Are you frustrated by lingering deposits of fat that refuse to budge no matter how much you diet and exercise? Permanent fat reduction can help, and it’s available from Scott B. Callahan, PA-C, of Dolce Vida Med Spa, with offices in Westport, Trumbull, and Hamden, Connecticut. This innovative treatment can help you reach those last lingering fitness goals and get the body you’ve worked so hard for. Call or set up an appointment online today to get started.
Why is it so hard to lose stubborn fat deposits?
The answer lies in how your fat cells work to store and release fat. Everyone has a limited number of fat cells distributed throughout the body. When you take in more calories than you burn, a portion of the excess is converted into fat.
Your fat cells are able to expand and contract to accommodate the amount of fat in your body. Everyone stores fat a bit differently, but there’s no way to control which fat cells are tapped when you burn more calories than you consume. That can leave some men and women with lingering fat deposits that never seem to change even with rigorous diet and exercise.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a body contouring system that uses cold temperature to permanently eliminate fat cells. The process is also called cryolipolysis and can destroy 20%-25% of targeted fat cells.
Treatments are not painful, and require no anesthesia and no recovery time. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for fat reduction in the following nine areas:
- Upper arms
- Bra area
- Beneath the chin
- Beneath the jawline
These are common problem areas where fat seems to linger for many.
What happens during CoolSculpting treatments?
You remove clothing that covers the treatment area and wear a gown to remain comfortable. Your practitioner applies a clear gel to your skin to create a barrier between your skin and the cooling equipment.
The treatment applicator uses suction to adhere to your body over the targeted area. As the treatment platform cools your tissue you may feel sensations of intense cold, mild stinging, tingling, cramping, or aching. These sensations subside as the cold temperature numbs the area.
Treatments usually take less than 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treated area. Once the applicator is removed your practitioner massages the area to break up treated fat cells and kickstart the fat reduction process.
When do I see the results from CoolSculpting?
A portion of the treated fat cells are no longer able to retain fat. As that fat is released, your body processes and eliminates it through your lymphatic system.
It can take 1-3 months before you begin to see changes in the treated areas. Final results can take six months or more to develop. Once you see how your body responds to CoolSculpting you can decide if you’d like to pursue additional treatments.
If you’d like to learn more about CoolSculpting and how it can help refine the shape of your body, come in for a personalized consultation. Setting up a visit takes just moments online or by phone, so don’t delay.