Ask anyone if they have a part of their body they wish had less fat, and most people will have an answer at the ready. Chin, stomach, thighs, and hips… the list goes on. Everyone has an area of their body they would like to improve if given the choice. While diet and exercise are important, some fat can be stubborn, and we need a little help to boost our confidence and improve self-esteem. Liposuction used to be the go-to procedure for removing fat, but it is an invasive surgical procedure. For many of us, the invention of a machine that can destroy fat in our bodies without surgery may seem like something not only futuristic but too good to be true. Believe it or not, this innovative technology not only exists—but also has been proven to be effective. This technology is called CoolSculpting.
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How does the Coolsculpting Technology Work?
CoolSculpting technology works by targeting fat cells and freezing them, which eventually causes them to die. Fat cells can be killed at an extremely cold temperature that is harmful to the fat but not harmful to the skin or surrounding tissue. The temperature needed to effectively freeze the fat cells is no colder than a winter day in Toronto (around -11 degrees Celsius). When the fat cells are frozen, they eventually die and are flushed from the body through the body’s natural elimination processes. This entire process can take up to two to three months for results to be seen. CoolSculpting is suitable for both men and women of any age or skin type and is rapidly growing in popularity. In order for the Coolsculpting procedure to work, you have to have enough fat for the applicator tool to adhere to, typically, enough fat to pinch between your fingers.
Areas of Treatment for CoolSculpting include:
- Double chin
- Flanks—sometimes called “love handles” or “muffin top”
- Outer thighs
- Inner thighs
- Back fat or “bra bulge”
- Fat underneath your buttocks
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What is a CoolSculpting Procedure like?
If you already think that CoolSculpting sounds too good to be true, prepare to be further amazed!
- CoolSculpting appointments are short, under an hour
- This treatment is safe and nearly painless. There may originally be some discomfort with feeling pressure and cold in the treated area, but it becomes painless as the area is numbed
- There is no downtime and virtually no side effects
- Treatments are completely non-surgical and non-invasive
Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss
Typically by the time you are a teenager, you have created all the fat cells that you will have in your life. As you gain weight, the fat cells get bigger and bigger. If you lose weight, you will not lose fat cells, they only decrease in size. Only with CoolSculpting can you eliminate fat cells in a treatment area so that they are gone for good. It is important to note that CoolSculpting does not promise weight loss, but fat loss. Just because the fat cells are being eliminated, does not necessarily mean that you will weigh less.
CoolSculpting by no means intends to take place of healthy diet and exercise. In fact, healthy diet and exercise will be recommended to maintain great results. While Coolsculpting will help improve your appearance and contour your body, eliminating fat cells does not necessarily improve your overall health, which is why it is important to commit to a healthy lifestyle!
We recommend booking a free consultation with Canada MedLaser. We can assess the areas that you would like to target, and show you how CoolSculpting can help you reduce stubborn fat, and get fit for the summer!