If you live in the Houston area and are looking for a way to target and treat that stubborn fat that is standing in-between you and your ultimate body goals, we can help. At ShineMD Medspa & Liposuction Center located in Houston, TX, we are proud to offer Coolsculpting, an effective body contouring treatment that can help you finally achieve your dream body.
Noninvasive body contouring treatments have become more than just a fad. They have become permanent treatments offered by MedSpas all around the country for one reason: they work. Coolsculpting was one of the first treatments available that offered patients the ability to get rid of areas of stubborn fat without having to spend hours at the gym or follow a strict, next-to-nothing diet.
What Is It?
At our Houston office, we offer Coolsculpting, a body contouring treatment that targets and freezes fat cells in the most common problem areas, the fat cells that are hard to treat with diet and exercise alone. It was designed by Harvard-based scientists who found an effective way to freeze fat cells as a way to permanently remove them from the most problematic areas in the body.
Coolsculpting works through a process called cryopolisis. During a treatment session, a cooling pad is placed on the treatment area and the machine blasts cold temperatures at your unwanted fat cells. The skin and muscle in your treatment area are unaffected by these intense, cold temperatures because fat cells freeze first. Once the fat cells are frozen, they are destroyed and they die. The body then eliminates the fat cells in the weeks following your treatment.
Here at our Houston office, we are proud to offer Dualsculpting, a method that allows us to target two different areas of the body simultaneously during a single treatment. This will give you double the fat loss results twice as fast. During treatment, we will apply two different treatment heads to two different areas that hold onto stubborn fat. Treatment heads vary in size and are chosen according to the size of the treatment area so that you get the best results.
What Areas Does It Treat?
Coolsculpting can treat and eliminate fat cells on almost any part of the body. It is FDA-approved to treat and eliminate fat cells and visible bulges of fat beneath the chin, under the jawline, on the inner and outer thighs, on the abdomen and flank, back fat, fat beneath the buttocks referred to as the banana roll, the upper arms, and bra fat. It can also help improve the appearance of loose skin in these areas.
What Happens During Coolsculpting Treatment?
During your treatment session, your technician will apply the gel cooling pad to your treatment area. The device head will then deliver targeted cooling to your fat cells for the entirety of the session.
What Does It Feel Like?
How Long Do Coolsculpting Treatments Take?
A typical session takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes in total. Compared to invasive surgical fat removal procedures, this is an extremely short treatment time that will not require you to modify your whole day once you schedule a treatment.
How Many Sessions Will I Need To See Results?
The total number of sessions required for optimal results varies from patient to patient. Some patients benefit from one treatment and are happy with the results that follow. Others require additional sessions to achieve their desired look. During your pre-treatment consultation, a technician will review the treatment so that you know exactly what to expect and design a plan customized to your goals so that you can look your best post-treatment.
How Long Will It Take To See Results?
Typically, results begin to appear gradually within one to three months of your initial treatment. Because this treatment relies on the body to eliminate the dead fat cells, the total fat reduction takes time. Your final results may take six months to show up, but when they finally do, you will realize that the results were worth the wait.
Is There Any Downtime?
Because this treatment is non-invasive, there is no downtime associated with it. You can resume all of your normal daily activities as soon as your appointment is over. You won’t need to plan for any downtime or schedule time off of work but instead, you can schedule your treatments as needed.
Am I a Candidate?
Contrary to what some might think, Coolsculpting is designed to help those who are at or near their goal weight finally reach their goals. It is a treatment for healthy individuals who cannot lose stubborn fat in certain areas of the body, despite following a consistent workout routine and eating healthily. It is not a method for weight loss, nor is it a treatment that will help obese individuals eliminate large areas of fat from their bodies.
During your initial consultation, one of the experts at our Houston office will review your health history, discuss your concerns, and help determine if this body contouring treatment is right for you. If you qualify as a candidate for treatment, we will set up a treatment plan so that you can reach your goals as soon as possible.
If you live in the Houston area and want a way to get rid of the stubborn fat that is keeping you from reaching your goals, we can help. You don’t have to spend another extra hour at the gym or deprive yourself of food to lose stubborn fat. Contact us today at ShineMD Medspa & Liposuction Center located in Houston, TX, and schedule your initial Coolsculpting consultation.