There are two types of fat: visceral fat that surrounds a person’s organs; and subcutaneous fat that lies beneath the surface of the skin. Subcutaneous fat is generally lost as a result of improved diet and implementing a regular exercise regime. Even with these changes, we cannot decide which areas of the body fat will be lost from. Certain areas contain stubborn fat deposits which are very difficult to remove through lifestyle changes alone.
Liposuction is a popular surgical option which removes unwanted body fat; however, many people are discouraged by the amount of downtime and risks associated with surgery. CoolSculpting offers a non-invasive alternative to fat removal.
During the treatment, a vacuum applicator is applied to the specified area, drawing fatty tissue into the applicator cup. Cooling is applied to the targeted area, freezing the fat cells, while leaving the surrounding cells unaffected. Once frozen, fat cells are destroyed and naturally processed and eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system. This results in slimmer body contours.
At Harpenden Skin Clinic, our experienced practitioners are trained in effectively delivering CoolSculpting treatments. Through in-depth consultation, a bespoke treatment plan will be created for you based on your individual needs. Call Harpenden Skin Clinic to book your initial consultation today.
CoolSculpting causes minimal discomfort. A mild tugging sensation is reported as the vacuum applicator draws tissue towards the applicator cup. The skin can feel cool as the treatment name suggests.
The treated area may become temporarily red or swollen. Numbness may persist for several weeks and bruising may develop in some cases.
Ridding the body of frozen fat cells can take time. In most cases, results will be seen between two and six months.
During your consultation, a physician will create a unique treatment plan for your individual needs. This means that the number of treatments may vary from person to person. Several treatments are recommended for optimal results. The length of each treatment depends on the number of areas you are treating.