CoolSculpting explained: How does it work

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CoolSculpting is one of the hottest ways for men and women in Dallas, TX to rid themselves of unwanted fat. Using special, state-of-the-art equipment, this innovative treatment freezes stubborn fat cells that have proven resistant to the efforts of diet and exercise. As those cells are shed naturally from the body, the dramatic improvements produced by CoolSculpting become visible. Even hard-to-shape areas can be slimmed down to create a more sexy silhouette.

An alternative to traditional liposuction, noninvasive CoolSculpting does not require surgery or significant downtime in order for patients at ZO Skin Centre to experience noticeable results. Read more about this popular procedure to learn how it works.

What is CoolSculpting?

Approved nearly a decade ago by the FDA, CoolSculpting precisely and carefully cools targeted fat cells beneath the skin to crystallize (or freeze) them. The science behind it, called cryolipolysis, was discovered many years ago when a pair of Massachusetts doctors noticed that fat loss occurred inside the cheeks of children as they ate frosty-cold popsicles to soothe pain associated with teething.

Unlike other procedures designed to remove fat, with CoolSculpting only the fat beneath the skin is impacted - not the surrounding tissue or skin - so risks associated with the procedure usually are minimal. Once dead, the fat cells liquify and are naturally processed and eliminated by the body. Studies have shown that CoolSculpting can effectively reduce fat by as much as 20%. The result is often a more contoured, sculpted appearance in the areas that were treated.

Another benefit of CoolSculpting is that because no surgery is required, it can be performed discreetly. Anesthesia and incisions are unnecessary, which means that patients in Dallas, TX will not experience residual scarring.

Who is a candidate?

CoolSculpting is ideal for adults who generally are considered to be fit, have the ability to maintain a normal body weight, and can make healthy lifestyle choices. They may be bothered by small bulges or pesky pockets of fat that have accumulated on their body. The treatment usually is not suited for patients who are obese and are considering weight-loss surgery.

Women who were able to regain their pre-pregnancy figure but still struggle with a small belly pooch may be candidates for CoolSculpting. The same goes for men who, despite spending countless hours at the gym, can’t seem to lose the embarrassing love handles that hover around their hips. These and other problem areas may be treated at ZO Skin Centre with CoolSculpting to achieve an individual’s desired aesthetic results as well as to help restore self-confidence about their appearance.

It is important for patients in Dallas, TX to be aware that one issue which cannot be addressed with CoolSculpting is skin laxity. Patients who have large amounts of excess skin are not likely to experience improvement in their condition with this procedure. However, CoolSculpting can be paired with other treatments to help boost the skin’s firmness. In such cases, the skin care experts at ZO Skin Centre are able to recommend additional as well as alternative treatments that may prove to be effective.

Popular treatment spots

If you’ve done more sit-ups, squats, and lunges than you can recall but have been unable to achieve the slimmer, trimmer figure you long for, CoolSculpting may be able to help. Treatments are designed to target areas that are slow or resistant to improvement through diet and exercise alone. Those areas may include the upper arms, abdomen, the flanks above the hips, thighs, knees, and the lower half of the buttocks. It also may be used to banish back fat, including rolls that form beneath the bra line and in front of the underarm. Not even persistent double chins stand a chance against the power of CoolSculpting.

What happens during the procedure?

Most CoolSculpting sessions are quick. Many patients schedule appointments to have their fat frozen at the office of ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX during their lunch break. Comfort and safety are paramount. Men and women are encouraged to relax as a special gel pad is placed on the treatment area. The CoolSculpting applicator draws fat and skin up into the device. This action may create a slight pulling or pinching sensation, but this action should cause patients only minor discomfort. In fact, most patients are able to read a magazine, navigate social media sites on their phones, or even take a nap during this time. As the controlled cooling is applied, an intense cold feeling may be felt. However, this should subside as the treatment progresses. Some patients may experience temporary tingling, numbness, redness, and slight bruising in areas that have undergone treatment. Most are able to return to their normal activities as soon as their session is completed.

How is fat eliminated?

Once frozen, fat cells in areas treated with CoolSculpting become liquid. The body subsequently flushes them out naturally over the course of about 12 weeks following treatment. If it is determined by the highly trained staffers at ZO Skin Centre that a patient requires additional treatments to achieve their desired results, contouring in the areas that previously were treated will continue even as stunning results in newly treated areas emerges. Most patients can expect to experience their optimal, long-lasting results from CoolSculpting about 2-3 months after treatment.

How to maintain your results

When CoolSculpting freezes and destroys fat in targeted areas, those cells are eliminated and are unable to regrow or return. However, it is still possible for other fat cells in the body, including those that are adjacent to treated areas, to expand if weight is gained in the future. Inspired by the dramatic results they were able to achieve with CoolSculpting, many patients in Dallas, TX have reported that they are motivated to maintain their new contours and curves after treatment by following a proper diet and exercising regularly.

Is CoolSculpting for you?
Discover how CoolSculpting may be able to help men and women in Dallas reduce or eliminate frustrating areas of fat once and for all, leaving you feeling more confident with a firmer, more shapely physique. Contact ZO Skin Care Centre today and schedule an appointment to learn more.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.