Do you dedicate your time and energy to engaging in effective exercise but continue to see stubborn, lingering fat on your body? Do you cautiously eat a balanced and nutritious diet while still dealing with weight that just won’t come off? Do you feel frustrated with unwanted fat that seems to hang on eternally? If so, CoolSculpting at Spa Black in San Antonio, Texas can help you.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that targets and removes stubborn fat. Stubborn fat is classified as fat that seems to remain despite proper diet and exercise. Though it can be anywhere on the body, this type of fat is usually found around the chin, abdomen, and thighs. The process works by freezing unwanted fat cells, causing them to die. These fat cells are then reabsorbed back into the bloodstream.
What Happens Before a Session?
Because this treatment is non-invasive and non-surgical, you can expect a comfortable and quick session. Before beginning, you’ll have a consultation with a member of our medical staff. The consultation is mainly held in order to determine if you’re suitable for treatment.
We’ll also discuss your goals and your target areas. Because we want you to have confident and realistic expectations about your treatment, we make sure to thoroughly evaluate your current medical condition and your desired results.
What Happens During a Session?
During the session, a special device is used to freeze fat deposits in specific areas of the body. We gently pass this device over targeted areas, effectively getting rid of those stubborn fat stores.
Treatment sessions usually last for about 35 minutes per area. If you would like to treat multiple areas during the same session, then treatment will take a bit longer. If you want to reduce fat stores in your abdomen and thigh area, it will generally take 70 minutes, with 35 minutes for each area.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The number of sessions needed depends largely on the area being treated and the amount of stored fat that is in that area. How many sessions you will need also depends on your individual goals. Every patient is different and will require different amounts of treatment in order to see results.
Most patients, however, benefit from one to three sessions for each targeted area. Our specialists can work with you to help you decide how many sessions you will need. We can help you create a realistic treatment schedule that will provide you with noticeable and realistic results.
How Often Will I Need Treatment?
We recommend that you wait at least 60 days or two months between each treatment session on the same part of the body. This will give the treated area adequate time to adjust between sessions. We can help you find a safe and comfortable treatment schedule that will help you reach your goals.
How Soon Will I See Results?
You can expect to see results immediately after your first session. Though all of your unwanted fat may not be gone, you will see a 25 to 30% reduction in the amount of fatty tissue. You can also expect to see progressive results in the treated area a few weeks after treatment. Because more than one session may be needed for each targeted area, many patients fully notice their desired results in about four months.
Do Results Look Natural?
This treatment is non-surgical and non-invasive. There are no injectables, suctions, or fillers involved. This means that your results will look completely natural because nothing was added or removed from your body. Stubborn fat is simply frozen, killed, and naturally expelled from the body through a quick, safe, and comfortable session.
In addition, because this treatment is for those who are already living a healthy lifestyle, your newly sculpted areas will simply look like a result of all of your hard work. This treatment simply provides you with a helping hand along your fitness journey.
How Long Do Results Last?
The length of your results significantly depends on you as the patient. It’s important to remember that this treatment is not a replacement for proper exercise and diet. Instead, this treatment works along with proper diet and exercise to remove stubborn fat from unwanted areas. Fat can return, however, if you fail to exercise and follow a healthy diet.
For patients who continue to live an active and healthy lifestyle, the results of CoolSculpting are long-lasting. Most patients who exercise consistently and eat a balanced diet often do not need to come back for more sessions after they have achieved their desired results.
How Many Sessions Are Needed for Minimal Fat?
Many patients require just one to three sessions in order to achieve their desired results. If you only have minimal unwanted body fat, it’s very likely that you will reach your desired results after only one or two sessions. Because most patients see a 25% to 30% reduction in body fat after their first session, you may only need one in order to achieve your desired goal.
During a consultation, our medical staff will help you determine how many sessions you will need. We will take into account your desired results and your current amount of unwanted body fat.
How Many Sessions for a Substantial Amount of Fat?
With more unwanted body fat, you will likely be required to have more than one session in order to achieve your desired results. You will most likely see an improvement after your first session, but you may need multiple treatments in order to reach your goals. During a consultation, we will help you accurately determine how many sessions you may need.
What Is the Science Behind All This?
Understanding the science behind how this works involves first understanding why your body stores fat in problem areas. After learning why your body hangs on to fat, you can see how CoolSculpting effectively works to get rid of it.
Why You Have Unwanted Fat
No matter how strictly you follow your diet and exercise plan, your body will most likely hang on to fat in certain areas. The body stores fat in cells by adding more fat to these cells. It removes the fat from those cells when you need it for energy. But your body always stores some fat in places where it’s hardly ever drawn from. This is a survival mechanism, so you can access those fat cells in the event of starvation or severe trauma to the body.
The body views this stored fat as protection, and this is why even with proper exercise and diet, areas with stored fat are very difficult to get rid of. The body literally hangs on to these fat cells for your own protection.
How This Treatment Targets Unwanted Fat
CoolSculpting directly targets these fat cells by using a process known as controlled cooling. A specialized device passes over the surface of the skin and cools the cells beneath. This cooling process kills fat cells, getting rid of existing fat and preventing the body from storing additional fat there in the future. The dead fat cells are absorbed into the bloodstream and eventually naturally removed from the body.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
This treatment reduces the number of stubborn fat cells in certain areas of the body. Even with diet and exercise, the body may hang on to unwanted fat, but with treatment, these fat cells can be frozen and destroyed, helping enhance the effects of your weight loss program.
This treatment is non-invasive, FDA-approved, and can be used in all areas of the body. Results appear quickly and are noticeable even after one treatment session. Most patients only require one to three sessions so get rid of their fat, so this is a fast and effective way to get rid of unwanted fat.
Is This Treatment Right for Me?
If you are struggling with unwanted fat in certain problem areas that diet and exercise can’t seem to touch, this treatment may be suitable for you. It’s ideal for patients who are already living a healthy lifestyle by exercising and eating balanced and nutritious meals.
This effective body contouring procedure is also highly effective for people who struggle with a double chin. Even with adequate exercise and a healthy diet, you might still struggle to reduce the appearance of fat around the chin, which in many cases is a problem of genetics that you can’t control with lifestyle changes. Through this treatment, you can reduce the fatty appearance of a double chin, contouring it nicely to complement the rest of your body.
Is This Treatment Safe?
This treatment is safe and FDA-approved. Because it is non-invasive and non-surgical, there is no recovery time required after treatment. You can have a brief, 35-minute treatment for a specific area of your body and continue on with your regular activities right after. Because the treatment process bypasses the skin and targets fat cells directly, sessions involve absolutely no pain or discomfort.
Is This Treatment a Replacement for Diet and Exercise?
Treatment is absolutely not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise. Suitable candidates for treatments are those who already live a healthy and active lifestyle. Treatment is used simply to assist with your body sculpting goals.
This treatment should not be used as your only method of weight loss and body sculpting. The purpose of treatment is to help you eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that remain despite proper exercise and a healthy diet. Many patients use this as a way to amplify the results from diet and exercise.
Can I Exercise After This Treatment?
You can definitely exercise after treatment. Since there is virtually no recovery time required after sessions, you are free to go back to your usual fitness routine. In fact, we encourage you to continue to exercise and eat a balanced diet in order to maintain your results and enjoy your beautifully sculpted body.
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There are other body sculpting treatments out there and many of them have their specific benefits. Though sometimes effective, these treatments and procedures often involve surgical liposuctions and injections. These treatments also require extensive recovery time. Treatment with CoolSculpting, however, is particularly advantageous because it’s non-surgical and non-invasive. In addition, it requires no downtown.
If you’re still struggling with stubborn, unwanted fat despite adequate exercise and a proper diet, it may be time to give CoolSculpting a try. Stop exercising and dieting without seeing complete results. Schedule a consultation with Spa Black in San Antonio, Texas to see if our CoolSculpting treatment can help you get the body of your dreams.