Stubborn fat has a way of hanging around, often resisting even the most dedicated exercise and diet efforts. It can be frustrating to feel like you’re doing everything right but still not achieving your desired results. At Advanced Aesthetics in Las Vegas, NV, we specialize in non-invasive treatments led by a team with over 40 years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. We understand your desire for effective, scientifically backed solutions.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment designed to target and eliminate fat cells by freezing them. This treatment can be a good alternative to more invasive fat-removal methods, allowing you to return to your daily activities almost immediately.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment that involves the use of specialized equipment to crystallize targeted fat cells through cryolipolysis, making it easier for the body to naturally eliminate them. It can be used virtually anywhere on the body that has pinchable fat.
How Cryolipolysis Works
Cryolipolysis is the scientific principle behind CoolSculpting. During the treatment, a specialized device suctions the targeted area into a vacuum-like applicator and cools the fat cells to a temperature that prompts their destruction. As a result, these fat cells undergo a natural process called apoptosis and are subsequently flushed out by your body’s lymphatic system, leading to smooth and contoured fat loss.
Where Can CoolSculpting Be Used?
- Thighs: Targeting the thighs allows for better contouring and shaping, thanks to the efficacy of cryolipolysis.
- Arms: CoolSculpting is suitable for reducing fat deposits that often accumulate on the upper arms.
- Flanks: Also known as love handles, flanks can be effectively targeted using fat-freezing methods.
- Abdomen: CoolSculpting benefits can include the reduction of stubborn fat in the abdomen.
- Banana Roll: Located just below the buttocks, this area can also be targeted for a more streamlined silhouette.
- Under the Chin: CoolSculpting helps reduce the appearance of a double chin, leading to a more defined jawline.
- Back Fat/Bra Fat: Ideal for targeting unwanted fat that may accumulate around the back and bra line area, CoolSculpting can offer a smoother surface on the back and eliminate bulges around clothing.
10 Tips to Accelerate Your Results
Tip 1: Consult a Qualified Specialist
For optimal CoolSculpting results, you should always seek out a qualified specialist. At our med spa, we can provide a thorough assessment of your goals and lay out an effective treatment plan for you.
Tip 2: Make Sure You Are the Right Candidate
Not everyone is an ideal candidate for freezing fat cells with CoolSculpting. Factors like skin elasticity and the amount of subcutaneous fat you have can influence your suitability for the treatment. We can evaluate these factors and confirm if the treatment is right for you.
Tip 3: Focus on Proper Diet and Nutrition
To maximize the benefits of your CoolSculpting treatment, maintaining a balanced diet is key. Nutritious and healing food can aid your body in the natural process of eliminating frozen fat cells, reducing inflammation, and preventing weight gain for longer-lasting results.
Tip 4: Focus on Adequate Hydration
Adequate hydration is essential for helping your body to freeze fat cells effectively. Drinking enough water not only aids in flushing out the crystallized fat cells but also contributes to your overall well-being, which can indirectly support your treatment results.
Tip 5: Engage in Regular Exercise
To further enhance the effects of CoolSculpting, regular exercise is recommended. Physical activity can complement the fat reduction goals of your treatment and contribute to better overall body contouring. It’s an effective way to maintain and possibly even improve your CoolSculpting results over time.
Tip 6: Seek Complementary Treatments
While freezing fat cells with CoolSculpting is effective on its own, seeking complementary treatments can further enhance the fat-reducing effects. Consult your specialist about other treatments that can work in synergy with CoolSculpting. These additional treatments could offer a more comprehensive approach to achieving your goals.
Tip 7: Wear Compression Garments
For optimal results following your fat reduction treatment, consider wearing compression garments. While medical-grade compression garments are not required after CoolSculpting, wearing something snug but not too tight can help to reduce swelling and aid in the body’s natural process of eliminating fat cells. Consult your specialist for specific recommendations.
Tip 8: Avoid Anti-Inflammatory Medication
To achieve the best CoolSculpting results, avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications around the time of your treatment. These medications can interfere with your body’s natural inflammatory process, which is essential for effective fat cell elimination. Your specialist can guide you on what medications to avoid.
Tip 9: Attend All of Your Sessions
The only way to enjoy the full range of CoolSculpting benefits is to attend all of the recommended sessions. Missing appointments can reduce the effectiveness of your treatment and may prolong the time it takes to see visible results. Consistency is key to optimizing the outcome.
Tip 10: Build Realistic Expectations and Have Patience
Fat reduction treatments like CoolSculpting offer promising results, but it’s essential to manage your expectations. The process takes time, and results are not instantaneous. Consult your specialist for a realistic timeline based on your specific goals, and practice patience as your body naturally processes and eliminates the treated fat cells.
What to Expect From Your First Session
When you come in for your first CoolSculpting session, the first step involves the application of a protective gel pad and then the handpiece to the targeted area. The device will pull the tissue up into the device and deliver controlled cooling to the fat cells beneath the skin without affecting the surrounding tissue.
Your Treatment Session
During the actual CoolSculpting treatment, you may feel a cold sensation at the treatment site, but this usually subsides within a few minutes as the area numbs. You will also feel a pulling or tugging as your skin is drawn up into the handpiece. Sensations are tolerable, and you can read, check your emails, or even nap during this time. Each session typically lasts about 35 to 75 minutes, depending on the area being treated and how many areas you are targeting.
Once the session is over, the treated area might appear slightly red or swollen. This is a normal reaction as your body begins the process of eliminating the fat cells. Your specialist will provide you with aftercare instructions to manage any discomfort and optimize the treatment’s effectiveness.
Freeze Away Your Fat With CoolSculpting
Harnessing the power of CoolSculpting can be a transformative experience when you choose a trusted provider like Advanced Aesthetics. We’ve been serving the Las Vegas, NV, area with exceptional care and expertise in the field of aesthetic treatments for over 20 years. To find out how CoolSculpting can benefit you, reach out to us at (702) 838-4644 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation.