21 Feb What Body Parts Does CoolSculpting Work Best For? | Radová Lifestyle
How Effective Is CoolSculpting and What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?
In 2008, Health and medical professionals from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School debuted the new cold technology. Today, CoolSculpting is the first and only FDA-approved treatment to eliminate fat using cold technology, and more than 6 million CoolSculpting treatments have been performed worldwide. Of course, people have many questions when it comes to this form of cryolipolysis technology. Namely how effective is CoolSculpting and what areas can CoolSculpting treat?
Don’t worry, we’ll answer those questions, so you can discover if CoolSculpting is right for you.
Does CoolSculpting Work?
Does CoolSculpting work? Yes. But does CoolSculpting actually work? When people first hear about CoolSculpting, they have reason to be suspicious — it sounds almost too good to be true. No surgery, no change in diet or exercise, and no invasive treatment. Without changing your habits, how can it really work? CoolSculpting will never take the place of a healthy diet and lifestyle, however, it can remove stubborn diet and exercise resistant fat.
The traditional way to lose weight and trim down is by dieting and exercising. When we do this, the fat cells that we accumulate shrink in size as they expend energy. And while they may shrink, they don’t disappear. As such, we never end up getting rid of all fat in our bodies, as pockets of stubborn fat risk future inflation. CoolSculpting is performed by applying the patented contouring equipment to the treatment areas. The procedure safely freezes and crystalizes fat cells. Gradually they shrink and die, ready to be naturally processed and eliminated.
Of course, the all important question many have is “is CoolSculpting safe?” The technology behind CoolSculpting allows only fat cells to be targeted, so non-fat areas where the applicators are placed on the body are safe and unaffected by the treatment.
The Science Behind CoolSculpting
How was CoolSculpting invented? Believe it or not, Popsicles. During the process of developing CoolSculpting, scientists hypothesized that the reason why some kids develop dimples and others don’t — beyond genetic factors — is due to eating Popsicles. The frozen treat effectively killed off fat stored in the cheeks, leaving the dimple behind. And thus came CoolSculpting, a research-backed, FDA-approved procedure for safely targeting small pockets of fats.
Springboarding from this hypothesis at the start of their research, scientists unveiled CoolSculpting in 2008, offering patients the first real treatment option to effectively target fat cells, while leaving other healthy cells and organs unaffected. The process for this form of treatment simply uses science and biology to its advantage to freeze and crystallize fat cells. Visible effects of CoolSculpting will be noticeable once the body has a chance to naturally filter dead crystallized fat cells, approximately 3-4 weeks post-treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring between 2-3 months after CoolSculpting.
How Effective is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting results are long-term. Natural weight loss processes shrink fat cells; however, if a person were to gain weight again, these fat cells will grow again. With CoolSculpting, the fat cells die off, so you can not only contour your body, but also get rid of stubborn fat for good. So to answer the question: “how effective is CoolSculpting?” – very effective. It’s a long-term solution — one that utilizes the body’s natural elimination process to your advantage!
Is CoolSculpting Lasting?
Yes. The process of CoolSculpting freezes cells during the treatment, effectively killing them off. The cells will still be in the body until the body naturally flushes them out. Changes may be seen as early as three weeks post-treatment, with the most dramatic results seen after one to three months.
CoolSculpting’s effectiveness also depends on the patients. The process is intended for people with “fit fat”, or stubborn fat that diet and exercise can’t budge. CoolSculpting is not meant to be a substitution for weight loss and a healthy diet, but rather as a complement to it — you can sculpt your body after your own weight loss journey. This is how you get the ideal results from CoolSculpting!
What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?
CoolSculpting technology is constantly improving to better accommodate different parts of the body. As such, asking “what areas can CoolSculpting treat” is a pretty packed question. The CoolSculpting applicators — the devices themselves — are curved to fit various parts of the body to provide great treatment across the board. At Radová Lifestyle, we’ve achieved tremendous results with off label areas of the body to provide our patients with full body transformation. From double chins down to the knees – it’s all fair game!
While CoolSculpting by Radová Lifestyle can be performed almost anywhere on the body, there are a few key areas popularized by patients. Whether it’s because these areas are prime locations for pockets of stubborn fat or simply because they’re highly visible, they’re the areas we treat most often:
- Chins and necks minimize or even contour away double chins.
- The stomach (namely the abdomen) can be contoured by CoolSculpting to slim away tummy troubles.
- Upper arms and the breast area can be plagued by fat cell pockets. Bra straps can highlight unwanted bulges, so this may be an ideal place to sculpt your body.
- Love handles/backs, places where fat cells accumulate. It’s a highly visible treatment area for people are frustrated by lack of results from traditional dieting and exercise.
- Inner/outer thighs and the buttocks so many people experience unsightly bumps or bulges here that they’re always popular treatment areas with patients.
Is CoolSculpting Right For Me?
Wondering if CoolSculpting is right for you? Our highly experienced wellness professionals are always happy to discuss your body goals and solutions. Schedule a free consultation here.