What Is CoolSculpting?
Have you ever wished you could wave a magic wand and get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat? Coolsculpting allows you to do just that. This treatment system uses controlled cooling, administered through an external applicator, to freeze unwanted fat cells to death. The body then naturally disposes of those dead fat cells in the weeks to come, resulting in a gradual slimming in the treatment area.
This treatment can eliminate up to 25% of unwanted fat in the treatment zone, and the ease and effectiveness of this system have made it the number one non-invasive fat reduction treatment. Best of all, the results you enjoy will be permanent.
How Long Does It Take?
Appointments usually take less than an hour, making it the perfect solution for patients on the run. And because this non-invasive treatment does not involve anesthesia or downtime, you’ll be able to get right back to your day after your appointment. Some patients can accomplish their cosmetic goals with a single treatment. But many find that two or three treatments, scheduled at least six weeks apart, are needed to fully eliminate the unwanted fat.
One of the many advantages of these treatments is their ease. In addition to being less than an hour, these appointments involve no discomfort, which means you’ll be able to recline comfortably and read, nap, watch TV or check emails on your phone during your session. We also offer complimentary food, wine, and other beverages to our patients, making it a truly relaxing and pampering experience.
What Happens During Treatment?
It’s a good idea to wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment so that we can manipulate the applicator to rest directly against the skin in the target area. We’ll also apply a gel to your skin before we get started. The applicator, once it starts working, will direct cool temperatures toward your area of concern, chilling it just enough to kill the fat cells, which are damaged by low temperatures more quickly than skin.
You’ll feel the coolness of the treatment, and you may also experience gentle tugging sensations, but patients find the appointments comfortable.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
It takes time for the body to dispose of the fat cells destroyed during treatment. Patients usually start to see a noticeable improvement in their body one to three months after their first treatment. If you schedule additional treatments, your results will continue to improve over the series of appointments.
What Benefits Are Associated With This Treatment?
Patients looking for fat-reduction treatments have turned to liposuction and other invasive approaches in the past. One of the many benefits of Coolsculpting is that it is non-invasive, which means patients don’t have to deal with the inconvenience and downtime associated with surgery. A series of these non-invasive body-shaping treatments can easily fit into a busy schedule without the need to take time off of work.
Coolsculpting has been safely performed on patients all over the country. The technology used in treatment has been approved by the FDA.
It’s a Custom Treatment
Patients come to us with all sorts of body-shaping concerns. Some want to tone down small amounts of fat on the back or upper arms, while others want to tackle belly fat. For still other patients, fullness under the chin is a concern. Whatever your concern is, we can design a Coolsculpting treatment plan for you. During your initial consultation, we’ll speak with you about your cosmetic goals and develop a custom approach.
It Offers Great Results
This treatment offers noticeable results and allows patients to finally achieve the silhouette they have been working toward. It feels great to finally put those problem spots in the rearview mirror.
Your results will also appear completely natural. Because the body disposes of destroyed fat cells over weeks, your figure will gradually slim down and shape up. You’ll never look as though you went and had a cosmetic treatment performed. Instead, the change will be gradual and you’ll appear as though you’ve been taking great care of yourself!
Am I a Good Candidate?
You Want To Address Problem Spots
The best candidates for this treatment are struggling with small areas of stubborn fat. Maybe it’s a little extra fullness around the belly or upper arms that appear heavy. The beauty of this body-shaping treatment is that it can slim down some of those problem spots and help patients achieve the lean, contoured silhouette they’ve been working toward.
You’re Not Far Over Your Goal Weight
Coolsculpting can refine the overall look of your body by taming problem spots, but it won’t significantly lower the number you see on the scale. The ideal patient is already within 20 pounds of their goal weight and is simply looking to tune up their figure.
You’re in Good Overall Health
The non-invasive nature of this treatment means that there aren’t a lot of health restrictions on patients. However, it helps if you’re in good general health, and patients should not have pacemakers, defibrillators, or be pregnant.
You Have Good Habits
It’s also important that patients who undergo this treatment have healthy habits. While this treatment can freeze away unwanted fat, it won’t prevent you from gaining weight down the road. To maintain your figure long-term, you’ll want to have healthy diet and exercise habits.
What Can I Do To Maximize My Results?
This treatment alone delivers great results, but if you combine it with Body FX the improvement in your body will multiply. Body FX uses radio frequency, deep tissue heating, and suction. When the two treatments are combined, patients enjoy tighter skin and reduced cellulite as well as fat reduction. The combination of these two treatments will take your results to the next level.
Which Parts of the Body Does This Work On?
This versatile sculpting treatment can be put to work on just about any part of the body. Popular areas for treatment include the arms, abdomen, legs, flanks, and back. This treatment can even be used to tone down fullness beneath the chin and along the jaw.
What Type of Fat Does This Treatment Get Rid Of?
This treatment eliminates subcutaneous fat, which is also sometimes referred to as superficial fat. Subcutaneous fat is the squishy, pinchable fat that accumulates just below the skin. It differs from visceral fat, which forms around the body’s internal organs.
How Much Belly Fat Can I Lose?
This treatment can reduce unwanted fat by up to roughly 25%. When performed on the belly, that is usually enough to trim several inches and help pants and other lower-body garments fit better. The abdominal area is one of the more popular areas of the body to have this treatment performed.
What Is the Best Age for This Treatment?
There is no hard-and-fast age for this treatment. If you are struggling with stubborn pockets of fat you may be a good candidate, whether you are in your twenties or seventies. If you’re curious about whether or not this treatment is for you, call our office and schedule an initial consultation.
Will I Lose Weight?
This treatment is all about toning down problem spots and reshaping your body, but it won’t result in notable weight loss.
Does Health Insurance Ever Cover This Treatment?
Because this is a cosmetic treatment, health insurance plans generally do not cover it.
Does This Pair Well With Other Cosmetic Treatments?
Yes. Patients often combine this treatment with other services offered by our practice. Laser skin resurfacing is frequently paired with body-shaping treatments.
It’s Time To Say Goodbye to Those Stubborn Problem Spots
If diets and regular exercise haven’t given you the results you want, it may be time to give Coolsculpting a try. This amazing treatment freezes unwanted fat away, giving you the sleek and slim physique you’ve been working so hard for. And the appointments are quick and easy. What are you waiting for? Call ALC Med Spa, in Gurnee, IL, today and schedule your initial consultation!