If you’ve heard about a new technology that can freeze away fat, you probably have a lot of questions about how that would work. The good news is that CoolSculpting is a new FDA approached technique that targets fat cells with a cooling device placed on the skin that safely chills fat cells to the point where they are no longer able to thrive. Over time, these cells are naturally eliminated by the body.
How CoolSculpting Freezes the Fat Away
CoolSculpting works through a device which is placed over the area where excess fat has collected; once it is activated, it is able to lower the temperature of fat below the skin without harming skin or other tissue. Patients typically report a distinct cooling sensation, but no major discomfort. After the treatment is completed, no downtime is required. Results are typically seen in as little as one month, with the most striking results often visible in about two months.
Is Fat Freezing with CoolSculpting for Me?
CoolScultping is not an alternative to weight loss and should not be seen as solution for weight problems. It is specifically intended for pockets of fat that might accumulate in certain part of the body and which do not go away despite exercise and reduced calorie diets. So, if you are bothered by fat in one or more specific areas of your body and prefer a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction, CoolSculpting might just be ideal for you.
By the way, while no treatment is ever completely without possible side effects, CoolSculpting has been associated with almost no major issues. Specifically, some patients have reported temporary redness, numbness and bruising, but there is no evidence of more long-lasting or serious problems.
How do I learn more about Fat Freezing with Cool Sculpting?
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