Everyone carries body fat in different areas, and everyone’s body responds differently to diet and exercise. But everyone can agree on one thing: When you work hard to lose body fat, not getting the results you want is frustrating.
If you have areas of body fat that just won’t budge no matter how hard you exercise, you should consider CoolSculpting®. This unique treatment can take off fat in stubborn areas and give you the shape you desire.
At Dolce Vida Med Spa, Scott B. Callahan, PA-C, and his team use CoolSculpting® to target persistent pockets of fat that don’t respond to exercise and diet. As the saying goes, summer bodies are made in the winter. Read on to learn how CoolSculpting can help you reach your goals by swimsuit season.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a fat loss system that uses cold temperatures to kill fat cells. Also called cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting is noninvasive and requires little to no downtime. CoolSculpting is for getting rid of stubborn fat pockets that don’t respond to diet and exercise, not for initial weight loss.
During a CoolSculpting session, your provider places an applicator on the areas you want treated. The coldness damages the fat cells, but it doesn’t harm surrounding tissues. Over the course of a few months, your body eliminates the damaged fat cells through the natural waste processes.
Who can get CoolSculpting?
Most people with stubborn pockets of body fat can benefit from CoolSculpting. The procedure is FDA-cleared to eliminate fat on the chin, jawline, stomach, thighs, lower back, sides, and underarm area.
Some people shouldn’t get CoolSculpting, including men and women who have cryoglobulinemia or cold agglutinin disease. If you think you have a condition that might restrict your ability to undergo CoolSculpting, discuss it with your provider at Dolce Vida Med Spa.
Do I still need to exercise?
Yes. It’s important to understand that CoolSculpting is an accessory to a healthy lifestyle. CoolSculpting works best on patients who already lead a relatively healthy lifestyle and maintain a healthy weight.
If you maintain a healthy lifestyle in addition to your CoolSculpting regimen, your results can last much longer. Although fat cells don’t grow back once they’re destroyed, if you don’t maintain a healthy weight, fat cells that still exist can grow.
Plus, exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet will provide many more benefits than just looking good. You’ll have more energy, feel stronger and fitter, have better moods, and get better sleep, just to name a few.
To learn more about CoolSculpting and to see if you’re a candidate for treatment, book an appointment online or over the phone with Dolce Vida Med Spa today.