With many people turning to healthy diets, regular gym sessions, yoga, and much more, those of us with tough and stubborn fat can feel overwhelmed and distraught. At this point, you’ve probably wondered what some safe alternatives to accomplish weight loss without tiring yourself and only seeing minimum results. If you find yourself struggling with stubborn fat, maybe it’s time you explored the benefits of non-invasive fat reduction treatments.
Also known as a non-surgical fat reduction treatment, coolsculpting has been gaining popularity for it’s intriguing function of shrinking belly pooches, eliminating love handles, and distributing fat to other locations. It is a mildly effective process the first treatment. Coolsculpting is so effective because it doesn’t just shrink fat cells. It actually gets rid of fat cells all together. The number of fat cells in your body becomes a fixed number of cells as you grow older. Essentially, losing or gaining weight does not change the number of fat cells but the size of fat cells. So when you gain back the weight you’ve worked hard to shed, your fat cells inflate, becoming bigger again. However, what coolsculpting does is reduce these cells in quantity. The fat that was stored in those cells is released into the body, where it could be naturally flushed out. For optimal results, it’s recommended you receive multiple treatments.
Coolsculpting is equipped with a patented cooling technology that targets specific areas of body with accumulated fat. The treatment takes an hour, during which a hand held applicator with two metal plates that hold the bulge of fat in between. These plates then apply a cold temperature that freezes the fat without harming tissue or skin in the surrounding area. The frozen cells are destroyed, and they begin to die and clear out over a period of several weeks. These dead cells are eliminated through the lymphatic system. There is minimal discomfort involved in treatments. It is mostly suction and cooling sensations felt by the patients that eventually numb down. This method of fat reduction is normally applied to the lower abdomen or other common trouble areas.
If you are struggling with stubborn fat that won’t respond to diet or exercise, reach out to our office here at Integrated Dermatology located in Coral Gables. One of our friendly professionals would be more than happy to assist you in exploring our many non-invasive fat reduction options. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!