As you have gone on the journey of losing weight and improving your fitness, you have likely come across a lot of different programs and systems that promise to help you make unwanted fat disappear. Some of them are backed by scientific evidence, and others make you doubtful of the results they can provide. Maybe you have heard about fat freezing techniques designed to sculpt your body. It is understandable that a person would ask, how is it possible that a person can freeze fat and then make it disappear?
What Is Cryolipolysis?
Cryolipolysis is a technique that has been approved by the FDA as a non-invasive way of freezing fat cells. It has been used to help individuals who are battling with excess fat around their love handle area, underneath their chin, as well as areas on their body. This treatment promises to remove up to a quarter of the fat in the treated area.
Most people will see results from this treatment after their first visit. Others may need multiple treatments in order to see the full effects that they want. During the treatment, paddles are used to suction skin into a cup. The treated area is then brought down to a temperature where fat cells freeze and then die.
Depending on the size of the area that’s being treated, treatment can last for as little as 35 minutes, or it may take up to one hour. This is a comfortable treatment. There may be a mild sensation of cold at the beginning, but then the area becomes numb.
Is This Type of Treatment Safe?
The FDA cleared CoolSculpting® back in 2010. This is a body contouring treatment that uses controlled cooling to help remove unwanted fat. Fat freezing has become a popular non-surgical body contouring treatment that is being used across the nation. There are a number of famous individuals who swear by it.
Fat freezing treatments like CoolSculpting® do not produce immediate results like liposuction would. Conversely, unlike liposuction, these fat freezing treatments do not require downtime, surgery, or a stay in the hospital. As a result, many view CoolSculpting® and similar treatments to be one of the safest ways to get rid of excess fat.
To get the best results from these treatments, it’s important that you understand what they will for you. Body contouring treatments using controlled cooling are not designed to replace diet and exercise. They are for individuals who are at a healthy weight but are battling with stubborn pockets of fat that they cannot get rid of on their own.
Would you be interested in learning whether or not fat freezing with CoolSculpting® at E Med Spa is right for you? Feel free to visit us at one of our locations in El Cajon or Rancho San Diego, CA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!