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Are you considering fat loss procedures but turned off by the idea of surgical options like liposuction? CoolSculpting is a gentle, noninvasive liposuction alternative that eliminates stubborn pockets of fat located throughout the body. If you have invested your time and energy into achieving sculpted abs, a slim waist or toned arms but have continuously fallen short despite the sacrifices you make and the effort you put in, then CoolSculpting may be the solution you need.

At ACQUA Medspa, our team of specialists are proud to offer this FDA-approved fat loss treatment to all of our patients. Stubborn pockets of fat can be frustrating and discouraging. With CoolSculpting, we can safely and painlessly target fat located in the abdomen, back, sides, arms, neck and thighs for patients interested in noninvasive body contouring.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical fat loss treatment that uses a process called Cryolipolysis to target and kill fat cells in the treated area. CoolSculpting originally became FDA-approved as a liposuction alternative in 2010 and quickly started rising in popularity in 2011. Since its creation, CoolSculpting has remained one of the leading noninvasive fat loss treatments for patients interested in body contouring using nonsurgical methods. Millions of CoolSculpting treatments have been performed in recent years, allowing patients to finally feel comfortable and confident in their own skin.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

The lipids found in fat cells crystallize at a higher temperature than surrounding skin and tissue. Using Cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting takes advantage of fat’s higher freezing point by selectively targeting and killing fat cells without harming other cells or tissue in the targeted area. The skin and muscle in the treated area are left unaffected by CoolSculpting, minimizing side effects and eliminating downtime.

During CoolSculpting treatments, a gel liner is placed over the pocket of fat. The CoolSculpting applicator is then placed on the targeted area, applying gentle suction to hold the tissue in place while the cooling effect sets to work destroying fat cells. The tissue is gradually cooled to the point at which fat cell death occurs and accurately held at the correct temperature using internal safety measures.

Treating each area of fat requires leaving the applicator in place for 60 minutes. Patients focusing on one specific section can expect about a one-hour appointment, although appointment times vary depending on the number of areas targeted during treatment. During CoolSculpting appointments, you are free to read a book, listen to music, watch a movie or otherwise relax while the treatment gets to work. You may feel some minor discomfort during the first 10 minutes or so while the fat is cooled, but the procedure is otherwise painless. Once the cooling effect has been applied, numbness sets in and ensures a comfortable treatment.

After treatment, the fat cells are systematically flushed out by the body through the lymphatic system. Once CoolSculpting has killed the cells, they are no longer capable of storing fat and are safely eliminated. Fat eliminated by CoolSculpting treatments will not return, although an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to weight gain that may distort or otherwise harm results.

CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction

Liposuction is consistently among the most popular types of cosmetic surgery due to its effectiveness and ability to provide quick and noticeable results. During liposuction, fat is loosened and drawn out of the body using a thin metal rod called a cannula. The cannula is inserted through incisions in the targeted area and moved in a back-and-forth motion to loosen up fat cells. While liposuction is a safe procedure, it can produce undesirable side effects and an uncomfortable recovery due to its more aggressive approach toward fat removal.

CoolSculpting stands out as a noninvasive liposuction alternative that provides body contouring results without the side effects of surgery. CoolSculpting is ideal for patients who are near their preferred body weight and contours but need a little extra help achieving their aesthetic goals. Surgery can be an expensive and unnecessary option for patients who are only interested in eliminating a small pocket of residual belly fat, making CoolSculpting a useful tool for many patients. Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting? Good candidates for CoolSculpting are patients who are interested in noninvasive body contouring, are within 25 pounds of their ideal body weight and have realistic expectations about results. CoolSculpting is only intended for fat loss, not weight loss. You should not expect to see much, if any, change on the scale, but you will notice an improvement in the shape of your body. Common treatment areas for CoolSculpting patients include the stomach, upper arms, inner and outer thighs, love handles and mid or lower back.

How Many CoolSculpting Sessions Do You Need?

On average, CoolSculpting sessions eliminate 25 percent of fat in the treated area. Some patients experience visible results in as little as two sessions, while patients targeting larger pockets of fat may require up to six sessions before seeing their desired results. Most patients need two to four CoolSculpting appointments to achieve optimal results.

Following CoolSculpting appointments, the body needs some time to clear away the dead cells and develop the new contours. Appointments can be scheduled six to eight weeks apart. At ACQUA Medspa, we will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that works with your busy schedule. If you have an important event on the horizon, such as a wedding or a vacation, then we can schedule your CoolSculpting appointments to help you see your desired results in time for your planned event.

What Happens Following Treatment?

As a gentle and noninvasive treatment, CoolSculpting stands out from other body contouring treatments by offering minimal side effects. Following an appointment, you may experience some mild numbness or bruising in the treated area. The skin may also appear red for several hours, although it will quickly return to its normal shade.

Once you leave your ACQUA Medspa CoolSculpting appointment, you are free to return to work and other normal activities, no downtime necessary. You can even exercise and perform strenuous activities after CoolSculpting treatments, unlike after liposuction.

Results may be apparent in as little as two weeks, although most patients experience visible results in around two months. The body will continue clearing away dead cells long after treatment, and patients may see their results improve for up to six months.

How Long Do Results Last?

Once CoolSculpting eliminates fat cells, they are gone for good. You can expect to enjoy your slimmer, contoured figure well into the future. Additional appointments can even be scheduled for patients who may not be satisfied with their initial results. However, CoolSculpting will not make you immune or resistant to gaining fat in the future through an unhealthy diet or lack of exercise. Patients interested in CoolSculpting should be prepared to maintain a stable body weight and live a healthy lifestyle for sustained results.

CoolSculpting at ACQUA Medspa

At ACQUA Medspa, our specialists are proud to offer nonsurgical body contouring through CoolSculpting. If you have ever been interested in eliminating stubborn pockets of exercise-resistant fat but are turned off by the idea of surgery, then come on into ACQUA Medspa to learn about noninvasive CoolSculpting treatments. Call us today at 281-480-1200 to schedule your consultation.

 

 

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How Can You Get Started?

If non-surgical fat reduction sounds like it might benefit you, contact Acqua MedSpa and schedule a complimentary consultation with our CoolSculpting specialists. You can learn more about CoolSculpting and decide if this innovative procedure is right for you. Call 284-982-0937 today to take your first steps toward a slimmer, sexier you!

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