It’s only March, with the hot beaches of summer still far off, so it may seem like there’s plenty of time to get your body ready for a bathing suit. Then your thoughts may turn to those stores of fat around your abdomen that resist every effort you make to reshape them. There are some bulges that simply won’t respond to increased workouts or dieting.
Is there any hope for shaping these last few trouble spots before the beach? Now there is -- with CoolSculpting -- a revolutionary way to address body sculpting through selective removal of stubborn subcutaneous fat. The CoolSculpting system starts a natural process that permanently eliminates this fat without drugs, surgery, or other invasive procedure.
The CoolSculpting process
The principle behind CoolSculpting came from the observation of dimples on the cheeks of children during popsicle season, of all things. The developers of CoolSculpting theorized that the cold temperatures experienced while eating popsicles was somehow undermining fat cells in the cheeks. If cold could reduce the number of fat cells in children’s cheeks, could cold be used to reduce fat cells elsewhere? It turns out that it could.
Fat reduction, not weight loss
CoolSculpting isn’t a weight loss solution. It’s intended for those at or near their ideal body weight, but who have pockets of fat that remain, keeping them from achieving the final body shape they want. Metabolic and hormonal changes affect the way your body stores fat as you get older, giving you less control over body shape.
In the United States, CoolSculpting has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to treat fat stores under your chin, on your thighs, abdomen, and flanks -- some of the most common spots for fat retention. Fat on your back, around the bra line, and banana rolls under the buttocks can also be addressed with CoolSculpting treatments.
What to expect from a CoolSculpting session
A typical CoolSculpting treatment lasts up to an hour depending on how many areas you’re having treated. The CoolSculpting applicators use controlled cooling to crystalize fat cells, and the body recognizes these cells as damaged. A natural process clears these fat cells from your body permanently.
You’ll typically see results starting a few weeks after treatment, but changes continue for months, making late winter or early spring the ideal time to achieve change ahead of the summer swimsuit season.
To find out if CoolSculpting is right for you, contact Eterna Vein & Medical Aesthetics by phone or use the convenient online tool to arrange your personal consultation. There’s a slimmer-looking you around the corner, and you can see it in time for summer.