Cool sculpting is an amazing technique that allows fat to be gently contoured for a more refined appearance. The results can cause as much as a 25 percent decrease in the appearance of stubborn fat deposits. Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center are trusted experts in CoolSculpting in Sacramento and the surrounding areas.
We have compiled a go-to list of some of the essentials you may want to know about the CoolSculpting treatment. It will help you determine if it is right for you. Also, remember that CoolSculpting in Sacremento can be used with other procedures and treatments to achieve maximum results.
<h3>How Does it Work?</h3>The CoolSculpting device was developed after scientists observed the effects cold temperatures have on fat cells. Fat responds differently to certain temperatures than other tissues. At around zero degrees Celsius, fat cell membranes receive a cold injury that causes the cells to die by apoptosis.
During apoptosis, the cells shrink and fragment into apoptotic bodies. Your body will absorb the fragments through a process called phagocytosis. It is the process of phagocytosis, where your immune system uses macrophages to remove the fat debris, that causes the visual diminishment of fat in the treated areas.
<h3>Will I Lose Weight?</h3>CoolSculpting will contour your body, but it is not like a diet. Problem areas are directly targeted. Significant weight is not a result of treatment, but the visual aesthetics of the treated areas are significantly improved,
The death and absorption of treated fat cells takes two to three months. Fat reduction results will be around 20 to 25 percent in the treated areas. If you opt for several treatments you will see greater benefits. It is important to not put on additional weight during or after treatment as it will affect your results.
<h3>What Areas Respond Best to Treatment?</h3>The goal of CoolSculpting is to flatten and contour areas of fat. Our Sacramento plastic surgery team will specifically target sites of concern. The treatment is not designed to treat broad areas.
Areas that produce the most pronounced results are:
<ul><li>Lower belly fat (especially postpartum fat deposits)</li><li>Love handles</li><li>Outer thigh fat (bulges in the outer thigh area)</li></ul>
Areas that do not respond as well to treatment are:<ul><li>Inner thigh fat</li><li>Upper arm fat</li><li>Fat that causes an overhang (drooping over belt)</li></ul>
If you have other areas of concern, our professionals can inform you of other procedures that may compliment your CoolSculpting procedure.
<h3>What Happens During Treatment?</h3>CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure. Each treatment takes about an hour. A protective gel pad is used and the fat being treated will be pinched into the CoolSculpting device. The cold temperature numbs the treatment area rather quickly. Once the cooling period is over, your Sacramento plastic surgery specialist will massage the area. You will able to continue your day as usual when it is over.
<h3>CoolSculpting in Sacramento</h3>The best way to determine if the treatment will help with your areas of concern is to come in for a consultation. If you are interested in CoolSculpting in Sacramento or the surrounding areas contact us at Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center. We look forward to partnering with you to achieve the body you deserve.