CoolSculpting® is a popular cosmetic procedure, and since it has been cleared by the FDA, you can trust that it’s safe. If you’ve tried exercising and can’t get rid of stubborn fat, then CoolSculpting® could be a procedure that is worth considering. Located in Southlake, Santé Medical Aesthetics is proud to be a CoolSculpting®-certified practice. The procedure requires almost no downtime and delivers noticeable results.
Everyone has pockets of stubborn fat that are almost impossible to eliminate through dieting and exercise. CoolSculpting® is used to target the areas of your body that contain stubborn fat, and the advanced technology used during the procedure has a great record for safety and results.
Fat Removal with CoolSculpting®
Before deciding to undergo this procedure, you should understand how it works. The technology behind CoolSculpting® is backed up by science, and it’s capable of freezing away your fat. When compared with your body’s normal tissues, fat cells are known to freeze at a higher temperature.
Unlike some of the alternative options, CoolSculpting® makes it possible to precisely target fat cells. Once the fat cells are frozen, they’re killed off and become crystalized. Since the fat cells become crystalized much faster than normal cells, you don’t have to worry about the procedure causing damage to surrounding tissues, nerves or skin.
As the fat cells are treated over time, they shrink and begin to die. Your body will naturally metabolize the cells, leaving you with a beautiful, sculpted figure.
How the Procedure Works
During the procedure, two applicators are attached to a special hose, which delivers the cold. There are several thousand sensors on the applicators, and they perform the important parts of the procedure. To protect your skin, a gel pad is placed over the treatment area.
Once the applicator is activated, it pulls your skin up and begins to transmit the cold energy into the target area. After the applicator has been running for a few minutes, you’ll start to feel an intense cold sensation within the treatment area; however, no intense discomfort is involved.
A typical CoolSculpting® session shouldn’t take longer than an hour. The applicator will remain on your skin for the duration of the treatment.
What Happens to the Fat?
The CoolSculpting® procedure is used to kill fat cells within your body. Many patients want to know what happens to the fat cells when they die. During the procedure, the fat cells are exposed to extreme cold, which causes them to crystallize.
It may take up to three months for the cells to crystallize and die. The process stimulates your immune system, and your body deploys an army of enzymes to break apart the dead fat cells. The enzymes then remove the cells from your body naturally.
Learn More During a Consultation
If you’re looking for non-surgical fat reduction, you might be a great candidate for CoolSculpting® at Santé Medical Aesthetics in Southlake. Contact us today to request a consultation to see if this treatment is right for you.