Do you have stubborn pockets of fat that you can’t seem to eliminate at the gym or with a healthy diet? Body contouring is a popular choice for many people who want to minimize the effects of fat in key areas.
However, invasive treatments like liposuction can require downtime that keeps them from work and the rest of their lives for weeks. This is where CoolSculpting can help.
The fat-freezing technology of CoolSculpting is a revolutionary treatment method that can target several areas of the body. Here is what you can expect when you book your first CoolSculpting procedure with us at The Skin Retreat.
What Is CoolSculpting?
If you struggle with remaining pockets of fat despite a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise, then CoolSculpting may be right for you. While it is not a weight-loss treatment, this fat-freezing technology can target problem areas in a non-invasive and relaxing way.
CoolSculpting has been approved by the FDA to target nine different parts of the body, including the following:
- Chin and jawline
- Flanks (love handles)
- Bra fat or back fat
- Under the buttocks (banana roll)
- Upper arms
CoolSculpting works to eliminate your fat layer in a given area, but it is gentle on the body. It does not harm the skin or surrounding tissue. We use this technology to freeze the unwanted fat in the target areas, which permanently destroys these cells. Over time, your body will eliminate the dead fat cells through natural processes.
The best part about this body contouring procedure is that it requires zero incisions or anesthesia to minimize your body fat in the treatment area. This means that you will have little downtime after your procedure and can return to your usual schedule without hesitation.
What Is a CoolSculpting Session Like?
Knowing what to anticipate from your first body contouring session can put your mind at ease. What can you expect from our CoolSculpting treatment during your first visit?
You will start with an initial consultation where we can discuss your treatment goals and the areas of the body that you want to target with the applicators. The number of treatments needed to give you the desired result will depend on the treatment area. We can go over the best options for you during this initial consultation.
Once you are booked for your first application, we will get you settled in our CoolSculpting room designed specifically for your comfort. The first step is to outline the treatment area and apply a gel pad between the applicator and the skin.
Then, our certified technicians will apply the applicators to the areas you are targeting, and the session will begin with gentle fat-freezing.
Meanwhile, you will be comfortable in our treatment room. You can take this chance to catch up on your emails or binge-watch your favorite television show. Some people even find that this is a great time to take a nap. The session is relatively short, at just 35 to 75 minutes, allowing you to return to your routine in no time at all.
Once the applicator is removed, we will give you a massage in the treatment area for a couple of minutes to help facilitate breaking up the fat cells. This massage makes it easier for the body to eliminate the dead cells once CoolSculpting is over.
After your session, you can do whatever you want, including returning to work. You can book an appointment during a long lunch break and return to the office with no one any the wiser about your body contouring procedure with us at The Skin Retreat.
When Will I See the Benefits?
Patients who sign up for this fat-freezing procedure are eager to see the results of their session. You won’t notice any difference immediately following your procedure. Instead, the benefits take a little while to appear. Many people start to notice the benefits within the first month.
However, it is common to see the full effects of the body contouring between one and three months after the procedure. Some patients see a reduction of up to 25% of stubborn fat in the treatment areas after the fat cells are eliminated from the body.
While you can see the benefits of body contouring in just one treatment, we recommend that you come back for at least two treatments to see the best results.
During your consultation, we can talk further about how many sessions we believe you will need to achieve your desired results from the procedure. Follow-up appointments are typically scheduled every six to eight weeks until the desired results are seen.
Once you see the results of your CoolSculpting treatment, they will last. The process permanently destroys the fat cells in the area so that they cannot return. The only way to reverse the effects of the procedure is to gain more weight in the treatment area, so it is imperative to keep to a solid diet and exercise routine to preserve your results.
Book Your First Session
Are you ready for a consultation to see how CoolSculpting can benefit you and eliminate those persistent pockets of fat that you can’t seem to get rid of? Let us review your aesthetic goals with you and determine whether you are an ideal candidate for this fat-freezing procedure.
Our skilled technicians will be with you every step of the way to make sure your treatment will be successful. Give The Skin Retreat in Little Rock, AR, a call today to book your first appointment with us!