Say, “Goodbye fat, hello slimmer body,” with CoolSculpting treatment in Chicago, IL
Are you one of the thousands of people who can relate to the frustration of stubborn areas of fat that won’t seem to disappear? Even with a healthy diet and exercise regimen, there can be certain problem areas that are difficult to eliminate, such as the abdomen, thighs, or hips. Years ago, individuals were either forced to live with this unwanted fat or turn to liposuction. While effective, liposuction is an invasive procedure that requires a significant recovery. What if we told you that there are other, non-invasive, yet effective, options for toning up specific areas? CoolSculpting is a quick and easy method to zap away unwanted fat with no incisions, no anesthesia, and no long recovery. If you are in the Chicago, IL area, join the thousands of individuals who are changing their body and their lives through CoolSculpting. The team at the Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery center is ready to help you look and feel better with CoolSculpting fat removal.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary method for permanently eliminating unwanted fat. Using a handheld device that delivers controlled energy, CoolSculpting freezes away unwanted fat. During the procedure the CoolSculpting device is programmed to cool the treatment area at a specific temperature. Because fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than other cells, it will target the fat while leaving other tissue unharmed. The body processes these destroyed fat cells and eliminates them as waste, so the results are permanent.
How CoolSculpting differs from weight loss procedures
Weight gain and loss affects individuals differently, which can be very frustrating. It’s impossible to control which areas of the body lose weight easily or hang on to those frustrating cat pockets. Even those who are close to their ideal weight can be unhappy with certain areas that contain just a little excess fat. This is where CoolSculpting shines.
Unlike weight loss surgery, CoolSculpting isn’t recommended to lose weight. It’s designed to target specific areas that need to lose a little bit of fat to improve body contours and tone up.
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CoolSculpting v. Liposuction
We meet with patients everyday who are undecided about choosing CoolSculpting v. Liposuction. There are a few factors to consider when choosing:
- CoolSculpting typically results in a 20 percent reduction of fat cells in the treatment area. Liposuction can eliminate up to 40 percent of the fat cells. Therefore, CoolSculpting is recommended for patients who are close to their ideal body weight.
- CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that does not require anesthesia or cutting. Liposuction is considered an invasive procedure, so patients should expect more risks and a longer recovery period.
Candidates for CoolSculpting
While CoolSculpting is a great way to slim down stubborn areas, it is not designed for significant weight loss. Patients should be within about 20-30 lbs. of their ideal body weight and in overall good health. CoolSculpting is meant specifically for reducing bulges in small, targeted areas of the body such as the muffin top, love handles, or hips.
The CoolSculpting procedure
During treatment, one of our providers will place a gel pad and applicator on the treatment zone. The applicator is what delivers the cooling to the fat cells in the body. A typical CoolSculpting session lasts about an hour. The procedure is not painful, although you may notice some pressure. We recommend bringing something to read or watch to pass the time during your session.
Once the session is over, your provider will gently massage the area. Afterward, you can continue with your normal daily routine. Side effects are generally mild and may include some bruising, swelling, redness, itching, numbness, or sensitivity in the area that was treated.
Results from CoolSculpting
Individuals will see a gradual improvement in the treatment area over the course of several weeks as the body eliminates the unwanted fat cells. For most, the full results of CoolSculpting can be seen in two to three months. Some patients may continue to see improvement for up to six months following treatment.
Are you ready to take the first step to losing unwanted bulges for good? If you are, call Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery in Chicago, IL today at (855) 400-3818 to schedule your appointment.