If you are going to spend time, energy, and money on a body contouring treatment, you want something that is going to be effective. You want something that will deliver the results that you are looking for. For this reason, it is important for you to take time to read about the different options that are available. One of the most popular body contouring treatments on the market today is CoolSculpting®. We would like to tell you why this treatment is effective.
How the Treatment Is Performed
Before we talk about why this is an effective treatment, it is good for you to understand how CoolSculpting® works. This treatment uses the power of cold to kill fat cells in the body. The CoolSculpting® device is put on an area where a person has unwanted fat. During the 45 minutes or so that it is left in place, it delivers intense cold to the fat cells. This should kill about 25 percent of the fat cells in one area.
The interesting thing about using cold to damage fat cells is that they are more sensitive to cold than other cells in the body. This means that fat can be brought down to a temperature where it is damaged but everything else in the body is left unharmed. For example, your skin will feel cold during the treatment, but it will not be harmed.
Multiple areas of the body can be treated during one session. The device has different attachments that can be used on smaller and larger parts of the body. It is most common for individuals to treat fat on their belly, love handles, back, thighs, and arms.
Why Is This Treatment so Effective?
When you lose weight, your fat cells shrink. This is what causes the number on the scale to go down and allows you to wear smaller sizes of clothing. However, if you do not maintain a healthy diet and exercise program, you can gain weight because your fat cells can grow. When you use CoolSculpting®, fat cells are actually damaged and then removed naturally through your body. This means that once they are gone, they are gone for good.
This treatment is perfect for individuals who have stubborn pockets of fat on their body that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is good for individuals who have pockets of fat in areas that seem to be genetic. For example, if everyone in your family is known to have love handles, this is likely an area where you have fat too.
If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting®, the educated staff at Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA would be more than happy to help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!