Do you still have unwanted fat on certain areas of your body after reaching a healthy weight? With CoolSculpting in Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, GA, you can now remove stubborn fat on specific areas of your body and achieve a more toned, slim figure without undergoing surgery. Our experts will walk you through the fat removal results you can expect from this amazing treatment.
How Much Fat Can You Remove With CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment that can result in as much as 20% to 25% fat reduction in the treated area. The more localized fat cells you are aiming to eliminate, the higher percentage of fat removal you can achieve. For example, we can remove more fat on your abdomen compared to your back, because the abdomen tends to have more excess fat.
We can also perform your treatment on smaller areas such as the underarms. These areas tend to show more significant results because you tend to have more fat under the skin in these areas. It’s not impossible to see an 80% decrease in fat in these smaller areas of the body. During your consultation with our team, we will examine your target areas and estimate how much fat removal you can expect.
Does It Help You Lose Weight?
Body contouring treatments offer impressive fat removal results, but they are not meant to help you lose a significant amount of weight. The treatment helps you reshape your body by destroying fat cells in small, targeted areas. You may expect to lose a very small amount of weight after your localized fat cells have been eliminated, but this shouldn’t result in a significant decrease in weight immediately.
Unlike liposuction, freezing your fat cells doesn’t involve suctioning out fat in your treatment areas. Instead, it freezes fat cells and relies on your body’s natural processes to flush out these damaged fat cells. Within one to three months, your body will gradually eliminate your damaged fat cells. It can take a few months before a small amount of weight loss due to your treatment occurs.
Can You Lose Inches From This Treatment?
Yes, you can lose inches on the area you are treating, but the number of inches you’ll lose will depend on the area and size of the area being treated. Small areas can result in a loss of about half an inch, while larger areas, such as your thighs and abdomen, can result in about two to three inches of fat loss.
How CoolSculpting Improves Your Body Contour
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that destroys your unwanted fat cells. During your treatment, we use a device that safely decreases the temperature of your skin to freeze the fat cells underneath. Over time, these treated fat cells shrink and are naturally eliminated by the body. The overall result is a more shapely figure, with reduced fat cells in specific areas.
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution, but it’s an ideal finishing touch for men and women who have reached a healthy weight through diet and exercise. If you have committed to a diet and exercise routine and yet still see pockets of stubborn fat, our body contouring treatment may be the final step that you need to reach your body goals.
Why Is It Effective?
It has been observed that fat cells shrink or become destroyed when exposed to lower temperatures. Unlike other cells, like skin cells, for example, fat cells tend to suffer damage from freezing temperatures more quickly. They lose fluid and eventually contract and shrink throughout your treatment. Because of your fat cell’s unique cellular response to low temperatures, we can eliminate your stubborn fat without causing damage to your nearby healthy tissues.
CoolSculpting uses a cutting-edge technology known as cryolipolysis. This technology involves the controlled freezing of cells, which permanently eliminates them. This FDA-approved treatment is also one of the most efficient and effective ways to eliminate unwanted fat. We can tailor your treatment based on your needs and target specific areas for fat removal. If you are looking for a non-surgical treatment that can help improve and reshape your body contours, our fat-freezing treatment may be the answer you’re looking for.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
We can help eliminate your subcutaneous fat, the soft fat layer that lies just below the surface of your skin. The fat that you can pinch with your fingers is highly responsive to cryolipolysis. The areas we usually treat are around the midsection, flanks, upper arms, and back.
Our body contouring treatments are very versatile. We can use various applicators that come in different sizes so that we can remove fat on many parts of your body. And to help you achieve your desired body contour, we can use multiple applicators to target specific pockets of fat simultaneously.
Are the Results Permanent?
CoolSculpting removes unwanted fat permanently. As your body reaches a certain age, your body stops producing more fat cells. The damaged fat cells after the treatment are not expected to come back or regenerate. Therefore, once we have destroyed your fat cells through cryolipolysis, you won’t have to worry about them reforming. For this reason, many people choose to get body contouring treatments because it offers more permanent results than traditional methods like diet and exercise.
However, to maintain your results, you’ll need to prevent significant weight gain in the future. If you gain weight, your remaining fat cells can still expand, and you’ll see changes in your body contour. We encourage you to stay active and stick to a healthy diet so that you can minimize weight fluctuations. Body contouring works best for people who love taking care of their bodies.
What Happens During Your Treatment?
To perform your treatment, we will first apply a gel pad to your target areas. The CoolSculpting device is then placed over these pads. You’ll feel gentle sensations as the device lowers in temperature and cools down the fat cells beneath the gel pads. This cooling mechanism freezes your fat cells until they contract and break apart. There’s no numbing required for this treatment, and we’ll ensure that you have a comfortable and relaxing experience.
Towards the end of your treatment session, you might realize that the treated areas feel solid to the touch. This is a natural reaction to the treatment. We will massage the treated areas to help break up the targeted fat cells and unwanted tissues. There is no downtime required, and you’ll be free to return to your daily activities after you leave our office.
How Many Sessions Will You Need?
Your treatment plan is personalized according to your cosmetic goals, body fat percentage, and unique response to the treatment. Your experience and results from this treatment will be unique to you, and that’s why we carefully listen to your goals and expectations during your initial consultation. We will ensure that you get the right number of treatments to help you achieve your desired body contour.
Are You a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If you are in good health, not pregnant or breastfeeding, and would like to improve your body contour after committing to diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate for non-surgical body contouring. Good candidates for this treatment must have realistic expectations about what non-surgical body contouring can achieve. During your initial consultation with our team, we will ask about your desired results and determine whether a non-surgical option is the most suitable for you.
Additionally, you must be near or at your goal weight before your treatment. If you are happy with your weight and want to improve specific parts of your body, you may be a good candidate for non-surgical body contouring. And to achieve long-lasting results from this treatment, you must be able to commit to a healthy lifestyle. Body contouring is not a replacement for diet and exercise, but it can help you get closer to your fitness goals.
Eliminate Unwanted Fat Today
If committing to a strict diet and exercise routine can’t get rid of your stubborn fat, our aesthetic treatments can help. You can achieve your dream figure with the guidance of our body contouring experts. Contact Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, GA to schedule an evaluation for our non-surgical body contouring treatments. We can use advanced technologies to break down your stubborn fat and sculpt your body, so you can achieve your ideal figure and be more confident about your appearance.