Pesky bulges of fat can really sneak up on you. Or, your problem areas may have developed in your adolescence, and perhaps have persisted into adulthood. Most of us are familiar with this type of fat. It is not necessarily indicative of being overweight but instead is the presence of stubborn, expanded fat cells that do not seem to shrink no matter how rigorous your diet and exercise routine.
But guess what? Modern technology has risen to the occasion. CoolSculpting freezes fat cells to destroy them for good, reducing fat cells in the treatment area by about 25 percent. And while 25 percent might not sound like a lot, that percentage of fat reduction in a targeted area on the physique makes a significant difference in smoothing out areas of bulging fat.
Pesky Fat: A Persistent Problem
The number of fat cells in your body is determined during puberty. After that, weight gain and weight loss appears as these cells expand and shrink. A common misconception is that weight gain represents the addition of new fat cells, which is not the case. It's actually the shrinking and expanding of the existing fat cells.
As you age, you may notice areas of pinchable fat where they didn't exist before. It is normal to gain weight as you mature. Naturally, we all lose muscle mass as we age. Because of the diminished muscle mass, the body's metabolic rate slows. Fewer calories are burned as a result, at least when your body is at rest.
Fat bulges are possible at any age. They may show up as:
- Belly fat
- Upper arm fat
- Under the chin
- Bra rolls
- Love handles
- Saddle bags
- Back fat
Even if you pursue a healthy lifestyle – eating right, cardio, strength training – these lumpy areas may persist. Even if you lose weight, you cannot control the area of weight loss. The fatty areas listed above often remain fatty even when an ideal weight and fitness has been achieved.
Freezing the Fat Away
CoolSculpting is highly effective at reducing pockets of bulging fat cells on various areas of the body. The innovative device exposes the fat layer under the skin to freezing temperatures. It freezes the fat without freezing or harming the skin above or any other surrounding tissue. Depending on the areas you want to treat and the nature of the fat in those areas, you may benefit from more than one CoolSculpting session over a course of months. The experienced CoolSculpting Specialists at Facial Aesthetics can help you determine if it's the right treatment course for you. Most people see acceptable results from a single treatment session.
CoolSculpting has many advantages. At Facial Aesthetics in Denver and Greenwood Village, we have seen over and over again just how amazing the results are for our patients. Nothing makes us happier than to see the renewed confidence that comes with these results. Positive aspects of CoolSculpting include:
- No anesthesia
- No downtime
Another great thing is that the fat cells that are removed, are removed for good. The destroyed fat cells will never come back; however, it is really important to know that remaining fat cells in your body can expand. So weight gain and further fat bulging is still a possibility. Many people feel more motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle after seeing their CoolSculpting outcomes, and as a result they maintain these outcomes by avoiding further fat cell expansion.
Where the Fat Goes
The freezing temperatures of CoolSculpting lead to the destruction and breakdown of targeted fat cells. As they break down, your body naturally metabolizes and eliminates them. This natural breakdown and elimination takes place over several weeks. It is not instantaneous. Many people see the first obvious results after 3 weeks, with the best results becoming visible after about 2 months. Your body may continue to process the destroyed fat cells for up to 6 months.
Because CoolSculpting eliminates fat in a selected area, it is not the same thing as weight loss. When you lose weight, fat cells throughout your body are shrinking. It is not common to see a drop in your weight after CoolSculpting, but the treated area will look flatter with the elimination of excess flab.
Consider Getting CoolSculpting Now to Revamp for the Holidays
It's not too late! If you schedule your CoolSculpting appointment soon, your results will look great by the time the winter holidays arrive. Call Facial Aesthetics to first arrange a consultation. Our experienced CoolSculpting Specialists will discuss your goals with you and assess the area of your body where you would like to see changes. If we recommend CoolSculpting, we'll find an appointment date that works with your schedule.
What to Expect After CoolSculpting Treatment
CoolSculpting is completed quickly at our state-of-the-art offices in Denver and Greenwood Village. The appointment will be longer if multiple areas are being treated. You can get back to your day right away, although it is perfectly normal to experience one or more of the following for a day or so:
- Mild tingling
- Skin sensitivity
When you visit us for your consultation, our team will make sure you know what to expect after treatment. Some people return to work the same day while others prefer to take a day off. We'll discuss all of these things with you.
Call Facial Aesthetics to Arrange a Consultation
At Facial Aesthetics, we offer a complimentary consultation so you can discuss your goals with our experienced CoolSculpting Specialists. To arrange your visit at our Denver or Greenwood Village office, please call us at 303-377-2868. We look forward to meeting you and helping you decide if CoolSculpting is the right treatment choice.