Coolsculpting is a body contour treatment that freezes away fat. Also called Cryolipolysis, the non-invasive procedure works to effectively reduce the volume of fat cells in the body. Nearly 90 percent of women will, at some point, find that they have cellulite develop on various areas of the body. Exercising and dieting can only do so much to eliminate these fat, lumpy deposits under the skin. The only way to get rid of cellulite used to be surgery. This was an extremely uncomfortable procedure that required a long recovery time. CoolSculpting in Houston is a revolutionary new treatment made to get rid of ugly cellulite deposits without a lengthy recovery time. It works by using the process of Cryolipolysis. This is a technique that employs extreme cold to destroy fat cell layers. Healthy tissues that surround the treated area are left alone and untouched. Once a person undergoes the procedure, the body simply metabolizes the destroyed cells.
CoolSculpting is effective at treating Muffin-top abdomens, Love Handles or flanks, upper-back fat, lower back fat, double chin, arms and men’s breasts. There are six different units all in different sizes which allow the treatment to be precisely targeted. Temperatures used to cool the fat go from about 5 to minus 11 C degrees. The applicator is used in a controlled manner to reduce fat deposits in a localized way. This procedure reshapes the body contours. It works due to the exposure to the skin which causes the subcutaneous fat tissue to disintegrate while not harming the skin above. There is a low level of potential complication so the whole procedure is deemed safe for 20 percent fat elimination in certain body areas. Consider this procedure the best one as an alternative to invasive liposuction. The word cryoliopolysis means freezing of fat. It comes from the Greek cryo or cold, lipo or fat, and lysis or loosening. The process is used in spas, clinics and other facilities where CoolSculpting brand units are approved for administration. The units work to freeze fat that is just below the skin. The results are said to last from three to about four months. It cannot be used to eliminate huge amounts of fat, but it can get rid of discrete bulges.
Coolsculpting Procedure & Technique
When a patient goes through the procedure the sensation is that of being touched by ice. Once the fat cells get frozen they will be eliminated from the body naturally. This part does take about 12 weeks to complete but after a one-hour treatment, the fat loss can be up to a half inch. The first treatment is often the most effective one. Other treatments may be done a few times over. The idea for the procedure emerged from doctors who saw that children who ate popsicles grew up to have dimples. This is because the fat was killed off by the ice cold of the popsicles in their cheeks. There are some side effects but they are temporary. They include slight redness or bruising. A recent report in the US shows that it is the number one country for cosmetic procedures. One million procedures are done every year. This figure estimates that more than 110 thousand tummy tucks are done and 220 thousand liposuctions are done. CoolSculpting has been done nearly half a million times around the world. Patients must maintain their results with diet and exercise.
How the CoolSculpting Procedure is Done
It is done in a comfortable, private room at You Glo Medspa. The provider assesses the area to be worked on. A paddle is placed on either side of the location where the fat is to be removed. A light suction process pulls the skin gently between these applicators. Paddles then stay in place for about 45 minutes and chill the fat. These are not painful treatments and they require no anesthesia. At first, a light pulling sensation occurs. This only lasts a little while until the numbing takes over from the coldness. We make sure every step is taken to get our patients as comfortable as possible. When waiting for the procedure to finish a patient can talk on their phone, nap or enjoy a cup of coffee. Depending on the specifics of the treatment and the area to be treated, each CoolSculpting procedure targets an area for 35 to 45 minutes. You Glo Medspa is proud to be one of Houston’s only aesthetic provider with over three brand-name CoolSculpting machines. Treat two areas at once like the right and left Love Handles or both upper arms. Getting twice the treatment in half the time makes this a worthwhile, efficient procedure.