Unless you are working as a lingerie model, you have probably had an amount of fat in your body. Women particularly find it hard to lose fat, especially around certain areas. They are predisposed to store more fat than men, particularly as we age. We tend to carry it more on the hips and thighs.
A certain percentage of our body fat is normal and healthy. The excess fat, however, can be particularly frustrating. You can do diet and exercise, but it can only do so much. There are aggressive methods to get rid of fats, but some of them are dangerous.
There is a noninvasive procedure that is creating a buzz, and that is, Coolsculpting. It is freezing away the tissue to stimulate fat loss without any downtime. It is even called “lunchtime lipo” because of it.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is not your standard procedure to sculpt your body. The most common procedure is through surgery and lasers, which are life-threatening because it can cause bruising and bleeding. Although the results are great, the traditional means like liposuction can have significant drawbacks. It has been the only choice for a while until a team of Harvard scientists developed a new solution to eliminate fat.
It is a new-age technique that permanently reduces the unwanted fatty bulges in a biologic process called cryolipolysis. What it does is to kill the fat cells through the cold. The extreme cold can kill the fat cells, but it does not damage the fat cells.
After the CoolSculpting treatment, there are tiny crystals that form in the fat cells, which causes them to dry off and be eaten by the other cells. This process would carry over the next few weeks until all the dead fat cells are fragmented and dissolved in the body. The process has no effects on the recipient of the treatment and will not let them feel a thing.
Pretty amazing, right? It’s not magic but Science that works here. The development of this approach is based on the theory that fat cells freeze at a higher temperature compared to other types of cells.
It takes about four to eight weeks to see a difference in the body while the full result can be visible in twelve weeks, according to ICE21Canada, a company that offers body sculpting solutions in Canada.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
The CoolSculpting procedure is quite simple and straightforward. It uses applicators in different shapes and sizes placed over a gel pad for a certain amount of time and at a specific temperature. The gel pad acts as insulation to protect the skin from getting damaged and frozen.
This FDA-cleared procedure has a success rate of 20-25 per cent fat reduction. It has a higher success rate for someone who has good quality skin, meaning more elastic and has pinchable fat. There is no downtime here. You can even have the procedure while taking your lunch break. If you have multiple areas to treat, it will take an hour.
The application will feel cool to the skin during the first instance, but it will feel normal after a while. After the application is finished, the technician will massage the treated areas to help break down the crystallized fat cells. You will see an elevated area on the treated part, but it will eventually go away after the massage.
Based on the positive feedback from those who availed of this cutting edge solution, the results are overwhelming. It goes to prove that CoolSculpting is a cutting edge technology that can dissolve stubborn pockets of fats in adults. CoolSculpting is a perfect alternative to other permanent solutions like liposuction.