There’s nothing more frustrating than working out, eating right, and not seeing the results you were hoping for. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with stubborn areas of fat any longer. CoolSculpting treatments, offered at ALC Med Spa in Gurnee, IL, can easily bring problem spots under control and improve your overall physique.
Are CoolSculpting Results Permanent?
One of the many advantages of CoolSculpting is that it permanently gets rid of fat cells. By the time we’re in our mid-twenties, our bodies are no longer producing new fat cells, but the cells we already have grow and shrink over time based on caloric intake. This treatment permanently destroys fat cells in the target area, eliminating your problem spot once and for all.
But this treatment won’t prevent fat cells in other parts of your body from enlarging based on your diet and exercise habits. Most patients find that the best way of maintaining their overall physique after treatment is by adhering to a healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, the great results CoolSculpting offers can be very motivating, and patients are often eager to exercise and eat right.
Why Is It So Hard To Get Rid of Stubborn Fat?
Almost everyone has a small pocket of fat or two on the body that just won’t go away. The reason these areas are so hard to get rid of is that reducing your caloric intake, either by eating less or exercising more, shrinks fat cells but doesn’t get rid of them. That means even if you’re doing everything right, you may still have some fat.
Your genes also play a role in determining where you’ll lose fat from, which means patients have no control over how their body shapes up. So even if you’re regularly working out your upper arms in hopes of slimming them down, you may instead lose fat from the thighs or abdomen. Patients love CoolSculpting because it allows them to finally take charge of problem spots, getting rid of them for good.
How Much of an Improvement Will This Achieve?
This treatment can eliminate up to 25 percent of fat in the area being targeted. This is enough to resolve problem spots and noticeably improve the patient’s physique. You may even find that you lose a few inches and go down a size in clothing.
Will This Treatment Help Me Lose Weight?
This treatment is highly effective at getting rid of small pockets of unwanted fat, but it won’t help you lose a lot of weight. Once you’ve undergone this treatment and your results have fully developed, your problem spots will be gone, and your body will look sleeker, slimmer, and more sculpted.
You’ll notice that your clothes fit a little better, and you may have even shed a couple of pounds. But this treatment won’t help you drop a significant amount of weight.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment system cools fat cells to 41 degrees, the temperature at which they freeze and break down. The controlled cooling is delivered by a device placed against your skin, and although you may feel the chilly temperature, your skin won’t be frozen or damaged by the treatment. During the weeks after your treatment, the destroyed fat cells will be processed and disposed of by the body’s lymphatic system, gradually shrinking the problem spot.
Does This Treatment Hurt?
This is not a painful treatment. Some patients say they experience a cooling and a tugging sensation, but these only last for a few minutes. Overall, the treatment is very relaxing. As the device does its work, you’ll be able to relax in a fluffy, warm bed and watch TV, nap, or enjoy our complimentary wine and snacks. Getting your body in shape has never been so much fun!
Do I Need To Do Anything To Prepare?
Aside from arriving for your appointment wearing comfortable, loose clothing, this treatment doesn’t require any preparation. The only thing we recommend is that you take especially good care of your skin in the days leading up to your appointment. You’ll feel more comfortable during treatment if your skin is healthy and not sunburned or irritated.
Is There Much Recovery?
This treatment involves no recovery. Treatments can often be performed in less than one hour. And because no anesthesia is involved, patients may immediately return to their regular schedules. This revolutionary treatment system allows you to get your body in shape without missing a step.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
Because it takes time for the body to dispose of the destroyed fat cells, your results will develop over time. Most patients see improvement within four weeks, with their full results developing within eight to 12 weeks.
Which Parts of the Body Does This Work On?
This treatment system works all over the body. The belly is one of the most popular areas to have treated, but this technology is also regularly used on the thighs, arms, back, flanks, and even beneath the chin.
Can This Treatment Be Paired With Any Others?
Some of our patients get great results by combining CoolSculpting treatments with Body FX. Body FX is a non-invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency, deep tissue heating, and suction to tackle cellulite. When performed in combination with CoolSculpting, it enhances patients’ results, allowing them to get rid of more fat and enjoy smoother, tighter skin.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You’re Looking for Help With Problem Spots
This treatment is intended for patients who are already leading healthy, active lives and are in pretty good physical condition, but who still have a stubborn problem spot or two that they can’t seem to shed. The beauty of CoolSculpting is that it allows you to hone in precisely on those problem spots and get rid of them. Ideally, patients who undergo this treatment are within 20 pounds of their goal weight.
You’re in Good Physical and Emotional Health
Patients who undergo this treatment should be in good overall physical health with no serious underlying conditions. They should also be in good emotional health and should approach this treatment with a realistic understanding of the likely outcome.
You Want a Convenient, Non-Invasive Treatment
In addition to the spectacular results it offers, patients love this treatment because of its convenience. Appointments are easy and short, and patients don’t need to set aside time for recovery like they do when scheduling more invasive treatments. This treatment system is a convenient and no-hassle way of getting your body to where you want it to be.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does This Treatment Cost?
The cost of a treatment plan varies, depending on the number of sessions we recommend for you and whether or not you opt to include Body FX. During your initial consultation, once we have a sense of what your treatment plan will involve, we’ll be able to share information about costs.
Can This Treatment Be Tailored for My Particular Needs?
Yes. This versatile treatment can be used all over the body, and it can be used to achieve varying degrees of fat reduction. That makes it a great option for patients with a wide variety of cosmetic concerns. During your initial consultation, we’ll evaluate your problem spots and talk with you about what your cosmetic goals are. We’ll then design a treatment plan that’s tailored to your needs and goals.
Will I Need More Than One Treatment?
Depending on the size of your problem spot and the amount of improvement you’re aiming for, we may recommend that you schedule several treatments. When scheduling a treatment series, we ask patients to book their appointments at least one month apart to give their results time to develop between sessions.
Does This Treatment Work on Both Men and Women?
Yes. Men and women tend to store fat on their bodies in different places, but this treatment works well on patients of both genders. Men, like women, are often eager for help in tackling stubborn problem spots that haven’t responded to diet and exercise.
Are You Ready To Take Control of Your Figure?
If you’ve got areas of fat that you just can’t seem to shake, it may be time to give CoolSculpting a try. This easy, non-invasive body sculpting treatment can tackle problem spots and leave you with a fit, youthful physique. There’s a lot to love about this amazing treatment, including the permanent results it offers. Call ALC Med Spa in Gurnee, IL, and book your consultation today!