Losing weight and toning the body are two very different monsters. Losing weight is more about your general weight and mass and the entirety of fat buildup that you have in your body. Toning involves the contouring of special areas of the body, by chiseling away at the layers of fat with more precision than you would when losing weight.
There are many different ways to tone the body. There are certain chemical compounds, which when injected, begin to burn away extra layers of fat. Some include the actual opening of the skin and cutting out the fat layers one after another. But there is a different, much safer and less bloody way of removing fat, it just so happens to utilize the power of cold temperatures. Coolsculpting treatment clinics’ fast growing trend, is that particular treatment and it’s taking the world of body contouring by storm.
So then what is it, how does it work, what can you expect from it and where can you find it? Those are just a few of the questions we’ll be answering today.
How It All Began
In the 20th century, doctors noticed that kids who ate more popsicles, the frozen sugary treat, tended to have less fat in their cheeks than those who didn’t eat it as much. Upon further research and analysis, they found that it was the cold temperature of the popsicles that was causing this.
How exactly? Well, it turns out that fat cells have a unique ability, which can be used to tone the body. When they come into contact with a certain cold temperature for a long amount of time, they are stimulated to commit, what is essentially, cell suicide. After being exposed to the cold, the coding of the cell activates a process that makes the cell destroy itself, detach from the rest of the fat lump and get cleaned out by the body eventually.
This gradually reduces the fat in that particular area and tones the body to the exact proportions that the medical specialist sets it to.
But the question remains: how do you deliver cold air to a certain area of the body and keep it there until the fat cells are stimulated to self destruct.
This is where the Coolsculpting equipment comes into play, which is the key to all that happens during the treatment. The equipment consists of special pumps, which are placed on various parts of the body and pump cold air constantly onto that area for a certain amount of time. Depending on what areas you’re treating, the amount of time needed for the pumps to stay put will vary, but Coolsculpting as a whole generally lasts less than an hour.
This short time is good for several reasons. First, it means that it takes up less time out of your busy schedule. It also means that you don’t have to discomfort yourself for too long. And speaking of discomfort: initially, the treatment is going to be somewhat uncomfortable, as your skin isn’t used to that cold of a temperature.
Now, if you’re particularly sensitive to cold temperatures, you really shouldn’t worry too much. The temperature of Coolsculpting is around 4 degrees celsius, which is 39 to 41 degrees fahrenheit. Sure, it’s not really a comfortable sensation, but it’s still warmer than your fridge on standard settings. So, it’s really not that bad.
And even if you can’t handle colds at these temperatures, our skins have an amazing ability to adapt to both hot and cold temperatures to negate the effects. So within the first 5 minutes, your skin will go numb and you won’t feel a thing all the way until the procedure is finished.
The procedure itself is super casual, meaning you can relax and take it easy while the Coolsculpting equipment works its magic.
Once the procedure is done, you’ll be free to go back to your own business. For the first couple of hours you may feel a little aching, as expected. But it does go away pretty quick, even if you don’t take any extra measures. Otherwise, you’ll feel a little dryness, itchiness, redness and swelling for a couple days, but with this can be dealt with using basic skin care products.
In general, most clients report that the side effects of Coolsculpting are barely obstructive and don’t really bother your daily routine too much. Just remember to check with your medical professional before making an appointment. Coolsculpting is very safe, but you never know what your body will or won’t allow.
Where You Can Get Treated
You would think that this kind of a treatment would be hard to find. But you’d be surprised to know that many clinics across the country offer Coolsculpting in their catalogue of treatments. Just in NYC alone there are some great clinics which offer high quality Coolsculpting at a very reasonable price.
For example, PLACEHOLDER always has special seasonal and holiday deals on their Coolsculpting treatment plan. Thanks to their hard working administrative staff, making appointments is super quick and easy. The medical specialists are seasoned veterans of the industry and know exactly how to deliver the most satisfying results to their clients.
And with constant bargains on many of their other treatments, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on PLACEHOLDER and their headquarters. So keep an open eye by checking on their website for some special deals from time to time. You’ll never know what a good bargain you’ll catch.
So regardless of what part of your body you wish to tone, remember that Coolsculpting is a very good option, thanks to how safe and easy it is. And even if you’re not a fan of the cold, it’s still too good of a treatment to miss out on. Just give it a try and see for yourself.