CoolSculpting has been making waves in the cosmetic industry. And there’s a good reason for that. It has the ability to help you reduce fat in those pesky areas that don’t seem to want to go away, no matter how healthy and active your lifestyle may be. Additionally, CoolSculpting procedures are quick, effective, and less drastic than their surgical alternatives.
But how long-lasting are the results? Is it the right option for you? There’s a lot to consider when deciding. Read on to find out more.
Unlike weight loss alternatives that simply shrink fat cells, CoolSculptingactually reduces the number of fat cells. Fat-freezing technology targets stubborn pockets of isolated fat and causes them to rupture over time. Fat cells then die off and are eventually flushed from the body, achieving noticeable results without the need for extensive surgery.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
While some people can get the results they want with one session, others may need a series of treatments.The biggest factors to consider when it comes to how many appointments you’ll need are where the area of concern is, how much fat you want to reduce, and the size of the area. Certain areas like under-chin fat respond quickly and can take just 1-2 appointments for an optimal outcome. To see how many treatments you’ll need, consider visiting us at Capital Laser and Skin Care for an in-person screening.
While you may not see results immediately after your first treatment, you’ll see initial results after about two weeks with gradual improvement over time. The best cosmetic improvement is seen at three months after the CoolSculpting treatment. More dramatic goals will require a few treatments to achieve targeted results.
How Long Will My CoolSculpting Results Last?
Some people/treatment areas respond better than others. However, once fat cells are gone, they’re typically gone for good. Although CoolSculpting can be considered a permanent solution for isolated pockets of fat, the procedure cannot prevent future fat from forming due to increased calorie intake and weight gain.
You’ll have the best and most long-lasting results if you maintain a healthy lifestyle – it’s essential for keeping new cells from forming. CoolSculpting is safe and effective as needed to maintain lasting results.
I highly recommend Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi and Capital Laser & Skin Care. I have had multiple services performed by Dr. Tanzi and her staff, and couldn’t be more pleased with the results and overall care. Over the years I’ve had botox on my forehead, laser hair removal on my legs, under arms and bikini line, and brown spot removal on my face. Most recently I had Coolsculpting on my chin (or double chin, that is) and belly. Dr. Tanzi made recommendations based on my unique characteristics, set clear expectations for results, and never pushed services that I didn’t need or that wouldn’t work on me. Her honest and natural approach in this field is truly unique and appreciated. The results met or exceeded expectations every time – I’m thrilled with the end results. I never thought anything could get rid of my double chin, but after two treatments with mini Coolsculpting it is finally gone. And all of the staff in the office are professional and very caring, ensuring that you are as comfortable as possible during your procedures. The office feels more like a spa that a doctor’s office, which helps tremendously (there are TV’s in the rooms for Coolsculpting, which made the time fly, thank goodness). I get complimented quite often that I don’t look like I’m in my late 40s, and I attribute that to the excellent work of Dr. Tanzi.
Interested in learning more about CoolSculpting? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 234-7669 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.