Are you struggling to achieve a slimmer, more contoured silhouette? Maybe you’ve even lost weight, only to have the same stubborn spots come back later. Some parts of the body can be difficult to shape up, but Coolsculpting can get rid of those problem spots once and for all. These treatments, which are offered at Advanced Life Clinic in Huntsville, AL, make it easy to look your best.
Is Coolsculpting Permanent?
This treatment uses cryolipolysis, a process in which extreme cold is used to destroy fat cells. Once those fat cells have been destroyed, they’ll be gone for good, which means you’ll be able to enjoy your Coolsculpting results permanently.
When we gain or lose weight as a result of dieting and exercise, the fat cells in our body are either growing or shrinking. But this treatment reduces the number of fat cells in your problem area, resulting in permanent slimming. Patients who undergo this treatment see the amount of fat in the target area reduced by an average of 25 percent.
Should I Do Anything To Maintain My Results?
Because the results this treatment offers are permanent, you won’t have to go to great lengths to maintain them. However, while this treatment permanently freezes away fat in the areas being addressed, it will still be possible for you to gain weight elsewhere. We recommend that patients who undergo this treatment continue to exercise and eat healthfully.
How Does This Treatment Work?
During your treatment, we’ll place a special applicator against your skin that will generate a controlled cooling in your target zone. Fat freezes at a higher temperature than the rest of the body’s tissues, so the controlled cooling will kill off fat cells while leaving the surrounding skin and muscle unharmed. During the weeks after your appointment, your body’s lymphatic system will gradually flush the destroyed fat cells out, slimming the area.
One of the big advantages of this treatment is that it is non-invasive, which means you won’t have to worry about needles, anesthesia, or scarring. The non-invasive nature of this treatment also means there is no downtime associated with it. Many patients schedule these sessions for their lunch hour and return to their regular activities afterward.
Which Parts of the Body Can Be Addressed?
This treatment can be performed just about anywhere on the body where unwanted fat is present. Popular areas for treatment include the abdomen, arms, back, flanks, and thighs. Some patients even use this treatment to get rid of a double chin! In fact, treatment for a double chin can sometimes firm and smooth skin along the jawline and neck as well.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Patients often need two or more treatments, each of which should be scheduled about a month apart, to fully achieve their cosmetic goals. Once we’ve evaluated your body and talked with you about what type of improvement you’re hoping to see, we’ll be able to provide a recommendation about the number of sessions you may need.
What Does It Feel Like?
You’ll feel light suctioning as the applicator attaches to your skin, and you’ll experience cooling sensations, but there is no discomfort with this treatment. Patients spend their time in treatment comfortably reclined and use the time to read, nap, or check email on their phones.
Can I Have More Than One Area Addressed?
Yes. If you have more than one area of concern, we can probably address both of them with this treatment.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
This treatment has been cleared by the FDA and has been safely and widely used on many patients.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You’re Near Your Goal Weight
The best candidates are healthy, active, and fairly close to their goal weight, with a body mass index of less than 30. These are individuals who need help tackling a problem spot or two that haven’t responded to diet and exercise. In some cases, patients find that the slimming they achieve through this treatment system makes their workouts more effective.
You Want To Contour Your Body
This treatment makes it possible to precisely contour your body in a way that’s not possible with traditional weight loss plans. When you lose weight as a result of diet and exercise, it’s sometimes hard to control where on the body the weight is coming off. But Coolsculpting allows you to target specific problem areas and eradicate them, which means you have control over how and where your body is shaping up.
Your Fat Is Pinchable
This treatment gets rid of subcutaneous fat, which is the pinchable, jiggly fat near the surface of the skin. If the fat you’re concerned about is pinchable, you may be a candidate for this treatment. Coolsculpting does not target visceral fat, which is the deeper fat that surrounds the internal organs.
Your Skin Isn’t the Problem
In order for this treatment to be successful, we’ll first need to make sure that unwanted fat is the culprit. Sometimes loose skin can add curves and volume to our silhouette, but this treatment is not a solution for lax skin.
You Meet Certain Health Criteria
The non-invasive nature of this treatment means it is suitable for most patients. But pregnant individuals, or those with pacemakers, defibrillators, or certain medical conditions, are usually not considered candidates.
You Can Wait for the Results
This treatment can noticeably improve the look and shape of your body, but the results won’t be instantaneous. It takes several weeks for your body to dispose of the destroyed fat cells, and patients frequently need more than one session. Your full results typically will not be evident until 12 weeks after treatment. Patients find that the results are worth waiting for, but the treatment process does require patience.
You Value Convenience
This treatment makes it easy and convenient to get your body in shape. Treatments can usually be completed in less than an hour, and you’ll be able to get right back to your regular schedule afterward. It’s a great option for individuals who don’t want to deal with the expense and recovery time associated with cosmetic surgery.
Is This Suitable for Men?
Yes, this treatment is safe and effective for both male and female patients. Men are more likely to use this treatment system to achieve a more toned appearance, while female patients are often looking to slim down areas of unwanted fat and accentuate their curves.
What Is the Best Age for This Treatment?
There is no magic age at which to seek this treatment. It is a safe and effective option for adults of all ages. The right time to pursue treatment is whenever you find yourself frustrated with stubborn problem spots that won’t shape up despite your best efforts.
Will I Lose Weight With This Treatment?
Patients should not expect to lose a significant amount of weight as a result of this treatment. Coolsculpting focuses on sculpting the body by addressing specific problem spots, but it will not move the needle on your scale very much.
Can I Do Anything To Maximize My Results?
After treatment, it will be a good idea to drink plenty of water, which will support your lymphatic system as it does the work of flushing those dead fat cells out. Continuing to exercise and eat healthfully will help keep your body in shape.
Will My Health Insurance Cover This?
Because this treatment is performed for cosmetic reasons, health insurance plans usually do not cover it.
Can This Be Combined With Other Services?
Yes. We also offer physician-supervised weight loss plans, and many patients get great results by scheduling Coolsculpting treatments at the conclusion of one of those plans. We also offer botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, and spider vein removal, all of which can be paired with Coolsculpting depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals. During your initial consultation, we’ll talk with you about your goals and concerns and design a custom treatment plan just for you.
Are You Ready for the New You?
If you’re tired of wrestling with stubborn problem spots that just won’t slim down, no matter how hard you work at it, it may be time to give Coolsculpting a try. This amazing treatment system involves no downtime and can get rid of unwanted fat permanently. What are you waiting for? Call Advanced Life Clinic in Huntsville, AL, and schedule your initial consultation today!