As we approach the midpoint for 2022, now is the perfect time to realign with some of our new year resolutions. Perhaps you are one of the many that told yourself that 2022 would be the year you would unlock your dream figure by dropping some pounds. If you have not yet discovered a newfound dedication to the gym or fallen in love with stocking the fridge with salads, maybe it is time to consider CoolSculpting.
Like anything that gets people talking, the buzz surrounding fat freezing has also unearthed a lot of myths and rumours about this seemingly too good to be true technology. At Absolute Cosmetic Medicine, we do not buy into the headlines that sell papers. We put our faith in treatments and results that are supported by scientific data. Today, to set the record straight, we are here to debunk the top 3 common myths about this popular treatment.
MYTH 1: COOLSCULPTING IS NOT SAFE
Fact: The FDA cleared CoolSculpting in 2010. It has been investigated in controlled clinical studies and described in more than 100 clinical publications. The Coolsculpt system itself ensures treatment safety. The system can detect if the skin is too cold during treatment, resulting in the built-in safety system automatically stopping treatment. Thus, eliminating the risk of skin burns due to the intense cold. CoolSculpting is the number 1 non-invasive fat reduction treatment worldwide, with over 6 million procedures performed safely. For this reason, we can treat nearly any area of the body with CoolSculpting. The most common treatment areas include; upper or lower abdomen, bra back (back fat), flanks, arms, knees, inner or outer thighs, chin, hips and banana fold (area below bottom).
At Absolute Cosmetic Medicine, we have offered CoolSculpting for almost ten years and were one of the first clinics in Perth to provide this procedure. We offer complimentary consultations with all of our treatments and procedures to ensure you have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or risks associated with treatment.
MYTH 2: COOLSCULPTING IS A WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION
Fact: Similar to a surgical alternative such as Liposuction, CoolSculpting is not a weight loss method. A common misconception is that fat loss treatment is the same as weight loss treatment. To put it simply Coolsculpting is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that can effectively eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. If you eat well and exercise regularly but still require a little help to contour those undesirable areas, perhaps Coolsculpting is right for you!
MYTH 3: COOLSCULPTING IS PAINFUL
Fact: The CoolSculpting treatment has customised applicators (or handpieces) created to apply the cooling temperatures to the body. When exposed to controlled cooling, your fat cells undergo a process of crystallisation and eventual destruction. Upon application, patients can expect a cold sucking sensation.
The applicator remains on your skin for 30-60 minutes per treated area. For the duration of treatment, you can sit or lie comfortably and read, work on your laptop, listen to music or watch a DVD. Some of our patients even take a well-deserved nap. Immediately after the procedure, the treated area may appear slightly red and feel cool or numb to the touch. Some slight, temporary bruising may also be present; however, this should subside over the following days.
As with most things that grow in popularity, equally as rapidly do the rumours and non-truths spread about it. These rumours are often fuelled by those who do not fully understand the procedure and what it has to offer. Describing all of the nitty-gritty details about this procedure through a blog post is ambitious to say the least. If you are still hungry for some more fat freezing facts, call us on 1300-NEW-YOU to schedule your consultation today.