CoolSculpting is one of the best non-surgical ways to remove fat from stubborn fatty areas on your body. It is proven to be safe and effective and requires no downtime. This non-surgical procedure can alleviate the stress and frustration of being unable to get rid of stubborn fat. 

CoolSculpting isn’t for everyone, but if you have stubborn fat cells that diet and exercise are not able to get rid of this may be a good option. Here’s what to know about this treatment and how it can help your body goals.

Understanding Fat

Most people don’t realize that your basic fat cell count is set before you become an adult. Traditional weight loss is not necessarily a matter of losing fat cells, but rather shrinking them to a smaller size. Additionally, the areas where your body stores stubborn fat can largely depend on genetics rather than diet or your exercise regimen. Both these factors can cause frustration when it comes to fat reduction.

Fat cells do not like cold temperatures. So, CoolSculpting delivers controlled cooling to make them die off over time using the body’s natural disposal methods. This can take anywhere from two to four months or even longer, depending on different factors. Each treatment can produce up to a 25% reduction in fat.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

The FDA has approved CoolSculpting for the following areas:

  • Under the chin
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen and flank
  • Bra fat
  • Back fat
  • Underneath the buttocks
  • Upper arm

While you can lose inches from CoolSculpting, it is not a weight loss program. You should be near or at your ideal weight for this procedure.

What Does the Procedure Feel Like?

Once you’re relaxed and ready for treatment, a clear gel pad is put on the treatment area. This barrier protects your skin from the cooling handpiece. This handpiece also suctions the skin and fat into the molded applicator, so you may feel this during the first part of the treatment session. Most patients experience numbing as the cooling energy takes place, meaning not much is felt during the rest of the treatment. Be sure to bring a book or show to enjoy during the treatment so you can relax and enjoy the treatment.

CoolSculpting and You

CoolSculpting’s fat-freezing procedure can help you remove stubborn, unwanted fat pouches on your trouble areas. Whether you have unwanted fat under your chin, your arms, back, thighs, stomach, or bottom, CoolSculpting can effectively remove fat with a few treatment sessions. 

Each treatment session is quick and easy, and you can return to your regular schedule afterward. The results are long-lasting if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, you should find an experienced provider for the best results. Kwan Dermatology across from Union Square in San Francisco is the best CoolSculpting provider in San Francisco. Achieve your body goals with the help of the best dermatologist in the business! To set up a consultation, contact us by calling or filling out our online form.