Feeling confident in your appearance is a joy that everyone deserves to experience. For so many, it is merely one or two “problem areas” of stubborn fat that hold them back. In many cases, those unwanted bulges never go away despite healthy dieting and exercising habits. That’s why CoolSculpting®, a non-surgical treatment to reduce fat in specific targeted areas, is such an exciting option.
If you’re new to CoolSculpting®, though, it helps to have an idea of what to expect. Fortunately, we have had the privilege of being one of the first medical practices in our area to perform the procedure, so we have an abundance of experience to guide you. To help, we’re walking you through the experience of a CoolSculpting® treatment at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta.
Your Pre-Treatment CoolSculpting® Consultation
Before your CoolSculpting® treatment (or any cosmetic treatment at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta) you will have a dedicated consultation with your provider. This is your opportunity to ask any questions you may have and get a detailed understanding of the procedure. Your provider will discuss your goals and expectations and make sure CoolSculpting® non-surgical fat reduction is the best fit to achieve the results you want.
Your CoolSculpting® Treatment
To start, your provider will take your “before” pictures so you’ll be able to see the difference in the weeks ahead. Next, your provider will start preparing for your treatment. They will customize the settings on the CoolSculpting® machine based on the area being treated and other specifications of your procedure. They will also determine the ideal placement for the CoolSculpting® applicators on your treatment area.
When it’s time for your treatment to begin, your provider will place a gel pad on your skin to create a barrier between the applicator and your skin. They will then place the applicator onto your treatment area. The applicator has an opening inside, and you will feel gentle suction as the applicator pulls your treatment area into its cooling compartment.
Your treatment time will vary based on the type of CoolSculpting® machine used and the area or areas being treated. Throughout this time, though, you’ll be able to rest comfortably while the applicator delivers precise cooling. Many people read, catch up on emails, watch their favorite show, or even take a nap during their session. When your treatment is finished, your provider will remove the applicator and then the gel pad before massaging the area for a few minutes to help break up the fat cells.
After Your CoolSculpting® Treatment
Because CoolSculpting® is entirely non-invasive, it requires little or no downtime. Your provider will give you instructions on caring for your treatment area and optimizing your results, but you can otherwise immediately go back to your day. You’ll see your results develop in the coming weeks, with most results being visible within two to three months.
How to Get Started with CoolSculpting® Non-Surgical Fat Reduction
For many patients, CoolSculpting® can be an ideal way to reduce specific areas of unwanted fat without surgery or recovery time. Now that you have an understanding of what to expect, if you’d like to get started on your body contouring process, we’re here to help. Call Dermatology Associates of Atlanta today to schedule your consultation. For more insights, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.