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From The Blog

Getting the Body You Want is Possible

Treatment: CoolSculpting

Fat! To some people, it’s a dirty word. When they look at themselves in the mirror, all they can see is the annoying, mushy fat. When they put on clothes, that annoying, mushy fat seems to be visible through the clothes, making what they are wearing hang in an undesired manner. When they go to the beach or pool, they may want to avoid having others see that annoying, mushy fat, so they might try to stay covered up; reducing their desire to be at the beach/pool, or to stay very long.

But, fat is also an amazing thing. It can provide the subtleness and smoothness to our skin. It can provide fullness of volume in areas of our body where we want that fullness. A body without fat can look hard, flat, gaunt. Or, it can look sexy. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

So, maybe the problem isn’t necessarily “fat” but the volume of the fat present, and where that fat is located on our body. This is where the “coolness” of CoolSculpting® comes in! Sorry for the bad pun…

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CoolSculpting® technology uses controlled cooling to target and kill specific fat cells that are brought into the device applicator. Essentially, the technician will determine which size of device applicator is needed in order to suck in that annoying, mushy fat beneath the skin.

How much can be sucked in depends on how much you have. The CoolSculping® machine then uses a controlled process to cool down the tissue pulled into the applicator, in order to “freeze” and kill some of the fat cells. But don’t worry, the process doesn’t damage the skin. The reason for this is that fat freezes at a different temperature than the skin does. In fact, fat freezes at a temperature just above zero degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit). The way to think about this is using the analogy of butter. When it’s in the fridge, it is very hard. When left out on the counter, it’s much softer. If you put it in your hand, it becomes mushy. Fat in our body is somewhat similar. When cooled to a few degrees above zero Celsius, it becomes hard, and as a result, some of those fat cells die.

Will they come back? Generally, no. Our body has a limited number of fat cells and only in rare situations will it produce more/new fat cells. You might think this is a lie, because most of us are sure the amount of fat we have is increasing. But what is actually happening is that the fat cells we have are increasing (or decreasing) in volume depending on how much energy they need to store.

By killing those fat cells with CoolSculpting®, we aren’t actually removing a significant amount of fat, but we are changing how that specific fat deposit looks beneath the skin. This is why CoolSculpting® is referred to as Body Contouring. We are using the technology to change the shape of the fat deposits in a very natural looking way, and as a result, we can change how a person looks, how clothes hang on their body, and how they feel about themselves when they look in the mirror. 

As a non-invasive treatment, it has several benefits over traditional surgical fat removal procedures. The Wave Skin Care team will work with you to develop a customized CoolSculpting® treatment plan that addresses your problem areas and will tailor your individualized program to your body, goals, and budget.

CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive and non-surgical medical procedure that eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime.

It is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat beneath the skin; those frozen fat cells shrink, die, and go away for good. CoolSculpting® results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.

Double Chin, Belly Fat, and Love Handles; Liposuction Isn’t The Only Solution

The CoolSculpting® procedure can eliminate fat in these areas without the need for invasive surgery like Liposuction:

  • Abdomen
  • Inner Thigh
  • Outer Thigh
  • Flank/Side
  • Under the Chin (submental)
  • Jawline (submandibular)
  • Knees
  • Front Bra Fat
  • Pecks/breasts (men only)

If you wish to reduce only minor areas of excess fat, remove love handles, or don’t have the time needed for recovery, liposuction might not be the right option. If you are healthy, close to your ideal weight, but have unwanted fat on the abdomen, back, flanks, under the jaw creating a double chin, then CoolSculpting® may be the perfect solution for you!

CoolSculpting® is designed specifically for those who suffer from diet and exercise-resistant fat in specific areas that never seem to go away, no matter what you do, or are simply victims of annoying genetics that are preventing you from looking and feeling your best.

Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g., gastric bypass), the CoolSculpting® procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for CoolSculpting® have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of but haven’t found the results they desire after exercise and diet changes. If you can squeeze it, CoolSculping can freeze it!

No Needles, No Surgery, No Downtime. Long-Lasting Results

This non-invasive procedure requires no needles, incisions, anesthesia, or downtime. The price for CoolSculpting® treatments varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed to address each area, and your ultimate goals. Most patients opt to receive treatments in multiple body areas to solve their needs.

A gel pad and applicator will be applied to the specified treatment area; this delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat and destroys it while leaving your skin and other tissues unharmed, eliminating approximately 20%-25% of the fat cells that were pulled into the applicator. As the cooling begins, you typically feel intense cold, but this soon dissipates. You may then experience pulling, tugging, mild pinching, tingling, stinging, aching, and/or cramping sensations at the treatment site, which subside as the area becomes numb. Typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. These effects are only temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks and shouldn’t get in the way of your usual daily routine.

Each CoolSculpting® procedure typically lasts 1 to 3 hours, depending on the area you are having treated; most patients relax during their treatment, reading, listening to music, or even sleeping. You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment and experience the most dramatic results after two to three months. In the weeks to follow, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. CoolSculpting® effects are long-term, as treated fat cells are gone for good.

Problem Fat Gone Forever

You will not be required to take any supplements after your CoolSculpting® treatment as it is not a diet and exercise program, and you won’t need to change your lifestyle habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after a CoolSculpting® treatment, giving them confidence.

CoolSculpting® has quickly become the most popular non-invasive alternative to liposuction. The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you’ll see results in the mirror – long-term results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise. Start showing the world the person you feel on the inside!

Talk to Wave Skin Care today to determine if the CoolSculpting® fat freezing procedure is right for you.