How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
You’ve probably already heard about the magic of CoolSculpting® through friends, family, or social media, but to understand how CoolSculpting® works, you’ll want to understand how fat works in your body. The number of fat cells we have in our body is set, which means our fat cells never increase, they just expand. CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary fat-freezing technology that literally freezes fat cells, and since fat cells do not like the cold, after two to six months they are naturally eliminated from your body. This treatment can hyper-target problem areas that are nearly impossible to eliminate with traditional diet or exercise. One distinction that’s important to make is that fat loss is different than weight loss (losing pounds). Since every person has different muscle mass (which also weighs more than fat), it’s important to set realistic goals and not focus on losing weight, but rather, how you want to look. This is why CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss treatment but rather a fat reduction procedure.
What to Expect Before Your CoolSculpting® Treatment?
It can feel a little daunting before going into your first CoolSculpting® session, but the expert staff at Park Avenue Medical Spa will walk you through the entire process.
Before your CoolSculpting® cycle, your provider will first apply a clear gel pad to the area you will have treated. This will protect your skin as a barrier between the cooling panel.
During the procedure as the applicator adheres to your body, you may experience different sensations and this is completely normal. Sometimes patients describe the sensation as pulling, mild pinching, intense cold, cramping, and tingling. It’s really important to remain relaxed during the process. Some of our patients even answer emails, read, or chat with a friend during a CoolSculpting® session.
This treatment is great for showing fat reduction results for patients who are within 10 to 20 pounds of their ideal target weight rather than someone who is 30 to 40 pounds from their target weight goals. Many of our patients find their ideal aesthetic after a few CoolSculpting® sessions. However, it is important that you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine to enjoy your new look.
The Benefits of CoolSculpting®
The benefits of CoolSculpting® include:
- Little to no downtime
- Clinically proven results
- FDA approved
- Elimination of belly fat, thigh fat, double chin and more
- Park Avenue Medical Spa is #1 CoolSculpting Provider in Westchester
What Can CoolSculpting® Treat?
CoolSculpting® can treat many different areas that contain excess fat, including:
- Abdomen (belly fat)
- Flanks and hips (love handles)
- Submental area (double chin)
- Upper arms
- Outer hips
- Inner hips
- Chest area on men (moobs or man boobs)
- Underneath the buttocks (banana roll)
- Armpit fat (bra bulge)
We’re excited that you’re interested in taking the next step to your aesthetic goals and are looking forward to answering any questions you may have.
CoolSculpting® procedures are performed by trained staff at Park Avenue Medical Spa in Armonk, led by Dr. Anca Tchelebi-Moscatello, M.D., our medical aesthetics professional. Pricing is affordable. Call 914-730-3333 to learn about current pricing. We proudly serve the greater Armonk, Greenwich, and Westchester areas. Schedule a CoolSculpting® consultation to learn more!
*Results and experiences may vary and are expected but not guaranteed. Patients must consult with their doctor before starting any treatments.
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