Do you want to get rid of stubborn fat in certain areas of your body? CoolSculpting is an innovative, FDA-approved fat-reduction treatment that has quickly become one of the most popular options at our Santa Rosa med spa. This unique method for reducing fat pockets without surgery or downtime makes it highly appealing to patients seeking quick and easy results.
But, can CoolSculpting help you reach your goal weight? In this post, our CoolSculpting experts answer 5 CoolSculpting FAQs to help our Northern California med spa patients decide if this non-surgical fat reduction method might be the right solution to help them achieve their body contouring goals.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 Can CoolSculpting help me reach my goal weight?
- 3 How much fat can I lose with CoolSculpting?
- 4 How many CoolSculpting treatments do I need?
- 5 How can I see my CoolSculpting results sooner?
- 6 How much weight should I lose before CoolSculpting?
- 7 Non-surgical fat reduction in Santa Rosa
Before and After Photos
CoolSculpting can be a helpful tool in your body transformation journey—but it is important to acknowledge that CoolSculpting was not designed to be a weight loss solution, nor is it a substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise. Coolsculpting can, however, successfully help you drop down a dress or pant size by reducing fat in targeted areas.
This is because, while you may only lose a few pounds via CoolSculpting treatments, the weight loss will occur exactly where you want to slim down and therefore be more appreciable than whole-body weight loss.
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In sum, if you are considering CoolSculpting to help refine your shape, it’s important to have realistic expectations about what these treatments can achieve. The best candidates for CoolSculpting are patients who are within 30 pounds of their ideal weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
The amount of fat that a CoolSculpting treatment will eliminate depends on multiple factors:
- Your unique body composition
- The size and number of treatment areas
- How many treatments you receive
Each CoolSculpting treatment can typically reduce the amount of fat in the treated area by about 20-25% on average. It’s essential to consult with a qualified CoolSculpting technician who can evaluate your anatomy and recommend a treatment plan tailored to your goals and needs. They can also provide more detailed information about the expected number of treatments you need to see optimal fat reduction results.
Some patients achieve their desired body contouring results with one CoolSculpting treatment per area; however, most patients may require multiple treatments to achieve their desired results, especially if they have a larger treatment area or want more significant fat reduction.
Here’s what you can expect during and after a CoolSculpting treatment:
- Consultation: Before your treatment, you’ll have a consultation with one of our body contouring specialists to discuss your goals and determine if CoolSculpting is the ideal treatment for you.
- Before treatment: We will place a gel pad and the CoolSculpting applicator on the targeted area(s).
- During treatment: The CoolSculpting applicator uses suction to draw the targeted area into the applicator, which is then exposed to controlled cooling. This freezes the fat cells, causing them to crystallize and die. Each treatment typically takes between 35-60 minutes per area.
- After treatment: After the cooling cycle, your CoolSculpting specialist will massage the treatment area to help break up the frozen fat cells to improve your results. There is no downtime after treatment; you can resume your normal activities immediately. Some patients report mild redness, swelling, or numbness in the treatment area, but these side effects are temporary and short-lived.
While treatment is quick and easy, you’ll need to have some patience with seeing results: your body will take a few months to naturally eliminate the treated fat cells. Some patients see this as an advantage as others who observe your shape change will never suspect you had a cosmetic treatment; they’ll simply assume you gradually lost weight.
CoolSculpting results will not be immediately apparent—the body needs time to process and eliminate the destroyed fat cells. Most of our Santa Rosa med spa patients start to see results within a few weeks of treatment, with their full results visible after about 1-3 months.
To encourage quicker results, try these simple tips:
Tip 1: Massage the area after each session for about five minutes. Do this five times daily for five consecutive days to speed up the healing process. Depending on the treatment area, you may need help reaching the area—if you don’t have someone to help, try using a self-massage tool. Also consider booking Ballancer Pro massage treatments, which offer full body lymphatic drainage to encourage quicker results and support a naturally slimmer overall appearance.
Tip 2: A healthy diet is fundamental to maintaining health, and can be especially supportive when undergoing a body contouring treatment. Avoid processed foods and excessive amounts of salt and sugar, as they may hinder the lymphatic system’s ability to function optimally. Choosing whole foods rich in micro- and macro-nutrients, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins, will help your body process the destroyed fat cells more quickly and efficiently.
Tip 3: Drink plenty of water to support a healthy lymphatic system. Your lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help remove waste and toxins from the body and relies on the circulation of lymph fluid to function properly. If you are dehydrated, lymphatic fluid can become thick and sluggish, making it more difficult to remove the dead fat cells from your body. Upping your water intake can help increase the flow of lymph fluid through your lymphatic system so you can see the results of your treatment sooner than later!
If you are within 30 pounds of your goal weight, you may not need to lose a predetermined amount of weight before your CoolSculpting treatment. That said, patients who are closer to their goal weight tend to achieve more noticeable fat reduction and are happier with their results, as opposed to those who have a thicker layer of fat at the time of their treatment. As you near your goal weight, CoolSculpting treatments can focus on the areas that diet and exercise haven’t been able to address, and you will likely require fewer treatments and see stronger improvements.
Patients over 30 pounds away from their desired weight may experience underwhelming results and may be advised to delay treatment until they are closer to a safe, sustainable weight they are happy with. That said, there still may be areas where targeted fat reduction can help; an expert CoolSculpting provider can provide guidance during a personal consultation.
At Allegro Medspa in Santa Rosa, CA, our expert team of aesthetic professionals will listen to your goals and help you determine if CoolSculpting is right for you and your goals. If you would like more information on your body contouring options or our other premium med spa services, we invite you to schedule a consultation online or call our office at (707)537-2123 today!