CoolSculpting, sometimes referred to as cryolipolysis, is a non-invasive fat removal treatment offered at Bella Tu Med Spa in Nyack, NY, conveniently located under half an hour from New City, NY. This treatment is so safe and effective that it was approved by the FDA, and it is widely considered the gold standard of fat removal. Today, we’re answering some of our top questions about this treatment, including how much fat loss can occur and who usually qualifies.
How Much Fat Can You Lose With CoolSculpting?
A fat loss of 20 to 80% can be expected with each cryolipolysis session depending on the size of the area being treated and other factors. Typically, you can expect to lose around 20 to 26% of localized fat cells from a large area. You should only anticipate losing 75 to 80% of localized fat cells if you are targeting a small area of your body. We can give you a better idea of what to expect during your initial consultation near New City, NY.
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.
How Soon Will I Be Able To See My Desired Results?
You should not expect to be able to see your desired results immediately after your treatment session. This is due to how the non-invasive fat removal treatment works. Instead of fat being removed with a suction device inserted through an incision like fat removal surgery, the cryolipolysis device freezes the fat cells to death. There are no incisions involved, and the fat is not removed during the treatment. Rather, it is flushed out by your body over several weeks.
Specifically, your body’s waste removal system recognizes the dead fat cells as waste, collects them, processes them, and flushes them out through defecation, urination, and exhalation. Some people can see the final results of a given treatment after just four weeks. Other people have more fat removed during a session or a less efficient lymphatic system, so they need 12 weeks to flush out the fast. You can expect to see your final results in under a year.
How Soon Can I Come in for a Follow-Up Appointment?
As a general rule of thumb, follow-up sessions are scheduled 60 days apart. This allows time for most people to flush out all of the fat cells destroyed during the previous session. Therefore, if you need six sessions to achieve your desired results, you can generally expect your sixth session to be scheduled roughly 10 months after your first session. Once that’s completed, you will only need to wait for one to three more months to enjoy your ideal figure.
Am I a Good CoolSculpting Candidate?
You may be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are at least 21 years of age and relatively healthy. Since it works by freezing the targeted area, if you suffer from a medical condition that heightens your sensitivity to cold temperatures, you will be considered a poor fit for treatment. Additionally, you will not be considered a good fit for this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Moreover, you may be disqualified for treatment if you take certain medications.
How Should I Prepare for CoolSculpting?
Due to CoolSculpting’s non-invasive nature, minimal preparation is required. However, it is highly advisable to avoid eating a heavy meal, consuming copious quantities of caffeine, or drinking too much prior to treatment. 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 during their appointment to prevent boredom.
What Should I Expect After My Treatment Session?
Once your cryolipolysis session is complete, your aftercare guidelines will be reviewed with you, and then you will probably be free to return to work. Generally, there is no downtime required following this non-invasive fat removal treatment. However, there are several restrictions you will need to adhere to after your treatment session. Depending on the nature of your job, you may need to take the rest of the day off.
For 24 hours following your treatment session, it is imperative that you do not do anything that could strain your body or increase your core temperature significantly. For example, you will not be able to lift anything heavy or do intense cardio.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Near New City, NY Today
Depending on the size of the area you are targeting for treatment, you can generally expect to lose 20 to 80% of localized fat cells per session. If you’re in the New City, NY area, contact us today at Bella Tu Med Spa in Nyack, NY to schedule your initial consultation and find out if this highly effective fat removal treatment is right for you.