Have you struggled to lose those last stubborn pounds with no success, despite eating well and exercising? You’re definitely not alone. Sometimes pockets of fat simply won’t budge no matter how many crunches you do or how well you eat. You may think you’d have to undergo an invasive cosmetic procedure to get rid of your unwanted fat, but there’s another way. You can freeze away fat permanently with CoolSculpting®. Read on for more information on this non-invasive fat reduction treatment and whether it might be a consideration for you.

About CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® is a completely non-invasive fat reduction procedure developed by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University. It’s FDA-approved and uses patented cooling technology to destroy fat cells in a way that allows them to be naturally eliminated from the body permanently. There’s no surgery, which means there’s no downtime. Results occur gradually, making your fat loss look natural.

Common areas of treatment include the following:

  • Abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Male chest
  • Double chin

How It Works

CoolSculpting® works based on the scientific principle that fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than surrounding tissue. Thus, they can be destroyed through an even cooling process with no harm coming to other cells within the targeted area.

Known as Cryolipolisis, this process crystallizes the fat cells, essentially killing them. They are then metabolized and eliminated naturally by your body over time. You’re left with a more sculpted silhouette, and the fat is gone for good. It won’t come back. If you gain weight in the future, it’s likely that the additional pounds will be distributed evenly across your body rather than settling in pockets of fat. Each treatment session results in an approximate fat loss of 20%.

What to Expect

CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive, comfortable treatment. You will likely feel a sensation of pressure and acute coldness during the first few minutes of your treatment. However, this will quickly subside as your skin becomes numb. There is no need for anesthetic. The number of treatments you require will depend upon your goals and body type. Some clients receive desired results after just one session. A custom treatment plan can be discussed at your consultation.

Visible results do take time to appear, as the fat flushing process is a gradual one. You may begin to see a difference about a month after your treatment, but most patients notice the most dramatic difference between two to four months later.

CoolSculpting is an innovative process that offers a comfortable and easy way to reduce stubborn pockets of fat. It’s effective and FDA-approved, and we are pleased to provide it at the Medi Spa at Ridgewood Hill in Salem. Call our office to learn more or to schedule a consultation.