While diet and exercise can help you drop extra pounds, weight loss isn’t always enough to reshape your body. Unfortunately, there’s no way to choose where to shed fat unless you try CoolSculpting.
At Advanced Aesthetics, we offer CoolSculpting in Las Vegas, so you can reshape your figure, targeting stubborn pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise. We have extensive experience using CoolSculpting to contour your body and eliminate unwanted fat.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting is a popular, FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment to reduce fat and contour the body. It uses cryolipolysis, freezing fat cells using precise temperatures that target fat without damaging the surrounding tissue.
The temperature required to freeze fat cells is higher than the temperatures that cause other cells to freeze, allowing CoolSculpting to treat fat while preserving the skin.
Fat is more sensitive to cold temperatures than other body tissues. So CoolSculpting applies meticulously controlled temperatures to the designated areas. The fat cells under the skin freeze, crystallize, and are ultimately destroyed. Your body then naturally removes the dead fat cells via your lymphatic system.
What Areas Can You Contour with CoolSculpting?
Clients see the best CoolSculpting results when they target the body areas that seem resistant to diet and exercise. For the procedure to work correctly, you need to have pinchable fat in the treatment area. CoolSculpting can contour the following areas:
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper arms
- Double chin
- Fat bulges under the arm, or “bra fat”
- Back fat
- Love handles
- Lower glutes and buttocks
CoolSculpting belly fat is one of the most popular treatments clients request, as both men and women experience extra fat around their abdomen that responds well to cryolipolysis.
What Happens During a CoolSculpting Treatment?
All of our CoolSculpting treatments begin with a consultation so we can discuss your body contouring goals, examine your treatment areas, and determine whether CoolSculpting is the best way to achieve the body contouring results you have in mind.
Depending on your circumstances, you may need more than one CoolSculpting session. During your consultation and before scheduling your first session, we’ll discuss the number of treatments we expect you to need for optimal results.
The CoolSculpting Process
You can relax in a comfortable chair when you arrive for your CoolSculpting session. First, we apply a gel pad and the applicator directly to your skin in the designated area. Once applied, the applicator will gently suction the targeted fat up between two panels.
At the start of your procedure, you may feel a cold sensation and tugging or pulling from the suction. However, the area becomes numb quickly, and all those sensations will disappear.
Clients often check email, watch TV, read, or nap during treatment. Depending on the targeted area, your entire CoolSculpting procedure will take 30 to 60 minutes. Once we remove the applicator, we’ll massage the site to help break up the fat cells.
Then you can leave and resume your regular activities. CoolSculpting requires no downtime.
CoolSculpting Reviews and Results
One of the biggest challenges of CoolSculpting is waiting for the results. While the treatment itself takes about an hour, the body’s process of clearing the dead fat cells as waste takes weeks.
Many of our patients begin seeing a decrease in fat in three to four weeks. However, it can take about two to three months for significant results to appear. Your body will continue to flush out the destroyed fat cells for up to six months, so your contouring may further improve.
Reviews of the CoolSculpting process are impressive. The procedure reduces targeted fat by about 20%, providing contouring that many patients claim they couldn’t achieve through diet and exercise alone.
How Long Do CoolSculpting Results Last?
CoolSculpting freezes fat cells, destroying them. The fat cells that are destroyed through cryolipolysis and flushed from your system will never return, making CoolSculpting a permanent treatment.
However, your remaining fat cells can still expand, creating new pockets of fat. So maintaining your results through a healthy diet is essential for long-lasting success.
Can You Expedite Your CoolSculpting Results?
The lymphatic system removes the dead fat cells through your urine. You can help your body by drinking lots of water and increasing your sweat-inducing activities. These practices can help the body flush out dead cells.
Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure. Instead, the treatment contours the body by reducing pockets of fat. Body fat falls into two general categories, visceral and subcutaneous.
Visceral fat sits below the muscle wall, surrounding the organs. Visceral fat is linked to health issues but responds well to weight loss. However, visceral fat does not respond well to body contouring procedures.
In contrast, subcutaneous fat sits directly under the skin and is the type of fat that tends to remain even with a healthy lifestyle. Subcutaneous fat is harmless and removable through CoolSculpting.
For these reasons, CoolSculpting is best for patients who are already following a healthy lifestyle and are close to their ideal weight. Patients rarely see a difference on the scale through CoolSculpting, even when their treatment offers dramatic results.
Reshape Your Body and Remove Excess Fat with CoolSculpting
At Advanced Aesthetics in Las Vegas, NV, we want our patients to look and feel their best. So we offer body contouring through CoolSculpting to provide you with the sculpted curves that diet and exercise alone can’t accomplish.
To learn if CoolSculpting is right for you, call or schedule a consultation with our expert team through our online booking system today.