Where are you on your weight loss journey? Are you at the end of the line, or are you at that frustrating place where nothing you do seems to work anymore? If you’re at that plateau stage where traditional diet and exercise don’t seem to do the trick, then it might be time to try a different solution. At Purely Natural Medical Spa in Brooklyn, NY, we believe everyone can achieve their body goals with the right cosmetic treatment, such as Cool Sculpting Brooklyn.
Does Cool Sculpting Really Work?
Cool Sculpting has been around for almost a decade, so there’s a pretty good chance you’ve already heard about this fat-freezing treatment. But if the name of this treatment doesn’t ring any bells, then the highlight of the treatment is this: it really works, for every body and for every weight loss goal.
To be perfectly precise, Cool Sculpting is not branded as a “weight loss” treatment because the goal of the treatment isn’t to help patients lose weight. The primary purpose of this treatment is to reduce the overall amount of fat on the body. But the nuance between weight loss and fat reduction doesn’t dismiss the fact that this is a treatment that is hugely effective for the majority of patients who seek it.
How This Treatment Works
The key to this treatment is cryolipolysis, which is just the fancy medical term for “fat freezing”. The basic idea behind the treatment is to cause enough thermal damage to fat cells that they are no longer functional, which will prompt the body to metabolize those fat cells. Using advanced cooling technology and specialized paddles, fat on your body is sucked into a device and “frozen” for several minutes, until the targeted fat cells have been exposed to enough cool temperature that they are unable to function normally.
What You Can Expect From Treatment
As a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment for the body, there are already different things you should expect from this treatment, particularly in comparison to the complex treatment process of traditional fat reduction surgery like liposuction.
For one thing, as the patient, you have a significant amount of input regarding your treatment goals and expectations, such as the exact areas where you feel you need the most help for far reduction. As part of your consultation, we will talk about your diet and exercise habits, as well as any other factors related to maintaining your weight loss goals. We may ask about previous treatments you have tried for fat reduction in the past.
Although this is not a surgery, there are still a few things you will need to do to prepare for your treatment. For example, we require all patients to be near your healthy goal weight, usually within ten pounds, before treatment can begin. You may need to follow specific preparation instructions, such as:
- Discontinue using blood-thinning medications and supplements
- Eat lightly
- Wear loose clothing
- Use Arnica to minimize bruising
We may provide you with additional instructions to follow in the days before your appointment depending on your goals and needs. Please reschedule your treatment if you believe you are pregnant.
Your cryolipolysis treatment appointments will take between 30 and 60 minutes to complete. The length of time of your treatment appointments is determined by the number of areas you would like to treat at once, as well as the degree of fat reduction that needs to be done to reach your goals. Your treatment will be overseen by one of our compassionate aestheticians and will involve the special Cool Sculpting system.
You will not feel any discomfort associated with this treatment. At most, patients feel numb in the treatment area, which will fade once the treatment is complete. Because this is not a surgery, you will not need to arrange for transportation after your treatment is complete.
In order to get the best possible results from your treatment, you will need to follow a few aftercare directions after your treatment appointments to ensure that your body responds favorably to the treatment. Some of these aftercare instructions may include directions such as:
- Drink plenty of water
- Massage the area
- Light exercise
- Continue using Arnica
Out of your aftercare instructions, the two most important steps to follow are drinking plenty of water and massaging the treatment area. Drinking enough water will help your body more quickly flush toxins and metabolized fat from your body. Some studies indicate that massaging the treatment area for at least five minutes a few times a day will help increase fat reduction and produce quicker results.
Is There Any Recovery Time?
There is no recovery time associated with this treatment. After your cryolipolysis treatment, you will be able to resume your normal daily activities, including work, errands, and bathing. We even encourage patients to engage in light exercises, such as walking, to help encourage the body to metabolize damaged fat cells more quickly.
How Soon Will You See Results?
It will take some time for you to see any significant results from your treatment because non-invasive fat reduction is a gradual process. About one month after treatment, you will begin to notice changes in the fat composition of your body; by the third month after your first appointment, most of the treated fat will have been removed through natural metabolism.
Most patients will require about three to six months to see the final results of their treatment, particularly if there was a large volume of fat to be reduced or if multiple areas of the body were treated.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
The number of treatments you will need depends entirely on the amount of body fat you want to treat, the size of the treatment areas, and how well you respond to the treatment. For example, for the stomach area, most patients require at least two consecutive treatments spaced a few weeks apart to achieve the desired results.
Areas of the body that have smaller deposits of unwanted fat may only require one treatment. For example, the underarms and the area beneath the chin may only need one treatment to be effective. We will help you determine the ideal number of treatments to help you achieve all of your body goals.
What Are Cool Sculpting Benefits?
This one-of-a-kind treatment is tremendously advantageous for patients who want to reduce their overall percentage of body fat, so it makes sense that there are a few notable benefits for this treatment. For example, the fact that this treatment can be completed in as little as one or two treatment sessions also means that the treatment is affordable for most people. Other benefits of this treatment include:
Natural Looking Results
While traditional surgical liposuction may be effective for removing large amounts of body fat at one time, the downside of an invasive surgery like this is the fact that the results may end up looking unnatural. Because liposuction physically sucks fat from the specific areas of the body, the end results can be lumpy if fat is not removed from the body evenly.
This is not a concern for cryolipolysis. Because the fat reduction technique is performed outside of the body, and because the treatment device covers a wide area, patients can anticipate natural-looking results once the unwanted fat has been metabolized. This means the end result of CoolSculpting will be even and smooth.
The results of this treatment also last for a long time – in fact, the results of this treatment can be permanent. Once a fat cell dies and is metabolized by the body, there is no way for the fat cell to grow back. This is because people are born with a predetermined number of fat cells in the body and because fat cells are not capable of regenerating. In other words, once a fat cell is gone, it’s gone forever.
For patients, this limits the possibility that results will be undone by newly accumulated fat cells. However, patients should also know that this treatment does not remove all fat cells from the body and that the existing fat cells are perfectly capable of expanding to store new fat. For this reason, patients should maintain healthy weight management to enjoy long-lasting and permanent results from this treatment.
Non-Invasive and Safe
This treatment is also non-invasive, which is a huge benefit for patients who do not want to undergo surgery or who are not medically qualified for surgery. Non-invasive treatments are also ideal for those who want to avoid the risk of scarring that is associated with traditional fat reduction treatments. These are two of the main reasons that cryolipolysis is considered a safe and effective treatment.
As a point of note, CoolSculpting has been approved by the FDA for the purpose of fat reduction since 2009, which means that the treatment has been deemed safe by clinical trials.
Cryolipolysis is a versatile treatment that can be used in virtually every area of the body, including the arms, stomach, and thighs. In fact, this treatment can be used in every of the body that has at least 30% of unwanted body fat. This is why this treatment has a miniature variant called CoolMini that can be used beneath the Cool Sculpting Chin to removed unwanted fat or double chin.
Bridge the Weight Loss Gap
This treatment can also help patients bridge the gap between weight loss methods and weight loss goals. On average, patients should expect to lose about 25% of body fat from any treatment area, which can reduce waist size by several inches. This treatment is ideal for patients who need help getting to the finish line of their weight loss goals.
The final benefit of this treatment is its ability to elevate your overall body confidence. When you are freed from the lingering amount of unwanted fat on your body, you will feel more confident about your appearance, which is an incredibly important benefit. Feeling and looking healthy often helps patients feel happier.
Who Is This Treatment Right For?
This treatment is ideal for any adult patient with at least 30% of body fat they wish to remove. Prospective patients should be close to their goal weight and lead a healthy lifestyle, meaning they are willing to commit to weight management methods to maintain results. Women who are pregnant are not qualified for this treatment.
Achieve Your Body Goals With Cool Sculpting Treatments
If your exercise routine and strict diet aren’t cutting it anymore, it’s time to find a new solution to achieve your body goals. If you think CoolSculpting treatments are right for you, please contact Purely Natural Medical Spa in Brooklyn, NY to schedule your consultation appointment today.