If you have unwanted fat on your body that has not responded to diet and exercise, you may be wondering if a body contouring treatment is right for you. One of the most popular non-surgical options is a CoolSculpting™. This treatment freezes away unwanted fat. Here are some things that you should know about the treatment and what it takes to qualify for it.
How the Treatment is Performed
When you have a CoolSculpting™ treatment performed, you are going to be sitting or lying down comfortably. The area where you have unwanted fat will be marked and the CoolSculpting™ device attached to the area. You will feel an intense cold sensation at the beginning of the treatment. You will also feel the device massaging the area. After just a couple of minutes, the area will be completely numb. For the rest of your session, you will not feel anything. You will be able to sit back and relax while the device does its job.
This is a completely non-surgical way to get rid of unwanted fat on your body. The intense cold will damage the fat cells. In the weeks that follow the treatment, your body will naturally get rid of those damaged fat cells. This means that the area that received treatment will look slimmer.
You do not have to worry about taking time to recover after the treatment. What many appreciate about CoolSculpting™ is that no one has to know they had it performed. There’s no recovery time, so you don’t have to take time off from work or rearrange other normal activities. Since the results are gradual, it will look like you have just been losing weight naturally.
Good Candidates for CoolSculpting™
One of the things that we will look at as we consider your candidacy for this treatment is the amount of fat that you have on your body. This treatment is designed for individuals who are close to a healthy weight but still have stubborn fat on their body. If you can pinch about an inch of fat on your abdomen, love handles, or thighs, you may qualify for treatment.
This treatment is usually not performed on individuals who are obese. As we mentioned, it is a body sculpting treatment. It will not help individuals who need to lose a lot of weight. In fact, you will likely only lose a couple of pounds by the time the full results are seen. However, you can expect to lose several inches.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
Would you like to learn about your candidacy for CoolSculpting™? If so, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Lougheed Laser Centre. At our convenient location in Burnaby, we are proud to serve the areas of Coquitlam, Vancouver, and Port Moody. Our caring and experienced team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!