How to Know If Coolsculpting Is Working?
CoolSculpting will allow the body to break down dead fat cells after the treatment, and with extra help at home, you can see faster and better results that can be maintained for a lifetime. For more information, please feel free to contact us or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Chesapeake VA, Alexandria VA and Jacksonville NC.
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Many of our patients see noticeable results within one to three months after their first treatment session has commenced. The fat cells within your body will slowly be removed from the body, and it may take as long as four to six months after your final treatment has commenced for you to see results.
If you want to speed up the results of your CoolSculpting treatment while flushing out the dead fat cells, you can help by exercising. Exercise has natural benefits, some of which you may already know about, which includes creating a more sculpted and slim appearance. However, exercise also helps to burn calories while removing water weight, and fat.
Although exercise is not included as a part of the CoolSculpting treatment plan, it will boost your results, and even maintain them long after your fat reduction result have been achieved. Your mentality will also change with exercise and CoolSculpting, as you begin to see the changes occurring, your self-esteem and confidence will get a nice boost as well! By continuing healthy habits to target fat reduction as well as CoolSculpting, you will notice long-term results.
If exercise is not your thing, we can also look at another option to help speed up CoolSculpting results, which is water consumption. Many Americans each day do not reach their water intake minimum, and it can result in water weight, headaches, acne, and many other things. Water consumption helps to flush out the dead fat cells much quicker, which will showcase your CoolSculpting results even faster!
The best thing you can do before your CoolSculpting treatment is to take before photos of your body, as well as measurements of the area where you will be having CoolSculpting treatments completed on. After 3 to 4 weeks, you can then take your “after” photos and your “after” measurements to see the progress in which you have made. Often one session of CoolSculpting will eliminate around 25% to 35% of your fat cells. If your skin is healthy, it will bounce back and tighten slightly. Often results from a CoolSculpting treatment can take an average of two to three months and even up to six months before you can completely see the results from the treatment.
This non-invasive procedure for fat reduction does not need any recovery or downtime after the treatment period; however, you may notice some side effects after your CoolSculpting treatment including:
– Muscle spasms
– Fullness which is felt in the back of the throat; particularly if you had your chin/neck area done
You may want to ensure your hard-earned CoolSculpting treatment provides incredible results, and by that you may want to maximize your CoolSculpting results, a few tips we can offer to help you maximize your results are a CoolSculpting treatment include:
– Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
CoolSculpting works on the targeted area of fat, by sustaining a low-fat and balanced diet, with consistent exercise will help to maintain your results and even boost them by permanently targeting the fat cells that are to be removed.
– Consuming plenty of clear fluids
It is vital that you continue to stay hydrated before and after the CoolSculpting treatment. We recommend drinking 100 ounces of water per day as a starting goal.
– Massage the area that was treated
After your CoolSculpting treatment, ensure to continue to use circular motion massage at home to improve the circulation and drainage of the treated area. While this can be annoying, for the next two months, this will help to improve your results by as much as 68%.
– Wear loose-fitting clothing or a compression piece
It is best if you continue to wear loose-fitting clothing or compression garments after the CoolSculpting treatment to help the skin breathe and recover naturally. Wearing compression pieces can help to relieve any bruising and swelling that can occur as a side effect after a CoolSculpting treatment.
– Avoid any NSAIDs
It is highly recommended you avoid taking any anti-inflammatory medications for a minimum of six weeks after your CoolSculpting treatment. The reason for this recommendation is due to the body’s natural inflammatory response which is which helps to remove the dead fat cells from the treated area. If you take NSAIDs, they will suppress the natural inflammatory response and hinder any progress your body has made.
– Manage your expectations after a treatment
CoolSculpting will begin to show results after the first initial treatment; however, you will need patience. The body does take time to work all of the dead fat cell and waste out of the body. You will begin to notice a difference if you took before and after photos.
– Attend any necessary follow-up treatments
Each body is different, and will yield differing results. If you are recommended to continue follow-up treatments for CoolSculpting to maximize your results, continue to do so.
For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We serve patients from Chesapeake VA, Portsmouth VA, Norfolk VA, Bethesda MD, Chillum MD, Alexandria VA, Springfield VA, Hybla Valley VA, Jacksonville NC, Half Moon NC, Piney Green NC, Forestbrook SC, Socastee SC and surrounding areas.