Improve Your Appearance by Getting Rid of Persistent Fat Deposits
Even though you do everything to lose weight, like exercising and dieting, sometimes losing that extra fat is difficult, especially when you use traditional weight-loss methods to remove stubborn areas of excess fat bulges that seem not to respond. The founder of Kentucky Skin Cancer Center is Dr. Robert Skaggs, a board-certified Bowling Green dermatologist. Dr. Skaggs is highly-trained in treating different skin conditions using techniques such as CoolSculpting, helping patients look and feel their best.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a modern and contouring game-changer treatment that utilizes cooling in treating stubborn fat deposits in the body. This procedure is usually done in-office and is a safe and non-invasive technique to remove small amounts of fat from areas such as the thighs, abdomen, and chin. However, this CoolSculpting should not be used as a primary weight loss method because Harvard scientists developed this FDA-approved contouring treatment only to offer fat reduction.
What to Expect Before a CoolSculpting Procedure
During your initial consultation, you and your doctor will assess your problem areas, discuss your expectations and create an ideal treatment plan for you. Your doctor will also review your medical history and take photos of your body for you to observe the final results of the procedure.
Next, your doctor will schedule your CoolSculpting appointment. On the actual CoolSculpting treatment day, ensure that you are in comfortable clothing.
What to Expect During a CoolSculpting Procedure
The technician will apply a gel pad to protect your skin. The applicator will deliver vacuum, pressure, and cooling to the targeted site. As the applicator pulls the fat bulge into the cooling panels, you will feel a firm tug, pinching, and intense cold sensation. You may also experience initial tingling, which typically subsides as the area gets numb.
CoolSculpting targets and cools fat cells. The decreased temperature triggers fat cells to die. The fat is more sensitive to cold compared to the surrounding tissue. Therefore, the procedure will not negatively affect muscles and other body tissues.
Recovery and Results Following a CoolSculpting Procedure
Your body will begin to eliminate the dead fat cells in the weeks following the procedure. Afterward, the remaining cells will condense, causing an overall reduction in the bulging fat layer.
CoolSculpting treatment usually lasts from one to three hours but depends on your desired results and the treatment site’s surface area. When finished, you can return to your normal activities, including your workout routine.
Side effects of CoolSculpting include slight bruising, redness, swelling, numbness, soreness, and tingling. However, these effects are only temporary. After all the swelling has healed in the weeks and months that follow, you will begin to notice full results. As long as you maintain your healthy lifestyle, the treated fat cells will not come back.
In your follow-up visit, your doctor will take photos for you to observe the effectiveness of the treatment. If you are not satisfied with your results, your doctor might recommend an additional procedure to provide maximum results.
CoolSculpting will enhance your confidence and self-esteem. Reclaim the real you with CoolSculpting by scheduling an appointment at Kentucky Skin Cancer Center.