Stubborn fat can ruin your outfit, negatively impact your confidence, and make you feel less than you are when in actuality, you’re in excellent shape. If you’ve been unsuccessfully trying to get rid of stubborn fat, it’s time to try something new. At Metro Dermatology in Elmhurst, NY, we can help you look and feel amazing with CoolSculpting, a treatment that will give you the upper hand over your stubborn fat so that you can finally reach your body goals.
How Much Fat Can You Lose With CoolSculpting?
When you schedule a CoolSculpting treatment, you won’t lose significant amounts of weight. The number of the scale won’t drop dramatically, but you will notice some drastic differences in your measurements. This treatment helps you lose fat volume, which in turn helps you lose inches. On average, patients who choose this treatment to target and tone their problem areas lose anywhere from 20 to 30 percent of the localized fat cells in their problem areas.
When you schedule your initial consultation with one of our experts, we’ll review your problem areas and then give you a better idea of just how much fat you can expect to lose during your treatment.
Eliminating Extra Fat With Extra Sessions
Many patients are thrilled with their initial results, so much so that they schedule additional treatments to further trim and tone their problem areas. Each session can eliminate 20 to 30 percent of the total fat volume in your treatment area, so additional sessions will remove additional fat cells in the treatment area. Our goal is to help you reach your goals, and we’ll do whatever it takes to help you get there.
In the end, the total amount of fat you lose is up to you. When you come in for your consultation, we’ll discuss your ultimate goals and then create a customized treatment plan to effectively help you reach those goals. Fat loss doesn’t have to be challenging, and it doesn’t have to be painful. It can be relaxing, simple, and easy, and that’s exactly what you will get to experience when you schedule your fat-blasting treatments with the professionals here at our office.
Supporting Your Body During the Process
Fat loss diets work, but they do take time. However, while they may help you lose fat, they usually don’t help tone or tighten your problem areas. THere’s a reason why stubborn fat received that name. It’s stubborn. That’s why CoolSculpting is such an effective body contouring treatment. It does what your workouts and your diet cannot.
After you experience your treatment, there are ways to support the rest of your body during this process, as it works to eliminate fat cells from your system in the months following your initial session. Following a diet plan that helps you burn fat will help your results look that much better. The key to maintaining your final results is consistency with your diet and at the gym, so resuming a healthy lifestyle immediately after your initial treatment will make a world of difference.
Focus on Fat Loss
If you put an extra focus on activities and foods that will help promote fat loss, you’ll reach your ultimate body goals that much faster. You don’t have to starve yourself, nor do you need to run ten miles a day. Fat loss is easier than you may think. Kicking sugar, lowering the total amount of complex carbs you eat each day, and drinking extra water are all easy ways to promote fat loss without feeling hungry or lacking the energy you need to get through the day.
Eating healthy fats can also help promote fat loss because when your body has fewer carbohydrates to pull energy from, it will look to your fat cells for energy and will help you burn more fat. This treatment will target and remove your stubborn fat, but that doesn’t mean you need to stop eating healthy to help burn fat and other areas of your body that aren’t quite so stubborn.
Support Your Lymphatic System
It is important to combine exercise with this treatment because it can help you burn additional fat, and it can help activate your lymphatic system. The body uses your lymphatic system to remove the destroyed fat cells which is what gives you the best results. The lymphatic system requires activation and one way you can do that is by moving your body.
Getting up and getting exercise each day will not only help you burn fat in other areas, but it will help your body get rid of the cells destroyed by this treatment. The best fat-burning exercise is a high-intensity interval training routine. Running sprints qualifies as HIIT, but so does anything that involves high-intensity training followed by a short period of rest for 20 minutes.
This type of cardio helps your body burn fat and keep burning calories for the rest of the day, even when you’re just sitting at your desk. Performing this type of exercise combined with your CoolSculpting treatment will help you reach your body goals that much quicker.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a unique body contouring treatment unlike any other treatment of its kind. It uses a process called cryopolysis to effectively target and freeze fat cells. Harvard-based scientists developed this process when they found out that fat cells freeze at 54°F. The surrounding tissue, muscle, and skin remain unharmed during treatment because it does not freeze until 32°F.
Once fat cells are frozen, they are destroyed and essentially die. The body no longer views them as fat cells but instead as excess debris or bodily waste. The body then uses the lymphatic system to flush these cells out gradually over time.
How Does It Work?
During your treatment, your fat cells will be frozen. We do this by placing the cooling applicator onto your desired treatment area. This applicator is equipped with a suctioning device that gently suctions your stubborn fat into the applicator to effectively freeze it. Most patients feel a very cold sensation during treatment at first, but as the cooling temperatures numb the area, within 10 minutes, you won’t feel a thing.
You won’t need any topical anesthesia or medication to make it through your session comfortably. It is a painless treatment, and most patients simply lay back and relax, work, read, watch TV, look at magazines, or even nap until their session is over. Once your treatment is complete, you will be on your way to a swimmer, more toned body.
Will I See Results Right Away?
This treatment works immediately in the sense that it freezes fat cells and destroys them in just one session. However, you won’t notice a visible difference in your problem areas until several weeks after your appointment.
It takes time for the body to flush the cells from your system, yet once it does, you will notice a dramatic reduction in the total amount of fat volume in your problem areas. This will continue to improve over time, and most patients see their best results within eight to twelve weeks of their initial treatment.
What Areas of the Body Can It Treat?
This treatment can effectively treat any area of the body that contains stubborn fat. Different size applicator heads help treat the largest to the smallest areas that contain stubborn fat. The most common areas that patients choose to treat include the:
- Inner and outer thighs
- Love handles
- Upper arms
- Submental fullness beneath the chin (also known as the double chin)
How Long Does a Session Take?
Typical sessions are approximately 60 minutes in length. Still, your total treatment time will vary based on the size of the area you’re treating and whether or not you choose to treat additional areas of your body during the same session.
When you come in for your initial consultation, we will confirm that you are a candidate and develop your treatment plan. Once you have your treatment plan, we can give you a better idea of how long you can expect your sessions to last.
What Are the Benefits?
This treatment has become so popular not only because of its different benefits but because it works. Treatment times are quick, and the results are gradual, so no one will ever wonder if you had any body contouring treatment done because it will simply look as though you are slowly losing fat over time.
This treatment delivers results and is a scientifically proven way to reduce the fat volume in some of your most stubborn problem areas. It helps you get an extra edge on those areas with stubborn fat without having to spend hours in the gym or completely restrict your food intake. It’s painless, non-invasive, and will help you reach all of your body goals.
Who Is a Candidate?
The best candidates for this treatment are relatively fit and healthy individuals who have reached their goal weight but still have extra fat that won’t seem to respond to their diet and fitness efforts. CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment, nor is it intended for those who are overweight or obese.
It is an effective way to fine-tune the body so you can get rid of that stubborn fat that’s been holding you back, affecting your confidence and making you feel discouraged about your body.
The Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle
Ideal candidates are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle post-treatment to maintain their results. The results from this treatment are intended to be permanent, but you are responsible for making them permanent. If you gain weight post-treatment, there is no way to guarantee that any remaining fat cells in your problem areas won’t expand.
In the same way that you can’t spot-treat fat with your diet and fitness efforts, neither can you choose what areas increase fat volume when you gain weight. Most patients have no issue maintaining permanent results because they walk into this treatment already committed to living a healthy lifestyle and want to use this treatment to help them reach their goals faster.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting and all the ways that it can change your body, we can help. Contact the experts at Metro Dermatology in Elmhurst, NY today to learn more about this revolutionary body contouring treatment. Once you experience what CoolSculpting has to offer, you’ll understand why it really is the best-kept secret that everyone can’t stop talking about.