Are you struggling with “stubborn fat” near your thighs, belly, sides, or elsewhere on your body? Are you finding it’s nearly impossible to burn off these stubborn pockets of fat, no matter how healthy you eat, or how many times you hit the gym? If so, you may be a candidate for a revolutionary new treatment that can freeze fat off and keep it off for good. The process is CoolSculpting, now available at Advanced Aesthetics in Las Vegas, NV.
What Is CoolSculpting?
This treatment uses targeted cooling technology to freeze your fat cells away. Specially designed applicators deliver bursts of cooling temperatures to the target area you wish to slim and tighten. When the subcutaneous fat in these areas comes in contact with this cooling energy, it triggers a process called cryolipolysis. This causes a significant percentage of the fat cells to be destroyed. After this, the cells will slowly “melt away” as your body flushes them from your system.
Does CoolSculpting Permanently Remove Fat?
One of the best things about this treatment is that it is completely permanent. Any fat cells that are removed from your body will be gone forever. While it is possible for patients to regain body fat after treatment, it is often more evenly distributed throughout the body. If you get this treatment, your best approach is to maintain your results through proper diet and exercise, helping to ensure you keep your new slimmer contours.
What Is “Stubborn” Fat?
Stubborn fat is a term often used to describe pockets of fat that just don’t go away, no matter how hard we try. Our bodies are designed to retain a certain amount of fat for survival purposes. Unfortunately, in some cases, this fat can largely be stored in one spot. Men often struggle with stubborn fat on their sides (“love handles”), while women typically see it in their thighs, and everyone struggles with the “belly fat” region near the abs.
Why Is Stubborn Fat So Stubborn?
The reason is that even when we burn fat, we don’t get rid of the fat cells themselves. We may burn the fat that they contain, but the shrunken or empty cells remain in place. When the body needs to store new fat, these cells often get refilled and grow in size again. If many of these cells are in one place, they can present a constant challenge to anyone who is pursuing a slimmer shape.
Why Is “Fat Freezing” an Effective Treatment?
CoolSculpting is effective because it not only gets rid of the fat––it gets rid of the entire fat cell. When the fat cell is destroyed through the fat freezing process, it is permanently removed from the body and will not be able to store fat again in the future. Of course, not everyone stores fat in the same spot, but because the treatment is able to target specific regions on the body, it can produce optimal personalized results.
Is This Treatment Like Liposuction?
There are very important differences between CoolSculpting and liposuction. Both are treatments that can permanently remove fat––but they do so very differently. In liposuction, the fat is removed through a tube inserted into a patient’s skin. While the process has become highly refined, it still requires an incision and a recovery period.
CoolSculpting, meanwhile, works by triggering a natural cell-elimination process within the body. That is to say: the body routinely removes old cells, but this treatment speeds up the process so that it removes the fat cells in a few weeks instead of having them remain in the body for years. It is slower, but it is also more convenient and non-surgical.
What Is the Sculpting Experience Like?
During the first few minutes of treatment, patients might feel a slight pinching sensation from the applicators, as well as the sensation of cold. After a short time, the skin will adjust, and the intensity of the feeling will subside. During the session, you are in a relaxed position, and you don’t need to do anything. Many patients choose to read, use their phones, or watch videos.
How Long Does a Sculpting Session Take?
Treatment sessions are usually under an hour, and sometimes just 30 minutes. However, the length will vary based on a couple of factors. The number of areas you choose to treat will have an impact on the session length. In some cases, we may also recommend splitting the treatment into two appointments in order to maximize your comfort and your results.
How Many Sessions Do I Need?
In most cases, you will only need one session for a target area. If we do multiple sessions, it is usually because a patient wants to treat more than one area (for instance, both belly fat and thighs, but on different days.) If a second session is needed in the same treatment area, it is usually sometime later, after some of the results from the first session have already taken effect.
What Is the Recovery Period Like?
That’s one of the fantastic things about this treatment––there is no downtime required! Come to our clinic for your appointment, stay for the session, and you can resume your normal activities as soon as it’s over. You will be amazed at how quickly the process is finished, as it has been designed for maximum efficiency.
How Soon Can I See Results?
A typical session can be done in one short appointment, but the results will not occur overnight. This is because the body needs time to remove the frozen fat cells. The first visible results usually appear after about three weeks, gradually building until ideal results are seen on week 12. Although it is not instantaneous, there are advantages to this slower, more natural process.
Is This Treatment Safe?
CoolSculpting is a safe treatment that has been approved by the FDA. It has been used on millions of satisfied patients, with extensive clinical testing before it reached the wider market. Patients who are especially sensitive to cold may experience abnormal discomfort, however, and may want to seek an alternative treatment.
What Results Can I Expect?
This is something everyone wants to know––how much fat can you lose? While every patient is different, we do see some patterns from our testing and treatments. A typical patient will lose between 15% and 30% of the fat in a specific region when they go through treatment. The average amount is usually around 20% or 25%. Because of this, it is important to remember that one treatment session is not a solution for serious weight loss.
How Long Before the Process Is Finished?
Typically you will see your ideal results around 12 weeks after your treatment. Still, even after this point is passed, you may see continued slimming for several more weeks as your body eliminates the last damaged fat cells. If you wish to get another treatment at this time, you may be able to achieve even stronger results.
Will the Fat Come Back?
No. Any fat cells removed as a result of the treatment will be eliminated completely from the body. However, improper diet and exercise may lead to the creation of new fat cells. Because of this, many patients feel inspired to maintain their new results by keeping to a healthy diet and exercise plan. Your best approach to keeping the fat off is to maintain a healthy exercise program, and eat plenty of healthy foods.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
The most common areas for treatment are:
- Abdomen (belly fat)
- Sides (love handles)
Over the years, numerous applicators have been designed in order to personalize treatments to include arms, legs, areas of the back, and more. If you aren’t sure if the treatment can help your own target area, please contact us with your questions!
Who Is a Good Candidate for Treatment?
The ideal candidate is someone who leads a generally healthy lifestyle and is near their desired weight. These treatment sessions are considered to be a “body sculpting” or “body contouring” treatment. They work best on those who are a few pounds above their goal, who have pockets of stubborn fat in a couple of specific locations on their bodies.
Is There Anyone Who Should Avoid Treatment?
As stated earlier, patients who are seeking major weight-loss results should look into another treatment option first. CoolSculpting is not a treatment for obesity, or for serious medical problems. It is also not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for anyone who has a high degree of sensitivity to cold temperatures.
How Do I Get Ready for a Treatment Session?
This is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment. Because of this, there is very little that you need to worry about before a session. Many patients prefer to get their sculpting session without having a full stomach, and may choose not to eat too much before their appointment. Still, when you meet with us, we will make sure you have all the preparation you need.
What Do I Do After Treatment?
Unlike liposuction or other surgical procedures, this treatment has no downtime or required recovery period. You do not need to take time off of work or clear your calendar. In fact, you can go right back to your normal activities on the same day.
Do I Need to Take Supplements or Medication?
No additional supplements or medications are required! The cold from the applicators is all that is needed to trigger the process of fat cell elimination. After that, your body takes care of the rest, naturally removing the fat over several weeks.
How Much Does It Cost?
The pricing of a sculpting session will be dictated by how many areas are being treated. This is partly due to the size of the applicators, as they can only treat a certain amount of space at one time. Once we know what your target areas are, we will come up with a pricing estimate for you that is personalized to your unique goals.
How Can I Get Started?
The first step to take is to get in touch with our office! Our medical staff will make sure that you are a candidate for treatment, and will schedule a personal consultation for us to meet one-on-one.
What Happens in a Personal Consultation?
During your personal consultation, we will talk to you about your aesthetic goals, as well as get to know your expectations for the sculpting session. We’ll also cover your medical history and ensure that this treatment plan is the best option for you.
Get Started Today!
Are you ready to get the body you always dreamed of having? Join the millions of satisfied patients who have gotten newfound confidence and the slimmer contours they always wanted! Our medical staff is standing by, waiting to guide you through your sculpting journey. Contact Advanced Aesthetics in Las Vegas, NV today, and see what CoolSculpting can do for you!