CoolSculpting is beloved by our Danville patients — and why not? It’s noninvasive, and in an hour we can literally freeze away fat cells, helping men and women alike sculpt their bodies with precision (and without surgery).
As it gets ever more popular, CoolSculpting continues to raise more questions among curious would-be patients. Here are 3 of the ones I hear most often.
1. Where does the fat go?
CoolSculpting works by selectively freezing fat cells, causing them to die in a natural process called apoptosis. Once this happens, nearby healthy cells may absorb the cellular material. Otherwise, it is naturally filtered out of the body. The entire process takes several weeks, and once it’s complete, you’ll see your ultimate results.
One important distinction to make: Although the fat cells that were removed won’t come back, it is still possible to gain weight after CoolSculpting. Maintaining good diet and exercise habits is essential to getting the results you want.
2. Can it harm my skin?
CoolSculpting takes advantage of a special property of fat cells: They freeze at higher temperatures than other cells. That allows the CoolSculpting device to operate at a temperature that destroys fat cells while still remaining warm enough to avoid any damage to skin, muscle, or other tissue.
Additionally, the CoolSculpting device relies on special, proprietary technology that regulates the temperature throughout treatment. It’s an extra safety measure that’s in place to ensure your session is 100% safe, from start to finish.
3. Will it help me shed some extra pounds?
CoolSculpting isn’t a substitute for healthy habits, and it’s not appropriate for people who are significantly overweight. Instead, it’s best for men and women who are relatively close to their ideal size but still have some lingering areas of unwanted fat that they’d like to reduce.
You may not see a dramatic difference on the scale after treatment, but you will likely notice that you look great in your favorite clothes, thanks to slimmer contours that will make you feel more confident wherever you go.