Coolsculpting is quickly becoming one of the most popular treatments to improve your aesthetic and enhance your overall beauty. This painless, non-invasive treatment allows you to eliminate stubborn fat deposits and take control of the lines of your silhouette so you can achieve your ideal shape. The experts at the Plastic & Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio, TX are ready to help you learn about the benefits of Coolsculpting and help you decide if you’re a great candidate for Coolsculpting results.
Chances are, you are already familiar with the results of Coolsculpting treatments. For years, Hollywood stars and other celebrities have been taking advantage of the benefits of Coolsculpting to achieve the dynamic, chiseled, and beautiful physiques you see daily in media, film, and television. It’s easy to feel self-conscious as we compare ourselves to these perfect bodies. However, once you incorporate Coolsculpting into your beauty regimen, you might discover those perfect results are more attainable than you thought.
What Is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting works via a process known as cryolipolysis. Scientists have discovered that fat cells are more vulnerable to cold temperatures than the surrounding skin and other tissue. If you cool a target area of fat cells for a set amount of time, the fat cells die and are removed from the body via natural processes. The treatment is non-invasive, and patients can schedule a Coolsculpting appointment in the afternoon with no disruption to the rest of their daily schedule.
When Will You See the Results?
The first results will appear in as little as three weeks, and the most dramatic results will be evident in about two months. Some patients continue to see fat reduction for as many as four to six months. The fat removal period has the side benefit of providing extra motivation at the gym or to stick to your diet, as you will observe striking results almost daily. Some clients enjoy taking pictures of themselves daily so they can create a time-lapse film and watch the fat melt away.
What Is the Treatment Like?
It is best to arrive at your appointment wearing loose, comfortable clothing. Your specialist will apply special applicators that come in four different sizes and can be attached to virtually any part of the body where you desire treatment. The applicators resemble boxes with a rubber flap that comes into contact with the skin. The applicators create a suction effect that pulls the fat up where it can be easily cooled without causing any damage to the surrounding tissue.
Once the applicators have been attached, we do not recommend that you move them until the end of the treatment. However, no local anesthetics are needed. Many patients watch television, browse the internet on their cell phone, read, or even sleep as the applicators do their work. You’ll be surrounded by pillows and fully aware of your surroundings as you wait out the 30 to 60 minute treatment time.
Is There Any Downtime?
The best part about Coolsculpting is that there is virtually no downtime after a treatment. You can resume your regular schedule and continue with your work, fitness, and beauty routine. We feel that the importance of a minimal disruption to your everyday life cannot be emphasized enough. Health, beauty, and fitness depends on holding to a diligent routine, and if you have to take a week or two off of that routine for recovery, the delay can impede your beauty goals.
With Coolsculpting, you set a process in motion that allows the results to come in the upcoming weeks. Patients often talk of the boost they feel after a treatment as they head back to the gym knowing that in a few short weeks they’ll be looking better than ever.
Are the Results Permanent?
The fat cells that are killed do not return, however, it is possible that the body could generate new fat cells in the target area. Also, the best Coolsculpting results are seen by individuals who follow a disciplined health and beauty routine. A Coolsculpting treatment will not prevent future weight gain. The treatment is very effective at eliminating pockets of fat in specific target areas.
How Many Times Do You Have to Do Coolsculpting to Get Results?
You will see results with Coolsculpting the very first time you do an appointment. For some patients, one appointment is enough to meet their health and beauty goals. Other clients return for follow-up treatments or elect to try treatments on other regions of the body. You can schedule follow-up treatments around a month after your original treatment.
This is ideal if you have an event you are preparing for, such as a wedding, party, or other social event. If you are on a very tight schedule, your specialist can design a treatment plan that is ideal for achieving your goals.
Dual-Sculpting Treatments Are Available Now
Your treatment time will depend on the size of the target areas you want treated. It is now possible to apply applicators to various parts of the body so you can get your treatments for two problem zones in only one sitting. This cuts your treatment time in half and doubles the results you can observe in the mirror.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is not effective for massive weight loss. For obesity, consider alternative treatment plans like gastric bypass surgery. Coolsculpting is for fit, healthy, active individuals with stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to the effects of diet and exercise. Genetics and heredity play tricks on all of us and sometimes our hormones instruct our body to store fat in unusual places. Coolsculpting allows you to target and eliminate these unsightly fat pockets and help you achieve the aesthetic you’ve always dreamed of.
Coolsculpting will not create muscle tone. However, if you spend a lot of time at the gym and you follow a nutritious diet, it’s likely that you already have tremendous muscle tone that is being hidden under a layer of fat. With Coolsculpting, you can pull away the curtain and let the world see the results of all your hours spent sweating at the gym. Coolsculpting provides you with motivation by revealing just how successful you’ve been with your weight loss and toning efforts.
What Can Coolsculpting Treat?
Everybody is different and almost everybody has an area where their body has a tendency to store an excessive amount of fat. The good news is that Coolsculpting is highly versatile, and the various applicator sizes mean it is possible to target virtually any portion of your body. You will lose fat which will allow you to lose inches, and in a few short weeks you will look rejuvenated, younger, and healthier. Here are some common target areas.
The Chin and Neck
Double chins are common among people that have achieved a significant weight loss. Sometimes even when you reach your target weight, stubborn fat deposits cling to your chin and make you appear heavier and more unhealthy than you actually are. Your face is a focal point, and it’s unfair that people might get a false impression of your overall fitness because of an unsightly double chin. A small applicator placed under the chin can target your double chin and have you looking years younger in weeks.
Almost everyone has issues with love handles, and Coolsculpting is a great method for achieving a more slender, more athletic torso. Love handles are a problem area because they are difficult to exercise. Your body simply stores fat in that region and then seems to forget about it. With this treatment, you can reduce your love handles for good.
Some people find they get a disproportionate amount of weight gain in their knees. This leads to an unbalanced symmetry and can also create self-confidence issues. Knee fat is another problem area that is nearly impossible to treat with dieting or exercise. Fortunately, with a few simple Coolsculpting treatments, you can say goodbye to that knee fat and say hello to a leaner, more glamorous body line.
We all know that some amount of fat is good in the thighs. When it is evenly distributed, thigh fat can help create the smooth, perfect look of a ballet dancer. However, aging and genetics can instruct the body to store fat in uneven lumps on the thighs. Our specialists are able to eliminate your fat deposits with precision. We can sculpt your legs down to the smooth, uninterrupted curves that you’ve always dreamed of.
All those perfect six-packs that you see in Hollywood films and in glamor magazines didn’t happen by accident. You can do painful crunches all day long and never develop enough definition that your muscles become visible under stored belly fat. However, with Coolsculpting, you can remove the layer of fat and tighten up your abdomen so that the world can finally get a glimpse of those fantastic abs.
It makes no sense to judge yourself against the appearance of movie stars and celebrities when you don’t take advantage of the same beauty treatments that they use regularly. Today, Coolsculpting has become a critical module in an overall health, wellness, and beauty regimen. It works in harmony with diet, exercise, and all your other beauty treatments to help you achieve an idealized vision of yourself.
If you have a problem area on your body that is resistant to diet and exercise, don’t wait, schedule an appointment to see if Coolsculpting can help.
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Stubborn pockets of body fat can ruin your self-esteem and kill your motivation. What is the point of going to the gym or maintaining a diet if nothing you do allows you to eliminate the knee fat you hate or the double chin you despise? Pockets of fat can develop in unsightly regions all over your body through no fault of your own.
Aging, genetics, and hormonal changes can also create problem areas in places that have never been an issue before. With Coolsculpting you finally have the tool to take control of your body and sculpt yourself exactly into the vision of beauty you deserve to be.
At your consultation, a specialist will evaluate your case and help you determine if Coolsculpting will provide you with the results you are hoping for. If you’re a fit, healthy, and active person with problematic fat deposits, you will be delighted by your Coolsculpting results. Call The Plastic & Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio, TX today to schedule a consultation and find out the answers to all your remaining questions.