Written by Jessica Welch, Reviewed by Dr. Justin Harper, MD
CoolSculpting Ready? 5 Expert Tips To Lose Fat!
Watching models like Kim Kardashian having a CoolSculpting treatment looks easy, but transformations only happen when the skilled CoolSculpting provider follows the best practices.
Although CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution, Molly Sims, a model, actress, and mom, says that it helped her get rid of her postnatal bulges fast.
CoolSculpting seems too good to be true, especially for those who have dieted and exercised religiously but have found defined abs elusive.
CoolSculpting kills unwanted fat cells (cryolipolysis) by exposing the treated area to a really low temperature freezing them to death!
By delivering precise, controlled cooling over the skin with the underlying fat, CoolSculpting sets off the cascade which is not visible immediately after the procedure.
Over time, more fat cells die and you will see final results months after treatment. After all the affected fat cells, approximately 20-25% of the original fat in the treated area has died and have eliminated by the body.
This infographic shows what happens but note that treatment time has been reduced to nearly half with the newer machines.
Tip #1: Know if You are the Right Candidate
CoolScuplting and Liposuction are both permanent fat loss/fat reduction modalities but CoolSculpting only works on “pinchable” fat and is best for obvious bulges like love handles, saddlebags, belly fat, bra fat, submental fat, inner thigh, outer thigh, hips, back, buttocks and upper arms.
CoolSculpting can also help reduce unwanted fat around the face. The ideal candidate is within 30 pounds of his/her ideal body weight. Consider losing weight first if you are over this weight range. The ideal candidate also has good skin elasticity.
Tip #2: Choose a Professionally-Trained CoolSculpting Provider
The operative word here is “Trained CoolSculpting Provider”. This specialist is fully aware of the full potential of CoolSculpting and can customize the treatment plan according to your body.
This is where your successful “TREATMENT to TRANSFORMATION” protocol begins. You can view all of our trained pros at our Team Page!
Tip #3: View yourself 360 degrees and focus on your worst problem areas
Tell your Master Provider or Aesthetician which bulge bothers you most. Aim for a natural looking curve with no demarcations. Sometimes it is simple and only takes one treatment with a small applicator. But In some cases, it is more complex as there can be more than one area of opportunity in that bothersome bulge.
For instance, with the abdomen, you may have three to four overlapping areas with two more as it goes towards the flanks. Your body is 3-D and your provider will work with applicators that are suitable in terms of shape and size on targets for fat elimination.
From the bulky CoolMax, other applicators have now been released to really target those hard to reach places and create a natural look. Your Provider may use the CoolCore, CoolCurve, CoolSmooth, CoolAdvantage (plus, mini) and the CoolMini, see them all here.
Why so many gadgets? Zeltiq created all these applicators to ensure a better fit and suction between your body and the machine. Think of a vacuum cleaner that has to reach every nook and cranny.
Tip #4: Choose treatment options optimized for your aesthetic goals, budget, and timetable
These days, treatment time has been reduced from an hour to 35 minutes per cycle (applying and removing the applicator). Newer machines and applicators provide a more comfortable client experience.
You can opt to have multiple applicators have the treatments done in sequence. Either way, try to focus on the area that you hate the most. is it your belly? Then try to debulk and contour from all angles and follow up on these treatment areas.
Tip #5: Stay Fit
CoolSculpting DOES offer many benefits like a non-invasive, no-sweat, no-downtime approach to body contouring.
However, at Juvly, we like to think that a holistic approach that incorporates healthy eating, stress management and BIT of exercise has a synergistic effect on the outcome.
You will see results as early as 3 weeks post-treatment, with effects more dramatic after two months.
As fat cells continue to be flushed, you’ll probably see more subtle changes up to 5-6 months post-treatment. Fat does not transfer to other areas. 25% of affected fat is permanently eliminated.
However, the remaining fat cells can accumulate fat and become unsightly. So while dieting and vigorous exercise are not necessary, Juvly hopes that your results are incentive enough for you to take better care of your “brand new silhouette”.