Can you get rid of fat bulges without surgery? And what does that have to do with kids eating popsicles?
1.) Yes, you can! and 2.) This non-surgical fat removal procedure was inspired, years ago, when two Harvard University scientists noticed children eating popsicles that got dimples on their cheeks. They determined the popsicles were freezing and killing small pockets of fat cells in the cheeks, which were then eliminated, leaving dimples.
This popsicle research eventually led to the non-invasive treatment called CoolSculpting, which reduces the number of fat cells in a treated area by about 20 to 25 percent. It doesn’t affect fat cells in areas that are untreated. The treatment has now been performed more than four million times around the world.
How It Works. Trained and licensed technicians use a special applicator that delivers controlled cooling through the skin to targeted fat cells. It doesn’t damage skin or any surrounding tissue while freezing fat cells, which die and are eventually eliminated from the body. During the procedure, you will feel intense feelings of cold, which usually subside within five to 10 minutes.
You can multitask while the treatment is going on – check email, read a book or even take a nap!
How It’s Different From Losing Weight. The best part? Once the fat cells are gone, they’re gone forever! This is different than losing weight by dieting. When you lose weight, you reduce the size of the fat cells – but you don’t lose the number of fat cells. When you gain weight again, the fat cells get bigger.
Some people only need one treatment and others, with more than one area to do, return for multiple treatments. There is no downtime and some patients even go right back to work as soon as their treatment is over.
Side Effects During The Treatment. You may feel pulling, tugging or mild
pinching as suction is applied. There can also be temporary redness, swelling, stinging, aching and more; your technician will go over these potential side effects with you.
People who have CoolSculpting under their chins sometimes experience a sense of fullness afterward. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks. Some people start seeing changes around three weeks after the treatment. You’ll generally see the best results after about two months.
If you’re ready to improve the way you look without going under the knife, schedule your consultation today to learn more about this life-changing procedure!