You’ve probably heard of cool sculpting by now, it is the newest body enhancement technique on the market, and is quickly gaining a legion of fans.
If you haven’t heard of it, this article will tell you all about it, where you can access it, and how much it costs.
What Is Cool sculpting?
Cool sculpting is a method of removing unwanted fat from beneath the skin, it utilizes a method called Cryolipolysis.
Cool sculpting is neither invasive nor surgical, meaning that it does not require hospital admission, and can be done in an appointment at a clinic that offers the service.
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Cool sculpting works by placing the area being treated between two metal panels and cooled to near freezing.
The temperature is set so that only fat cells are targeted, leaving other types of bodily tissue unharmed.
The cold temperatures kill the fat cells, and these are then flushed out of the body in the same way as any other unwanted waste.
Those specific fat cells are killed, so they cannot return to that area, however, should the patient gain weight, then fat could be laid down in that area again.
Where Can You Access Cool Sculpting?
More and more clinics are starting to offer cool sculpting as a treatment, as it rapidly grows in popularity the world over.
Look at the clinics around you to see if anyone local is offering the treatment, or you may have to travel a bit further afield to find a reputable treatment center, such as the NJ center for Coolsculpting.
It is vital that you have a consultation with the clinician before going in for treatment so that you can discuss what you want to achieve, and the clinician can set your expectations, warn you of any side effects, and how long recovery will take.
Make sure you look up the clinic, ensure it is registered, licensed, and monitored by the relevant authorities, and have a look at some of the reviews and recommendations for that clinic.
If you know someone who has had the treatment and is happy with the results, ask them who they would recommend, and see if that is a viable choice for you.
How Much Does Cool Sculpting Cost?
There is no one answer to this question, as the price will vary on where you are in the country, how many areas you want to be treated, and how many treatments you need.
A rough guide for the cost is $2000 – $4000 per treatment, however, it really is important to have an initial consultation so you can discuss your wants and needs with the clinician, and they can then tell you how much it will cost you.
It is worth noting, that although the results are permanent if there is no weight gain, the results will not be instant. It takes anywhere up to six months to see the final results of the treatment, and the layer of fat will be reduced by a maximum of 25% on average.
Can Anyone Have A CoolSculpting Treatment?
Most people are suitable for cool sculpting treatments, however, there are some medical conditions that mean you shouldn’t have this treatment, and also someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should also not have this treatment.
Cool sculpting works best when the patient has already lost weight due to diet and exercise but is struggling to get rid of fat in stubborn areas, usually the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, and lower back.
Cool sculpting is in no way a treatment for obesity, as it only works in small areas, and there is not a dramatic reduction in body fat.
What Are The Side Effects?
Coolsculpting is a fairly safe procedure, however, as with anything, there are always potential side effects.
The most common side effects to cool sculpting are redness at the treatment site, pain or aching at the treatment site for one to two weeks after treatment, and bruising. However, these generally resolve on their own.
Very rarely, a cool sculpting treatment actually leads to an increase in fat cells in the treated area. It’s not known exactly why this happens, and it seems to affect men more than women, but it only happens in less than 1% of treatments.
If you decide that cool sculpting is the treatment for you, make sure you seek out a recommended professional who is regulated and licensed by the relevant medical boards.
Always have a consultation beforehand and discuss what you want to achieve, and what your clinician thinks is achievable.
Make sure you are aware of the limitations of this procedure and be realistic about what results in you will get.