At Mac Med Spa in Milford, MA, we understand the struggle to feel confident when you have stubborn pockets of fat that seem to never budge. If you operate at a caloric deficit and still can’t achieve the slim contours you want, CoolSculpting may be an optimal treatment for you. Read on to learn more about who usually qualifies for this treatment and more.
Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
You may be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are at least 21 years of age and relatively healthy. However, there are several contraindications for this treatment, including medical conditions that cause extreme sensitivity to cold temperatures. Furthermore, there are other factors that must also be considered when determining your candidacy.
For example, you need to be able to comply with all preparation and aftercare guidelines. Additionally, it is important that you have realistic expectations about the results of your treatment. To verify that this non-invasive fat removal treatment is appropriate, you must attend an initial consultation. During this consultation, we will ensure that this treatment will be safe and effective for you.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment Session?
You don’t have to do a lot to prepare for this non-invasive treatment. However, you shouldn’t consume a lot of caffeine before your session begins, and you shouldn’t eat or drink too much either. Additionally, it is a good idea to make sure your phone is fully charged before you come in for your appointment. Sessions can take up to an hour per area of concern, so many people read a book on their phone or listen to music during their appointments to prevent boredom.
It is also a good idea to wear loose, comfortable clothes to your appointment.
What Aftercare Guidelines Will I Need To Follow?
One of the most important aftercare guidelines you must follow after your treatment is to stay active. We recommend committing to walking around your neighborhood for 30 minutes daily. It is also important that you avoid drinking alcohol for at least one week following your treatment. Furthermore, you should avoid eating highly processed foods loaded with unhealthy fats and quick carbs.
You also must stay hydrated after your treatment. This is crucial because water is required to remove the dead fat cells from the body. Additionally, you should not engage in vigorous physical activity for three to four days following your treatment session. Furthermore, you should wear loose, comfortable clothes and apply a warm compress to the treated areas regularly.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
You can generally expect to need four to six CoolSculpting sessions to achieve your desired results. However, you may only need one or two treatment sessions per area of concern if you are already happy with your weight and only a little displeased by your current contours. During your initial consultation, we will give you a better idea of how many sessions you should expect to need based on your unique body fat distribution and goals.
How Much Fat Can I Expect To Lose?
You can expect your body to expel approximately a quarter of the subcutaneous fat cells in the treated areas. It is worth noting, though, that the size of the targeted areas affects how much fat you can expect to lose with each treatment session. The smaller the area you are treating, the greater the percentage of fat you can generally expect to lose.
How Much Weight Can I Expect To Lose?
You may only be able to lose one to five pounds of fat if you are at or near your optimal weight. If you have a lot of excess subcutaneous fat stored in several large areas of your body, you may be able to lose up to 10 pounds by the time your treatments are completed. You should keep in mind, though, since your problem areas are targeted, the results are much more dramatic.
How Soon Will I Be Able To Enjoy My Results?
Within two months of your first treatment session, you should be excited about your new and improved appearance. However, it may be closer to six months before you are fully satisfied with your results depending on several factors, including your health, lifestyle, and goals. It usually takes between six and eight weeks after each treatment for your body to flush out all of the dead fat cells.
Since treatment sessions are spaced several weeks apart, if you need multiple sessions to achieve your desired results, it may take a while before you are completely satisfied with your treated contours. However, you will be able to enjoy your optimal results faster if the trouble spots are targeted with a fat removal treatment. It could take years to reduce stubborn fat pockets through a caloric deficit.
How Long Can I Expect My Desired Results To Last?
This treatment results in the permanent removal of subcutaneous fat cells. However, you may only be able to enjoy your desired contours for several years. As you age, your metabolism will slow due to changes in hormone levels. If you don’t mind your diet, you may gain weight. This can cause the remaining fat cells in the treated areas to expand.
There are several lifestyle choices you can make to enjoy your ideal appearance for as long as possible. One effective step you can take to maintain your weight after treatment is to stay hydrated. People often mistake their thirst cues for hunger and eat more calories than their body needs. Getting regular exercise is another effective weight maintenance tool.
Schedule a Consultation Today
The only way to know for sure if CoolSculpting is right for you is to attend a consultation with a qualified aesthetic expert. Generally, people who are over the age of 20 and struggling with a moderate amount of excess fat are considered good candidates. However, contraindications exist. To confirm that this is the most appropriate treatment for you, schedule an appointment with us today at Mac Med Spa in Milford, MA.