Everyone knows that taking care of your body is not an easy task. It takes hard work and discipline, along with a daily exercise plan, to stay on point. No matter how diligent you are, however, stubborn pockets of fat can come along that just won’t melt away. These isolated areas of fat may be genetically programmed, or may be the result of a less-than-stellar diet.
No matter the cause, if you are not getting the contoured results you want though diet and exercise, it might be time to look into a medical intervention. While liposuction is a safe and effective technique for eliminating unsightly fat, for many people, the treatment is more invasive than necessary. In this case, a nonsurgical body sculpting procedure like CoolSculpting may be the answer. Unfortunately, when trying to decide on the right technique, it can be hard to separate the misconceptions from the facts.
Rest assured, no one knows more about CoolSculpting than Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique. As one of the first Houston-area practices to offer CoolSculpting, we have performed over 500 treatments, totaling more than 3,000 CoolSculpting cycles. So, let’s take a look at the five most common CoolSculpting myths, separating fact from fiction.
Myth #1 – CoolSculpting Works Well as a Weight Loss Tool
The truth is, CoolSculpting is not intended to be used as a weight loss tool. While the technique can reduce targeted, isolated fat, you will not experience a significant loss in body weight. CooSculpting is designed as a body contouring procedure, gently reducing small sections of fat cells through extremely cold temperatures. These damaged fat cells are metabolized by the body, never to return. Treated areas can see youthful contours return.
Myth #2 – CoolSculpting Tackles Sagging Skin
Fat cells don’t stand a chance with CoolSculpting. Just one treatment can reduce an area of fat by 20-25%. However, once these fat cells are eliminated, the once stretched skin can become lax and sag. For the best CoolSculpting results, a patient will have good skin elasticity, ensuring it will ‘bounce back’ as the fat cells are metabolized. The skin and healthy cells are unaffected by CoolSculpting, therefore do not change after treatment.
Myth #3 – CoolSculpting’s Body Contouring Results Are Instant
CoolSculpting freezes fat cells, which are then permanently damaged. Over the following three to four months, the body will then slowly metabolize and eliminate this tissue. While CoolSculpting offers long-lasting results, the benefits of treatment are not seen right away. However, immediately after CoolSculpting, the treatment area maybe red and slightly swollen. These side-effects will quickly resolve.
Myth #4 – CoolSculpting is Painful
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive treatment, with no incisions or sutures. The technique requires no anesthesia. While you may feel intense chill as the CoolSculpting applicator cools down, the targeted tissue will quickly become numb. There is no pain during CoolSculpting and no discomfort afterwards. Patients are comfortable enough to read a movie, talk on the phone, or even take a short cat-nap during the 35 minute treatment.
Myth #5 – CoolSculpting is Only Effective on the Stomach
CoolSculpting hand pieces are uniquely designed to treat a variety of areas on the body, ranging from the abdomen to the upper arms. By employing various contoured applicators, CoolSculpting can target both pinchable and hard-to-pinch fatty tissue; as well as broad areas and tight spaces. The hand pieces work just as well on the stomach as the flanks (Love Handles), inner and outer thighs, breasts, the lower back, and even under the chin.
For More CoolSculpting Myths De-Bunked, Contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique
Don’t let fact and fiction about CoolSculpting stop you from moving forward with your body contouring goals. If you are struggling with pockets of stubborn fat, contact Houston’s Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique to learn more about CoolSculpting. Fill out our online Contact Us form, or call us today at 832.975.0604, to see if CoolSculpting is right for you.