What is CoolSculpting?

In recent times, you’d notice  more and more people are concerned about their body image. This has led many men and women to lead healthy and active lifestyles to maintain a healthy image. If you are one of such people who have made a concerted effort at fat removal but stubborn fat persists, you can count on CoolSculpting to provide a toned body. Since 2010 when the FDA approved this procedure of using freezing temperatures to kill fat cells, it has grown amazingly popular worldwide. In fact, since the inception of this technique and up to this moment, almost 4,000,000 procedures have been carried out globally. Let’s dive right into this subject:

Who’s CoolSculpting for?

To be eligible for a CoolSculpting Calgary procedure, you might have made a concerted effort toward fat reduction. This may be through a healthy diet or exercising, or both. But, it is noticed that some fat in areas such as the thigh, abdomen, upper arm, chin, and flank would prove difficult to reduce. So, to be an ideal candidate for this FDA-cleared non-invasive procedure, you must be within your natural weight range, be realistic about your expectation concerning fat removal, and be willing to maintain the results by leading a healthy and active lifestyle.

Where is CoolSculpting Most Effective?

The parts of the body the CoolSculpting technique can be targeted include the upper arm, underneath the buttocks, flanks, chin, back, and inner and outer thigh. Each of these parts of the body may require a different number of sessions to achieve desired results. Basically most places that you need fat removal.

These Conditions Could Make You Ineligible for CoolSculpting

Before considering CoolSculpting treatment, you must go for a consultation with a certified dermatologist or skin doctor to determine if you are eligible, or not. Some conditions may make you ineligible to carry out a CoolSculpting procedure. To start with, if you are overweight or obese, then CoolSculpting is not for you. This is not to body shame or discriminate against anyone but it’s advised. If you are lactating, pregnant or intend to become pregnant in six months, you shouldn’t go ahead with a CoolSculpting procedure. Also, CoolSculpting wouldn’t be convenient for you if you have a history of Raynaud’s disease or any known condition that can limit blood flow to the skin upon exposure to cold. Skin conditions such as scars on the location of the treatment area can also make you ineligible for a CoolSculpting procedure. If you’ve had a history of fat reduction procedures such as liposuction and surgery, or have an implant in or close to the intended treatment area, then CoolSculpting is not advised. Other conditions that could make you ineligible for CoolSculpting include but are not limited to current dental infection, known history of cryoglobulinemia cold urticaria or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, as well as evidence of swollen lymph nodes or ptotic submandibular gland.

How’s CoolSculpting Done?

This is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure, so it doesn’t require needles, anesthesia or incisions to the skin. A hand-controlled device will be applied to the targeted area after a cooling gel might have been applied by the Skin doctor, trained in coolSculpting. Thereafter, controlled cooling, usually within the range of -5 degrees to 5 degrees Celsius, is applied to the treatment area. This controlled cooling may last anywhere from 40 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the size of the treatment area or your unique skin expectations. You may experience mild discomfort, intense cold and a suckling sensation in the first few minutes. But, this will subside soon. You could peruse through your smartphone, watch a movie on your laptop, or take a nap as the machine does its work, with the Skin doctor in control, of course. At the end of this exercise, the frozen subcutaneous fat beneath the targeted area dies, without damaging the nerves, skin and other bodily structures.

Possible Side Effects of CoolSculpting

As a non-invasive fat reduction procedure, the CoolSculpting technique is safe to use, according to several studies and clinical trials. You may, however, experience skin sensitivity, itchiness and slight inflammation, in rare cases. But, within hours to a few days, you wouldn’t notice these symptoms anymore. Also, due to your body’s natural process of discharging the dead fat cells, you may experience a loose stool for weeks following the procedure. Other potential side effects include stinging, redness and aching. You may go about your normal routine, right after your CoolSculpting with an experienced dermatologist in Brandon.

How Fast do CoolSculpting Results Begin to Show?

When subjected to controlled cooling from the CoolSculpting device, the subcutaneous fat in the treatment site immediately reduces by 25 per cent after a single treatment. You may not notice a significant difference immediately after the procedure. But as your immune system continues to shrink and discharge dead fat cells over several weeks, you will begin to notice a considerable fat reduction in the treatment area. As months go by, you will notice a further reduction in the treated areas. If after your first CoolSculpting procedure your desired expectation is not attained, you could undergo repeated sessions, provided they are adequately spaced to allow for the restoration of the inflammatory process. Not to sound like a broken record, but please make sure to consult with a dermatologist before making any decision as they are the best person to direct and guide you.