cooling. Multi-zone procedures take a bit longer than single-zone treatments given that the doctor will need to monitor and massage all areas to ensure smooth and natural-looking results.
Some areas of disproportionate fat storage are more difficult to treat than others. The abdominal region remains the most popular area for this type of targeted cooling, and the most challenging. Depending upon the manner of fat, its thickness, and the patient’s overall goals, abdominal treatments can require two or more cooling sessions. Excess submental fat or fat that gets stored just under the neck and at the top of the chin frequently requires only a single CoolSculpting® treatment. During your consultation appointment, you’ll find out how many sessions will be necessary for achieving your ideal physique.
What to Expect After Treatment
It often takes between two and three weeks for the very first results of treatment to start manifesting. After this time, patients often see noticeable slimming of their treatment zones. Additional improvements will continue to manifest over the next one to two months.
Who is a Good CoolSculpting® Candidate?
Fat freezing or cryolipolysis is perfect for anyone who’s interested in streamlining and refining their physiques, without having to undergo any invasive surgeries. This procedure requires little to no downtime, and it doesn’t take long at all to complete. Even when multiple zones are treated in a single session, most patients can expect to be done with their appointments in under two hours. Given that this treatment produces weight loss in a very gradual and natural-seeming way, it is also the ideal choice for targeted fat removal among patients who are looking for subtle and inconspicuous treatment options.
Get in Touch with Us for More Information
This process is frequently used to address disproportionate fat stores at the lower abdomen, along the sides of the abdomen, or at the top of the abdomen. People with love handles and muffin tops can use this treatment to slim their waistlines, improve their overall proportions, and create better-balanced bodies all around. CoolSculpting® can also eliminate excess submental fat (double chins), fatty deposits at the backs of the arms, excess fat in the buttocks and inner thighs, and disproportionate fat stores along the hips. To find out if CoolSculpting® is the best fat removal procedure for you, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Grand Spa. At our convenient location in Dallas, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!