Maybe it’s a little extra fullness through your thighs and hips. Or perhaps your upper arms aren’t as sleek as you’d like. If diet and exercise plans have failed you, it may be time to try CoolSculpting at Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK. This no-hassle and non-surgical treatment system can tame your problem spots, and you won’t have to wait long to see results.
How Fast Does CoolSculpting Work?
Most patients begin seeing improvement in their body within the first three weeks after their treatment, with the most dramatic results developing within two months. During your appointment, a treatment device with two cooling panels will use low temperatures to break down fat cells in the part of the body that’s being targeted. In the weeks following your appointment, your body will slowly flush out those destroyed fat cells, which is why your results will develop gradually.
Which Parts of the Body Can It Be Used On?
This treatment system can be used in all of the areas where patients frequently struggle with unwanted fat, including the abdomen, back, arms, hips, and the inner and outer thighs. It can even be used to target smaller areas, such as the extra volume that can form under the chin and the puffiness that sometimes develops at the bra line. This treatment noticeably reduces fat in all of those areas.
Are the Results Long Lasting?
Because this treatment system permanently kills unwanted fat cells, your results will be permanent. But this system won’t prevent you from gaining weight in the future, particularly in another part of the body. To best preserve your results, you’ll want to stick to a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
What Is Treatment Like?
Patients rave about CoolSculpting because of the results it offers, but they also love the convenience and ease of the treatments. As the cooling device does its work, you will feel a tugging sensation. You will also initially feel intense cold, but that will quickly subside. Most patients relax, read, or work on their laptops during treatment.
Treatments often conclude with a massage of the area that was addressed, which helps loosen tissues and get things going again after the cold treatment. Once we’re done, you’ll be able to jump right back into your regular schedule. You may notice that the skin in your treatment area may appear pinkish and flushed right after your appointment, but that will quickly dissipate.
Is One Treatment Enough?
It really depends on how much of a fat reduction you’re looking to accomplish. If you’re interested in toning down a single, small area, one treatment may be sufficient. For some patients, two or three appointments scheduled at least one month apart will best accomplish their goals. During your initial consultation, we’ll recommend a treatment plan for you.
What Advantages Does This Treatment System Offer?
If you’re interested in slimming down a problem spot or two but don’t want an invasive approach, it’s hard to beat the convenience of this treatment. Your treatments will take place in the comfort of our office, and you’ll be able to get right back to your normal schedule afterward.
Because this treatment doesn’t involve needles, incisions, or anesthesia, you won’t have to set aside any time for recovery. This treatment system makes it easy and convenient to get the body you’ve long wanted.
A Custom Approach
Some patients come to us looking to achieve a significant fat reduction or have multiple areas of their bodies addressed. Others simply want a modest slimming of a single problem spot. Because this is not a one-size-fits-all treatment, we can design a plan that addresses your individual concerns and goals.
This type of body contouring system is unique in that it allows patients to target the areas they want to slim down while keeping the curves they like on other parts of the body.
One of the big advantages of this treatment system is the permanent results it offers. That means you won’t have to worry about maintenance sessions or other special steps going forward. Adhering to a healthy lifestyle is the only thing you’ll need to do to keep your body in shape. And many patients who undergo this treatment are so motivated by their results that they find themselves naturally taking on a more active, healthy lifestyle.
You’ll Look and Feel Terrific
Many of the patients who use this treatment system beat back problem spots that they’ve struggled with for years. It’s incredible how great it feels to finally get those areas under control and have a body you can feel good about. Getting dressed in the morning will be fun again, and you’ll no longer shy away from bathing suits, skinny pants, and other form-fitting clothes. Small spots that used to chafe will no longer get irritated.
How Does This Compare To Other Body Contouring Treatments?
Our TruSculpt body contouring system is a lot like CoolSculpting in that it breaks down fat cells, which are then disposed of by the body naturally during the weeks after your appointment. The primary difference is that TruSculpt uses radiofrequency to heat the cells and destroy them, instead of chilling them. Both treatment systems are non-invasive.
EmSculpt is a non-invasive system that breaks down unwanted fat while also building muscle. This system delivers high-intensity electromagnetic energy deep beneath the surface of the skin, which prompts the muscles to contract much as they do during vigorous exercise. EmSculpt, which is also offered by our practice, is a great option for patients who want to build muscle definition while also slimming down.
Zerona uses cold laser technology to attack the fat cells, putting small holes in them. The body’s lymphatic system then washes away some of that fat, leaving the cells in place, but smaller. Zerona treatments are usually scheduled closer together than CoolSculpting sessions. Our Zerona patients often schedule six sessions, each of which is roughly 48 hours apart.
How Can I Tell if I’m a Good CoolSculpting Candidate?
You Just Need Help With a Spot or Two
This treatment system is a great option for patients who are in good shape and just need a little help in resolving a problem area or two. The best candidates are no more than 20 pounds overweight but have areas that are not responding to diet and exercise. The help that this treatment system offers is just enough to give them a sleek, trim, physique.
You Understand the Treatment
One of the benefits of this treatment system is its convenient, non-invasive approach. But the results offered are also less dramatic than more involved treatments. The best patients fully understand this treatment and are realistic about what the outcome will be.
You Want Natural-Looking Results
This treatment system doesn’t offer an overnight fix, but the gradual improvement that takes place in your body is much like the slow change that happens as you lose weight. This treatment is ideal for patients who want improvement in their body to appear naturally.
You’re Not Pregnant
This treatment is not recommended for patients who are pregnant, although some women use it to slim the tummy after giving birth.
Is This a Solution for Cellulite?
Cellulite forms when fat accumulates around the bands that run between the skin and underlying muscle. As fat accumulates and pressure builds on those bands, the skin can take on a dimpled look that is known as cellulite. Although this treatment helps get rid of fat, it is not generally considered a cellulite solution. Our practice does offer VelaShape and ZWave, two other treatments that more directly treat cellulite.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes. CoolSculpting is the only FDA-approved treatment that gets rid of fat using cooling technology. It has been widely and safely used.
Is It a Solution for Both Men and Women?
Men and women generally have different physiques, they store fat in different places on their bodies, and they also carry different types of fat. Despite those differences, this technology works well for patients of both genders.
Are There Any Health Conditions That Disqualify Me as a Candidate for This Treatment?
The non-invasive approach that this treatment takes means that almost anyone is a candidate. However, patients with certain autoimmune diseases may not be candidates. Be sure to mention any underlying health conditions to us during your initial consultation.
How Does This Compare To Liposuction?
Liposuction tends to offer patients a faster and more dramatic fat reduction, but it is also a more invasive treatment that involves anesthesia and an incision. As a result, patients who opt for liposuction usually need to set aside a period of time to recover after treatment.
How Much Weight Will I Lose?
This treatment can slim, shape, and contour your body, but it won’t necessarily help you shed pounds. That’s because losing pounds is different than getting rid of fat. For most of us, gaining or losing weight simply means that our fat cells are growing or shrinking in size. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, gets rid of fat cells entirely, which improves the look of your body but doesn’t significantly lower your weight.
How Much Fat Can I Expect To Shed?
Some studies have shown that this treatment can reduce the amount of fat in the targeted area by between 20 and 25 percent.
Does This Treatment Work on All Skin Types?
Yes. This treatment is effective on all skin types, tones, and colors.
Can This Be Used To Get Rid of a Double Chin?
Yes. This treatment can be performed with a small applicator to address the extra volume that develops beneath your jaw or your chin. Patients who seek treatment for this area usually enjoy a noticeable improvement in neck contour after just one or two sessions.
How Can I Get Started?
If you’re interested in learning more about this treatment and getting started, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation at our practice. During this appointment, we’ll evaluate the areas you’re concerned about and talk with you about your aesthetic goals. We’ll work with you to determine if this approach to body contouring is the right one for you. After that, it’s just a matter of scheduling your first appointment.
Are You Ready To Have a Body You Love?
Just a few easy treatments are all that’s standing between you and the slim, shapely body you’ve long wanted. Are you ready to take the first step? Call Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK, and schedule your CoolSculpting consultation today.