I love CoolSculpting! For me, it’s been such an empowering treatment because it has helped me to improve my body and boost my confidence on my own terms. This non-invasive fat reduction treatment involves no downtime, so I can fit treatments into my busy schedule without missing a beat. I want everyone to enjoy the benefits of CoolSculpting as much as I do, so I’ve compiled some helpful tips for making the most of your treatments.
Before seeking CoolSculpting treatment…
1. Examine your motives.
If your goal is to lose weight, CoolSculpting is not the best treatment for you. CoolSculpting is ideal for pinchable, pliable areas of fat on specific areas of your body, like a double chin or love handles. It’s not a miracle weight loss program. It’s more like the finishing touch on your hard work of eating right and exercising.
2. Be realistic about your goals.
Make sure you clearly communicate your goals. If you are aiming to reduce about 20 percent of fat in a target area, one treatment may be all you need. Patients hoping for more dramatic fat reduction typically undergo two treatments spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart.
3. Take lots of pictures!
It’s easy to forget what you used to look like. If you don’t take a “before” photo, you may not even realize how far you’ve come due to the gradual, natural-looking improvements. Be sure to document your appearance before and after your treatments so you can follow your progress. If you post a blog tracking your results, you’ll also be doing a good deed by helping others learn what to expect!
4. Do your homework.
This involves educating yourself about possible side effects so you’re not unpleasantly surprised during or after your treatment. CoolSculpting is non-invasive, but it does involve freezing your fat cells. This can cause discomfort in some patients during or after the treatment. Other possible side effects include redness and swelling, which typically subside soon after treatment.
5. Plan for patience.
CoolSculpting offers gradual fat reduction, so you may need to wait up to three months before seeing any improvement. If you are seeking immediate fat reduction, you may want to consider invasive fat-reduction options like liposuction.
A Certified CoolSculpting practice, AVIE! has performed over 3,000 successful CoolSculpting treatments, and is the number-one CoolSculpting provider in Northern Virginia. We can’t wait for you to discover the benefits of CoolSculpting for yourself! Call 703.870.3844 or click here to schedule a free consultation today.