CoolSculpting is a spot fat loss treatment that’s gaining more popularity all the time and many people are now opting for it over treatments such as liposuction or a tummy tuck. If you’ve not heard of CoolSculpting; or would just like to find out more about the treatment then below are 5 of the best facts you should be aware of.
- It was discovered by accident
One of the most interesting facts about CoolSculpting is that the theory that led to the development of the treatment was discovered by accident. Years ago, scientists at Harvard discovered that children who were eating popsicles in order to soothe teething pain were developing dimples in their cheeks. This led to the development of CoolSculpting as a form of fat loss treatment.
- It can be used to treat 3 different areas of the body
CoolSculpting can be used to treat the different areas around the abdomen as well as the flanks (sides) and thighs. This is extremely useful since it’s often these very areas where people have the most trouble shifting fat.
- It is a non-surgical treatment
CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical treatment. This means there are no incisions made in your body, you aren’t left with any scars and there is no downtime. This makes it a very practical treatment, especially for those with busy schedules who cannot afford to take time off work, as you would need to with liposuction or a tummy tuck.
- Up to 25% fat loss can be achieved in treated areas
CoolSculpting is extremely effective at getting rid of fat in stubborn areas. As you can see from the picture above, the reduction in fat is very noticeable and because it’s a non-surgical treatment, there are no unsightly scars left behind. The typical amount of fat reduction in treated areas is 20-25%.
- It is not an alternative to weight loss
It’s important to be aware that although CoolSculpting is extremely effective at treating unwanted fat; it is not an alternative to weight loss. This means you should be close to your ideal weight before seeking treatment. If you’ve tried dieting and exercise but still have pockets of fat on certain areas of your body, then CoolSculpting could be the ideal way to get rid of them.