Several years ago, scientists at Harvard observed that children who loved eating popsicles had dimples on their cheeks. They then discovered that the popsicles were freezing and eliminating fat cells in the cheeks leaving hollow spaces – thus leading to dimples. This eventually lead to what is now called, CoolSculpting.
The idea of using cold was extended to target fat cells in other regions of the body without causing damage to the skin or the surrounding tissues. Basically, when the cooling effect is delivered to fat cells, they will die off and then are eliminated naturally from the body. This was the insight behind Cryolipolysis – a proven science procedure on which coolsculpting is based.
How coolsculpting is done:
The first step of the Princeton NJ coolsculpting procedure is consultation with a coolsculpting clinician. Here they will explain to you the whole procedure. You will also discuss your hopes and expectations in shaping your body. The clinician will also explore your body in length so as to understand the fat distribution. Here you will also point out the areas in which you would want to lose fat.
Since everyone’s body is unique in its own ways, the coolsculpting clinician will come up with the best treatment plan that will suit your needs. Depending on your body and what you hope to achieve, consultation meetings may range from a single visit to a maximum of four visits.
· Pinpoint focus areas
After an examination, you will point out the areas in which you want to eliminate fat. In some people, a tailor-made treatment plan may involve more than one coolsculpting procedure. However, some procedures will also aid in eliminating fat in two different areas at the same time. The specialist will also recommend the areas that should be treated and the number of treatments required. If all goes well, the end result is getting the sculpted shape that you so desire.
· Treatment day
The beauty with a coolsculpting procedure is that there is no surgery or pain involved. The procedure involves a coolsculpting being placed on the target area. This delivers controlled cooling effect on the targeted fat cells. The procedure does not involve sedation so you can take the time to go through you emails, make calls and connect with friends or even sleep.
· After treatment
Most patients are able to go back to their natural routine immediately after the procedure. In some patients, results can be observed as early as 1 to 3 weeks. However, for real dramatic changes, it takes 1 to 3 months. The beauty about coolsculpting is that the results observed are permanent provided one maintains a healthy lifestyle.