4 Most Frequently Asked Questions About CoolSculpting

As an increasing number of people are learning about the negative consequences of obesity, they are shifting towards healthier lifestyle choices. Reduced junk food intake, a well-balanced diet, and regular exercises are on fire today. However, even after constant efforts, many of us cannot get rid of stubborn body fat and get the desired sculpted figure. CoolSculpting is a safe and non-invasive procedure that can help reduce accumulated fat and achieve your goals. To decide if CoolSculpting is the right procedure for you, you should learn more about it.

Let us discuss some frequently asked questions about CoolSculpting

Question #1- Can I Use CoolSculpting to Reduce Weight?

CoolSculpting is a tool to reduce fat cells in the body. After adulthood, the number of fat cells in our bodies remains constant. These cells store or burn fat to increase or decrease their size. While regular exercising and a balanced diet can help reduce stored fat, they cannot decrease the number of fat cells in our body. 

Moreover, fats in some parts of the body are resistant to such practices. CoolSculpting targets those body parts and destroys the fat cells, reducing the total stored fat in your body. However, CoolSculpting cannot directly help you lose weight—it is a means to destroy fat cells and sculpt the body.  To keep your weight at the desired levels, you should follow proper workout and diet regimes.

Question #2- What Can Be the Targeted Areas for CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is used to destroy fat cells only in the targeted areas. These areas can be banana rolls underneath the buttocks, flanks or love handles, upper and lower abdomen, inner and outer thighs, bra and back fat, upper arms, submental (under the chin), and submandibular (under the jawline) areas.

Question #3- What Can I Expect During the CoolSculpting Procedure?

During the CoolSculpting procedure, your targeted site will experience some degree of tugging, pulling, pinching, stinging, tingling, intense cold, aching, and cramping. As the treated area becomes numb, these sensations will gradually subside. 

The CoolSculpting procedure may result in temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, tingling, stinging, firmness, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, and skin sensitivity. Further, after submental or submandibular area treatments, you may have a sensation of fullness in the back of your throat.

However, the downtime is very low for CoolSculpting, and you can return to your everyday activities, workouts included, almost immediately.

Question #4- Is CoolSculpting the Right Option For Me?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical, and safe method to naturally get rid of stubborn fat. However, before getting yourself in this procedure, there are certain health conditions you should look out for. 

You should not be treated with CoolSculpting if you have cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. Further, to be on the safer end, let your practitioner know if you have any known allergies. You should also inform your doctor about any recent surgeries and pre-existing hernias.

About Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics

Destroy your fat cells for good with Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics as your one-stop destination. We have been helping Portsmouth residents since 2002 with non-surgical cosmetic skin therapies, including CoolSculpting, injectables, laser, and profound RF. Fill our new patient form to find out which skin treatment works best for you. 

You can call us at (603) 319-8432 or email at hello@ballentynemedicalaesthetics.com to know more.