For a lot of people, the brand new year marks the beginning of a fresh start to accomplish the resolutions and goals you have set for yourself. For many, this is the time to get serious about living a healthier lifestyle, including finally getting rid of the extra stubborn belly fat you’ve been wanting to shed off. Unfortunately for some, the last bit of stubborn fat seems to cling on no matter how hard you’ve been working out and eating right. If this applies to you, Coolsculpting may be the perfect solution you are looking for. However, before you book the first appointment available to schedule your Coolsculpting treatment, there are a few things to consider first.
What is Coolsculpting?
This non-surgical FDA-approved procedure may be able to get rid of up to 25% fat in the targeted area by freezing the unwanted fat away using an innovative technique called Cryolipolysis. Coolsculpting utilizes controlled cooling to target and gently crystalize and kill the extra fat without harming the skin or surrounding tissue. The crystallized fat cells are then naturally removed from your body through the metabolic process, leaving a better looking, slimmer you! You can find out more in-depth information about this innovative fat-freezing treatment here!
1. Coolsculpting is not right for everyone
Coolsculpting may seem like the best bet, but if you have too much or too little fat, the procedure will not be recommended. Coolsculpting is more designed to help you tackle the last final steps of your weight loss journey. Typically, it is recommended to schedule for the treatment when you are close to your target weight. This procedure is not designed to help you drop 10-30 pounds or designed for weight loss. On the other hand, if you are considered more on the petite side and don’t have enough fat in the targeted area for treatment, the Coolsculpting applicator may have challenges getting to the fat to freeze it. Another factor you should take into consideration is the type of fat you have. The Coolsculpting procedure destroys the fat located right beneath the surface of your skin, called subcutaneous fat. This treatment does not target deeper (visceral) fat, and may not be fit for you.
2. Different Types of Applicators to choose from
Coolsculpting offers several applicator shapes and sizes to choose from, each created to treat a specific targeted area. For instance, CoolSmooth applicators are used to treat the outer thighs, CoolFit applicators are performed on the inner thighs, CoolMini is for small areas on your face, such as under the chin, and CoolCurve is the ideal applicator for targeting fat on the flanks and love handles. Not every practice offers every applicator, so check with the practice you are considering to confirm if their location offers what you need. Here is a comprehensive list of body parts we treat with Coolsculpting at Ageless Forever.
3. Select a trained and experienced practitioner
When it comes to any procedure or treatment, it is important to choose a provider that you can trust with a background of plenty of training and experience. At Ageless Forever, we have a well-trained team with strong experience to help you freeze off the last bit of stubborn fat. Another thing to consider is to verify if the provider you are considering in your area is listed as a trusted source on Coolsculpting’s main website. Ageless Forever is listed in the top 5 centers for CoolSculpting treatment in Las Vegas area. You can rest assured that our practice will use genuine CoolSculpting products instead of generically branded machines.
4. No anesthesia necessary
Not to worry, this treatment is non-surgical and does not require anesthesia. A single CoolSculpting treatment usually takes less than an hour and you will be conscious and alert during your session. This is important to be aware of to plan and prepare accordingly. Many patients will bring in a book, laptop, or iPad along for entertainment during the treatment. Many client testimonials describe the procedure as comfortable, so you should be able to relax and distract yourself from the short treatment.
5. Know what to expect
It is important to understand and know what to expect from your fat-freezing treatments, especially when it comes to the results before you jump into planning your appointment. Results may vary depending on the person, for some patients taking up to 16 weeks before you can see the final results, while some require 2 or more treatments to achieve the desired results. With that said, if you understand that the results require a process and may involve a few treatments, you will be better prepared for your Coolsculpting journey knowing it may or may not take more than one session (depending on your body fat/goals), and results will not show immediately. Check out some of our patients’ before and after photos from their Coolsculpting journey!
Don’t put it off any longer! Finish off the final steps of your journey to achieve the body you’ve been working so hard for now! If you are in Las Vegas, Nevada, contact our office at Ageless Forever at 702-838-1994 to request a consultation with Dr. John J. Pierce today. We are more than happy to answer any of your questions.
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