Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand across your body to create a sleeker, sexier version of you? Even if you are committed to a healthy lifestyle, good diet, and fitness regimen, it’s common to develop fat deposits in unwanted areas. Our bodies sometimes place fat in areas that are difficult to target with exercise. Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL offers CoolSculpting treatments that can help you defeat stubborn fat and achieve the look you’ve always dreamed of.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical form of body contouring that can target specific fat deposits for reduction. Diet and exercise are great for lowering your overall fat percentage and increasing your muscle tone, but you have minimal control over how these changes manifest. Keep in mind that when fat is distributed correctly, it can significantly enhance your overall aesthetic. Body contouring allows you to sculpt your fat deposits in key areas, which enhances your curves and creates an ideal look.
Many people develop fat deposits in areas that are difficult to target via exercise. Fat deposits under the chin, for example, are extremely hard to eliminate with diet and exercise. Men suffering from Gynecomastia, or man boobs, also often find that diet and exercise are ineffective in dealing with the issue. The good news is that you no longer have to learn to live with a body feature you find displeasing. Today there are very effective, painless, and convenient techniques for eliminating those deposits.
No Interruption to Your Schedule
The key to a successful health and beauty routine is to make your behavior habitual. When eating right and getting the appropriate amount of exercise is as commonplace as brushing your teeth, you don’t have to waste energy motivating yourself to make an effort. One of the biggest advantages of a non-surgical body contouring treatment is that you can receive it without any interruption to your regular routine.
You can come in during your lunch break and receive your body contouring treatment with no one the wiser. After you leave the clinic, you can resume your normal activities with few to no restrictions. Many of our clients find the treatment to be so comfortable that they view it as a session of self-care that they integrate as a regular component of their overall beauty program.
How Does CoolSculpting Get Rid of Fat?
The technique was discovered when doctors Dr. Rox Anderson and Dr. Dieter Manstein observed that children who ate popsicles developed dimples. They concluded that the cold of the frozen popsicle must have some mechanism for provoking cell death in subcutaneous fat cells. Children never complain of discomfort when they eat popsicles, so it was exciting to uncover such a gentle mechanism for fat removal. Now, after hundreds of clinical studies, the FDA has approved this treatment as safe and effective.
Your skin and surrounding tissues are water-based cells, while your subcutaneous fat is made up of oil-based cells. One of the properties of water is that it has an enormously high heat capacity. This is why it takes so long for water to boil even when exposed to direct heat. Because water can store so much energy, it also takes it a long time to cool compared to other substances.
Your oil-based fat cells do not have the high heat capacity of water. Therefore, it is possible to provoke cell death in fat cells with cold temperatures without causing any damage to the surrounding tissues. Once the fat cells are killed, they are vacated from the body as waste through natural processes. Cryolipolysis is the technique of safely applying low temperatures to targeted areas via thermal conduction.
How Much Fat Does It Remove?
The treatment can remove around twenty-five percent of the fat from a target area. If you have a big event coming up on your calendar, like a wedding or a graduation, we can design a treatment schedule around your timeline to ensure you’ll look your best on your big day. Staggered treatments allow us to take full advantage of this process and give us the chance to truly sculpt the body line of your dreams. In many cases, clients can achieve the look they want in as little as one treatment.
When Do You See the Results?
This treatment takes advantage of natural processes, which is part of the reason why it is so gentle on your system. The first results should be visible in about three weeks as your body begins to flush out your fat cells. You will see the best results anywhere from sixty to ninety days after treatment, but your body can continue to remove fat cells for up to six months after your treatment.
Many of our clients report that the best part of this treatment is jumping out of bed in the morning to track how much of their fat is melting away. The ongoing process also provides a psychological boost as gains in the gym become more pronounced and visible. This is a treatment that truly allows you unprecedented control over your body, and success provides tremendous motivation for achieving new heights. If you’ve ever felt defeated by a stubborn and displeasing body feature, this treatment can open the door to a whole new perspective.
Are The Results Permanent?
The fat cells that are removed through this treatment are killed and do not return. However, we all know that maintaining our beauty goals is a lifestyle choice. If you undergo a period of dramatic weight gain, it is possible that your body will again store new fat deposits in the treatment areas.
Everybody is different, and each person responds in a different way. Sometimes the body can change where it creates its fat deposits. A good example is how young people often have baby fat, which disappears as they enter adulthood.
In our experience, almost everyone has a feature that displeases them. Body contouring treatments allow you to polish off your appearance with unprecedented control and help you break through defeatist psychological barriers as you achieve new levels of success.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
It is important to go into any beauty treatment with proper expectations. Body contouring is not an effective way to treat obesity. Instead, this treatment is for fit and healthy individuals who are looking for a final boost to help them cross the finish line of their health, beauty, and wellness journey. When you come in for a consultation, we will evaluate your case and help determine if this is the right treatment for you. We want you to succeed, and we will help design a schedule that will help you get the maximum result from your body contouring treatment.
The best candidates are those that are near their ideal weight or within about thirty pounds of their ideal weight. Please do not hesitate to schedule a consultation if you are uncertain if you are a good candidate. We will evaluate your unique situation and will design a program that will transform your life.
What Is the Consultation Like?
The consultation is a meeting where we get to know each other and start to develop a care provider relationship of confidence and trust. It is important that you feel absolutely comfortable before we begin and you are aware of everything you can do to help increase your level of success. There is nothing more empowering than committing to a treatment schedule and gradually seeing the positive results of your efforts over time.
We recommend that you write down all of your questions and bring them to the consultation as there can be a lot of information to process. It is important that you leave the consultation confident in how the treatment works and what you need to do to maximize the effect.
What Is the Appointment Like?
On the day of your appointment, it’s important to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing like you’d wear on a lazy Sunday at home. If you are coming from work during a lunch break, we recommend you bring a change of clothing so you don’t get any protective gel on your work clothes. The treatment usually takes between forty-five minutes to an hour. During that time, you will sit in comfort, surrounded by pillows, and you’ll be able to keep yourself entertained by reading, watching television, or operating a mobile device.
Some of our clients find the treatment so gentle that they even nap during their appointment. They often report that there is an initial shock of cold that quickly dissipates. The effect can be compared to how it feels to jump into a swimming pool. There is an initial flash of cold, and then your body quickly adapts and you feel absolutely comfortable.
The treatment is performed by affixing applicators to the treatment area. Applicators come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are small enough to treat areas under the chin, while others are large enough for treating flanks, abdomen, and thighs. An applicator looks like a box and contains both a cooling element and a vacuum effect, which brings the subcutaneous fat closer to the surface.
To get the best results, you cannot remove the applicators once they have been placed on your body. We recommend a light meal to ensure your comfort throughout your treatment.
What Are the Most Common Treatment Areas?
If you have seen a recent Hollywood film, you have probably seen the effects of body contouring and not even known it. The effectiveness and convenience of the treatment have made it very popular among movie stars and celebrities. Common treatment areas include the upper and lower flanks, inner and outer thighs, chin, neck, arms, bra fat, axillary puff, and knee fat. Rest assured that if you have a fat deposit that displeases you, you are not alone. We have had success in contouring virtually every body feature.
Schedule a Consultation Today
You deserve to achieve the body you’ve always dreamed of. Many people carry a tremendous psychological burden because of stubborn pockets of fat that resist all their efforts of diet and exercise. Body contouring treatments offer an unprecedented level of control to help you remove the fat deposits that have left you dissatisfied with your overall appearance.
Nothing brings us more joy than to help individuals achieve the look they have always dreamed about. If you’d like to learn more about how CoolSculpting treatments, contact Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL today. We’ll explain how these treatments can transform your life!