If you are one of many who work out regularly, eat right, do everything you can to make sure you’re healthy and still see zero impact on problem areas…have you considered freezing the fat off?
Recent advancements in the cosmetic dermatology field have led to a slew of new, surgery-free treatments and machines that claim to eliminate stubborn, fatty areas using heat, ultrasound, radio frequency, and freezing.
Contouring treatments, like CoolSculpting, work by killing off a targeted group of fat cells. Since the cells are no longer there, and can therefore no longer expand, the idea is that the size and occurrence of those "trouble spots" will be reduced permanently. However, each contouring treatment only reduces about 20 to 25 percent of fat cells. This means there are still around 75 percent of those cells left in that area. Yes, those that were treated are not going to grow back, but if you don't continue to eat well and exercise, you can still gain weight in that area, due to those remaining cells expanding.
In a nutshell, CoolSculpting works like this: A glass of water is equally liquid at room temperature or in the refrigerator. A stick of butter is soft at room temperature and hard in the fridge; ergo, fat hardens at a lower temperature than liquid.
Essentially water-based tissue, like skin and muscle, can withstand a lower temperature than fat, thus allowing the breakdown of fatty tissue without damaging the skin.
The CoolSculpting process consists of applying a vacuum to a fatty and cools it by drawing heat out, much like air conditioning draws heat of out the air versus blasting the area with ice.
The area is treated for about an hour and then massaged vigorously to damage the fat cell walls. Over the next 4-8 weeks the body will eliminate the damaged fat cells and voila! 25 percent less fat.
It is important to point out – CoolSculpting is not a way to make you skinny, or lose a bunch of fat. However, it will significantly help with stubborn areas.
For anyone looking for non-invasive treatments, CoolSculpting is an excellent alternative.
To learn more about our collection of non-invasive body contouring treatments, book an appointment with us at SkinSpaMED today by calling the Dallas location at (972) 392-3895, or in Colleyville at (817) 281-8181.