Anyone who has areas of the body with stubborn fat that just won’t go away might be interested in CoolSculpting. This revolutionary body contouring system is FDA-approved, effective, and non-invasive. With this innovative non-surgical fat reduction treatment, you can finally get rid of stubborn fat in areas where traditional methods, like diet and exercise, just don’t seem to resolve the problem.
One of the best parts of the treatment is that it targets the deeper fatty tissues under the surface of the skin while leaving surrounding tissues undamaged. At Columbia Laser Skin Center in The Dalles, OR, we are a premier treatment provider for CoolSculpting. If you’ve considered the benefits of CoolSculpting, read on to learn more about how the procedure works.
What Is CoolSculpting?
The CoolSculpting procedure targets fat cells that are resistant to diet and exercise and freezes them using controlled cooling. This kills the fat cells, after which the body processes and eliminates them permanently and naturally. CoolSculpting relies upon a cooling process known as cryolipolysis. When the cells are frozen, they crystallize and disintegrate over time, leaving you with a smoother, more flattering silhouette.
The CoolSculpting procedure is straightforward and comfortable. In fact, more than 7 million CoolSculpting treatments have been performed worldwide. No special preparation for sessions is needed, and there is no need for sedation or anesthesia, either. There’s also no scarring at all, as it’s a non-invasive procedure.
What Are CoolSculpting Treatments Like?
As a cutting-edge non-surgical fat reduction treatment, CoolSculpting is highly effective and comfortable for our patients. The average treatment session for Coolsculpting lasts approximately 35-60 minutes for most cycles. Your specific treatment time will depend on the number of areas being addressed by our skilled aesthetic medical providers.
During your treatment sessions, you can sit back and relax while our trained professionals apply a comfortable, handheld device to the target areas that you want to have addressed. Best of all, because the treatment is non-invasive, there’s no need to take time off to recover afterward. Most patients are able to leave their treatment sessions and resume their normal day-to-day activities right away.
You might feel a cool sensation during treatment, which will fade away after a short time. During your sessions, you’ll enjoy a VIP treatment with cozy blankets, beverages and snacks, movies to watch, and more. In fact, some patients get so comfortable during treatment that they take a nap! The number of sessions you’ll need will depend on many factors, including the customized treatment plan created by our providers and your own personal aesthetic goals.
Are You a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting should not be thought of as a weight-loss treatment. Instead, it’s more accurate to say that it is a fat reduction treatment. CoolSculpting is meant to target stubborn fat that won’t go away.
If you have pockets of fat that you haven’t been able to address using traditional diet and exercise, you might be a great candidate for the CoolSculpting procedure. CoolSculpting is FDA-approved to target many different areas of the body that are known to hold excess fat. It’s also FDA-approved for use on lax tissue with submental area treatments. Some of the most popular areas of the body for which patients seek CoolSculpting treatment include:
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
- Sides and love handles
- Bra fat area
- The back
- The male chest
- Under the buttocks
- Under the jawline area
Because it is not designed to be a weight loss solution, people who are significantly overweight or obese should not consider CoolSculpting as a treatment if they are primarily looking to lose weight. For these patients, our providers can suggest alternative options. However, if you are close to your ideal weight, this non-invasive treatment may be a great alternative for you.
What Are CoolSculpting Results Like?
As with any other procedure, results will vary from one patient to another, as no two patients are exactly alike. Most patients notice changes as soon as three weeks after the initial treatment session, with the most noticeable results evident after roughly two months have passed. Overall, studies show a 24% average permanent reduction in fat cells after one single treatment.
However, this doesn’t mean that the effects come to a halt after two months! The stubborn fat cells targeted by the CoolSculpting procedure continue to crystallize, die, and get processed by the body for up to six months after your treatment is finished. Once the fat cells have been processed and eliminated by the body, they are gone for good.
You can target more than one area of the body for your CoolSculpting sessions; additional treatments may further enhance the results you’ll attain. The controlled cooling that this procedure uses is powerfully effective. In fact, 95% of patients report that they are highly satisfied with their results.
The muscle tone of the area that will be treated can affect the effectiveness of treatments. In addition, the rigidity of your skin and other tissues can also influence the results you achieve with CoolSculpting. While the amount of fat destroyed isn’t meant to decrease body weight, adjusting the shape of the parts of your body that are plagued by stubborn fat can potentially help you to fit into smaller sizes of clothing.
CoolSculpting in Columbia Gorge – The Dalles, OR
Even if you’ve tried for years to get rid of the fat on your upper arms, inner thighs, abdomen, back, or hips with no success, CoolSculpting may prove to be the answer you’ve been looking for. Reach out to us at Columbia Laser Skin Center today to schedule a consultation with our skilled aesthetic medical providers. Our friendly professionals will be happy to answer all of your questions and discuss a personalized treatment plan that will garner the best results possible. If you’re ready to explore the benefits of CoolSculpting fat reduction treatments, contact us today.