What Are the Benefits of CoolSculpting®
If you want to benefit from coolsculpting then contact Assure Wellness Group, where our experienced professionals are ready to help you. For more information, please call us or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Chesapeake VA, Glen Allen VA, Alexandria VA, and Jacksonville NC.
What Are The Health Benefits Of Coolsculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a great choice for people who are looking for permanent fat loss without the invasive nature or expense of surgical procedures like liposuction. The benefits of CoolSculpting® include:
- Clinically proven fat loss
- No downtime or recovery time
- Easy and painless procedures
- Clearly visible results within 8 to 12 weeks
- Able to treat multiple areas, including stomach, thighs, flanks, upper arms, chin, and buttocks
Any sensations experienced during the procedure are minor, and many people find the sessions relaxing.
How Does Coolsculpting Work®?
During a CoolSculpting® procedure a special gel pad and applicator are placed on top of the skin of the area to be treated. These are left in place for about an hour, during which time the vacuum-like device draws in the fatty tissue and gradually starts to freeze the fat cells inside, effectively destroying them. Skin, muscle and nerve tissue freeze at lower temperatures than fat, so these tissues are not harmed. Since it is a low-risk, non-invasive procedure patients can read, answer emails or watch an episode of their favorite show while the device is working and, after a quick massage to help with the numbness and slight swelling following the procedure, can return to their daily activities.
CoolSculpting® was first approved by the FDA in 2010 and is considered a safe and effective alternative to liposuction for reducing fat bulges on the abdomen, hips, inner and outer thighs, back, upper arms, beneath the buttocks (known as banana rolls) and under the chin. Treatments take between 35 minutes to an hour to complete, and studies have shown a typical fat reduction of up to 25% per treatment, with most patients satisfied after one or two treatments.
As CoolSculpting® is a cosmetic procedure it will not address the underlying cause of excess fat and is not a treatment for obesity or weight loss. Someone with a metabolic condition that causes weight gain, or has an unhealthy lifestyle, may see the fat return. CoolSculpting® destroys existing fat cells – which will be gone permanently – but it doesn’t prevent the formation of new ones which is why a healthy lifestyle is crucial if the results from the treatment are going to be maintained in the long term.
Who needs CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is designed for people who want to get rid of stubborn fat in certain areas of the body. It is meant for people who are within 15 to 20 pounds of their recommended bodyweight and who wish to reduce a localized fat bulge that has persisted despite diet and exercise. It is not a solution for obesity – like gastric bypass surgery for example – but it does provide a safer, non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
When Do I Need Coolsculpting®?
CoolSculpting® may be the solution when you’ve tried other ways to shift the stubborn fat bulge, such as diet and exercise, and nothing has worked. It can be very demoralizing and frustrating to do everything you feel can be done to tone these certain areas of your body only to see the bulges remain. This is when CoolSculpting® could be the answer to finally being able to achieve that toned body that you’ve been working so hard to get!
At Assure Wellness Group we are pleased to provide CoolSculpting® procedures to those of our patients who are wanting to rid themselves of those stubborn love handles or other troublesome areas. We also offer a wide range of other services such as medical weight loss, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, treatment for sexual health issues such as erectile dysfunction or sexually transmitted diseases. For more information, please call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Chesapeake VA, Glen Allen VA, Alexandria VA, Portsmouth VA, Norfolk VA, Virginia Beach VA, Suffolk VA, Laurel VA, Atlee Ridge VA, Henrico VA, Poindexters VA, Elmont VA, Kingstowne VA, Groveton VA, Annandale VA, Springfield VA, Hybla Valley VA, Jacksonville NC, Half Moon NC, Piney Green NC, Pumpkin Center NC, and surrounding areas.