How will I know that CoolSculpting is working?
As with pretty much any procedure, there are a lot of questions surrounding CoolSculpting. It is not just understandable to have a lot of questions, it’s also smart. No one should just dive into something like a weight loss procedure without having a solid understanding of what they’re getting themselves into. So, asking questions like how to know if it’s working is a very good thing to do. And we here at the NIMA institute want to help you understand CoolSculpting and what to expect from it. So, let’s get started by explaining what CoolSculpting is and how it works.
What is CoolSculpting?
It’s pretty likely that you’ve heard of CoolSculpting before. It has received a fair amount of attention recently and for good reason. It is essentially just freezing away fat. We know that sounds pretty farfetched, but it works, and its results are pretty impressive.
CoolSculpting works by targeting stubborn fat. This is pockets of fat that develop through your adolescents. We all have them. Those areas of fat that don’t seem to go away no matter what you do and whenever you gain weight it all seems to settle in those areas. CoolSculpting is designed to get rid of those areas.
Fat freezes at a much warmer temperature than pretty much any other kind of cell. This means that while fat cells may be killed from a particular temperature, skin and muscle cells require something much colder in order to be affected negatively in any way. CoolSculpting takes advantage of this. By exposing areas with stubborn fat to fat’s freezing temperature, the fat cells are killed, but the muscle and skin cells are left virtually untouched. Pretty cool, right?
This is generally preferable to other weight loss procedures like liposuction because it doesn’t cause any sort of damage to the surrounding area. This is not only nice because it helps avoid complications, but it also helps make sure that there is no downtime. You don’t need to take time to recover. But we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves. Let’s talk about how CoolSculpting sessions work.
An average CoolSculpting session is pretty simple. Your CoolSculpting technician will place a protective pad on the target area. This pad helps ensure that your skin doesn’t experience any damage from the process. Then they will place the CoolSculpting SLC applicator on the target area. The technician will then let it run for a predetermined period of time. During this you may experience some mild tugging or pinching, but eventually the area will numb and that will stop. While the applicator is running, you can sit back and relax. Many people choose to read or work during their session. You may even choose to nap. However you want to spend that time is up to you. Once the session is done that’s it. You can go home, go back to work, or go run some errands. Basically, you can get right back to your life.
This is part of the reason why CoolSculpting is so popular. There is no need to take time to recover. You may have to do multiple sessions, but once each session is done, that’s it. You don’t have to take time off of work. The only thing that you have to make time for is each session itself.
If you’re wanting to give CoolSculpting a try, the first thing that you need to do is set up an appointment for a free consultation. During this meeting with one of our CoolSculpting experts, you will determine whether CoolSculpting is the right fit for you, where your target areas are, and how many sessions you’ll need. This consultation is very important because CoolSculpting isn’t for everyone. You shouldn’t do CoolSculpting if you’re obese as it is made for people who are nearing the end of their weight loss journey. You also shouldn’t do CoolSculpting if you have cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, as those with these conditions could experience major complications.
Another thing to note about CoolSculpting is that after each session there may be some minor side effects. They tend to be swelling, bruising, and/or redness. Generally, they aren’t too serious and go away after a little while.
When will it start working?
Here’s the interesting part of CoolSculpting: it starts working pretty much immediately. The applicator is nice and cold and freezes the fat cells killing them. The confusion that some people have is that the results aren’t immediate. Because your body needs a chance to notice that the cells are dead and to get rid of them, it can take up to two months to notice any serious results. Your CoolSculpting technician will message the target area, to help break up the cells and speed up the process, but that can only do so much.
So, how can you know that CoolSculpting is working? Mainly by being patient. Just hang on, pay attention to your target area (or areas), and wait. Some people notice serious and real results in just a week or two, for others it takes longer. It depends on the target area and how much stubborn fat was there. Eventually, it will go away. You just have to wait.
But once the CoolSculpting has done its work and the stubborn fat is gone, it is really gone. If you gain weight back, it won’t focus in that area again, like it used to. Instead it will spread out more evenly. However, most people work hard to keep the fat off because they are so thrilled with their results.
CoolSculpting can have some pretty incredible results. But they take time to actually take effect. This could mean that you may be waiting a few months to notice your results, but they will happen. If you have any questions or concerns about CoolSculpting, be sure to your doctor. While CoolSculpting is approved and considered to be safe by the Food and Drug Administration, it’s still perfectly understandable to have misgivings. We want to be sure that your Cool Sculpting Salt Lake City experience is as pleasant as possible. Click here for CoolSculpting on arms.