Are you dreading wearing a bathing suit this upcoming summer? Have you been trying to find an easier way to get rid of that extra fat without surgical procedures or intense workouts?
CoolSculpting is a promising new fat reduction procedure that was first released in 2010 as an alternative to liposuction. It ultimately uses freezing temperatures to break down fat cells, eliminating them permanently.
The big question on many people’s minds is: will the results of CoolSculpting last long-term or do the treated cells come back at some point? In this article, I’ll answer all your questions and explain why choosing CoolSculpting can be beneficial and if there are any potential side effects.
How Does CoolSculpting Treatment Work?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that works by using a machine to deliver controlled cooling temperatures to specific areas of the body. This process damages and destroys the fat cells located in that area, resulting in a more sculpted appearance. It can be used on most parts of the body but is especially effective when used on areas such as the stomach, arms, and thighs.
When treatment begins, the CoolSculpting applicator will be applied over the area of concern. The device applies an intense freezing sensation to that area, which causes fat cells to freeze up quickly while still protecting other tissues in the area. As the procedure progresses, fat tissue decreases and flabbiness diminishes over time. It typically takes 6-8 weeks for significant results to be visible after treatment has concluded.
How Long Does CoolSculpting Treatment Take?
The total treatment time for CoolSculpting depends on the size of the treatment area and the particular application. The process itself is relatively simple. The device is applied to the area to be treated and is then left in place for about one hour. During this time, cooling energy will work to freeze and kill fat cells in the treatment area.
Once the 1-hour mark has been reached, the device is removed from the area and you may notice an immediate improvement in your appearance! This can vary based on individual body types and applications, but it usually takes between 2-4 hours for your results to become visible. Results can last from 3-6 months or longer depending on individual lifestyle factors like diet and exercise habits!
How Many Sessions are Needed to Achieve My Ideal Results?
The number of CoolSculpting sessions you’ll need to achieve your ideal results depends on the size and area(s) you are treating. Generally, the more treated areas, the more treatments are needed. You may need anywhere from one to four (or more) additional treatments for a single area.
However, some people might notice an improvement after just a single treatment. That said, many people choose to have additional sessions in order to achieve their desired result. For best results, it is recommended that you continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise — even after achieving your optimal CoolSculpting results. Your doctor will also be there to give you realistic expectations from the initial consultation and during the body contouring process.
How Soon Will I See the Results after the Treatment?
The answer to this question depends on the individual person, as everyone’s body responds differently to cosmetic procedures like CoolSculpting treatments. Generally speaking, most individuals can expect to start seeing results of their CoolSculpting treatments in 2-4 weeks after the treatment.
You will usually be able to see and feel an improvement from your CoolSculpting treatment instantly and progressively see improvement over time; however, the full effect may take a few months and you may need more than one session for optimal results.
Luckily, Coolsculpting results are long-lasting, with no maintenance required after your initial session. With a dedication to healthy lifestyle choices and proper diet during recovery from the procedure, many individuals that have undergone a single CoolSculpting session experience results for up to two years or more post-treatment!
What Can I Do to See the Results of My Treatment Faster?
Will My Results Be Permanent?
Yes, the results from CoolSculpting are permanent as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle. The pockets of fat cells destroyed during the procedure will not regenerate. However, it is important to maintain a normal diet and exercise program to ensure your body keeps its new shape.
Although CoolSculpting provides dramatic and noticeable results, it’s not a substitute for proper diet and exercise habits. It’s important to also watch what you eat and stay active so you can keep your slimmed-down physique for years to come.
So if you’re considering getting CoolSculpting done but aren’t sure if the results will last, rest assured that with regular maintenance of your lifestyle, they will!
How do I maintain the results I achieved from the treatment?
Maintaining the results you achieved from a CoolSculpting treatment requires good habits. Your body will naturally want to fight back against fat loss so following good habits is essential for long-lasting results. Here are some tips:
•Stay committed to your healthy diet and regular exercise routine to maintain a healthy weight. Make sure that you’re getting enough nutrient-rich foods to help you maintain your body shape.
•Avoid fast food, sweets, processed foods, and alcoholic beverages as much as possible. Eating right is key to seeing lasting coolsculpting results.
•Avoid putting on additional weight by eating more than what your body needs or caving into stress-eating temptations.
•Get enough rest every night – this helps regulate hormones responsible for fat storage like cortisol which can cause additional weight gain in areas that have been treated with coolsculpting.
•Be patient – It can take several weeks or months after treatment to see the full effects of a CoolSculpting session depending on how quickly your body sheds those fatty cells!