Do you wish you could fit into the skinny jeans in the back of your closet? Do you feel self-conscious when wearing short-sleeved shirts due to upper arm fat? If so, you may be a good fit for CoolSculpting session at Doctors MedSpa in Little Rock, AR. To help you determine if this is the ideal treatment for you, today, we’re discussing everything you need to know about what to expect before, during, and after treatment, including how long it lasts.
Is CoolSculpting Permanent?
CoolSculpting session freezes fat cells to death, and your body permanently eliminates the dead fat cells. However, there are several things you should know about the results you can expect from this treatment. One of these things is that you will only lose around a quarter of the localized fat cells per treatment session depending on the size of the area being treated, your fat distribution, and other factors.
You should also know that the fat cells will be destroyed during your treatment session, but it will take several weeks to see the final results of each session. While the cryolipolysis device destroys your fat cells, the results of your treatment will not become apparent until your lymphatic system has eliminated the dead fat cells from your body. Moreover, you should know that the remaining fat cells can store fat in the future depending on your diet.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
We can advise you on how many sessions are required for optimal results during your initial consultation. If you are of a healthy weight, only one or two sessions may be required to destroy the excess fat that makes you self-conscious. If you are overweight, you may require up to half a dozen cryolipolysis sessions before you feel confident in your appearance.
How Often Can I Come in for Treatment?
If you don’t achieve your desired results after your first CoolSculpting session, you can come in for a follow-up session six to eight weeks after your first session. This gives your lymphatic system plenty of time to rid your body of the fat cells destroyed during your treatment, and we can evaluate how your treatment is progressing.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
To find out if you are a good CoolSculpting candidate, you need to come in for an initial consultation. Several factors must be evaluated, including your body mass, the distribution of your body fat, what your concerns are, and what your goals are. Your health also needs to be evaluated. There are several contraindications for this treatment, including poorly controlled diabetes, Raynaud’s disease, and skin infections.
You should be aware that, generally, you should have a healthy body mass to qualify for this treatment. However, if you are in good health, have realistic expectations about the results, and are committed to not gaining fat after treatment, you may still qualify if you are overweight. If you suffer from obesity, this treatment will not be effective for you, and it is also not effective for underweight people.
What Should I Expect Before My Treatment Session?
Before your non-invasive fat removal session, you must take several steps to prepare. For example, you need to be hydrated when you arrive for your appointment, so you should drink at least six cups of hydrating fluids daily in the days leading up to your session. You also should have a small, nutritious meal before you come in for your treatment session.
It is also important that you don’t take any blood-thinning drugs or supplements in the days leading up to your treatment session. Furthermore, you shouldn’t drink alcohol or consume tobacco products. This helps to ensure that your treatment and recovery go smoothly.
What Else Can I Do To Ensure My Recovery Goes Smoothly?
Another important step to take during your recovery process is to continue avoiding the consumption of anything that could affect your recovery. For example, for at least 24 hours following your treatment, you won’t be able to smoke, drink alcohol, or take vitamin E supplements. You also must stay hydrated and nourished during your recovery.
Furthermore, you should take care to protect your skin from sun damage in the weeks between your treatment sessions. We can’t treat areas with irritated skin.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment Session?
You can expect your treatment session to be painless and relatively quick. If you are treating a large area, like your abdomen or flanks, your treatment session may take around an hour. You should not need more than 35 minutes for treatment if you are treating a small area, like your submental region or underarms. We will advise you on how long your session should take once we understand the scope of your concerns.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
CoolSculpting session is an FDA-approved fat treatment that provides permanent fat removal results. However, you need to mind your diet if you want to enjoy your desired contours for the rest of your life. To find out if this is the optimal treatment for you, schedule an appointment with us today at Doctors MedSpa in Little Rock, AR.