Stubborn fat can be an issue for many even when you are so close to your goal weight. And, often, even when you reach that goal weight, you may notice that your body lacks contour in certain areas. Did you know there is a non-surgical, non-invasive option available that can help? With Coolsculpting, you can ditch that stubborn fat and get the shape you want. Here at Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, NC, we can help!
Does CoolSculpting Really Work?
While CoolSculpting treatment may seem like just another fad, it is not. Coolsculpting works by essentially freezing those stubborn fat cells and killing them. Those frozen fat cells are then expelled by natural processes the body already does on its own. It is a great non-surgical option to ditching that excess fat and even contouring certain areas.
What To Expect During Treatment
After that first consultation where you will discuss your goals and expectation, you will come into the office for treatment. The device will be applied directly to the area that you wish to have treated for a period of time that will effectively freeze the fat cells underneath the skin. Since this is a non-invasive treatment, you are then free to go on with your day as you typically would.
You do not have to worry about downtime or fitting this type of treatment into your busy schedule. It is quick, easy, and effective. The results will speak for themselves.
The Areas That Can Be Treated
This type of treatment can be used on multiple areas where fat can sometimes be stubborn to get rid of through other means. If you do not see the area that you are concerned about, be sure to bring up all your areas of concern with one of our experts so that they can determine if this type of treatment can benefit any area that is not as commonly treated using this technique.
The abdomen area is one of the most popular areas that benefit from this type of treatment. Stubborn fat can build up in this area in both the lower and upper regions. That excessive fat can be difficult to get rid of and even more difficult to get the shape you want. With this treatment, you can see the fat removed from the area easily and the area can also be contoured to give you more muscle definition.
Stubborn thigh fat can be a real pain and it can be frustrating when it won’t go away no matter how much you exercise. This treatment will get rid of that stubborn thigh fat giving you the slimmer upper legs you want.
The Flank Area
Sometimes known as “love handles”, this area can be a real problem area for those trying desperately to shed those couple extra pounds. This treatment will get rid of that extra fat and leave you with a much slimmer flank that you won’t feel shy about come time for summer.
Around the Chin Area
The dreaded double chin can be a concern of many and getting rid of it can be super difficult. This treatment will quickly and easily let you shed that double chin, leaving you with a much more defined profile.
Excess fat can be an issue on the lower back and middle back as well. Sometimes even in the areas of the back just below the shoulders can see a build-up of stubborn fat that’s hard to lose. With Coolsculpting, that back fat can be a thing of the past.
The Upper Arm Area
It can be tough to shed those last few pounds around the upper arm area but this type of treatment can help. It can freeze away those stubborn fat cells and leave you with slimmer, toner upper arms.
Commonly Asked Questions
1. Does It Hurt?
No. This is not a surgical treatment and it is not an invasive one. A cooling device is simply used on the area you wish to have treated and there is no pain or discomfort involved. Unlike other treatments that might be able to give you comparable results, you do not have to worry about pain when it comes to this type.
2. How Do I Know That This Type of Treatment Is Right for Me?
If you are looking to get rid of stubborn, excessive fat in the stomach area, the chin area, the upper arms, the back area or in the thigh area, chances are this type of treatment is an option for you. If for whatever reason this type of treatment would not be a good fit, our experts will be sure to let you know during that first consultation.
They will be there with you every step of the way to make sure that you are getting hte most out of this type of treatment and that you are kept comfortable and informed throughout the entire process.
3. Is Coolsculpting Safe?
Yes, this type of treatment is completely safe and approved by the FDA. Other types of treatments that are more invasive or surgical in nature are going to run risks while this one does not. The entire process is totally safe.
4. How Do I Prepare for This Kind of Treatment?
There is nothing you need to do on your end typically when it comes to preparing for this type of treatment. If there would be, our professionals will let you know prior to coming in for your treatment. However, most of the time you just need to show up for your session and our professionals will take care of the rest. There is no prep work required on your part.
5. Is There Anything Special I Need To Do After Having This Type of Treatment?
It is a good idea to avoid clothing that is overly tight in the week following your treatment. Other than that there is usually nothing else that you need to be concerned about after having this treatment. Again, if there would be something extra you would need to do or something that you should avoid, our experts will let you know.
6. Is It Only for Women?
No this type of treatment is for anybody looking to get rid of stubborn fat or add more contour to their overall look. Both men and women can both enjoy the results and benefits of this type of treatment.
7. How Long Does Coolsculpting Treatment Take?
This treatment is pretty quick when compared to other treatments that may offer the same type of results. However, the amount of time that your treatment is going to take may be different than someone else’s. Our professionals will be able to give you a better idea of how long your session will take. It will depend on the area or areas you are having treated and some other factors.
8. Is There Downtime?
No, unlike surgical treatments there is no downtime that you need to worry about with this one. That also means that you do not have to worry about scheduling downtime into your busy schedule. As soon as your treatment is done, you can get back to your daily routine without worry.
9. Do I Need More Than One Session Before I See My Results?
On average, only one treatment session is necessary to see the full spectrum of results. However, this may vary on a person to person basis depending on the amount of excess fat you wish to shed and other factors. Our professionals will be able to paint a better picture about how many treatments you may need to see your desired results.
10. When Will I See My Results?
You will start to see your results within 3 weeks of your treatment session and those results will continue to show for a few more weeks following. This may also vary from person to person. While one person may see full results in 4 weeks, it may take up to 6 for others to see complete results.
11. What if I Gain More Weight in the Future?
People are more likely to take better care of themselves and their bodies after having this type of treatment but if you would gain weight in the future, you may notice that the weight will be distributed more evenly over your body as a whole. Plus, if you would gain weight, you could also consider this type of treatment again in the future.
Get Rid of That Stubborn Fat Today Quickly and Painlessly
Getting rid of excess fat can be a struggle for many and in some cases that fat remains regardless of how much you exercise or take care of yourself. You may even just want a bit more of a contoured look. With Coolsculpting, you can ditch that unwanted fat without painful surgeries and a ton of downtime. If you want to ditch that unwanted fat, come see us today at Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, NC.