ALC Medspa If you have stubborn fat that you are hoping to shed before summer but are having a hard time targeting certain areas, we may be able to help with our CoolSculpting treatments in Gurnee, IL. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that provides effective body sculpting for targeted areas.
At ALC Medspa, we will always put your needs first. Because of this, we have earned the trust of our patients who continue to come back for our non-invasive treatments and services. If you are looking for a reputable medspa that performs CoolSculpting treatments, you can schedule a consultation with us. We offer this treatment alongside other aesthetic services.
Why Is Stubborn Fat So Stubborn?
A large percentage of people in the U.S. have stubborn fat that doesn’t seem to budge from areas such as the thighs, arms, chin, or stomach. Often, as a person ages and their body changes, or after a life altering event such as pregnancy, fat can begin to cling to an area and become difficult to remove, even with diet and exercise.
Stubborn fat can be difficult to remove because when you lose weight, you can’t choose the area where the pounds are lost from. You may have overall weight loss, but because of genetics and other factors, it might not come from the stubborn bulges. This is where body contouring treatments such as CoolSculpting can be helpful.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment that can target excess fat on many different areas of the body. If you have enough fat in an area to be able to pinch it, CoolSculpting treatments can be effective. We can perform CoolSculpting on the belly, thighs, arms, flanks, and much more.
Rather than being a weight loss treatment, CoolSculpting can sculpt your body into a more ideal shape. It is a treatment that is typically most effective for those who are close to their ideal body weight but want to smooth away stubborn bulges.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
As the name suggests, CoolSculpting can reduce fat in the treatment area by freezing it away. This is a process called cryolipolysis. During treatment, fat cells are lowered to a temperature that is cold enough to freeze and destroy them. The benefit of this process is that fat cells have a higher freezing point than other tissues meaning that they can be effectively treated without damaging the surrounding skin and muscle.
What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?
- Abdomen: A belly pooch is common after childbirth, but it can also be common in other individuals who are prone to collecting fat in this area. CoolSculpting the belly can be an ideal treatment for both the upper and lower abdomen.
- Flanks: CoolSculpting can be used to treat the flanks or the areas on the side of the waist. If you have love handles and you want a more streamlined silhouette, this treatment may be recommended.
- Thighs: Both the inner and the outer thighs can be treated with CoolSculpting. This treatment can help reduce thigh bulges and create a more toned appearance.
- Arms: Arms can be a common location for excess fat to collect. If you have pinchable fat on your upper arms and you want to slim the area, we can give you a more sculpted appearance with CoolSculpting.
- Double Chin: A smaller handpiece can be used for CoolSculpting the chin. If you have a double chin that won’t go away even with exercise or weight loss, CoolSculpting can give you a more defined jawline and improve the appearance of your face.
How Quickly Does CoolSculpting Work?
If you are wondering if CoolSculpting will be able to get rid of your fat before your next trip to the beach, the answer to this question can vary. CoolSculpting results are often gradual, and it may take time to see noticeable results. You may start to see results within one to three months of your treatment. Full results may take as many as six months to appear. This can depend on how many treatment sessions are recommended. Most patients come in for more than one treatment to get the CoolSculpting results they are looking for.
The CoolSculpting Procedure
Before you will be ready for your CoolSculpting treatment, you will need to meet with us for a consultation. We’ll talk about the areas that you want to treat, discuss treatment results, and come up with a personalized treatment plan. We may recommend fewer or more sessions depending on your body contouring goals.
You can expect the same process whether you are CoolSculpting your chin, stomach, or other areas. We will take photos to track your progress. Next, we will outline the treatment area and place a gel pad down to protect your skin. Then the applicators are placed on your body.
You will feel a light vacuum pressure beginning as well as a sensation of cold. As your treatment progresses, these sensations will lessen as your skin gets more numb. This treatment process is generally not uncomfortable for most patients, although everyone is different.
Get Rid of Stubborn Fat With CoolSculpting
If you have stubborn fat but have already tried basic methods such as exercising or eating healthy, it may be time to discuss CoolSculpting with us. We treat many patients every year who want to smooth and tone certain areas of their body without surgery. At ALC Medspa in Gurnee, IL, we would be happy to have a consultation with you to discuss our CoolSculpting treatments. Call us today at (847) 565-1008 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.