Keeping a fit and attractive body can be challenging, especially when you miss a few workouts or indulge in rich meals over the holidays. But you don’t have to permanently sacrifice your favorite desserts or spend all your free time at the gym to achieve a sculpted, attractive physique. At Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC, we offer CoolSculpting, a non-invasive treatment that can help sculpt your body and permanently reduce unwanted fat.
How Many CoolSculpting Sessions Do You Need?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive contouring method that uses advanced cooling technology to eliminate fat cells in specific areas of your body. It’s a highly effective treatment that works much faster than many other cosmetic options. Unlike skincare products or other cosmetic techniques, you won’t have to wait months or even years to see improvement.
With just one treatment, you can expect to see a reduction in unwanted fat of 20-25%. Clinical studies have shown this to be true. It’s a great option to achieve your desired body shape.
CoolSculpting is a highly effective body contouring technique that can help you achieve your desired shape. However, it’s important to note that, depending on the amount of fat you want to reduce, you may need multiple treatments to reach your aesthetic goal. For example, if you’re targeting a large area, such as your stomach and back, multiple sessions may be required.
When you come in for your initial consultation, we’ll take a close look at the areas of unwanted fat you’d like to target and create a personalized treatment plan for you. This way, we can determine the number of sessions needed to achieve your desired results.
Where Can You Get Treatment?
This is a versatile treatment that can help you reduce fat in several areas of your body, including:
- Your back
- Your upper arms
- Your stomach
- Your bra area
- Under your buttocks
- Your thighs
- Along your jawline
- Underneath your chin
During your consultation, we’ll discuss which areas you’d like to target and create a treatment plan that’s tailored to your specific needs. Whether you want to slim down your arms, reduce belly fat, or get rid of a double chin, this treatment can help you achieve your desired shape.
How It Works
CoolSculpting uses a technique called cryolipolysis to eliminate unwanted fat. This term is just the scientific name for the process of using cold temperatures to freeze fat cells. Because fat freezes at temperatures where water-based cells are still safe, we can target and remove the fat without any danger to other cells.
During the treatment, we’ll apply a special applicator to the area of unwanted fat. The applicator will carefully lower the temperature of the fat cells until they die. Then, your body’s natural immune system will gradually remove the dead cells over the next few months. As these cells are eliminated, the treatment area will become more contoured and firm. It’s a safe and effective way to shape your body.
The History of Cryolipolysis
Cryolipolysis was discovered by two scientists, Dr. Rox Anderson and Dr. Dieter Manstein, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. They were studying the effects of cooling on the skin and noticed that when they applied cold temperatures to fat cells in a petri dish, the cells began to die. They then began to investigate the potential of using this phenomenon for non-invasive body contouring.
They further developed the technology, and in 2010, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the first device for non-invasive fat reduction using cryolipolysis. The procedure has since been FDA-cleared for multiple applicators and devices.
What to Expect During Treatment
If you’re worried about needles, incisions, or anesthesia, don’t be! This is a non-invasive treatment, so we won’t be cutting into your skin or giving you any anesthesia. The treatment process starts with us placing a gel pad on the area of unwanted fat. This pad will protect your skin during the cooling process. Next, we’ll apply the cooling applicator to the area to target the fat cells.
You may feel some mild tingling or pinching sensations as the applicator works, but these feelings will decrease as your skin adjusts to the process. The treatment is comfortable; you can relax, read a book or listen to music while the applicator is working.
After the applicator is removed, we’ll gently massage the treated area to help the fat cells respond to the cooling process and optimize your results. This treatment has no downtime, so you’ll be able to return to your normal activities right after your treatment. You may even be able to drive yourself home. We may advise you to avoid alcohol for a few days after the treatment, but otherwise, you can go back to your daily routine.
As your body eliminates the dead fat cells over the next few months, it’s important to take care of yourself. Drinking enough water and eating a healthy diet will help to enhance your results and improve your overall well-being during the fat-removal process. You’ll be able to see the results in the coming weeks and months.
Is This Treatment Safe?
This has been proven to be a safe and effective way to reduce unwanted fat through various scientific studies. It’s also a widely popular fat reduction method, with healthcare professionals performing over 7 million treatments worldwide. It’s a reliable option to help you achieve your desired body shape.
Will You Need Follow-Up Treatment?
If you want an easy and efficient way to enhance your appearance, this treatment might be the perfect choice for you. Unlike other cosmetic treatments, CoolSculpting creates long-lasting changes in your body. Once the cool temperatures eliminate your fat cells, your body will naturally get rid of them.
It’s important to note that while the treated fat cells won’t come back, you still need to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent the fat cells that weren’t removed from storing too much fat. To keep your newly contoured physique, it’s important to maintain healthy habits after your treatment plan is complete. By doing so, you will be able to enjoy your results for a long time.
What About Skin Tightening?
CoolSculpting is FDA-approved for treating sagging skin under the chin. However, it’s not only limited to that; it can also firm skin in other areas of the body, such as the abdomen and flanks. People who used this treatment to remove fat in these areas also noticed tighter, firmer skin.
It’s important to note that while it can firm the skin, CoolSculpting is primarily used for fat reduction. If you’re mainly looking to firm your skin, you may want to consider specific skin tightening treatments, such as SkinTyte.
SkinTyte uses a broad spectrum of light energy to heat the deeper layers of the skin, known as dermal collagen. By heating up the collagen in the dermis, it causes the collagen fibers to contract, resulting in tighter, youthful-looking skin. It’s a non-surgical way to achieve a youthful appearance, and one we proudly offer here at Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics.
Can I Use This to Tone My Body After a Pregnancy?
Pregnancy can have a big impact on your body, and it’s normal to have unwanted fat on your stomach, thighs, and other areas after giving birth. And, it can be tough to find time to exercise while taking care of your new baby.
CoolSculpting is a great option to help you reduce these pockets of fat and regain your pre-pregnancy shape. However, it’s important to wait until you are fully recovered from childbirth before receiving this treatment.
What If I’m Significantly Overweight?
CoolSculpting is a great way to reduce unwanted fat from specific areas of your body, but it’s not a weight-loss solution. To get the best results, it’s best if you are already at a healthy weight and are active.
If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is too high, you may not be a good candidate for this treatment. Talk to us about the treatment and your personal goals, and we can help you decide if this is the right treatment for you.
Contact Us to Learn More or Get Started
If you’re interested in finding out what this treatment can do for you, we’d love to help you know more. Visit us at Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC today and get started!