What to Expect From Your First CoolSculpting® Experience
If you’ve heard a lot about CoolSculpting®, then you’re not alone. CoolSculpting has become one of the most popular non-surgical body contouring options of the last few years, and there’s a lot to know about it. If you’re considering looking at your treatment options, then it can seem overwhelming to know what to expect. Here’s a short guide to your first treatment and how it can help put the finishing touches on your best self yet.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses cryolipolysis, a process of crystalizing fat cells to remove them from areas of stubborn accumulation. Once the fat cells are crystalized, they can be flushed from the body through the natural lymphatic pathways. The result is a slimmer, more contoured look to your treatment areas, with some clinical studies indicating that as many as 86% of patients saw marked improvement in fat reduction and contour definition. The best part is that these results are long-lasting!
Many first time CoolSculpting patients assume that CoolSculpting is a weight loss procedure or even think that they’re not good candidates for CoolSculpting because they have too much or too little fat. This isn’t the case! CoolSculpting is best for patients who are at or near their ideal weight and are looking for a little help losing inches of fat in areas that don’t seem to respond to diet and exercise. So, rather than help you lose pounds, it can help put the finishing touches on the body you’ve been working hard to shape. So, if you’ve hit your weight loss goal and still want some results in your stomach area, for example, CoolSculpting is a great option.
CoolSculpting is extremely versatile, so it can be used on many different areas of the body with the right applicator. Some of the most common treatment areas include:
- Upper arms
- Under the chin
- Inner and outer thighs
- Flanks, and love handles
- Upper knees
It’s important to know that CoolSculpting can’t address significant skin laxity that sometimes comes with weight loss, in which case you might be better suited for a surgical lift procedure. The best results with CoolSculpting happen with small, isolated pockets of fat on areas that can benefit from some improved contours.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of practices that offer CoolSculpting without a reputation to back it up. You should always receive your CoolSculpting treatments from a trained and licensed provider under the supervision of a board certified dermatologist. It’s also important to look for practices that have the most updated technology— CoolSculpting is constantly evolving, meaning some practices may still have outdated platforms that don’t achieve top-tier results with the latest improvements in patient comfort. This means that not all CoolSculpting treatments are created equal!
CoolSculpting treatments are relaxing, quick, and don’t require any downtime. In fact, make sure to bring your favorite book, show, or playlist so you can relax while your treatment is underway! Most sessions take around one hour, but this can depend on how large your treatment area is and how many areas you’re treating. The treatment process itself is simple — you’ll simply relax while the applicators are applied to your treatment area. This process draws the skin and fat into the cooling mechanism which maintains the exact temperature needed to begin crystalizing fat cells. Once the area is fully treated, you can return home.
You’ll see your CoolSculpting results begin to peak at around three months, and there’s no downtime needed after each treatment session. We’ll create the ideal treatment package for you during your consultation based on factors like the amount of fat present, your goals, and the treatment area itself. The best part is, your results are long-lasting and you’ll enjoy improved contours and a more sculpted, defined look!
CoolSculpting is one of the best options available for achieving your best body yet. To meet with our CoolSculpting team, we invite you to contact our Fargo office by calling or filling out our online form.