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What Is Coolsculpting? Your Most Pressing Questions Answered

Skin MD Coolsculpting - Fat Loss

Whether flipping through a magazine or watching TV, you are likely bombarded with seemingly endless fat loss solutions. With so many options out there, it can be hard to know what is actually safe and effective. Fortunately, with the right clinical information, you can sift through and find the best solution for you. And coolsculpting might just be one of these solutions. This guide will teach you more about this rising fat removal treatment.

What is coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a noninvasive treatment that uses cryolipolysis to kill fat cells. Cryolipolysis exposes the fat cells to near-freezing temperatures. After a professional applies the procedure, the cells are injured and eventually die within a few months. Your body then naturally removes the cells.

Am I a good candidate for coolsculpting?
This treatment is most effective for people holding on to areas of stubborn fat. So, if you have been working to lose weight but are left with about an inch of fat on your upper arms, thighs, back, stomach, and other areas, you might be an ideal candidate for this procedure. The only way to know for sure is to visit a clinic and schedule a consultation.

What are the typical results?
Clinical studies have shown that coolsculpting can reduce 25% of the fat in the treated area after just one treatment. For some patients, it may take several months to see results, while others may notice a difference within just a few weeks. For most effective results, patients should stick to a healthy lifestyle and avoid weight gain after treatment.

Are there any side effects I should know about?
Since coolsculpting is a noninvasive procedure, there are minimal risks. You may experience tenderness, redness, bruising, sensitivity, swelling, and numbness after treatment, but this usually goes away within a week or two. Of course, your clinician will go over your personal risks with you, and you should be sure to call them if you are experiencing any complications.

Remember: Just like laser hair removal and Botox procedures, coolsculpting should be performed at a certified med spa by a professional. To learn more about this procedure and your fat loss potential, schedule a consultation with a clinician. They will best inform your decision and go over next steps.

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