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CoolSculpting: Achieve a Hot Body in a Cool New Way

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  CoolSculpting is now the #1 non-surgical fat reduction solution because of the incredible results patients can achieve. Over 4 million successful treatments have proven that it is fast, easy, safe, and effective. There is no downtime required, and best of all, the fat loss is permanent.  Achieve a hot body in a cool new way by banishing stubborn and unwanted fat with CoolSculpting. 

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a branded, FDA-approved form of fat reduction treatment that utilizes cryolipolysis to freeze unwanted fat. CoolSculpting and other types of cryolipolysis use freezing temperatures to break down fat cells. The cold temperatures used do not damage any surrounding or underlying tissue, and there is no damage to the surface of the skin.  CoolSculpting treatments take roughly an hour to complete, and there is no necessary recovery period. Following the procedure, it takes approximately 4-6 months for the frozen fat cells to leave the body naturally. In that time, the area of fat will decrease by an average of 20%. Results vary, but in general, patients report that clothing fits better, and the treated bulges are less visible about eight weeks post-treatment. 

Does It Really Work?

Studies have shown CoolSculpting to be an effective fat reduction treatment. A 2009 study looked at the clinical efficiency of cryolipolysis, and researchers found that cryolipolysis reduced the treated fat layer by as much as 25%. The results were still present six months after the treatment. The frozen fat cells then die and are extracted out of the body through the liver within several weeks following treatment.  CoolSculpting can also reduce the appearance of cellulite on the legs, buttocks, and arms in addition to treating unwanted fat on the thighs, lower back, belly, and love handles. As a noninvasive treatment, there are several benefits to CoolSculpting over traditional surgical fat removal procedures. 

Side Effects and Complications

While CoolSculpting is considered a relatively safe procedure, you may experience side effects following treatment. During the process, you may experience a tugging or pinching sensation, intense cold, aching, or cramping around the targeted area. In the days following your procedure, you may experience minor:
  • Skin redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain or tenderness
  • Bruising
  • Stinging
  • Soreness
  • Itching
  • Skin sensitivity
Any side effects you may experience should improve within a few days, but can be present for a few weeks. You may also notice a feeling of fullness in your throat if your targeted area was around your neck or chin. If you’re concerned about any side effects, be sure to discuss them with your doctor before having any treatment performed.

Long-Lasting Results You Can Count On

Your CoolSculpting results should last indefinitely. Once CoolSculpting kills off fat cells, they do not regenerate and return. However, if you gain weight after your treatment, you may regain fat in the treated areas or other areas on the body. Destroying existing fat cells will not prevent new fat cells from appearing. A healthy lifestyle is vital to preserving the results achieved from CoolSculpting. A person who does not exercise or maintains an unhealthy diet may soon see the fat return to treatment areas.

Alternatives If CoolSculpting Isn’t Right For You

CoolSculpting is not for everyone, nor is it a quick-fix for weight loss. The ideal patient is someone who is at a stable weight with some persistent, stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to regular exercise and diet. If your areas of concern are more focused towards toning and tightening, Venus Legacy treatments may be a better-suited solution for tightening the skin and cellulite reduction. This treatment utilizes therapeutic heat energy that can safely travel even deeper into the skin for better blood circulation, skin tightening, and a more plumped appearance. Results are noticeable in one treatment, without experiencing any pain, discomfort, or downtime. Are you ready to achieve the hot body you’ve always wanted while eliminating stubborn fat? Call Vein & Laser Institute today to schedule a consultation appointment where we can determine the ideal treatment for you. 
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