Losing weight can be a rewarding and confidence boosting experience, but losing the last few stubborn bulges of fat can be extremely discouraging to those that have already come so far in their weight loss journey. If you’re one of these people struggling to lose fat in your thighs, abdomen, neck, back or arms, body sculpting procedures like CoolSculpting® may be the best option to finally get your ideal figure.
What Is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is the latest FDA-approved treatment that eliminates hard to lose fat using cooling technology. The cooling process targets excess fat cells, permanently freezing and killing them without damaging surrounding tissue or skin. During a CoolSculpting® treatment, a vacuum-like applicator is used to freeze fat cells in problem areas. Frozen cells will then die and flush naturally from the body. CoolSculpting®’s non-invasive nature is popular among those with busy schedules as a quick, healthy way to reduce stubborn fat pockets with little to no downtime.
Losing Weight vs. Losing Fat
These two terms may sound synonymous, so it can be confusing to hear that they are in fact different, and this difference stems from what happens to our fat cells. The number of fat cells stored in our bodies typically becomes a fixed number by adolescence. This means that when we gain or lose weight, it doesn’t affect the numbers of fat cells but the size of them. Losing weight can shrink these fat cells, but it doesn’t eliminate them. However, the CoolSculpting® procedure is able to reduce and flush out the amount of fat cells in treated areas by about 20% to 25%. The results may not include further weight loss but can aid in your weight loss journey by leaving you with a thinner, more sculpted version of yourself as those last stubborn fat pockets melt away.
Am I A Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
While CoolSculpting® sounds like an ideal way to slim down, it is important to note that it is not intended as a major weight loss procedure but as a way to treat the last stubborn pockets of fat otherwise resistant to diet and exercise. Ideal CoolSculpting® candidates include those who:
- Are in generally good health
- Follow a healthy lifestyle
- Are at or near their ideal body weight
Neem Medical Spa is proud to offer CoolSculpting® procedures to the people of the Somerville, Lynnfield, Winchester, and the Boston area. To inquire for more information or to schedule a consult, contact our office today.