If you rang in 2017 less than satisfied with your appearance, maybe this is the year to do something about it. Body contouring treatments help you say goodbye to stubborn areas of fat that won’t respond to your weight loss efforts. Eliminating these isolated bulges can help you achieve the sleeker body contour you are hoping for, as well as the ability to fit into some of those tighter clothing pieces more comfortably. At New Visage, we can help you sculpt your problem areas without surgery, using a revolutionary treatment known as CoolSculpting.
What it Does
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical method of fat reduction that literally freezes fat cells away. The procedure is not a weight loss method, but rather a way to sculpt stubborn areas of the body to put the finishing touch on your weight loss efforts. With a variety of hand pieces available, the CoolSculpting device can be used to trim a number of areas of the body, including:
- Abdomen and waistline
- Hips and buttocks
- Flanks and love handles
- Outer and inner thighs
- Behind the knees and calves
- Upper arms
- Upper and lower back
- Underneath the chin
Our providers will assess your personal concerns and goals during your initial consultation to determine whether CoolSculpting will give you the results you are hoping for.
How it Works
CoolSculpting works on the principle of cryolipolysis or destruction of fat cells by freezing them. Scientists discovered the fat cells actually freeze at a higher temperature than other cells of the body, which means cold temperatures that destroy the fat do not damage surrounding skin and tissues. The destroyed fat cells are eliminated through your body’s lymphatic system over time, while you see a visible slimming and sculpting in the treatment area.
What it’s Like
The CoolSculpting procedure does not require any type of anesthesia and is relatively pain-free. Targeted cooling is delivered via panels that never penetrate the skin. The panels gently pull the skin into the device so that the colder temperatures can be delivered more evenly through the treatment area.
You may feel an intense sensation of cold when the procedure first begins. However, that will subside fairly quickly and the rest of the procedure should be very comfortable. Since treatment sessions last about one hour, you can plan to read, nap or listen to music during your procedure.
What to Expect
After a CoolSculpting session, your skin may be slightly red and you may be a bit tender in the treatment area. These side effects are not usually severe enough to keep you from returning to your regular activities right away and will improve in the days following treatment. Your results will begin to appear a few weeks after your procedure and will continue to improve for up to six months as the treated fat is eliminated from the body.
Because fat cells are completely destroyed, you should enjoy permanent results from your CoolSculpting procedure as long as you maintain a healthy weight afterward. If you gain weight after treatment, remaining fat cells in the area can enlarge and alter your results. If that occurs, you may need a subsequent CoolSculpting procedure to restore your post-treatment body profile.
CoolSculpting is an effective way to enhance your appearance without anesthesia or downtime. To learn more about this procedure, contact New Visage today at 252-808-2NEW.