Sometimes, the most amazing things in life happen by accident. We generally associate the “happy accidents” to a new relationship, friendship or job, but who would have thought that a study that began with popsicles could end up with a proven, effective treatment for unwanted fat?
Coolsculpting is an innovative, non-surgical method for getting rid of stubborn fat. By deep-freezing the fat cells below the surface of the skin, the fat cells are harmlessly absorbed into the body, leaving you with a tighter, more toned figure. Estetika Skin and Laser Specialists is proud to offer CoolSculpting to our patients in our Delafield, WI and Sarasota, FL offices.
What is CoolSculpting?
This unique procedure is a direct result of a Harvard study on how popsicles affect the cheeks. Scientists noticed that when a popsicle was placed in the cheeks, they swelled up due to the cold. Once the skin returned to normal, the skin was thinner, and the face featured more prominent dimples.
These results lead scientists to wonder what would happen if the extreme cold was used on other parts of the skin, and from that, CoolSculpting was born. CoolSculpting is most commonly associated with the abs and midsection, but it can be used on other locations as well. Some additional treatment areas are the thighs, love handles, chin, arms and back.
What is the Process Like?
The CoolSculpting process begins with your initial consultation. During this meeting, we will talk about the best ways to prepare for your appointment, including evaluating any current medications you’re taking and any medical conditions you might have.
During your CoolSculpting session, you will be made comfortable in a laying down position. Our medical professional will target the annoying fatty areas of your body with the specially designed handpiece and apply the freezing effect. The procedure is virtually painless because there are no incisions or shots. The most common feeling is the suction of the skin into the machine and a few moments of a cold senstation.
Who is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is intended for people who are looking to get rid of stubborn fat cells and tone their body. It is not meant to be used for major weight loss. Because of this, the ideal candidate is within 10 or 20 pounds of their ideal weight, currently utilizing a diet and exercise program and in otherwise good health. The biggest medical hurdle you might come across would be your body’s sensitivity to cold. If you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria or cold agglutinin disease, you should talk with your primary care doctor before looking into CoolSculpting.
If you’re on the right track for weight loss, but need a bit of a boost to get the toned body you desire, it may be time to look into what CoolSculpting can do for you. To begin your CoolSculpting journey, call our Delafield, WI or Sarasota, FL offices today!