--> Ahhh the holidays are rapidly approaching. With them come endless holiday party invitations and reuniting with family and old friends (all for which you’ll want to look perfect in those little black dresses). If you’re having trouble shedding stubborn extra pounds before the holidays approach, consider CoolSculpting to zap that fat!
What is CoolSculpting?
Also known as Zeltiq, CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved non-invasive procedure used to reduce stubborn fat from areas it commonly accumulates such as the waist (good-bye love handles!), hips, upper and lower abdomen, bra line and mid-back.
How does it work?
This body-contouring technique uses a method called cryolipolysis, which cools the adipose tissue just above freezing to induce the process of lipolysis. Lipolysis permanently damages fat cells without causing harm to surrounding tissues.
The process allows the body to believe the fat has been melted, and it begins to naturally eliminate it over time
via the metabolic process.
Once the fat cells have been targeted by the CoolSculpting process, they will begin apoptosis, meaning controlled cell death, leading to a release of inflammatory cells like cytokines.
These inflammatory cells digest the “dead” fat cells and the lipids from them as metabolized much like any food fat in the body. They move to the lymphatic system and are processed out of the body. As this process occurs, the surrounding area shrinks (yay!), leaving your body slimmer and more contoured.
The process is not entirely immediate. While some shrinkage can occur (up to one centimeter in a single treatment!) immediately, the body’s elimination process of the fat cells takes a few months. So don’t wait until the day before that all-important holiday party to have CoolSculpting done – now’s the time.
Who’s it for?
CoolSculpting is for men and women who want to rid their bodies of excess stubborn fat. The best part for busy clients is there is no downtime for recovery after the procedure. Patients can return to their normal activities right after the procedure. Oh, another bonus? It’s pain free.
If you have questions regarding the CoolSculpting procedure, make an appointment to discuss your options with our team today.