When it comes to contouring your body and slimming your waistline, few treatments are as popular as CoolSculpting®. It can freeze away fat cells in problem areas with a quick and easy procedure. Many CoolSculpting patients at our Barrington, IL, med spa want to know how they can maximize their fat reduction results. Good news: If you want to get the best CoolSculpting results possible, you only need to follow a few simple tips.
Learn More About CoolSculpting
It’s normal to feel a bit nervous before your first session if you don’t know what to expect. Knowing the basics of CoolSculpting can help you feel more relaxed during your procedure.
The science behind CoolSculpting is simple: The procedure destroys fat cells by exposing them to cool temperatures. The treatment’s specialized applicators hold your target fatty tissue in place while applying a steady stream of carefully controlled cold air. The body naturally sheds the frozen cells, and fatty tissue begins to reduce in size. Over time, your bumps and bulges will shrink and your new contoured look will develop. It usually takes 1 to 3 months for the full results to appear.
Be Gentle With Your Body
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical procedure and doesn’t require an extensive recovery period. However, it’s a good idea to still be kind to your body and give it the support it deserves. Stay hydrated after your procedure by drinking plenty of water—it might even help flush out more fat cells. Drinking a few extra cups a day will have your body feeling and looking its very best.
In addition, avoid anti-inflammatory medication for at least a week after your procedure. The body’s inflammatory response is how fat cells are eliminated after treatment, so you don’t want to suppress this vital process. You can also gently massage the treated area for two minutes, twice a day, for two weeks to support the cell-removal process.
Follow a Healthy Lifestyle
CoolSculpting helps remove unwanted fat and slims stubborn trouble spots. But the best way to keep your body in tip-top shape is to follow a healthy lifestyle even after you’ve left the treatment room. Eat nutritious foods and follow an exercise routine that keeps your weight within a moderate range. By making smart choices, you can enjoy your new, contoured look for many years to come.
Have Realistic Expectations
Before heading into any cosmetic procedure, you should have realistic expectations of what the procedure can achieve. CoolSculpting, for example, shrinks pockets of fat, but it is not a dramatic weight loss treatment. Ideal CoolSculpting patients should already be within 10 to 15 pounds of their goal weight before their first session.
Browse our before-and-after gallery to see examples of real CoolSculpting results. If you’re in the Barrington, IL, area and want information about med spa treatments, please request a consultation online.