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​​How To Know If CoolSculpting Is Working

There’s no easy way to get rid of stubborn deposits of fat in the body. Dieting and exercises can only do so much to remove the excess fat bulges in the stomach, thighs, hips, and arms. Fortunately, there are cosmetic procedures today that can help eliminate pockets of fat in targeted areas in the body. One such effective solution is the revolutionary CoolSculpting treatment. 

So what are some of the good signs of a successful CoolSculpting session? After about 2 to 3 rounds of treatment, most CoolSculpting patients can notice improved body contours and that they can fit into their clothes again after losing the extra inches from stubborn fat. They can also notice a temporary stick of butter effect and itching sensation which are part of the elimination process of the frozen fat cells. 

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5 Ways To Tell That A CoolSculpting Procedure Is Successful

CoolSculpting has earned a reputation for itself as an effective solution for fat reduction and body contouring. If you’re looking for a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, this procedure is one of the top choices since it uses the concept of fat freezing to destroy unwanted fat cells. 

Almost anyone whose goal is to remove pockets of fat tissues that don’t respond to dieting and working out can benefit from a CoolSculpting treatment. However, the results of this non-invasive procedure aren’t immediate and it can take several months after treatment before you see any changes in your appearance. 

Additionally, CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment and you won’t see a dramatic difference when you look at a measuring scale. To know if you’re really losing fat with CoolSculpting, here are some of the signs that you should look for: 

1) You see reduced thick bulges and a decrease in pinchable body fat 

Following a regular exercise regimen may be beneficial to building and toning muscles but it may not necessarily deliver a significant reduction in fat. CoolSculpting excels at freezing and breaking down the fat layer which can’t be burned through a simple diet and workouts. 

Once the dead cells are eliminated from the body, you will notice that you have less pinchable fat in the treated areas. This non-surgical procedure can address different body image concerns such as the belly bulges, banana rolls, chin fat, bra bulges, thigh fat, and flabby upper arms.

2) Your clothes fit better  

One of the most convincing signs that CoolSculpting is working is when you notice you can fit into your old clothes again. The fat freezing treatment can effectively trim a few inches from your waistline, reshape your thighs, and flatten your stomach so you have no trouble wearing your clothes and you can buy newer and smaller sized garments. 

3) You look slimmer with improved body contours  

Aside from being a fat removal treatment, CoolSculpting also does wonders as a body contouring procedure. It can help tighten areas with loose skin and firm up your tissues to reveal a well-contoured and slimmer appearance. Some clinical studies also show that CoolSculpting can reduce lax skin in the neck and double chin region to enhance your overall facial profile. 

4) You notice a ‘stick of butter’ effect after the procedure 

During the actual procedure, the provider can use a CoolSculpting applicator with a vacuum feature that will suction and pull the fatty tissue into the cooling cup. After cooling the targeted fat, you may see a frozen bulge that resembles a stick of butter. 

This can be a good sign that the fat tissues were accurately treated. This is a normal occurrence and most providers will manually massage the bulge to smooth out the area. This stick of butter effect is more common in areas with more pronounced fat such as the abdomen. The amount of tissue drawn can vary depending on the problem areas that will be treated. 

However, if you notice an unusual hardening and enlargement of the fat tissues that persists after a fat-freezing procedure, you should visit your provider. This can be a sign of paradoxical adipose hyperplasia which is a rare adverse effect of CoolSculpting. 

5) You experience a temporary itching sensation after the treatment session 

One of the most common side effects of CoolSculpting is the sensation of tingling or itching for a few weeks after the procedure. This happens because the cold temperature triggers an inflammatory response which will start the cell death process. As the body gets rid of the dead cells, you will normally experience mild itching or tingling. 

Understanding How CoolSculpting Eliminates Excess Fat

Cryolipolysis treatment application on stomach

CoolSculpting is based on the science of cryolipolysis, which literally means cold (cryo) fat destruction (lipolysis). The reason why this fat elimination treatment is effective is that the fat cells are said to be most vulnerable to damage when exposed to cold temperatures. 

Once the targeted layers of fat are cooled, this will stimulate cell death and start an inflammatory reaction which will attract the white blood cells to the treated site and get rid of the frozen fat cells. CoolSculpting does more than just reduce the size of the fat but it eliminates the number of fat cells in the area. 

According to clinical studies, a single treatment of CoolSculpting can help achieve a 20 to 25% reduction in stubborn fat. With additional treatments, you can expect to lose more body fat which can produce a visible difference in your overall contour and appearance. 

When Can You See CoolSculpting Results?

The fat elimination process is a slow one and you can expect to see gradual improvements over time. Initial results can be visible within 3 weeks after the treatment but the optimal effects of the CoolSculpting procedure usually show after 3 to 4 months. 

The fat cells removed from the body won’t return so you can expect long-lasting results as long as you maintain a healthy weight and active lifestyle after your treatment. 

Factors That Can Affect Your Fat Elimination Treatment Results 

It’s important to have an initial consultation with your CoolSculpting provider to know what to expect with the results of the treatment. There are several factors that can influence how well the procedure can work for your problem areas: 

  • Type of fat: CoolSculpting best works on subcutaneous fat which is the layer of fat that lies under the skin and above the muscle wall. 
  • Number of treatment sessions: Each patient has different body fat compositions and this can affect how often you need to get CoolSculpting to achieve your desired results. 
  • Ideal body goal: A CoolSculpting provider can also customize your procedure based on your intended outcome. 
  • Area of treatment: If you’re treating larger areas such as the love handles, abdomen, and thighs, you can expect to have more sessions and wait for a longer time to see CoolSculpting results. 

Tips To Get Your Ideal Outcome From CoolSculpting 

Although CoolSculpting can provide desirable changes in body contouring and fat reduction, there are ways you can maximize its results. Here are some tips to improve the effects of CoolSculpting: 

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Chin before and after coolsculpting

If you want to get the body of your dreams without undergoing surgery, CoolSculpting is the cosmetic treatment for you. This procedure can help get rid of the excess fat while contouring and toning your overall figure. 

NJ Center of CoolSculpting is a trusted provider of safe and effective CoolSculpting procedures. We have a team of experienced estheticians and physicians who can provide a personalized treatment plan to help achieve your personal body goals. Discover the benefits of CoolSculpting for yourself and call us today to schedule a consultation.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "The treatment itself was not uncomfortable. Afterwords, I felt great. I didn't really notice anything for about 30 days. After day 30 until about a month later, I started noticing that my favorite jeans were not as tight anymore. I wasn't having to suck in to get them buttoned. And by that two month period after my CoolSculpting

    Lesley Hamilton

    Age 41

  • "It's subtle at first, and then a month later you look and go, "Wow - It really did something!" It really moved the bar for me, and I'm feeling better about myself already. It feels so good to put on anything and know I look as good as I've ever looked. And I didn't say that or feel that when I was in my 20's, 30's, and 40's."

    Anne McMarthy

    Age 56

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