It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to get the slimmer, healthier looking body that most of us desire. That’s why it can be especially frustrating dealing with fat deposits that simple won’t go away – despite all of the sweat, toil, and effort. If diet and exercise haven’t provided you with the look you’ve been wanting, CoolSculpting is here to help.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a remarkable FDA approved fat-freezing procedure that’s designed to eliminate stubborn fat cells from the body. Unlike fad diets, miracle treatments, and liposuction, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical solution for eliminating fat cells that is clinically proven to actually work. CoolSculpting treatments in Salem at Valley View Dermatology can help to permanently remove fat cells, providing you with the lasting results you want.
How do CoolSculpting Treatments in Salem Work?
As is the case with most truly remarkable scientific breakthroughs, CoolSculpting was born from an incidental discovery.
Over a decade ago, two Harvard researchers noticed that some of the children involved in a study were developing dimples in their cheeks after eating popsicles. The two researchers – Drs. Manstein and Anderson – soon realized that the cold temperatures of the popsicles were actually freezing and eliminating small pockets of fat deposits in the children’s cheeks.
This observation gave way to the realization that cold can target and eliminate fat cells in the body without damaging the surrounding tissue. Within a few years, Drs. Manstein and Anderson developed Cryolipolysis, the proven science that serves as the backbone of CoolSculpting technology.
CoolSculpting treatments work by delivering precisely controlled bursts of cold that directly target fat cells located underneath the skin. The targeted fat cells become frozen, then die over the following weeks. In time, the body naturally processes the fat away by eliminating the dead cells, creating a more sculpted looking you.
Unlike other healthy cells in the body, fat cells are extremely susceptible to cold temperatures. As a result, CoolSculpting treatments can use cold to target fat cells while leaving the surrounding tissue completely untouched. This quirk of science means that CoolSculpting can offer a non-invasive way to eliminate fat cells without surgery.
What’s truly remarkable about CoolSculpting are the long-lasting results the treatment offers. Because the fat cells are destroyed, they can never come back! Unlike rubber band diets or treatments that only offer temporary results, CoolSculpting offers a permanent change that can last for years.
CoolSculpting vs. Weight Loss
While our weight and physique may change dramatically over the years, the number of fat cells we have in our bodies actually doesn’t change after our teens – it becomes fixed. When we gain or lose weight, we don’t actually add fat cells; rather. the cells themselves grow or shrink in size.
Here’s where CoolSculpting actually differs from weight loss. The fat-freezing procedure reduces the number of fat cells in a treated area by anywhere from 20 to 25 percent. CoolSculpting targets and eliminates fat cells, so they can’t simply move to another part of the body. When they’re gone, they stay gone.
It’s important to note that CoolSculpting won’t help you lose weight. However, if you want to eliminate unwanted fat deposits so you look slimmer and can rock your favorite outfit with confidence, then CoolSculpting may be the choice for you.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting is a man or woman, within 30 pounds of their ideal weight, who is looking to eliminate stubborn fat deposits from areas of the body like the abdomen, upper arms, chin, and inner and outer thighs.
While CoolSculpting can provide incredible, long-lasting results, the treatment is not designed to help patients lose weight. But if “love handles,” flabby arms, or a “muffin top” are keeping you from enjoying the thinner, healthier looking you, then contact Valley View Dermatology in Salem today to schedule your CoolSculpting consultation.