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How do I know if CoolSculpting will work for me?

Posted by Nima | September 14, 2020

CoolSculpting has started to pop up seemingly everywhere. As a result, it has caught the eye of many people, including you seeing as you are reading this article. However, it is a newer treatment, which leaves many people with a lot of questions. One big one that should be answered is how to tell if you can even get CoolSculpting done. There are a few conditions that need to be met to be considered a good CoolSculpting candidate. Luckily, we here at NIMA want to make sure that all of our clients understand the different treatments we offer. So, we wanted to be sure to give you a guide on how to tell if CoolSculpting is right for you. Let’s get into it. 

How does CoolSculpting work? 

Before we can get into what makes a viable CoolSculpting candidate, we need to talk about the basics of CoolSculpting. More specifically, how it works. 

CoolSculpting takes advantage of one particularly interesting fact about fat. It freezes at a higher temperature than any of the other kinds of cells that surround it. This means that you could freeze fat cells without freezing or damaging any of the skin or muscle cells that are nearby. CoolSculpting takes this anecdote and uses it to our advantage. In this process, the fat cells are exposed to their freezing temperature, which kills them, but leaves all of the other cells virtually untouched. The fat cells then die and are eventually expelled by the body. This way you get rid of stubborn fat without the surrounding areas needing time to heal. 

A typical CoolSculpting session is pretty simple and lasts around 15 to 45 minutes. A technician will place a pad on your target area to help ensure that your skin is protected, then they place the CoolSculpting applicator on the area. The applicator is started up and you will likely feel a cooling sensation and some slight pulling. But not long after the area will numb, and you won’t notice anything. Then all you need to do is sit back and relax. Many people read, do work on their phones, or nap during their CoolSculpting sessions. Once the session is over, there is no need for downtime. Since there is no recovery, you can just go back to your day.  

CoolSculpting does have a few side effects that may pop up after a session. The side effects may include aching, tenderness, bruising, swelling, and redness, among other things. These effects are not overly serious and tend to go away in a day or so. 

The effects of CoolSculpting are not immediate. This is because the cold kills the fat cells but does not make them disappear. When cells die, your body naturally wants them out of the way. So, the body will essentially sweep them away. However, this takes some time. Some people see results with in one month, others in with six months. It varies from person to person, depending on the size of the area and how dense the fat is. 

One really great aspect of CoolSculpting is that the fat doesn’t come back in the same way. Fat does come back if you don’t take measures to keep it off, but it will spread out more evenly, instead of focusing on those problem areas like it did before. But most people love the results of their CoolSculpting so much that they keep up the work of making sure that fat stays off. 

How do I know if I’m a good candidate? 

The best way to know if you are a viable candidate for CoolSculpting is to schedule a free consultation with one of our CoolSculpting experts here at NIMA. They will go through what CoolSculpting is with you in more detail. They will guide you on what exactly makes a good CoolSculpting candidate. Together, you will be able to determine what areas will get the treatment, how many treatments you will need, and how long those treatments will be. However, we will still go over what kinds of things you may talk about during your consultation.  

There are a limited number of areas that can be CoolSculpted. They are the love handles, arms, chin, back, under the bottom, outer and inner thighs, and lower and upper abdomen. This is because they tend to be the areas where extra fat is stored the most. It also helps that these areas are pretty easily accessible for the CoolSculpting applicator. 

A common way to tell if an area has enough fat to CoolSculpt it is by using the “pinch test.” Essentially, if you can pinch an area and get mainly fat, it can be CoolSculpted. However, one important thing to remember about CoolSculpting is that it is a final step type weight loss treatment. Meaning that it is made for people who have already been dieting and exercising. People who are already close to their goal weight and just need help getting rid of some of those more stubborn areas. It is not made for those who are obese. 

You should also avoid CoolSculpting if you have certain medical conditions. They are cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, and paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. These conditions can lead to some very serious complications if you have them and get CoolSculpting. As with all procedures, it is smart to talk to your doctor before getting CoolSculpting effects done whether or not you have one of the above conditions.  

CoolSculpting could help you win your fight against stubborn fat. Now that you have a better idea of what it takes to be a good CoolSculpting candidate, why not give it a shot? We here at NIMA are one of the country’s biggest providers of CoolSculpting, so you can be confidant that we know what we are doing. We have facilities in Utah, Nevada, and Washington, and these facilities are state-of-the-art. So, why not get ahold of us? You can give us a call at (844) 899-6462 or you can contact us through our contact page. Setting up your free consultation will put you one step closer to loving your body.