Can anyone get CoolSculpting done?
At this point, pretty much everyone has heard of CoolSculpting. However, that doesn’t mean that everyone understands CoolSculpting. There are many questions, misconceptions, and areas of confusion surrounding this treatment. If there are many things that we take very seriously here at NIMA, high on that list is education. So, allow us to educate you on CoolSculpting and one of the most important concepts connected to it: just who can get CoolSculpting done. Let’s get started, shall we?
Some of the basics of CoolSculpting
We should, of course, start with the basics. So, let’s go over a definition of CoolSculpting and what you can expect from it, together.
CoolSculpting is a weight loss treatment that focuses on one interesting characteristic of fat cells. This characteristic is that they freeze at much warmer temperatures than any other cell that surround them. What this means is that while a temperature may do very little to affect skin and muscle cells, that same temperature will freeze and kill fat cells. So, CoolSculpting is exposing areas of fat to that temperature for a certain amount of time and certain number of times. This kills the fat and makes it go away but doesn’t do much to the other cells in the area.
However, we don’t expect you to fully understand CoolSculpting just from that little paragraph. To better explain it all, let’s talk about what a CoolSculpting session is like.
CoolSculpting sessions are pretty simple and straight forward. Every session starts with prep. A CoolSculpting technician will get you placed in the chair and place a protective pad on the area where your focus for the CoolSculpting is (this area is normally referred to as the target area). Once all of that is ready, the technician will put the CoolSculpting applicator in place on the target area and turn it on. They will allow the applicator to run for a previously decided on period of time.
There are a few things you should know about the time that the applicator is running. The first is that you may experience some odd sensations. It will start with a feeling of cold, of course. That will be potentially followed by a pinching or tugging feeling. That will soon go away as the area starts to numb. But don’t let the numbing alarm you. It is a completely normal response to the cold and will go away a little while after the session is over. The other thing you should know about this time is that there is nothing that you need to be doing. You get to sit back and relax while the applicator does its work. Many people use this as an opportunity to get caught up on reading, podcasts, work, or sleep. You can do pretty much whatever you feel like, as long as it keeps you in the chair.
After the right amount of time has passed, the technician will turn off and remove the applicator along with the pad. The technician will then massage the target area. This massage is done to help break up the clump of frozen cells. That helps the body get rid of the dead cells faster. After that, you get to leave. That is actually one of the most incredible parts of CoolSculpting. Not only is it an outpatient treatment, it also is a treatment that requires no recovery time. There is no need to take time off to recover from CoolSculpting because it is isn’t invasive and doesn’t really do any damage. You may have some swelling, redness, or even bruising in the target area, but that’s it really. And that goes away after a little while. The fact that CoolSculpting is not only fast and easy, but also is simple to recover from is one of the biggest draws of this treatment.
Who can get CoolSculpting done?
Now that we’ve explain what CoolSculpting is and how it works, let’s talk about who can get CoolSculpting done, because it is, unfortunately, not everyone.
There are a few groups of people who either shouldn’t get CoolSculpting done or just can’t get it done. The group that can’t get it done are those who have been diagnosed with obesity. CoolSculpting has been designed to be used on those who are almost at a healthy target weight but have been struggling with stubborn fat pockets. This means that it doesn’t work on thicker layers of fat. The group that shouldn’t get CoolSculpting done is those who have medical conditions that make them extra sensitive to the cold. This could make CoolSculpting very dangerous for them. If you aren’t sure if you can or should get CoolSculpting done, be sure to talk to your doctor. They will help guide you in the right direction on this.
Of course, you can also set up a free consultation with us here at the NIMA Institute. We require a consultation before all of our CoolSculpting and for good reason. During this consultation there are many things that are officially decided. One of these things is whether or not you are well suited for CoolSculpting. During the consultation, it will also be decided where your target areas are. You and the CoolSculpting expert will also figure out how many sessions you may need and how long each of those sessions should last. Then you will schedule your sessions. But there is no actual obligation tied to this consultation. If during the consultation you decide that it isn’t for you, even if you are well suited for it, that’s okay. There’s no requirement to schedule treatments or to get CoolSculpting done at all.
So, now you know what CoolSculpting is, how it works, and who can and can’t get it done. You are all ready to tackle the CoolSculpting world. If you still have questions after reading things, feel free to set up your free consultation here at NIMA. Our CoolSculpting experts will be able to clear up any confusions and answer any questions you may have. Does CoolSculpting work on the arms?