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Why Stubborn Fat Cells Are So Hard To Eliminate

Stubborn fat cells often resist traditional weight loss methods, such as diet and exercise, making them challenging to eliminate. These fat cells have a unique structure that makes them harder to break down and burn for energy. Their unique structure also makes them more resistant to lipolysis (the process of breaking down fat). Even with a calorie deficit, the body may hold onto stubborn fat, making it challenging to achieve desired results. CoolSculpting offers a non-invasive solution that targets and eliminates these stubborn fat cells.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that freezes and eliminates stubborn fat cells in targeted areas of the body. During the treatment, a device is placed on the skin, which uses controlled cooling to freeze and destroy fat cells without harming the surrounding tissue. CoolSculpting is a safe and effective alternative to invasive procedures like liposuction. This treatment is suitable for individuals close to their ideal weight looking to eliminate localized pockets of fat in areas such as the abdomen, thighs, love handles, and arms.

Cryolipolysis: How CoolSculpting Works

CoolSculpting works through a process called cryolipolysis, which uses controlled cooling to target and destroy fat cells. During the treatment, the device applicator is placed on the skin, and the targeted area is cooled to a temperature that causes the fat cells to freeze and crystallize.

This damages the fat cells’ structure, causing them to break down and be eliminated naturally by the body’s lymphatic system over several weeks. Over time, the treated area appears smoother and more contoured as the body metabolizes the destroyed fat cells.

CoolSculpting Treats:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Submental area (double chin)
  • Back fat
  • Bra fat
  • Banana roll (beneath the buttocks)
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Benefits of CoolSculpting:

  • Non-invasive and non-surgical
  • FDA-cleared and clinically proven
  • No anesthesia or incisions required
  • Minimal discomfort and downtime
  • Natural-looking, long-lasting results
  • Removes specific pockets of unwanted fat
  • Improves the results of regular workouts
  • Boosts self-confidence

What To Expect From Your CoolSculpting Experience

Before the Treatment:

  • Discuss your goals and concerns with our medical providers
  • Follow pre-treatment instructions provided by your provider
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications, supplements, and alcohol before the treatment
  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least two weeks before the treatment
  • Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet in the weeks leading up to the treatment
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to the appointment
  • Bring a book or other entertainment to occupy your time during the treatment

During the Treatment:

  • The provider will apply a gel pad and applicator to the treatment area(s)
  • You may feel a pulling or suction sensation as the applicator draws in the tissue
  • As the cooling begins, you may feel an intense cold, numbing sensation, or mild discomfort
  • You can read, watch a movie, work on your laptop, or just relax during the treatment
  • You may take breaks during the treatment to stretch or use the restroom
  • Each treatment area takes around 35 minutes
  • The total treatment time depends on the number of treatment areas

After the Treatment:

  • The provider will remove the applicator(s) and massage the treated area(s)
  • You may experience redness, bruising, swelling, or numbness in the treated area(s)
  • You can resume your regular activities immediately after the treatment
  • The treated area(s) may feel sore or tender for several days to a few weeks
  • Avoid exposing the treated area(s) to extreme temperatures, such as hot tubs or saunas
  • Results are not immediate but begin to show within a few weeks
  • The full results may take up to several months
  • Attend follow-up appointments to monitor the progress
  • To maintain the results, maintain a healthy lifestyle — balanced diet and regular exercise

Initiate Your Journey To Optimal Aesthetic Vitality

Looking to enhance your overall well-being and aesthetic health? Look no further than Vitalogy, where health, wellness, and beauty elegantly integrate. Led by Alison Brown, a board-certified nurse practitioner, Vitalogy provides patients with motivation and education to make simple lifestyle changes that enhance their overall well-being. Trust Vitalogy as a space for health and healing, where you can opt for CoolSculpting and other cosmetic treatments and initiate your journey to optimal aesthetic vitality.

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