Bulges, rolls, and pads of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise are one of the most frustrating aspects of trying to create the physique of your dreams. While you feel gratified by the weight you’ve lost and the muscle you’ve built, you wonder why you can’t get rid of your:
- Muffin top
- Saddle bags
- Love handles
- Thunder thighs
- Back fat
- Double chin
The answer is probably your genetics, but don’t throw in the towel and give up on your dream bod yet. You can override your natural patterns of storing and holding onto fat with an aesthetic technique called body contouring. And while you may think that invasive, surgical liposuction is the only way to permanently remove fat and sculpt your body to a more perfect shape, it’s not.
Getting hot with cold
CoolSculpting® is an FDA-cleared, nonsurgical, noninvasive body-contouring method that uses a patented technology called Cryolipolysis® to freeze excess fat cells to the point where they can’t function anymore. The frozen fat cells slowly die over the following two weeks, and your body processes and eliminates them forever over the next few months.
Creating smooth, uniform results with CoolSculpting takes experience and expertise. That’s why the professionals at Advanced Skincare MedCenter — with offices in Newport Beach and Fullerton, California — are trained and certified CoolSculpting providers.
Safe and relaxing
The treatment applicators in the CoolSculpting system specifically target fat cells, lowering their temperature to the point where they go into a state called apoptosis, which is a slow death cycle. Fat freezes at higher temperatures than water does, so the rest of your surrounding tissues aren’t affected. Your skin and muscles are safe as CoolSculpting destroys up to 25% of the treated fat cells during each session.
Your expert at Advanced Skincare MedCenter selects the appropriately sized applicator based on the areas you want to treat. The devices are precisely engineered to freeze your fat cells by extracting their energy while simultaneously keeping your surrounding skin at a comfortable temperature.
Each CoolSculpting session takes 35-60 minutes, depending on how large an area you want to treat. You can read, do light work, or just listen to music on headphones.
After your treatment, your skin may feel cool and look pink. You may also experience some minor swelling or discomfort for a day or two. However, most of the 7 million women and men who’ve been treated with CoolSculpting worldwide experience no downtime.
Countdown to your ideal physique
Depending on how much fat you want to remove, you can stop after one CoolSculpting treatment or opt for a series of up to two more treatments. You should leave about one month between CoolSculpting sessions to allow your body to process the fat cell remnants, for any residual swelling to resolve, and to decide whether you’ve reached your goal or would like to improve your figure even more.
Because your lymphatic system takes several months to process the dead fat cells, your final figure isn’t visible until 3-6 months after your final treatment. CoolSculpting’s gradual improvements mimic the timeline of losing weight and toning up at the gym, so that your re-shaped figure seems perfectly natural.
Flattering results that last
Once you’ve reached your goal, your new CoolSculpted figure is yours to keep. The fat cells that CoolSculpting eliminated can’t regrow or return.
Ideally, you should maintain a stable weight to get the most benefit from your new figure. However, if you do gain a little weight, your basic new proportions remain the same, and your figure returns once you lose the weight again.
Find out if you’re a candidate
CoolSculpting is not a method for losing weight, but for sculpting away areas of stubborn fat. If you’re at a healthy weight and committed to a nutritious diet and exercise regimen, CoolSculpting may be the right body-contouring treatment to take your figure to the next level.
To set up a CoolSculpting consultation, call us today or book an appointment online.