The Ins and Outs of CoolSculpting

Woman pinching belly fatLet’s face it; no matter how much exercise you do and how carefully and conscientiously you follow a strict diet, there are still certain problem areas that just won’t part with unsightly body fat. You’ve tried everything and now you’re desperately scouring the Internet for a solution that would help you achieve a perfectly toned body.

And then you discovered CoolSculpting in Utah, a new non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that’s been making waves in the world of fitness and cosmetics. Read on to learn more about this treatment option.

What is it and how does it work?

Doctors have known for quite a while that fat cells “die” at very low temperatures. You may have observed this in a common occurrence called “popsicle panniculitis”. Now, that sounds scary, but it’s only a technical term describing a minor inflammation of the inner mouth after eating a popsicle. Scientists have observed that unlike other cells, fat cells tend to be more susceptible to cold temperatures and then would simply disintegrate, to be flushed out by the body naturally after a few days.

CoolSculpting uses this concept by exposing problematic areas to freezing temperatures, which then kills off fat cells naturally. There are no surgeries, no recovery period, and no major side effects; just an hour-long treatment that has wonderful results.

What happens during CoolSculpting?

The Mount Sinai Hospital Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, Dr. Heidi Waldorf, explains that a doctor examines the areas before the procedure. The procedure normally lasts for about half an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the body part being treated. After the treatment, the area is massaged to reduce inflammation.

Are there side effects?

Dr. John Zavell of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons says that sometimes, patients feel a “pins-and-needles” sensation, but that’s only normal after being exposed to low temperatures. Other than this, there are no other known side effects for the procedure.

If you’re looking for a way to eliminate excess fat from those hard-to-tone areas, technology has a solution for you. With over 4 million successful treatments done worldwide, CoolSculpting is something that’s worth a try.