Coolsculpting is a revolutionary treatment that destroys fat deposits by cooling tissue to a specific temperature that causes the fat cells to die. Designed to treat smaller unwanted fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise, Coolsculpting is less invasive than liposuction with no downtime. Here are five surprising facts you probably don’t know about the Coolsculpting procedure.
#1. Treats Any “Pinchable” Fat
Coolsculpting is unique because it can be used to treat any area of stubborn fat as long as it can be pinched. The Coolsculpting machine uses applicators in various sizes to target different areas ranging in size from the chin to the abdomen. Most commonly used to treat love handles and belly fat, Coolsculping can also treat fat deposits on the chin, neck, arms, thighs, back, bra area, and even breasts in the case of gynecomastia.
#2. Results Are Gradual
Unlike liposuction, which delivers immediate results, Coolsculpting results take a month or two to become apparent. That’s because Coolsculpting works to damage fat cells in the treatment area rather than literally removing them. Over the course of a few months, the damaged fat cells die and get flushed from the body by the immune system. This allows the results to appear natural and discreet as the fat is removed over the course of four months rather than all at oce.
#3. No Scars or Recovery
Coolsculpting is the completely nonsurgical and noninvasive alternative to liposuction. Treatment areas are smaller with less dramatic results but Coolsculpting comes with absolutely no scars, anesthesia, or even downtime. After a Coolsculpting session, the treated area will be numb for days or up to a couple of weeks but this will not interfere with normal activities, work, and exercise.
#4. Fat Reduction of 25%
Coolsculpting produces a mild to moderate fat reduction in the treatment area, reducing around 25-30% of fat per treatment. The results can be improved even further with follow-up sessions. This can reduce bulging in problem areas or improve the waistline.
#5. Not a Weight Loss Procedure
Many people are surprised to learn that Coolsculpting isn’t actually a weight loss procedure. Like liposuction, Coolsculpting is designed for people who are close to their ideal weight but simply want to target stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond well to exercise and diet.
Coolsculpting has been the only FDA approved cryolipolysis procedure since 2010 and it continues to grow in popularity. Every year, more than 350,000 noninvasive fat reduction treatments like Coolsculpting are performed every year, up 7% in the last couple of years. Thanks to its short sessions, discreet yet effective results, and no downtime, Coolsculpting offers a great solution for anyone who wants to do something about troublesome love handles, a double chin, or belly fat that just doesn’t seem to respond to anything else.