Most of us have at least one area of the body where we would like to lose fat. Yet those problem areas may refuse to budge, even with healthy eating and exercise. Can CoolSculpting non-invasive fat reduction treatment help you conquer your “impossible spots?” Keep reading for experienced advice from the team at EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center in Bend, OR.
It is different for each body, because where you tend to develop fat is largely a product of heredity. Your body shape and predisposition to store body fat is affected by your DNA as much as environment.
In addition, some body parts are difficult to tighten. For example, most core exercises work the “six-pack” upper abs, but don’t do much to tone the lower abdomen, below your belly button. While miles on the treadmill or stair climber might sculpt your backside, inner thighs could still show stubborn pudge. Upper arms might jiggle despite daily curls and presses. It is really challenging to isolate certain muscle groups.
Add to this the fact that hormonal changes in both men and women affect how much fat we store and where it ends up. Many women who have had trim waistlines all their lives are left with soft bellies after menopause.
Fitness history is filled with gadgets, creams, supplements, and workouts that claimed to solve this problem. Medical knowledge, however, affirmed that you could not pick and choose where your body would lose fat. You simply had to burn more calories than you ate to reduce overall body fat – leaving obstinate intact deposits despite your efforts.
CoolSculpting has changed that thinking. The scientific principles behind the technology are undeniable. Fat freezes at a higher temperature than water, and skin and other organs are comprised primarily of water. So, when an “impossible spot” is chilled in controlled conditions, fat cells crystalize and die, while other tissues remain unharmed.
The concept has turned spot reduction from fantasy into reality that is readily available at EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center.
If you are considering CoolSculpting, it helps to first understand what NOT to expect. With CoolSculpting, there is no:
The process is completely noninvasive. It begins with a professional, discreet consultation to determine if CoolSculpting is right for you. Most people who can pinch and inch of soft flesh in a problem area are good candidates. Since treatment is drug-free, there is no risk of interaction with other medications.
On the day of your appointment, all you do is relax. Larger areas, such as the tummy, are pulled into the FDA-approved device with gentle vacuum pressure. Then the temperature is lowered to a point that triggers cryolipolysis – freezing of fat cells. Other areas may be treated with a different CoolSculpting applicator that does not require suction. In either case, treatment time is generally two hours or less. Most people say they feel an intensely cold sensation initially, but no pain, and the discomfort is brief. During this time, you may nap, return telephone calls, or catch up on your favorite television series.
When the applicator is removed, you see the science that makes CoolSculpting work – the treated area looks and feels like hardened butter. The clinician massages it manually or uses a radial pulse therapy device to return tissues to normal. Then you dress and return to whatever plans you have for the rest of the day.
It’s always a good idea to drink extra water for a few days to accelerate lymphatic removal of fat cells. You can expect to see noticeable change within about three weeks, and ultimately fat reduction of up to 25 percent per treatment session. Yes, a problem area can be treated multiple times for additional fat reduction!
We certainly think so. EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center was one of the first providers in the area, so we have tremendous experience. Treatments are administered under the supervision of a medical doctor, in a relaxing but clinically-clean environment. Our practice has three CoolSculpting devices. That means you can have multiple areas treated at one appointment. With a variety of applicators, virtually any area of the body, from chin to ankles, can be treated effectively.
Turn your “impossible spots” into captivating curves with CoolSculpting treatment at EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center in Bend, OR. The number is (541) 303-9155.