Non-invasive treatments offer patients the ability to improve their appearance, without the risk, downtime, or permanency of surgery.
At the same time, some of these procedures produce very temporary results, that must be maintained on an ongoing-basis.
Fortunately, this is not the case with CoolSculpting. In fact, CoolSculpting’s unique technology actually destroys fat in problem areas, to provide long-lasting outcomes.
But, is CoolSculpting permanent?
Continue reading as we discuss the CoolSculpting process, and how it can reduce fat for many years to come.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved treatment that applies extremely cold temperatures (as low as four degrees Celsius) to areas of pinchable fat. Through a process known as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting freezes and ultimately kills fat cells under the skin.
The treatment can be used to contour and shape virtually any area of the body, including the abdomen, inner thighs, outer thighs, hips, love handles, upper arms, back, bra bulge, and chin.
Is CoolSculpting Permanent?
In order to answer the question “Is CoolSculpting Permanent?” it’s important to understand the inner-workings of fat cells.
We are all born with a finite number of fat cells and cannot grow additional cells during our lifetime. However, when we gain weight, fats cells can expand and make the body enlarge. Similarly, when we lose weight, fat cells shrink and streamline our physique.
Although CoolSculpting cannot help you lose weight, it actually does something better. Rather than decreasing the size of fat cells, the procedure kills and then eliminates fat for good. As a result, patients experience permanent slimming and contouring in the treatment area.
If I Gain Weight, Will Fat Return?
Research has shown that once fat in a given area is disrupted, it cannot return to that part of the body. So, even if a person gains weight, it’s not likely to reappear in the treatment area.
That’s not to say that CoolSculpting is a free pass to eat whatever you want. In fact, if you put on a considerable amount of weight following treatment, fat cells in other parts of the body can still expand and produce unwanted bulges.
Accordingly, maintaining a stable weight and living a healthy lifestyle will help the rest of your body match the lean and toned treatment area.
If you are considering CoolSculpting, please contact Cool Contours today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.