At MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center in Milford, PA, we strongly believe that everyone should feel confident in their skin. Unfortunately, most of us have certain areas that we wish we could improve. If you wish you could eliminate stubborn fat pockets from one or more regions of your body, you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting. To help you decide if it is right for you, keep reading to learn more about it.
How Many CoolSculpting Sessions Do You Need?
The number of CoolSculpting sessions required varies depending on several factors, including your unique goals, body fat distribution, and body mass. Sometimes, a single treatment session may be sufficient to achieve the desired results. However, it is more common for multiple sessions to be required. If you are overweight, you can expect to need four to six treatment sessions per area of concern.
On the other hand, if you are already at your ideal weight, you should only need one or two treatment sessions to feel confident in your appearance. We will let you know how many sessions you should need once we have assessed your areas of concern and gained an understanding of your goals.
How Much Fat Can This Treatment Eliminate?
CoolSculpting usually removes 25% of localized fat cells from large areas, like the abdomen and back. When it targets small areas, like the submental region and knees, it can eliminate 80% of fat cells. It is important to understand that the fat cells that your body does not eliminate after treatment were not affected by the treatment. They remain healthy and have the potential to expand in the future if you eat above your body’s weight maintenance needs.
How Soon Can I See My Desired Results?
Once the cryolipolysis device has killed some of the fat cells in the targeted areas, your lymphatic system starts to process the dead fat cells. It may be a few weeks before you see the results of all this hard work. Furthermore, it may take one to three months to see your desired results.
You should understand that there are several factors affecting the time it takes for your desired results to become apparent. One extremely significant factor is the number of sessions you need to achieve satisfactory results. This is because sessions are usually only scheduled once every 42 to 60 days. The efficiency of your lymphatic system is another very significant factor affecting how quickly your final results develop.
What Can I Do To See My Desired Results Faster?
One of the easiest ways you can improve the efficiency of your lymphatic system is to get a lymphatic massage from a certified masseuse. This type of massage helps with the drainage of lymph fluid significantly. Another fairly easy way to see your desired results faster is to stay hydrated. If you keep a large water bottle or cup of tea on your desk at work, you should find it easy to drink at least half a gallon of hydrating fluids daily.
You should also try to work aerobic exercise into your daily routine. Aerobic exercise helps to support your body’s waste removal system by supporting your cardiovascular system. You should generally try to get 75 minutes of vigorous cardio or 2.5 hours of moderate cardio weekly if you aren’t trying to lose weight. You should double the generally recommended amount of exercise if you are trying to lose weight. Moreover, you should eat healthily.
Am I a Good CoolSculpting Candidate?
To be considered a good candidate for this non-invasive fat removal treatment, you should generally be in good health and free from any medical conditions that may affect the treatment. Additionally, you should understand that this is a body contouring treatment, not a weight loss treatment. You may only lose a few pounds of fat with this treatment.
Furthermore, to be considered a good candidate for this treatment, you should have enough subcutaneous fat in a targeted area. We generally look for an inch of pinchable fat. However, this treatment may be effective for you even if you don’t have an inch of pinchable fat. Also, you should know that it is possible to have too much excess fat in an area of concern. During your consultation, we’ll let you know what areas this treatment will be effective in.
What Contraindications Are There for This Treatment?
While this treatment is safe and effective for most people, it is not appropriate for everyone. For example, you will be considered a poor cryolipolysis candidate if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, Raynauld’s disease, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, or another condition that is exacerbated by cold temperatures. As another example, this body contouring treatment is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
What Do I Need To Do To Prepare for Treatment?
To ensure your treatment goes as smoothly as possible, there are several things you need to do to prepare for treatment. The most important preparation step is to consult with a qualified aesthetic expert to ensure that this treatment will be both effective and safe for you. Another essential preparation step is to ensure that you are well-hydrated when you arrive for your appointment.
Additionally, it is crucial that there is no skin irritation at the planned treatment sites when you arrive for your appointment. If there are any wounds, infections, burns, or other forms of irritation, your appointment will be postponed. Therefore, you should take care to prevent sunburn, and you should not wax the targeted areas or use depilatory cream to remove unwanted hair. Furthermore, you should not apply cosmetics to the treatment areas.
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
The length of a treatment session varies based on several factors, including how many areas need to be treated, how much excess fat you have in the targeted areas, and the size of the areas being treated. On average, treatment sessions take between 35 minutes to an hour per treatment area.
In other words, your appointment may only take 35 minutes if you are only treating excess chin fat. If you are treating your abdomen and back, your appointment may take two hours.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment Session?
Before your treatment session begins, we will clean the treatment area and apply the applicator. The applicator will cool the targeted area to approximately 42 degrees. This will freeze a lot of the localized adipose tissue, leaving the skin and muscle tissues unharmed.
During the first 15 minutes of your treatment session, you will feel the cryolipolysis device cooling your skin. However, when the area becomes cold enough, it will become numb. You will not feel any pain during your treatment, so anesthesia is unnecessary.
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The number of CoolSculpting sessions required for optimal results varies, but you can generally expect to need between one and six sessions per area of concern. Individual results vary, but you can realistically expect to lose a bit over a quarter of localized fat cells located near the surface of your skin. If you’re interested in learning more about his treatment, schedule an evaluation at MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center in Milford, PA.