Some of the most popular cosmetic treatments were discovered by accident. CoolSculpting® is no exception, as it was discovered when doctors noticed that children who sucked on popsicles developed dimples in their cheeks. They then figured out that the cold from the popsicles damaged the fat cells in the children’s cheeks while it left the other cells alone. This is called cryolipolysis, and it is the basis of CoolSculpting®.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a procedure for reducing stubborn areas of fat that won’t go away even though the patient diets and exercises. It is non-invasive and has minimal to no downtime. Like the children and their popsicles, the treatment destroys fat. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they will not return.
CoolSculpting® works when a handheld applicator pulls up an area of skin and fat and cools them down to a certain temperature. Since this is an outpatient procedure, the patient can go home right after their treatment. They will see the results of CoolSculpting® in the weeks and months that follow, when the damaged fat cells have been processed and expelled from the body. The gradual nature of the results helps them to look natural.
The first stage of CoolSculpting® treatment is an assessment of the patient done by the cosmetic professional. We need to know where the problem areas are on the patient’s body to help plan the treatment. We can also tell the patient what to expect so that they have realistic expectations regarding the treatment and the results.
Who is a Good Candidate?
CoolSculpting® is appropriate for both men and women. A good candidate for the procedure is in good overall health. They have a healthy lifestyle, including diet and exercise. They’re at or close to their ideal weight, but they just can’t seem to get rid of an area of fat, whether it be on the thighs, abdomen, arms, or another area. They understand that CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss procedure.
Visit Us to Get Started with Body Contouring
If you have stubborn areas of fat that persist no matter what you do, CoolSculpting® may be the treatment for you. Set up a consultation with one of our cosmetic professionals at Fit & Fresh Spa to get more information and find out if you qualify for the treatment. Our office is located in Twin Falls, ID. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!