How Does CoolSculpting® Reduce Stubborn Fat?

If you have ever tried to lead a healthier lifestyle, you may have noticed that fat disappeared easily from some places, but resisted removal from others. Your distribution of fat cells cannot be changed by diet or exercise. However, CoolSculpting® can eliminate fat cells to sculpt your most challenging areas. This non-invasive body contouring treatment provides noticeable fat reduction with little to no downtime. 

What is CoolSculpting®? 

CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical way to treat stubborn fat. This treatment uses cold temperatures to damage fat cells without harming the skin. Your Chill at Willow Aesthetics team specializes in CoolSculpting®. We are a CoolSculpting® Masters Certified Practice, proving that our team has the training and experience to help you achieve your desired results. 

How Does CoolSculpting® Reduce Stubborn Fat?

CoolSculpting® works because fat cells are more sensitive to cold than other types of cells. Freezing fat cells, a process called cryolipolysis, causes them to crystallize. The body recognizes the damaged fat cells and filters them away through your lymphatic system. Skin cells remain unharmed by these temperatures, making CoolSculpting® a safe and effective option for fat reduction and body contouring. 

What Can I Expect During CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® treatment begins with a gel applied to your skin. This gel helps the applicator make contact with the skin. When treatment starts, you may feel intense cold or tingling for a few minutes. The skin will go numb after a short time. During your treatment, you can relax and catch up on social media while CoolSculpting® works. Treatment of small areas can take as little as 35 minutes. Larger areas can take 60 minutes and up. At Chill at Willow, we offer CoolSculpting® Elite, which allows the treatment of twice as many areas in one treatment session. 

How Long Will it Take to See CoolSculpting® Results?

Your lymphatic system takes time to remove damaged fat cells. You can help the process by staying active and hydrated, which will help flush the fat out of your system more quickly. Your provider will also massage the area after treatment to encourage the breakup of fat cells. You will usually see full results within about three months. After your body has removed these fat cells, no new ones will grow in their place. The fat cells remaining in the area can still get larger if you gain weight, so we recommend maintaining a stable weight to keep your results looking sculpted. 

Is There Any Downtime With CoolSculpting®?

Non-invasive CoolSculpting® requires little to no downtime. You can return to your usual activities immediately. Your skin might look red and flushed for a few hours to a few days after treatment, and you may experience numbness and tingling. The lack of downtime is one reason so many people choose CoolSculpting® instead of a surgical procedure for fat reduction. 

Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® makes an excellent body contouring choice for most people. Ideal candidates are near their target weight and want to target stubborn fat. CoolSculpting® is not a weight-loss technique and is intended to slim and shape problem areas. You may not be a good candidate if you have certain medical conditions that make you unusually sensitive to cold. 

Take the Next Step

Are you interested in learning more about CoolSculpting®? If you’re ready to improve your contours, it’s time to schedule a one-on-one consultation with our expert staff at Chill at Willow. 

Contact Chill at Willow today by calling (210) 760-2712.


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