CoolSculpting is becoming the leading choice for fat reduction in the cosmetic treatment market. It is a non-surgical procedure that freezes fat and keeps it away for good. You may know someone that has already had the procedure. We at Babcock Dermatology are focused on creating the best experience for all our clients. We have successfully created a process that achieves visible and noticeable results.
Whether you know someone that has experienced CoolSculpting, you may still have questions before you start the process. You can count on all of us at Babcock Dermatology to assist you and answer all of your questions. This guide can give you a better understanding of CoolSculpting and help you determine if it’s right for you.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a procedure that has been approved by the FDA to remove fat. It is a non-invasive option that isolates pockets of fat. These pockets are exposed to intense cool temperatures. This is a controlled process that utilizes a CoolSculpting machine. The temperature is freezing cold and is able to destroy and kill fat cells. It doesn’t damage any of the surrounding tissue.
Your body naturally flushes the dead cells with the lymphatic system. The process of killing the fat cells can take months. This process leaves you feeling slimmer and leaner in the treated areas. The fat that’s destroyed by CoolSculpting does not come back. Those treated with this process lose inches, see a reduction in the fat layer, and have an improved contour.
What Does the Machine Look Like?
The CoolSculpting tool is a device that delivers controlled and targeted cooling to eliminate fat cells. The tool has an applicator that comes in different sizes and shapes. We use a different applicator based on the part of the body that is being targeted. The application is applied to the skin, and the suction pulls the fat cells into cooling panels. The panels cool the cells to a temperature that freezes them, so they die.
What Does CoolSculpting Target?
The areas that are targeted must have pockets of pinchable fat. Some of the specific areas that can be treated with CoolSculpting include:
- Upper Arm
- Inner Thighs
- Outer Thighs
- Under Chin
- Upper Knee
This procedure also treats the areas affectionately or not, known as the love handles, muffin tops, and flanks. Any area that has a pocket of fat can be addressed. Each client has their own personalized plan based on their needs. The pockets of fat left behind by a C-section can also be treated with this procedure.
CoolSculpting is ideal for areas that have pockets of fat and are looking for improvement. If you have a large area of fat, this may not be the ideal process for you. You may need to consider alternative methods for those areas. Those who see the best results from CoolSculpting are those with small pockets.
The more pliable the area is, the better it works because the tissue can be pulled into the applicator easier. In general, those that are about 5 to 35 pounds away from their goal are ideal for this procedure. It is critical to remember that this is body sculpting and not a weight loss procedure.
What Should I Do Before My CoolSculpting Appointment?
When you have a CoolSculpting appointment, there isn’t much you need to do in advance of your appointment. There are, however, a few steps you should consider.
Most likely, you have already consulted with us, but in the event you haven’t, you should meet with us to ensure this is the proper procedure for you. If we have any instructions that are specific to you, we’ll let you know at that time.
You want to maintain a healthy exercise and nutrition plan. Keep in mind this is not intended to be a weight loss process. For best results, you should maintain overall wellness and healthy choices. Before the procedure, you should avoid taking any blood thinning medication like ibuprofen or aspirin. These medications can increase the chances of bruising.
You want to ensure that you remain hydrated. In general, this is good for overall health but also helps to flush the dead cells effectively. In addition, you should wear comfortable clothes on the day of your treatment. You want to wear clothes that are loose-fitting and provide easy access.
While you don’t have to prepare for downtime, you may experience discomfort, numbness, redness, or bruising. You may need to plan for this type of discomfort.
At Babcock Dermatology, we know you have many options available to you. We provide exceptional service and care to all clients and patients. Call or Text our dedicated CoolSculpting line at 404-801-7866 to schedule an appointment so we can get you started down your path to a more contoured figure.