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Freeze the fat away with the help of CoolSculpting fat reduction treatments in Algonquin
Posted by Dr. Vikram Khanna
We see patients regularly who are exhausted from the often never-ending battle of unwanted fat. What if we told you that there was a way to permanently eliminate some of those unwanted inches that don’t seem to budge? CoolSculpting is a non-surgical way to eliminate unwanted bulges of fat that just don’t seem to respond to diet and exercise alone. With CoolSculpting treatment from Dermatology Specialists of Illinois, patients in the Algonquin area can improve body contours without needing to undergo the knife.
Targeted fat reduction
CoolSculpting is designed for targeted fat reduction, not weight loss. So, what is the difference? When you lose weight, you aren’t changing the actual number of fat cells. Instead, you are shrinking the fat cells. When a person is on a weight loss program focused on diet and exercise, the individual may lose weight overall, but still have small areas of excess fat that keep them from achieving their ideal body shape. Some common areas for this to occur are the stomach (muffin top) or the flanks (love handles).
With CoolSculpting treatment we can target these undesirable bulges to reduce inches and improve the body shape of a person who is close to their ideal weight. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss plan and isn’t meant to take the place of a healthy lifestyle. Its purpose is to destroy fat cells in small, targeted areas.
How CoolSculpting works
CoolSculpting works by freezing away unwanted fat. To begin treatment, the device is positioned on the body in the desired area for fat reduction. The CoolSculpting device will suction in the fat until it is between the two cooling panels. CoolSculpting treatments are not painful, however patients will experience firm pressure and pull from the device. Most areas can be completed in about an hour, while some larger areas may require a longer treatment. Patients are free to sit back and relax during the treatment, some choosing to read a book or even take a nap.
CoolSculpting is non-surgical and requires no anesthesia, so patients can resume daily activities immediately following the procedure. Some common side effects may include: minor bruising, swelling, redness, numbness, or soreness in the treatment area. These symptoms are all normal and will resolve on their own.
Now that you are intrigued, you may be wondering how CoolSculpting freezes away the fat. Years ago, scientists observed children with dimples in their face after eating frozen popsicles. They realized that this was because the popsicles were actually freezing and eliminating small amounts of fat in the cheeks. They took this idea and applied it to a common cosmetic concern, unwanted fat, which led them to develop cryolipolysis, the science behind freezing away fat.
Results from CoolSculpting
While results from CoolSculpting aren’t seen immediately, patients will start to notice changes within a few weeks of treatment. The most dramatic results can usually be seen after several months, as your body continues to naturally eliminate the fat cells.
Since everyone’s body is different, the number of CoolSculpting sessions required varies by individual. During your consultation we can work with you to come up with a treatment plan to achieve the results that you desire. Some patients may only need one session, while others may benefit from multiple treatments.
One of the biggest benefits of CoolSculpting is that the results can be permanent since the fat cells are actually eliminated from the body. Patients are encouraged to continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and exercise to keep fat away for good.
Getting started with CoolSculpting
The first step to losing unwanted fat is to set up your consultation with Dr. Khanna and the team at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois. During this appointment we can discuss your goals and determine if you are a suitable candidate for CoolSculpting. Patients who are in good overall health, close to their ideal body weight, and simply wish to eliminate targeted bulges of fat are typically well suited for the procedure.
If you are ready to freeze away your fat for good, we’d like to help. Call Dermatology Specialists of Illinois at 844-307-7546 to set up your initial consultation.