Celebrity or non-celebrity, younger or older, we all go through body issues. Many of us work very hard at diet and exercise to maintain our physique, and still, we’re disappointed at the results. There are often areas of the body that develop stubborn fat pockets, and no matter how disciplined we are at hitting the gym, the fat won’t budge. Talk about frustration for both women and men. The latest buzz dominating social media is on the aesthetic treatment called CoolSculpting®, and it performs exactly as it sounds. It’s not a fad because it has the backing of real science to support it. The mission of the procedure is not to lose weight but to lose fat. It is fat reduction that can recreate your shape and contours, and CoolSculpting® in Thousand Oaks does it without surgery or downtime. Go ahead and look up photos of CoolSculpting® clients on social media. They’re relaxing, napping, checking their email, listening to music and chilling out (so to speak) as they recline for a treatment session. If you’re longing for that dream body, then keep reading.
The Dreaded Fat Pockets
Maybe you’re not sure if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting®, but it’s simple to determine. First, the aesthetic fat reduction procedure is designed to help improve the bodies of both women and men. Second, the system can zero in on those stubborn fat bulges that can appear on both the front and back of your body. Some of these regions include your belly, love handles, outer and inner thighs, underneath the buttocks, upper arms, back fat and bra fat. The treatment can even redefine your chin and jawline.
The CoolSculpting® procedure has the unique power to reduce the number of fat cells in the treated areas. Once fat cells are destroyed, they can never come back. The amazing thing is that CoolSculpting® performed in Thousand Oaks is safe, quick, and convenient. Post-treatment, you can return to your normal daily schedule. You don’t have to wear girdles or bandages or hide from the public. It’s a non-invasive fat cell-blasting technique that doesn’t involve the possibility of scarring.
If you are generally within 30 pounds of your ideal weight but have areas of excess fat, then you are considered a fine candidate for the non-invasive aesthetic procedure.
Freezing Your Fat Off
CoolSculpting® is all about cryolipolysis or freezing your fat cells to death. The Food and Drug Administration gave the procedure the green light in 2010, and lately, the high-tech fat reduction plan has skyrocketed in popularity.
It is not an aggressive procedure and doesn’t involve surgery. The device features CoolSculpting® applicator cups that use strong vacuum pressure to draw the tissue between large cooling panels. During the procedure, the applicator delivers pinpoint-controlled cooling conditions that have been proven to zero in and zap the fat cells in specific regions of your body.
We all carry fat in different areas of our physiques. No two people are the same, and some of us have stubborn fat pockets that we just cannot eliminate through a healthy, active lifestyle.
CoolSculpting® in Thousand Oaks uses this special fat reduction treatment to freeze your fat cells to death because fat cells do not like being in extremely cold conditions.
Once your fat cells have been frozen, your body will get rid of them permanently within two to six months. Your macrophages cells that assist in tissue repair and defend against bacterial invasion will envelop the frozen cells and eliminate them through your normal excretion.
The processing of extra fat does not affect cholesterol levels, and you don’t have to worry about those levels increasing. Multiple studies show that after CoolSculpting®, cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein, high-density lipoprotein, glucose and others all remain within normal limits.
The fat-reduction technique is also successful at not affecting the skin, muscles and nerves in the surrounding areas.
How CoolSculpting® is Done
During the 30 to 60 minute procedure, a wet gel pad will be applied to the area being treated to protect your skin from the cold CoolSculpting® technology. The applicator cups will suck in the tissue being targeted as the machine begins its work. The applicator is held in place during the treatment.
At first, you may feel pinching or tingling at the treatment site and intense coldness, but within about 10 minutes, you will not feel any effects due to the numbing. Most clients doze off, or others watch television, work on their laptops, etc.
Following the procedure, the gel pad is removed, and your skilled aesthetic specialist from Thousand Oaks will perform a 2-minute massage on the frozen-looking lump. This helps to break up the fat cells and deliver even better results by 70 percent, according to some skin care specialists.
You may experience redness and swelling at the treated site, but those issues subside in about a week or so. You don’t have to worry about coming out of anesthesia, incisions or recovery time. That’s it, and you can get back to your normal schedule.
Some clients need only one treatment session to achieve results, but your skilled technician can help set up a treatment plan that is best for your individual needs. One session with CoolSculpting® reduces up to 20-25 percent of fat cells in the treated area.
Your body will be gradually flushing away the frozen fat cells as the weeks go by. Aesthetic experts say that you should begin noticing a difference within four to six weeks post-treatment. The full effects should improve for up to 20 weeks.
Patience is required after CoolSculpting® because it’s not a quick fix aesthetic solution. Some clients may require two or three treatments, and those sessions must be spaced apart by up to 20 weeks.
Reality TV Stars Do It
CoolSculpting® has become even more popular thanks in part to reality TV stars including their treatment sessions on television. The Real New York Housewives stars Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan are looking sleeker than ever and were more than happy to show how the procedure is done, how it feels and the fabulous results they’re reporting.
Both Dorinda and Sonja allowed the TV cameras to show them reclining and receiving the fat reduction freezing treatment together during one episode of RHONY. Dorinda had had her love handles smoothed away previously, and now, she was working on the outer thighs. Meanwhile, Sonja was having a love handles treatment and expressed how comfortable the cooling procedure felt. The pair continued gossiping as the session went on.
Dorinda has said that CoolSculpting® is excellent for the areas that women cannot get to budge no matter how hard they try when they reach middle age. Sonja agrees with Dorinda; both women are 54-years-old. In the meantime, Sonja has become obsessed with the fat reduction treatments and has publicly told the media that she enjoys her curves and leads a healthy lifestyle in diet and light exercise. Still, she admits that she could not get rid of the fat pocket where “my swimsuit bottoms or my jeans would cut into my hips” until she tried CoolSculpting®.
Sonja and Dorinda aren’t the only celebrities getting into the cooling sensation. Model Molly Sims had the procedure done after she gave birth to her second child and raved that it is super easy with zero downtime.
Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian/Jenner offspring, underwent the treatment on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and she became another fan and swears by CoolSculpting®. Khloe Kardashian has tried it, too, in between her tough diet and exercise routine. Lindsay Lohan also believes in CoolSculpting® and gave it the thumbs up on social media, saying it presented a nice balance to working out.
TV personality Ali Landry had the procedure done to her belly, so she wouldn’t have to resort to wearing Spanx “to suck it all in.” Two months later, she could see a more defined waist and approves of the fat reduction treatment.
The Today show’s hosts Savannah Guthrie and Jenna Bush Hager have also felt the intense cooling features of the unique aesthetic treatment. The pair went on camera to have the trendy cosmetic procedure done and also showed before and after photos. Savannah had three CoolSculpting® applications performed on her arms, and Jenna had two of the treatments done on her stomach. Both TV star hosts had two plastic surgeons look over the final results, and both medical experts concluded that the CoolSculpting® treatments had resulted in a significant reduction in fat in the areas treated.
If you’re already in good physical shape but just want to tone up those stubborn flabby areas, then the fat reduction procedure may be a great fix for you.
CoolSculpting® in Thousand Oaks is a win-win for zapping fat cells forever. It’s FDA-cleared, proven safe and clinically effective. Millions of women and men have undergone the treatment in more than 70 countries around the world. The treatment has received high patient satisfaction.
We all want to be slimmer, but weight loss is not always the only answer. Fat reduction is the key to reshaping and recontouring your silhouette. CoolSculpting® is the only non-invasive fat reduction technology that targets and freezes fat cells.
Get In Touch for More Information
If you’re excited to try the amazing CoolSculpting® procedure and are generally within 30 pounds of your ideal weight, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Pierre Skin Care Institute. At our convenient location in Thousand Oaks, our team of friendly aesthetic experts is ready to help you achieve your personal fat reduction goals. They are well-trained in all advanced cosmetic procedures, especially in CoolSculpting®. Contact us today to set up your consultation!