Our bodies are magnificent and complex organisms, but sometimes they don’t exactly cooperate with us. Diet and exercise are essential to any health and beauty regimen, but while diet and exercise are great for lowering your overall fat percentage, it can be difficult to target the fat that you wish to remove. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a magic wand to pass over your body to remove stubborn fat deposits and improve your overall aesthetic? CoolSculpting sessions from the True Skin Care Center in Chicago, IL can help you achieve your ideal look.
Can Anyone Get CoolSculpting Treatments?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that has become one of the most popular aesthetic enhancements available today. Virtually anyone is a CoolSculpting candidate, and there are few if any behavioral restrictions required before and after your session.
What It Can Do
It is very common to develop pockets of fat in areas that are difficult to target with exercise. Fat deposits on the neck or chin, for example, can have a pronounced effect on your overall appearance. Many specialists recommend this form of body sculpting to men who are suffering from gynecomastia, more commonly known as “man boobs.”
It is important to go into the treatment with the appropriate expectations. Body contouring treatments are not effective for massive weight loss. The clients who get the best results are fit, healthy, active individuals who have stubborn fat deposits resistant to the effects of diet and exercise. For the first time, body contouring treatments allow you precise control over the lines of your body, and you can enhance your aesthetic in ways you never thought possible.
How Does It Work?
To understand the operating principle behind CoolSculpting requires a basic understanding of your body’s biochemistry. The most important thing to know is that your fat cells are oil-based and your surrounding skin and other tissues are water-based. Water is so commonplace that we often forget what a miraculous compound it is. One of the features of water is that it has a very high heat capacity. This means it can store a lot of energy, and that is why it takes so long for water to boil even when you expose it to direct heat. Water can store so much energy that it also takes a comparably long time to cool.
The operating principle of the treatment was discovered when two doctors noticed that children who ate popsicles developed dimples. They concluded that prolonged external exposure to cool temperatures dissipates heat energy in subcutaneous fat cells to the point of provoking cell death. The oil in the fat cells cannot store enough heat energy to withstand prolonged cooling, while the water in the surrounding tissues preserves those tissues without discomfort. Now after many years and clinical trials, CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved and widely popular treatment.
How Much Fat Can It Remove?
Studies have shown that the treatment is effective at removing 20% to 25% of fat from a target area per session. Once the fat is killed, the body removes the cells naturally via waste. Clients will begin to see the effects in a few weeks, with the best results appearing about two months after the treatment. It is possible for clients to receive multiple treatments on a target area, and our clinic can even develop a treatment schedule for you to maximize your appearance for a specific calendar date.
A Non-Surgical Option
The treatment is very popular because it is convenient, painless, and requires almost no recovery time. Consider that you have never heard a child complain about eating a popsicle and you get an idea as to how little discomfort you can expect. Your health and beauty goals are best achieved through a commitment to a diet and fitness schedule. Making your schedule as habitual as brushing your teeth allows you to comply with your objectives without having to motivate yourself.
Enhancement surgery often means you have to miss workouts and fall out of your daily beauty routine. With body sculpting, you have the opportunity to receive an enhancement treatment over your lunch break at work and still make your gym appointment in the afternoon.
What Is Treatment Like?
We recommend that you wear non-restrictive, loose-fitting clothing on the day of your session. If you are coming from work, you’ll want to bring some clothing to change into so you don’t get gel on your best outfit. The treatment is performed by placing specially designed applicators on the target area of your body. The applicators can be small for under the chin or larger for treating flanks, abdomen, or thighs. The applicators contain a vacuum element that pulls the fat to the surface and a cooling element for the reduction process.
The treatment lasts forty minutes to an hour. In some cases, we recommend doing consecutive sessions where the applicator is removed and reapplied. Once the applicator is put in position, you cannot remove it throughout the session. You will sit on a comfortable cushion, surrounded by pillows, and you can watch television, read, or work on an electronic device. Many of our clients find that the treatment is so peaceful that they take a nap during their session.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Body sculpting is a terrific option for individuals who are nearing the finish line of their wellness journey. Virtually anyone is a candidate for the treatment, and we would be delighted to evaluate your case and let you know if it is the best means for you to achieve your aesthetic goals. Your success is our objective, and we’ll help you formulate a perfect plan to get the most out of your appearance. If you’d like to learn more about CoolSculpting, schedule a consultation with the True Skin Care Center in Chicago, Illinois today!