The older you get, the harder it is to maintain your weight. Your kids need more of your attention. Your work gets more demanding. Your partner still doesn’t help with the chores as much as you would like. On top of all that, your metabolism is slowing due to a significant reduction in sex hormone production. If you want to get rid of love handles, you need body sculpting with CoolSculpting at Worcester Dermatology in Worcester, MA.
What You Can Expect During Body Sculpting With CoolSculpting
Body sculpting with CoolSculpting starts with sitting in a comfortable chair as a protective gel is applied to your love handles. Then, the applicators will be attached to your love handles. During the first quarter of an hour, the device will cool to the appropriate temperature. The exact temperature we calibrate it to cool to depends on a myriad of factors, but it usually cools your tissues to around 41 degrees.
What You Can Expect to Feel During Treatment
As the device cools to the appropriate temperature, you will feel each layer of your skin becoming progressively cooler. Since the cooling is gradual, there is no uncomfortable shock or pain. Eventually, your skin becomes numb to the cold, so there is no risk of discomfort during treatment. However, your skin is perfectly safe. First, we apply a cooling gel before attaching the applicator. Second, your skin isn’t damaged by the cold until sub-freezing temperatures.
How Long You Can Expect the Treatment to Take
You can expect CoolSculpting for love handle removal to take anywhere from 35 to 60 minutes. Your treatment will take just over half of an hour if you don’t have too much excess love handle fat. If there is a great deal of excess fat deep beneath the surface of the skin, your session will take closer to an hour. Your treatment session may take closer to two hours if you are also targeting a large area of your body, like your lower back or middle back.
How Long You Can Expect to Wait for the Results
You will start to notice the results of treatment approximately three weeks after your first session. Once your session is over, we massage the treatment area to break up solid pieces of frozen fat cells. This significantly increases the speed at which you will see the final results of your treatment. The results of treatment aren’t immediate, because the destroyed fat cells are not suctioned out.
Rather, your lymphatic system sweeps up the destroyed cells. On their way through the lymphatic system, they are broken down by deoxycholic acid in your gut, and they are flushed out as waste. How long it will take to see the final results of your treatment depends on the efficiency of your lymphatic system. Most people find that they do not see the final results of treatment until three to four months after the final session.
How to See the Final Results of Your Treatment Faster
To see the final results of your treatment faster, you need to rev up your lymphatic system. The easiest way to do this is to get a lymphatic massage once weekly for the first month following your session. In addition to this, we strongly recommend the “Rule of 5.” Massage the treatment areas for five minutes at a time, five times daily during the first five days following your session.
How Much Fat You Can Expect to Lose
You can expect to lose approximately 26% of your love handles per treatment session. Most people only need one or two treatment sessions to remove enough fat from their love handles to feel self-confident in their skinny jeans again. People treating larger areas, like the lower abdomen, may need five or six treatment sessions to sculpt their ideal body. People targeting smaller areas, like the upper arms, will only need a single session.
Other Areas That Can Be Sculpted
One of the greatest things about body sculpting with the CoolSculpting device is that you can target virtually any part of the body. Applicators are made in several sizes so you can efficiently remove excess fat cells from large areas, like the back, chest, and stomach or target smaller areas, like your underarms, the backs of your knees, and under your chin.
During your initial consultation, we’ll assess the volume of fat in the areas that you’d like to target and determine if there is enough fat for effective treatment. Usually, we look for at least an inch of pinchable fat, but we can also remove excess fat from smaller areas. On a similar note, it’s important that there isn’t too much fat in the area; if there is, you may need several treatments to get the results you want.
Learn More About Sculpting Your Dream Body Today
Weight loss only gets harder as you age. Even worse, losing weight through diet and exercise may not help you get rid of love handles. For that, you need a targeted body sculpting treatment with CoolSculpting. To learn more about what to expect, contact us today at Worcester Dermatology in Worcester, MA to schedule an appointment.