Many years ago, a number of researchers at Harvard University began to notice that children who regularly ate popsicles tended to develop dimples on their cheeks. The researchers were baffled by this until they realized that the cold temperatures were affecting small pockets of fat on the inside of their mouths. Once this phenomenon was discovered, it would not take long for doctors to begin targeting specific pockets of fat with the revolutionary new treatment known as CoolSculpting®.
Eradicating Fat with Cryolipolysis
CoolSculpting® is based on a type of technology known as Cryolipolysis. Much like the children who were eating popsicles, CoolSculpting® directs extremely cold temperatures at pockets of fat throughout a patient’s body. Within a short period of time, these temperatures weaken the fat cells while leaving the rest of the soft tissue unharmed.
Unlike invasive procedures, CoolSculpting® does not eradicate the fat immediately. This process generally takes at least a few weeks as the patient’s immune system attacks the weakened fat cells. Just as with any other damaged cells, your body naturally expels them.
How Long Does It Take?
The CoolSculpting® device is left over the treatment site for around one hour. During this time, most patients read or use their phone. After the treatment is over, the specialist may massage the skin in order to warm it back up and begin the process of breaking apart the fat cells. While it is not unheard of to see results in as little as two weeks, most patients will not notice the final results for at least three or four months.
Each CoolSculpting® machine can treat one area about the size of a hand during each session. The number of sessions that are needed depends on how many areas you would like treated and how much fat must be removed.
The Benefits of Non-Invasive Body Contouring
The biggest benefit of CoolSculpting® and other non-invasive body contouring procedures is the fact that there is absolutely no downtime. Invasive surgeries such as lifts can be very effective, but they almost always require at least two full weeks of recovery. Even after all that time, the results are not always permanent.
CoolSculpting® allows you to quickly and safely eradicate up to 25 percent of the fat cells at each treatment site per session. After the appointment is over, you can head right back to your regular daily activities.
The Results of CoolSculpting®
CoolSculpting® permanently destroys fat cells, and this means the results are permanent as long as you continue to live a healthy lifestyle. This includes maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly and staying at the correct weight. Those who would like to lose even more weight or treat different parts of their body can schedule an additional consultation two to three months after their first session.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are noticing that there are areas of body fat that you just can’t get rid of with diet and exercise alone, CoolSculpting® might be the solution for you. Schedule a consultation with our professionals at Rio Medical in Hudson so we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact us today to book your appointment to learn more.