The body's natural process of eliminating frozen and broken down fatty tissue can take anywhere from 4 to 6 months. However, the results of cold sculpting treatments can be long-lasting and even permanent. This is because the procedure actually destroys fat cells, so they won't come back. To maintain the results, it is important to follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
Patients may start to notice a visible reduction in fat within 3-4 weeks after the procedure, but the most dramatic improvements will be seen 8 weeks after treatment. At this point, approximately 90% of the target fat cells may have been eliminated. Cold sculpting can be safely repeated in the same area with an interval of approximately 3 weeks between procedures. It is best used as an additional boost to help a person achieve their fitness goals, rather than as a substitute for diet and exercise.
The results of body contouring treatments won't appear immediately. When you receive treatment, fat cells in the target area are destroyed and are naturally removed from the body by the lymphatic system. This means that the fat will be removed slowly, so you can expect to see results one to three months after treatment. The lymphatic system should be able to eliminate fat cells without affecting your daily life, and you won't notice that the elimination process is taking place. Most destroyed fat cells are eliminated from the body as waste.
However, in general, the most dramatic improvement will appear in about 2 to 3 months, and the final results will be noticeable in 6 months. By then, about 90 percent of the attacked fat cells will have been eliminated. Rarely, freezing fat can cause long-term pain or increase the amount of fat in the treated area. It is important to keep in mind that this treatment does not eliminate all fat cells in the treated area. The number of inches you will lose with this treatment depends on several factors, such as the volume of fat in the treatment area, the size of the treatment area, and the number of times the target area is treated.
The fat reduction resulting from this body contouring treatment should be long-lasting or even permanent. Fat cells can be cooled to 38 or 42 degrees, depending on factors such as the thickness of the skin and the amount of fat that needs to be removed. Realistically, the results you can expect depend on several factors, such as the size of the areas being treated, the volume of excess fat in the target areas, and the amount of excess fat you want to remove. When performing non-invasive fat extraction, a dermatologist uses a portable device or injections to destroy fat cells. However, CoolSculpting only removes 20 to 25% of fat cells from an area, so if you gain weight after treatment in one of these areas, the remaining cells may expand. Good candidates for non-invasive fat removal have a small lump of fat that remains despite diet and exercise, and their weight is within the normal range for their height. With more than 24 years of combined experience, doctors at Barnett Dermatology are experts when it comes to helping you find the type of fat reduction treatment you need to feel better. The benefits of fat reduction are only lost in rare circumstances, but you can improve and maintain your results with a healthy lifestyle.
Remember that cold only damages your skin at temperatures well below freezing point, and this treatment only cools fat cells to approximately 40 degrees.