The weather outside is frightful and with the holiday season over along with all its indulgence, it’s time to start dreaming of (and planning!) ahead to warmer weather. That means shorts, bikinis and summer dresses, which also means losing that extra bulge.
Cue Coolsculpting. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to treat 8 different areas of the body including thighs, upper and lower abdomen and flanks (love handles), along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (banana roll), and upper arms. A tried and true technology, the fat-freezing procedure technically called “cryolipolysis” was first discovered after, rumor has it, doctors noticed that children who ate a lot of ice pops experienced fat degradation in their cheeks. Fat is more temperature-sensitive than your skin, It goes through the process before your skin does. Experts spent years developing the treatment, which features one-of-a-kind technology that quite literally freezes and kills fat cells. The unique CoolSculpting fat-freezing technology is a nonsurgical, scientifically proven way to reduce pockets of fat in troublesome spots.
For the right candidate, you can achieve up to 20-25% reduction in fat layer thickness after one single session. Optimal results for each session are seen 3 months after treatment. At that point, we have you come in for follow-up photos and depending on your goals and concerns, decide if you would like to keep treating or “complete” the area.
“But will I have loose skin after?” The answer is NO! Because this process happens over the course of 3 months, your body is able to slowly adjust to the 20 percent loss of the fat cells as they metabolize through and out of the body. When fat cells freeze, they die and are then naturally eliminated through the body’s natural process. Don’t worry: This process happens gradually, you won’t necessarily notice a difference in your day-to-day life.
Immediately after the treatment, the area may be red, bruised, swollen, tender and sore. This is an expected and temporary effect. There also may be a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area. It is common for the treated area to feel bloated and look swollen for the first few days and weeks after your procedure. Besides this, there is typically minimal recovery time after Coolsculpting. Most patients are able to return to their daily routine immediately after their treatment!
For the best results possible, using BodiFirm by Revision at home twice daily will optimize your treatment for even better results. BodiFirm is a breakthrough body contouring lotion for firmer, more toned looking skin – that actually works. It’s uniquely designed to address sagging, creepy skin for a tighter and more lifted, sculpted appearance using Revision’s patient-pending iFirm Technology: a blend of peptides, antioxidants, botanical extracts and a prebiotic that helps support the body’s natural production of dermal-epidermal junction (DEJ) proteins, collagen, and elastin.
- Firms, tightens and lifts sagging, crepey skin to tone and sculpt
- Restores the skin’s youthful density and elasticity
- Diminishes the appearance of fat to contour the body
- Corrects visible photodamage and the overall health of skin
- Helps restore hydration and repair the skin’s moisture barrier
- Promotes long-term skin health and supports the skin’s Microbiome
- Recommended for use pre- and post-procedure to enhance patient results
This paired with your CoolSculpting treatment plan and you will be ready for summer!