Chill Out With CoolSculpting this Summer

Most people have heard of CoolSculpting. Northcoast was the first provider of the cool procedure in the Mentor area, and we’re still big fans five years later. CoolSculpting is the revolutionary, non-invasive treatment that freezes areas of stubborn fat such as the abdomen and outer thighs.

Fat is stubborn

If you’ve ever had a two-year-old, you know stubborn. You could be at Acme Fresh Market, and you’re looking around sheepishly as your two-year-old throws a full-blown tantrum in the frozen food aisle because you won’t give in and buy him some candy NOW!

In certain areas, fat can be just like that two-year-old. No matter what you do to address it, it just keeps keeping on. You can change your diet. You can do eight trillion crunches and five trillion lunges. The fat cares not.

This is true in the abdomen, the flanks, the lower back, around the bra line, and the outer thighs these fat pockets can be virtually impossible to attack.

CoolSculpting is cool

CoolSculpting can go after those fat pockets, though. The controlled cooling is applied to the applicator panels directly where it is needed.

The CoolSculpting device is positioned on the area to be treated, and the skin and underlying tissue are drawn up between two cooling plates. These plates deliver cooling down into the skin into the fat layer. Fat freezes at a higher temperature than the surrounding tissue, so you can freeze the fat cells without freezing the other muscle and skin tissue. The CoolSculpting temperature is 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Each target area takes around one hour for treatment. After an initial feeling of intense cold, the area becomes numb, and the procedure is painless. You can read, work on your computer, watch videos, whatever you want to do to pass the time.

After your session, you will not see immediate results. It takes time for the crystallized fat cells to be passed from the body. You will start to see changes in the thickness of the fat layer in as few as three weeks. The most dramatic results will show themselves after one to three months, with improvements continuing for four full months. In the end, 20 percent of the fat in the area will be removed.

Interested in giving your unwanted fat the cold shoulder before summer kicks in?

Call us at Northcoast, 440-NEW-FACE.