In the past, you had to undergo an invasive fat loss procedure to achieve the contours you wanted. At Radiant Reflections Weight Loss Clinic & Medspa in Hattiesburg, MS, we offer CoolSculpting ELITE, a better way to help our clients achieve their desired contours.
CoolSculpting ELITE is a revolutionary fat removal technique that non-invasively freezes away stubborn excess fat permanently. Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about this treatment, including what it is and how quickly the results become apparent.
What Is CoolSculpting ELITE?
CoolSculpting ELITE is the only fat removal method approved by the FDA to eliminate unwanted fat by freezing it. Several thousand people have achieved their ideal body with this unique fat removal treatment when diet and exercise failed to provide them with their desired results. It was invented by a pair of Harvard scientists who noticed dimpling in the cheeks of children enjoying popsicles.
Given this observation, they hypothesized that fat cells freeze at a warmer temperature than skin cells. It was then proven that fat cells freeze at 41°F while the surrounding skin and muscle tissues don’t freeze until they reach 32°F. This makes CoolSculpting both highly effective and very safe.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment works by using a highly advanced device with a suctioning tool and applicator pad to suck subcutaneous fat closer to the device and cool the fat cells to their freezing point. Once the fat cells are cooled to 41°F, they experience cell death. Instead of viewing these cells as fat cells, the body views these cells as excess waste.
Your body instructs your lymphatic system to pick this excess waste up and flush it out. This process occurs gradually but the end results are outstanding. Typically, people experience roughly a 30% decrease in the total amount of fat in the areas targeted for treatment. This allows them to achieve their ideal contours without ever wasting another ineffective hour at the gym.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes, this treatment is completely safe. It would not have earned FDA approval if it was unsafe. Also, independent clinical trials have proven that this fat removal method is reliably effective.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
CoolSculpting ELITE provides many benefits including its accessibility. While celebrities swear by this fat removal treatment, you don’t have to be a celebrity to get a course of treatments. Another incredible benefit of this treatment is its convenience. You shouldn’t expect a CoolSculpting treatment to monopolize your day because appointments usually only take around an hour.
Moreover, people love that this efficient, clinically proven, non-invasive treatment method is completely painless. Also, since the results of this treatment develop slowly, they will look completely natural. Everyone will be able to see your results, but nobody will know you had professional help to achieve your beautiful body.
What Is a Typical Treatment Session Like?
Throughout your treatment session, you will be partially reclined comfortably. After we clean the area targeted for treatment, we will apply the cooling applicator pad to your skin. You will feel the gentle, massaging suction of the suction tool and the treatment area slowly cooling over the course of roughly 10 minutes.
Just over nine minutes after the start of your treatment, the area will be so cold that it will be numb. Usually, people read, nap, play games, or watch TV during their treatment sessions.
How Long Do Sessions Take?
As noted above, this incredibly convenient treatment can usually be completed within an hour. However, if you are treating a smaller area or two, your session may only take 30 to 45 minutes.
During your initial consultation, we will advise you on how long you should expect your treatment session to take based on the number of areas you are targeting, the size of those areas, and how much excess fat you are trying to eliminate. If you are trying to treat a couple of large areas, your session may take closer to 90 minutes.
Is There Any Downtime Required?
No, there is no downtime required following this treatment. You are free to resume your usual routine as soon as your treatment session is over. Since there is no anesthesia required to keep you comfortable during your treatment, you are free to drive yourself to and from your session. You also don’t have to worry about preparing meals in advance of your treatment to eat during an extensive recovery period.
How Quickly Will the Results of This Treatment Become Apparent?
You won’t be able to see the results of your CoolSculpting ELITE session right away because it takes time for your lymphatic system to process all of the dead fat cells. Instead, you will start to notice the improvements in your appearance a couple of weeks after your first session. The final results of your course of treatments will appear roughly two to three months after your final session.
How Many CoolSculpting Treatments Will I Need?
Individual goals vary, and individual results vary. However, most people need between three and six sessions to achieve their ideal results. If you are already at your goal weight, however, you may need only one or two sessions to achieve your ideal results.
Are the Results of This Treatment Really Permanent?
Yes, the results of this treatment really are permanent. Nevertheless, you must maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep up your desired contours after your course of treatments is over. The only truly permanent result of this treatment is the reduction of the number of fat cells in the treated areas. However, the fat cells that remain in the treated areas will always be able to store excess energy in the future.
Besides eating well most of the time and exercising at least five times weekly, it is highly advisable to stay hydrated and minimize alcohol consumption. If you already lead a healthy lifestyle, you don’t need to worry about needing a follow-up treatment in the future.
Can I See My Final Results Sooner?
You can see your final results sooner by supporting your lymphatic system. Unlike other systems, like your cardiovascular system, your lymphatic system needs to be activated. Movement is the best way to kickstart your lymphatic system, and regular moderate exercise is ideal. Also, you need to make sure you’re hydrated and you remain hydrated. If you’re dehydrated, your lymphatic system will take far longer to flush out waste than it should.
Why Gradual Results Are Ideal
Gradual results are ideal because you will look like you are losing fat slowly but surely through pure determination and discipline. People will think that you are cutting back on your portions at dinner and taking a few extra steps when you get the chance.
Also, this convenient, downtime-free treatment is so efficient that you can come in during your lunch break. It is completely up to you whether you want other people to know about the incredible power of CoolSculpting.
Do I Qualify for This Treatment?
The best candidate for this treatment has achieved his or her ideal weight but still struggles with small pockets of stubborn fat. It was designed to tighten and tone trouble regions, not facilitate significant weight loss. However, you may still qualify for this treatment if you are not yet at your ideal weight. Specifically, you may qualify for this treatment if you are within 30 pounds of your goal weight.
What This Treatment Can’t Do
To qualify for this treatment, it is very important to have realistic expectations regarding the results of this treatment. For example, you should understand that this treatment cannot be used to treat visceral fat, and it will not significantly affect the number you see on the scale. However, you can expect it to help you shed inches off of your trouble areas and make your clothes fit better.
Confirming Your Candidacy
To confirm your candidacy, we must discuss your health thoroughly during your initial consultation. You will not qualify for this treatment if you suffer from a medical condition that makes you extremely sensitive to the cold.
Say Goodbye to Stubborn Fat Today
You don’t have to live the rest of your life feeling self-conscious about your contours. You can say goodbye to stubborn pockets of excess fat for good with CoolSculpting ELITE. To find out whether you are a good candidate for this treatment, contact us today at Radiant Reflections Weight Loss Clinic & Medspa in Hattiesburg, MS.