Many people desire a flatter stomach or thinner thighs. If you have a little extra fat that you can't seem to melt away with diet and exercise, cosmetic treatment can help. CoolSculpting is an effective way to reduce fat in targeted areas on your body. Unlike traditional means of fat loss, which is unpredictable and largely dependent on your genetics, CoolSculpting allows you to choose where fat is removed from. Here are four things you should do when you're interested in this treatment.
1. Find a practitioner who offers CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is cryolipolysis, a method of fat reduction that relies on freezing temperatures to damage fat cells so they can be eliminated from your body. In order to utilize cold to accomplish this result, you will need to find a practitioner who has the tools and expertise you need for the outcome you desire. Many cosmetic surgeons offer cryolipolysis, and some dermatologists do as well. Do your research and find a reputable practitioner in your area who can help you.
2. Attend a consultation.
Most people can safely undergo cryolipolysis. However, you should still speak to your practitioner before making any final decisions. People who are pregnant are advised to wait until after they give birth to receive cryolipolysis. Anyone with open wounds or a skin rash on the areas they would like treated should wait until their condition resolves. During your consultation, your doctor will ask what type of result you're hoping to receive. Depending on your starting condition and your desired results, you may require more than one appointment. Your doctor will let you know what kind of results you can reasonably hope to achieve during your consultation.
3. Wear appropriate clothing.
On the day of your appointment, you should wear comfortable, loose clothing that doesn't restrict the area that will be treated. During cryolipolysis, your practitioner will use a lubricating gel to help the CoolSculpting wand glide over your skin. While they will wipe off the excess gel at the end of your treatment, some residue may remain. This residue might stain or otherwise discolor your clothes, so you may want to wear clothes that you aren't attached to.
4. Wait to see your results.
The results from cryolipolysis can be dramatic, but they may take some time to appear. After your fat cells are frozen, the damaged cells will gradually decay. Eventually, they will be eliminated by your body. It can take several weeks until your final results are realized.
For more information, contact a CoolSculpting service near you.