We all have places where stubborn fat likes to accumulate, regardless of how many squats, crunches, or pull-ups we do. Diet and exercise can only take you so far, and not everyone feels comfortable using surgery to achieve their ideal body image. Thankfully, beauty technology continues to evolve. CoolSculpting is a noninvasive procedure that can help you get the body you have always wanted. It targets stubborn fat areas and produces results similar to liposuction. What more could you want?
We’ve put together a little primer on this revolutionary procedure: here’s everything you need to know about CoolSculpting.
What exactly is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive medical procedure that uses extremely cold temperatures to induce a process called cryolipolysis to break down fat cells. The procedure was approved by the FDA in 2010 and has been increasingly popular ever since.
How does it work?
Your practicing professional will use a vacuum over the problem area that essentially freezes the fat cells. The procedure takes anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the targeted area, and you can expect to see changes in your body in one to three months. Drastic physical changes typically require two to three rounds of treatment.
Benefits of CoolSculpting
- Guaranteed fat loss over time.
- Little recovery time. You will be good to go after each treatment. You may experience soreness, nothing more than you would expect after a hard workout, but you may experience swelling in the treated area for a few weeks.
- You will see results anywhere between 1-3 months.
- You can treat almost any area of the body that accumulates stubborn fat like the stomach, thighs, arms, love handles, back fat, under butt fat, and double chin.
Side Effects of CoolSculpting
The only real side effects that you will experience after a CoolSculpting treatment are soreness, light bruising, and skin sensitivity. A rare side effect is a condition known as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, which can cause the fat in the area to become hard as opposed to dissolving over time, but this can be treated.
How much does it cost?
CoolSculpting can vary in cost depending on several factors, such as the size of the treatment area, how many sessions you will need to achieve your desired results, and which CoolSculpting provider you visit. A personalized CoolSculpting treatment may cost you anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000.