Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand across your body and smooth out fat deposits resistant to the effects of diet and exercise? If you work hard to stay fit and you maintain a healthy diet, but you still aren’t getting the beauty results you deserve, you might be an ideal candidate for body sculpting. CoolSculpting from the Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center in Williamsville, NY is a non-surgical treatment that can have you looking and feeling better than ever before.
Are CoolSculpting Results Permanent?
Before you embark on any beauty treatment, it is important to cultivate the proper expectations. Through the process of CoolSculpting, your subcutaneous fat cells are killed and then vacated from the body as waste through natural processes. These cells are dead and will not return, ever. Body sculpting allows you tremendous body control to remove fat from targeted areas, and if you hold to your discipline and maintain your beauty regimen, the results can be very long-lasting.
Remember that your body changes over time, and that includes where it stores fat. One example is how young people often exhibit obvious stores of baby fat that disappear as they grow into adulthood. If you have had lingering stores of body fat that have not grown over time, it is possible that a body sculpting treatment could be a means of long term removal. Much of your success will be tied to your adherence to a healthy lifestyle, though, as unhealthy habits will still lead to weight gain. The removed cells won’t return, of course, but the remaining cells can still expand.
How Does Body Sculpting Work?
Diet and exercise are great ways to reduce the overall fat percentage of your body. However, the problem with diet and exercise is that you can’t use it to target the specific areas you want to be shaped. The proper distribution of fat deposits can fill out your curves and tremendously enhance your overall appearance. Some people are fortunate in that their bodies naturally deposit fat in areas that enhance their aesthetic. More often, however, people find that diet and exercise commonly reduces fat from the wrong places.
Targeted exercises to reduce fat in specific areas can also be problematic. If you have a fat deposit under your chin, for example, there are no machines in the gym designed to work that area. Targeted exercising can also increase musculature which can also disrupt the line of your silhouette. CoolSculpting allows you remarkable control in identifying problem areas and smoothing them out exactly to your liking.
The acting scientific concept that drives CoolSculpting is called Cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis was discovered when Dr. Rox Anderson and Dr. Dieter Manstein noticed that children who ate popsicles developed dimples. They concluded that prolonged exposure to cold temperatures must provoke cell death in fat cells. This observation also offers an indication of how painless the treatment is, since children never complain that a popsicle is too cold to eat.
Cryolipolysis is possible because of the biochemical construction of fat cells versus the construction of the surrounding tissue. Fat cells are oil-based while the surrounding tissue is water-based. Water is so commonplace that we often forget that it has amazing chemical properties. One of these properties is high heat capacity.
The high heat capacity of water is why it takes so long for water to boil even when directly exposed to high temperatures. Water can store a tremendous amount of energy and it takes a long time to heat or cool water-based cells in comparison to oil-based cells. The practical result is that, by cooling a targeted area of your body, you can provoke cell death in the subcutaneous layer of fat without causing any damage to the surrounding tissue. This allows us to non-surgically remove fat in a way that is painless, efficient, and highly effective.
No Disruption to Your Life
One of the biggest advantages of CoolSculpting is that there is no recovery time. Getting into a regular fitness routine is one of the most important components of adopting an effective beauty regimen. In our experience, our most successful clients are the ones who make their workout and diet choices as habitual as brushing your teeth. Once your routine has become a habit, you don’t have to waste the time and energy building up your motivation to stick to your plan.
Surgical fat reduction techniques sometimes require a week or more of limited activity. The problem with taking such a prolonged break is that it erodes your commitment to your routine. With CoolSculpting there is no interruption. You can have a treatment over your lunch break and then go back to work with none the wiser. You can even continue with your regularly scheduled workouts later in the day.
How Much Fat Can It Eliminate?
Various clinical tests have shown that CoolSculpting can effectively remove twenty to twenty-five percent of the fat from a target area. If you have an upcoming event like a graduation or a wedding, we can even design a treatment schedule to ensure you achieve your beauty goals within your timeframe. By staggering treatments, it’s possible to maximize fat reduction and create a smoother, sexier version of you.
When Are Results Visible?
CoolSculpting relies on natural processes to flush fat cells out of your body. You will first start to see results around two to three weeks after your treatment with improving results up to around two months. Many of our clients enjoy making time-lapse videos of their weight loss as they get up in the morning to check their progress.
The steady improvement also provides a significant psychological boost. Our clients have commented that they get more out of their workouts as the underlying effects of the CoolSculpting treatment act in concert with their ongoing fitness rituals. You deserve to feel good about yourself, and many of our clients find it extremely empowering to eliminate fat deposits that have resisted their efforts for years or decades.
Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Keep in mind that CoolSculpting is not an effective technique for massive weight loss. Instead, it is a contouring technique that helps you cross the finish line that comes at the end of your health and fitness journey. The ideal candidate is a fit, active, and healthy individual with stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to the effects of diet and exercise. If you have a strong commitment to your health and beauty and you need a final boost to get you over the top, then CoolSculpting might be exactly what you’re looking for.
When you come in for a consultation, we will evaluate your health and fitness goals and help you determine if CoolSculpting is the right choice for you. The consultation is a great time to develop a trusting relationship and to have any of your remaining questions answered about the treatment. We want to see you succeed, and it is our commitment to put you on the path that leads to the greatest possibility of success. A consultation is the first step towards finally achieving the look you’ve always dreamed of.
What Is Treatment Like?
CoolSculpting is completely painless because cool temperatures have a natural anesthetizing effect. If you’ve ever applied an ice pack to a twisted ankle, you have a general concept of what the treatment feels like. Some of our clients have compared the treatment to jumping into a cold swimming pool. There is a brief moment of shock that quickly dissipates and allows you to achieve a comfortable equilibrium.
When you come in on the day of your appointment, we recommend that you wear loose-fitting, non-restrictive clothing as you might wear on a lazy Sunday afternoon. If you’re coming from work, we recommend that you bring a change of clothing to prevent any gel from getting on your work clothes. You can expect a single session to last between 35 to 75 minutes. Sometimes your treatment schedule might require multiple, consecutive treatments.
CoolSculpting is performed by affixing applicators to the target areas of your body. The applicators contain both a gentle vacuum element, which brings the subcutaneous fat closer to the surface, and a cooling element. Applicators come in a variety of shapes to treat everything from the fat on your neck and chin to larger areas like your abdomen and thighs. They are shaped like a box with a rubberlike edge that creates a seal against your skin.
You will be allowed to sit in comfort, surrounded by pillows, and simply relax during the duration of your treatment. For best results, once the applicators have been applied, they cannot be removed until the end of the treatment. It’s best to visit the bathroom before your treatment begins, and we also recommend a light snack prior to beginning to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.
You can think of your CoolSculpting treatment as a well-deserved moment of self-care in the midst of a busy and stressful day. We recommend that you bring something to entertain yourself. You can read, watch television, or operate a mobile device. The treatment is so comfortable that many of our clients even fall asleep.
Can I Bring a Friend?
Absolutely! We find that our clients always have a better chance of achieving their health and beauty goals when they surround themselves with a support group. Bringing along a friend makes every step of your beauty journey more enjoyable and can even become a bonding experience. We’ve treated teams of mothers and daughters, best friends, and romantic partners. A shared beauty treatment experience is a wonderful way to spend quality time together and take full control of how you look and feel.
Schedule a Consultation Today!
We would love to help you look and feel your best, and CoolSculpting offers an unprecedented level of control over your appearance. There are many people who carry a psychological burden that results from a stubborn pocket of body fat that they could never successfully eliminate. Don’t resign yourself to living with a body feature that displeases you. Instead, come in for a consultation and we can set you on the path to finally achieving the look you’ve always dreamed of.
The fat that is removed through body contouring is killed and will not return. If you stay committed to a fit, active, and healthy lifestyle you should be able to enjoy the benefits for years. Many of our clients find CoolSculpting to be so convenient and comfortable that they incorporate it as a regular part of their overall beauty regimen. If you’d like to learn more about how body sculpting can transform your life, contact the Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center in Williamsville, NY for a consultation today!