Do CoolSculpting® Results Really Last?

With the wide popularity of CoolSculpting®, it’s likely you’ve heard of it. If you’re considering your options for stubborn fat reduction, then CoolSculpting may be your answer. It’s normal, though, to do your research on whether you’ll get your money’s worth. CoolSculpting promises amazing results, but one important factor in your investment is whether they’ll last. Here’s what to know about CoolSculpting results and what to expect from Fargo Center for Dermatology.

Do Fat Cells Grow Back?

Your body has a set amount of fat cells that develop by the time you hit adolescence. Fat cells actually create the appearance of fat deposits by expanding in size rather than a number. When you gain or lose weight, the cells store more lipids or release them respectively.

CoolSculpting works by treating underlying fat cells with cooling energy. This process causes them to crystalize, die off, and be metabolized by the body. Once they’re gone, the result is a slimmer, more defined look to your treatment area. Without an understanding of how fat cells work, it’s logical to think that fat cells would grow back over time or with weight gain, negating your results. But, once the fat cells are gone, the body won’t create more to replace them. In fact, it’s difficult to achieve weight gain in areas treated with CoolSculpting since there are fewer fat cells to expand.

How Long Do CoolSculpting Results Last?

The short answer is, CoolSculpting results last as long as you maintain them. Although the process of cryolipolysis has shown much promise in reducing fat for the long term, you will be able to appreciate your results much longer with an active and healthy lifestyle.  For this reason, the best CoolSculpting candidates are those who already have good habits in place before treatment. CoolSculpting plays a big role in eliminating fatty pockets from the body, but the best way to maintain your results is through a sustainable, effective diet and fitness regimen.

Is CoolSculpting Worth It?

Considering the long-term effects of CoolSculpting and its ground-breaking methodology, CoolSculpting is one of the most worthwhile ways to achieve your body goals. In fact, CoolSculpting has shown as much as 25% reduction in fat with a single treatment. As an affordable fat reduction option with little downtime, CoolSculpting can be an excellent investment in your confidence and your future self.

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Dr. Ness and our CoolSculpting team are here to help. To meet with our experts at our Fargo office, we invite you to contact us by calling or filling out our online form.