Winter’s Coming — Put the Freeze on Your Fat
- Posted on: Sep 22 2016
Spalding in Caddyshack may have asked the age-old question, “Are you gonna eat your fat?” But most of us have a certain negative disposition toward the stuff, especially when it shows up on our bodies in unwanted pockets on our abdomen, our hips, even around the bra line. With the cold weather coming, maybe it’s time to put the freeze on that fat. Maybe it’s time for some CoolSculpting with the team at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics.
Yes, while not everyone loves the winter weather here in Ohio, everyone loves freezing fat cells to the point where they die and are shed by the body. It’s true, CoolSculpting treats your unwanted fat like just another pea about to be flash frozen by Green Giant.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting isn’t a guy with a chainsaw carving a block of ice. That’s ice sculpting. CoolSculpting is a patented procedure that freezes stubborn pockets of fat, lessening those areas by up to 25%. To get that amount of reduction, most people, especially those with thicker, firmer tissue, will need more than one treatment session.
CoolSculpting was invented by two Harvard doctors who originally were researching why kids eating numerous popsicles developed dimples in their cheeks. They hypothesized that the popsicles were somehow freezing the fat, and they were right. They then began testing the temperatures at which human fat cells are damaged. They found that fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than the surrounding tissue cells. And CoolSculpting was born.
What is the process?
In a session, the patient’s area to be treated is drawn up between two cooling plates. There are four different size plates to suit different body areas. These plates cool the treated area to 55 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature, fat cells begin to become damaged and break down. Since these cells won’t heal themselves, they eventually die and the body removes them as it does with any other dead cells.
CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive. Patients feel a brief period of intense cool on the area, but that passes quickly as the area becomes numb and the rest of the procedure is pretty unexciting. Patients read, work on their laptops, watch videos, or try and solve complicated math equations like in Good Will Hunting while they are having their session. Afterwards, you can go back to whatever you were doing, unless that involves voting for Donald Trump.
Your results begin to really show beginning three weeks after your CoolSculpting session. The most dramatic results will be fully realized in one to three months, with improvements continuing up to four months. The treated areas will see roughly a 25% decrease in fat in the area. This reduction is permanent, but if you put on a bunch of weight, you will build new fat pockets.
Interested in giving your fat the cold shoulder this fall? Call us at 440-NEW-FACE and let’s chill out with CoolSculpting.
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