The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, which reminds us that wearing shorts, sleeveless shirts, and bathing suits is just around the corner. If you are less than enthused about the thought of uncovering, then know there is a way to get you warm weather ready with CoolSculpting!

CoolSculpting is the world’s #1 choice for non-surgical fat reduction and is one of the most popular treatments on the market today. Why? Because it’s non-invasive, there is no downtime, and it works! Spring is the ideal time for CoolSculpting, just in time to spend the summer enjoying the benefits of your treatment, looking great and feeling confident.

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about CoolSculpting:

What is CoolSculpting?
The science behind CoolSculpting is called cryolipolysis, which is the process of freezing and destroying fat cells. Fat cells, unlike other cells in your body, are intolerant of cold. CoolSculpting delivers precisely-controlled cooling to fat cells beneath the skin (no other tissue, skin or muscle is affected). These fat cells are crystallized and destroyed, then naturally eliminated by the body over the course of 2-3 months.

Is it safe?
CoolSculpting is a safe, non-surgical way to contour your body. It is FDA-approved and backed by hundreds of clinical and scientific studies. More than 8 million treatments have been performed worldwide and it remains one of the safest and most effective fat removal procedures.

Will CoolSculpting work for me?
Both men and women can benefit from CoolSculpting. If you have stubborn areas of fat, that are resistant diet and exercise, then CoolSculpting can help reshape your body.

Squeezable fat is freezable fat
CoolSculpting removes subcutaneous “squishy” fat in these stubborn areas. The most common areas to treat are the abdomen, inner and outer thighs, love handles, and arms. Wherever you have pinchable fat, we can treat that area! Fat can present in less common areas, and can be bothersome just the same. We can use CoolSculpting to successfully target pockets of fat that develop around a surgical scar, the tops of the knees and even the squishy fat that pokes out from underneath your arms.

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What happens to the fat?
Once the fat cells freeze and crystallize, the body metabolizes and eliminates these dead cells naturally through the lymphatic system. I often have patients ask if the fat elimination process affects cholesterol levels, and the answer is no. In fact, studies show any rise in cholesterol is transient, and only equivalent to eating a single French fry!

How long does it take to work?
CoolSculpting results may be seen as early as 1 to 3 months after treatment. In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Starting your CoolSculpting journey in the Spring will have you feeling and looking great all Summer!

Will I lose weight with CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is not intended as a weight loss procedure, but that doesn’t mean it can’t help you reach your contouring goals. Like its name implies, CoolSculpting treats targeted areas of your body that are resistant to diet and exercise to improve your overall appearance.

Are the results permanent?
Yes, once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good! As long as you maintain your weight, the results you get from CoolSculpting are permanent.

Does it hurt?
Most people experience very little discomfort with CoolSculpting. You may feel intense cold at the beginning of treatment, but it’s typically not painful. Just sit back and relax – you can read a book, browse the internet on your tablet, or just enjoy some quiet time to yourself. Some people even fall asleep! You can even return to your normal activities right after treatment.

Experience matters!
DLC is an experienced CoolSculpting medical practice. As a recognized expert in CoolSculpting technique and member of the CoolSculpting Speakers Bureau, I understand the need for well-qualified, clinically-trained CoolSculpting technicians. The outcome of your CoolSculpting results is dependent on the technician performing the treatment, the applicator choice, and placement of the applicator. The providers at DLC have completed clinical hands-on training at Allergan’s CoolSculpting University, performed hundreds of successful treatments, and they have all experienced treatment themselves. In addition, we have 2 CoolSculpting machines to target different areas of the body simultaneously, so we can freeze twice the fat in half the time.

If you are interested in CoolSculpting, come see us. Our private, stress-free consultations are free, so all you have to lose is stubborn fat!