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Dermatologist near Huntley, IL freezes your fat away with CoolSculpting
Posted by Dr. Vikram Khanna
You’ve spent hours at the gym, improving your diet and watching your macros, and yet aren’t at your ideal body shape. It’s easy to understand how discouraging this could be. The truth is, many individuals in Huntley are dealing with stubborn areas of fat that seem to be completely exercise resistant. For some people, it doesn’t matter how much you exercise or lift weights, or how well you eat, those difficult love handles or that annoying muffin top just won’t go away. Enter: CoolSculpting. The revolutionary cosmetic treatment freezes away fat to give patients more desirable body contours. At Dermatology Specialists of Illinois, our team has extensive training in CoolSculpting treatment that provides amazing results. If you’re an individual who desires “just a little bit of help” getting rid of unwanted fat, we have the answer in CoolSculpting.
What is CoolSculpting?
Coolsculpting is the only FDA-approved method to freeze fat away. An innovative body reshaping procedure, CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to get rid of small areas of excess fat for cool.
How CoolSculpting freezes away fat
On treatment day, a gel pad and applicator are placed on the target treatment area to protect the skin from the cooling. The CoolSculpting device creates a sucking sensation as it adheres to the bod. As the CoolSculpting procedure continues, it delivers targeted cooling to the fat cells causing them to die. Fat cells crystallize faster than other cells, so nearby tissue remains untouched.
What to expect with the CoolSculpting procedure
During treatment, it’s normal to feel pulling, pinching, tingling, intense cold, aching, or cramping at the treatment sites. As the area becomes numb, these sensations will lessen.
Treatments take about one hour per applicator per site. There is minimum discomfort; most patients relax by reading a book, listening to music, or even working on their laptop during treatment.
After the treatment is over, the provider will gently massage the area to help with fat reduction, and then patients are free to leave. There is minimal downtown with the procedure.
Over the following weeks and months, fat cells will continue to die and be naturally eliminated by the body. Patients can expect anywhere from a 20-25% fat reduction in the treatment area, although multiple sessions may be required to achieve optimal results.
In the weeks following CoolSculpting, patients will find that clothes fit better and the contours of their body beginning to take a new, slimmer shape. During the consultation process, we can determine how many CoolSculpting sessions are recommended for desired goals.
Ideal candidates for Coolsculpting are individuals who are close to their ideal weight but still struggle with diet and exercise resistant fat. CoolSculpting is not a method of weight loss and is not recommended for large areas as the fat reduction can be uneven. The best candidates are within about 10-15 lbs. of healthy weight and struggle with small areas of fat such as:
Under the arms
Between the thighs
CoolSculpting can be great for patients who are reaching the end of a weight loss journey and have hit the proverbial “brick wall.”
Benefits of CoolSculpting
Unlike more invasive procedures such as liposuction, patients who receive CoolSculpting treatment can enjoy zero interruption to their daily schedule and almost no downtime. Many patients can schedule treatment during the workday and return to work afterward. Other benefits include:
Safety – the CoolSculpting device targets only fat cells, leaving nearby skin tissue unaffected.
Natural looking – results are gradual over time, just like they would be with diet and exercise.
Quick – the treatment can be completed in about an hour, making it easy with busy schedules.
Long-lasting – results with CoolSculpting can last indefinitely with a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise.
Say goodbye to stubborn fat for good – freeze it away with CoolSculpting near Huntley, IL
At Dermatology Specialists of Illinois, we know that you work hard to look your best which is why we’ve helped so many patients achieve their ideal body contours with non-invasive treatments such as CoolSculpting. If you are in the Huntley, IL area, and want to know more about CoolSculpting and if you’re a candidate, please call us at (844) 307-7546 to schedule an appointment.