If you’ve ever wished there was a way that your extra pounds of stubborn fat would just melt off, your dream is about to come true. There is a way to target stubborn pockets of fat without having to undergo another draining crash diet or perform an exhausting amount of cardio. At Worcester Dermatology, in Worcester, MA, we offer coolsculpting as a way for patients to naturally eliminate stubborn fat and finally achieve the body of their dreams.
Does Coolsculpting Really Work?
Coolsculpting works. It’s not a gimmick, but instead, it’s a noninvasive treatment that gets rid of unwanted fat without surgical procedures or anesthesia, without needles, and without incisions, and it’s completely backed by science. Millions of people have this treatment to thank for helping them finally achieve their goals without extreme dieting or exercise.
How Does It Work?
Coolsculpting was developed by Harvard-based researchers. It uses a process called cryolipolysis, which uses very cold temperatures to freeze stubborn fat cells. This process leaves surrounding tissues intact and unharmed because fat cells freeze before other cells, muscle, tissue, or the skin. Once these fat cells are frozen, they die and the body naturally eliminates them.
What Areas Does It Treat?
This treatment targets and treats stubborn fat in the most common areas of the body that hold on to stubborn fat and don’t let go. The most common areas of treatment include areas such as the:
- Flank and love handles
- Upper arms
- Inner and outer thighs
How Soon Will I See Results?
Once you complete your first treatment, you won’t walk out looking drastically different. However, you can rest assured that the fat loss process has begun and it’s up to your body to do the rest. Results typically begin to show up within two to four months post-treatment, since it takes the body time to eliminate the dead fat cells.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Once your full results appear, you will typically experience a 20% to 25% reduction of fat in the area treated. You will notice more definition and a contoured appearance in the area that previously held the stubborn fat cells.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Many patients are happy with their results after one treatment, while others require additional treatments to obtain their most ideal results. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your desires, problem areas, and help you determine the best plan of action to help you reach your aesthetic goals.
What Happens During a Typical Treatment?
When you arrive for your appointment, you should be wearing comfortable clothes and have a book, tablet, magazine, or something to keep you occupied during your treatment. You will lie back semi-reclined and your technician will apply the coolsculpting gel pad to your target area. The area undergoing treatment will experience an intense cooling sensation for a short amount of time, and then it will feel numb.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
The total time of your treatment completely depends on the type of fat present in the area of treatment. Body fat that can be pinched requires that the cooling pad remains on the area for one hour. For body fat that is unable to be pinched, the cooling pad must remain in place for two hours or more to produce effective results.
The Purpose of the Gel Pad
The gel pad is an important aspect of the treatment because it protects the surrounding skin during the treatment and regulates temperature. Once the gel pad is in place, your technician will attach the coolsculpting head. There are different heads for different areas of the body, including smaller heads for more sensitive areas and larger, flat heads for larger areas.
Pinchable Vs. Non-Pinchable Fat
This treatment targets fat that can be pinched with two fingers and more dense areas of fat that cannot. For body fat that can be pinched, a device with suction capabilities is attached to treat the fat in the area. For body fat that cannot be pinched, a flat treatment head is attached to the area so that it lies flat against the skin.
Am I a Candidate?
Coolsculpting is not a way to help you drop several clothing sizes, nor was it designed to help those who are overweight lose weight. Instead, it is best suited for men and women who are within 10 to 15 pounds of their goal weight but cannot seem to lose stubborn fat that’s keeping them from getting there. Coolsculpting is for those who want to look better in their clothes and reach their physique goals.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’re struggling with unwanted fat despite a clean diet and regular exercise routine, there is a solution that will help you finally reach your aesthetic goals.
We’ve helped countless numbers of patients get the body they haven’t been able to obtain through diet and exercise alone, and we want to help you do the same. Contact us today at Worcester Dermatology, in Worcester, MA and schedule your initial coolsculpting consultation.