Do you have concerns about the appearance of certain contours? Maybe you can’t get rid of stubborn lower belly fat no matter how much you exercise. Maybe you have the appearance of a double chin despite counting every calorie. Regardless of your cosmetic concerns, CoolSculpting at Bella Tu Medspa in Nyack, NY may be able to help if you’re worried about stubborn pockets of excess fat. Today, we’re taking a closer look at who qualifies.
Who Should Get CoolSculpting?
As a general rule of thumb, people who get CoolSculpting are at least 18 years of age. However, stubborn excess fat can happen to anyone, including people under the age of 18. If you are not yet 18 but ready to eliminate stubborn excess fat pockets, you may be a good candidate for this treatment if your parent or legal guardian signs consent forms on your behalf.
Fairly Healthy Individuals
It is also important to be in fairly good health to qualify for this non-invasive fat removal treatment. If you suffer from any medical conditions, like Raynaud’s disease, that make you extremely sensitive to cold temperatures, you may not be considered a good candidate for this treatment.
It is also important to have realistic expectations about the treatment results to qualify for this fat removal treatment. You need to understand that, while extremely effective, CoolSculpting only eliminates between 20 and 80% of the fat cells in the treatment area. How much fat is removed per treatment session depends on the size of the treatment area and how much excess fat is in the area.
The 20 to 80% of fat cells that remain in the treatment area can still expand to store extra fat. The fat removal results are permanent, but it is possible for your contours to change in the future if you consume too many calories. Therefore, the ideal candidate for this treatment is determined to maintain their weight and ideal contours once the excess fat cells have been removed.
Women Who Aren’t Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Although this treatment is incredibly safe, it isn’t right for everyone. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should hold off on receiving this treatment. You also may want to hold off on this treatment if you plan to become pregnant in the future because pregnancy may cause fat gain.
What to Expect Throughout the Body Contouring Process
Preparing for Your Treatment
The first step in the body contouring process is coming in for an initial evaluation. During this evaluation, we will review your medical history, discuss your current health and cosmetic goals, and evaluate your areas of concern. If we determine that this treatment will be a good fit for you, we will advise you on how to prepare for your treatment session.
One of the most important things you must do prior to your appointment is to protect your skin from sun damage. If your skin is irritated at the time of your appointment, we will need to reschedule it. Other preparation steps you should take include ensuring you are hydrated, eating nutritiously, and limiting your caffeine consumption. Let us know during your initial evaluation if you have concerns about following any of the preparation guidelines.
Coming in for Your Treatment
On the day of your appointment, you should come in wearing loose, comfortable clothing. There should be no cosmetics applied to the treatment area; if there are cosmetics in your areas of concern, they will be removed before the treatment begins. There is no need for the application of a topical anesthetic because the cold emanating from the cryolipolysis device gradually numbs the treatment area.
Since there is no need for anesthesia, your session won’t take too long. Depending on the size of the area you are treating, your session may take between 35 minutes and an hour. We will advise you on how long your session will take once we have evaluated your areas of concern and discussed the aesthetic you are trying to achieve.
Caring for Yourself After Your Treatment
Once your treatment session is over, there is no downtime required. You are free to return to work or take the rest of the day off to relax if you want. However, it is important that you bathe or shower gently with tepid water following your session. It is also extremely important to drink water and other hydrating fluids regularly. The less hydrated you are, the longer your lymphatic system will take to flush out the fat cells destroyed during treatment.
You should also eat nutritiously in the weeks following your treatment. Like every other system in your body, your lymphatic system needs micronutrients to fuel it so it operates efficiently.
Book Your Initial Evaluation Now
There is a good chance that you will qualify for CoolSculpting if you are worried about stubborn pockets of excess fat and at least 18 years old. However, there are certain medical conditions, like Raynaud’s disease, that preclude people from qualifying for this treatment. To find out for sure whether it is right for you, contact us today at Bella Tu Medspa in Nyack, NY to book your initial evaluation now.