CoolSculpting 101

Are you like me, trying so hard to lose certain pockets of fat that are just too stubborn? In case you haven’t seen the tons of ads for it, CoolSculpting is the answer. (Thank God for technology, am I right?) CoolSculpting is the world’s #1 non-surgical fat reduction procedure, and trust me, results are all but guaranteed! CoolSculpting in New Braunfels is easier than ever with our state-of-the-art technology and facilities.
So have you ever wondered how it actually works? What it feels like? What the process is like? Well you’re in the right place!

How does it work?
Did you know, that even if you lose weight, the actual fat cells in your body don’t go away? The number of fat cells is set during adolescence and varies little during adulthood— so an area with a lot of fat cells may be really difficult to get rid of, despite diet and exercise. Think love handles, arms, thighs, or chin.
CoolSculpting works by freezing that fat, in a process called cryolipolysis. This technology literally freezes and kills fat cells, which your body naturally eliminates in 1-3 months. The FDA has approved 9 treatment areas: under the chin, under the jaw, thigh, abdomen, flank, bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks, and upper arm.

Who is the ideal candidate?
CoolSculpting is designed for patients with healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle, who just want to lose fat in one or more treatment area. Again, this is not a general weight-loss procedure, but rather a fat reduction procedure, so keep that in mind!

What is the process like?
Our aesthetician will begin by taking a set of “Before” photos. She will then outline the target area in a black marker, and find the appropriately sized attachment. Then, she will place a gel pad on the target area, then fit the CoolSculpting attachment onto the area. At this point, the machine will turn on, and you will feel a strong suction of the fat up into the attachment. You’ll feel a cold sensation, and your skin will quickly go numb. After relaxing and watching TV for about half an hour, the aesthetician will come in and remove the attachment, and begin massaging the frozen area for 2 minutes. Most people find this part pretty uncomfortable, but it’s over before you know it. Repeat for other treatment areas, then voilá! All done. Return 1-3 months later for your “After” photos or another round if needed!

What’s the recovery like?
Virtually no recovery! The treatment area will feel a bit numb for a while, for a few days up to a week. There’s also a chance you could get some bruising, but that’s pretty unlikely. You can carry on with your normal day, including physical activities and workouts.

Does it actually work?
One session can result in a 20-25% reduction in fat layer thickness, and results can typically be seen in about 1 month, to as late as 3 months later. So, depending on how much fat you want removed, it may take several sessions to achieve your desired result. As an added bonus, with the exception of significant weight gain, the results are nearly permanent!
Pro tip: Even though the perks of CoolSculpting is that you lose fat without necessarily changing your habits, your results will be significantly better if you pair CoolSculpting with a stricter diet and exercise routine. And absolutely don’t use it as an excuse to worsen your habits!

Are you convinced? For the month of June we’re making it easier than ever to try it out with promotions and discounts, including $500 off a purchase of 6 cycles or more! Call today to schedule your consultation.