Cool Sculpting 101
By: Morgan Nolte L.E.
Pooch, muffin top, saddle bags, bingo wings, thunder thighs, love handles. Over the years, we have created numerous terms to describe our areas that hold stubborn fat. The tasty pizza and Frappuccino’s available on every corner don’t help the situation. All of us can identify with that one lump that just won’t seem to go away no matter how many crunches or spin classes we do.
We are all born with a designated amount of fat cells in our bodies and throughout time, those cells can expand or shrink based on our diet, exercise and water intake. Luckily, there IS a solution for these stubborn cells. First of all, there is no such thing as a “quick fix” when it comes to losing weight. The pills and fad diets are only temporary and generally end up going the opposite way. But now there is a process to permanently sculpt the body by removing fat cells with the only FDA approved, non-surgical, non-invasive, clinically tested technology of Cool Sculpting.
How does it work?
The idea behind Cool Sculpting is considered cryolipolysis or cryofreeze therapy, which is the permanent destruction of fat cells by freezing. Essentially, it is blasting fat cells to -10 degrees Celsius for 60 minutes, which breaks down their structure causing cell death and then they are filtered through the body’s natural elimination process. This procedure creates desirable results without damaging surrounding tissue or non-fat cells. Each service can reduce up to 21-25% of the fat cells within the region. Depending on how much reduction the client desires will determine how many treatments they should plan to do.
What does the process entail?
Cool Sculpting is so quick, even we think its too easy! At Denver Laser Solutions we are able to sculpt the following zones: inner thighs, outer arms, bra bulge, abdomen, and flanks. The service begins with your therapist measuring the desired location to determine which hand piece is to be used. Once the hand piece has been placed, the machine will begin to suction the entirety of the section and then controlled cooling will commence. Discomfort for the first few minutes is normal but the area will go numb after approximately 5-8 minutes. Bring a magazine, browse Instagram or catch up on some sleep while you chill.
What are the benefits of using Cool Sculpting vs. other fat reduction options?
As previously mentioned, this system is non-surgical, non-invasive, and has NO down time. Cool Sculpting has been awarded “Best Fat Reducing Treatment” by NewBeauty. That’s enough benefit right there! Also, compared to other fat reduction options it is the safest and does not require post-treatment care. The client may return to their normal activities preceding the service but most commonly will experience lingering tenderness. Radio frequency and ultrasound therapy are two fat reduction options on the market that have the possibility of burns and don’t provide as beneficial results. These alternatives target multiple cells at once while Cool Sculpting is specifically designed to communicate strictly with fat cells.
Are YOU a candidate?
Ah, the million dollar question! To be considered a good candidate for this procedure, the client must present “pinchable” fat in the targeted location. The reason for this is that the machine can only suction fat that is malleable. If your fat is pliable and excessive, you ARE a candidate! Hooray! Gender is a non-factor when seeking treatment, however, the female anatomy does hold excess fat more often than male anatomy.
For all of those moments when your pants didn’t button and that dress hugged all the wrong places, Cool Sculpting is the answer. Book your consultation with Denver Laser Solutions today!