No matter the treatment you plan to have, your safety should always be a priority.
While CoolSculpting is approved by the FDA for non-invasive fat reduction, there are some steps you should take to ensure you have the safest CoolSculpting treatments in Arlington, Virginia.
Understand How This Fat-Freezing Treatment Works
CoolSculpting uses freezing temps to break down fat, a process known as cryolipolysis. Only your fat cells are susceptible to these temperatures, so there is no need to worry about damage to surrounding cells and tissues.
During a session, your provider will first place a gel pad on the treatment site to protect your skin. Then, an applicator of the appropriate size pulls in or suctions fatty areas. Initially, you’ll feel the cold, but after about five to 10 minutes the area will become numb.
Because CoolSculpting is not painful, many patients choose this time to relax. Some read, and others stream shows on their phones. You can even try to catch a quick cat nap!
No downtime is needed for recovery.
Be Aware of Side Effects
As with any aesthetic treatment, there are some side effects to be expected. With CoolSculpting, you may experience redness and some soreness at the treatment site(s). These go away fairly quickly on their own.
There is a risk associated with CoolSculpting called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, or PAH. This occurs when fat cells expand and harden. There are studies that show this condition is directly linked to the use of NSAIDs. While not life-threatening, PAH does require plastic surgery to correct.
Choose an Experienced CoolSculpting Provider
Not only do you want a provider who is experienced for the safest CoolSculpting treatments in Arlington, Virginia, but you should choose one who is certified to administer this revolutionary treatment. Training is essential! It’s also a good idea to select a provider who focuses solely on CoolSculpting.
Properly Prepare for CoolSculpting
It’s important to understand that CoolSculpting is not meant for significant weight loss. Patients who are close to their ideal weight have the best CoolSculpting results.
If you want to decrease your risk of bruising, it’s important to follow your provider’s instructions about medications and supplements. If you need to adjust or stop a prescription medication, you should first get clearance from the prescribing healthcare provider.
Make the effort to take care of your skin in the days and weeks leading up to your CoolSculpting session. Sun exposure can interfere with the results of fat-blasting treatments. If you have any type of injury to the area(s) you wish to treat, you might want to postpone CoolSculpting.
Be Committed to a Healthy Lifestyle
CoolSculpting results can last indefinitely if you take good care of your body. Ideally, you’ll be in the habit of eating nutritious meals and engaging in well-rounded workouts before CoolSculpting. But if not, you will need to modify your habits afterward to enjoy your results for a long time.
Schedule a CoolSculpting Consultation
Your consultation is important. It’s necessary to make sure you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting. You’ll also receive more detailed information regarding the process, what to expect, and the costs of your treatment plan.
Choose Cool Contours for the Safest CoolSculpting Treatments in Arlington, Virginia!
CoolSculpting – it’s all we do, other than its complementary treatment made by the same developers, CoolTone Because our sole focus is non-surgical fat reduction and muscle toning, we’re confident we deliver the best possible results. Stubborn pockets of fat on your chin, arms, abdomen, back, and thighs can be safely frozen away!
We’d love the opportunity to create a personalized treatment plan designed to meet your body goals, so let’s meet. Call us today at 703-574-3007, or book your consultation online now!