With summer just around the corner, many San Antonio residents are starting to get a little bit antsy that prime swimsuit season is upon us. All of a sudden that extra brownie (or two) doesn’t seem like the best idea. The good news though is that thanks to a procedure called Coolsculpting, you don’t have to cover up this summer. Chances are you’ve already heard of it, but just in case you haven’t, Coolsculpting is a non-invasive fat removal procedure that freezes excess fat cells away. Sound too good to be true? It isn’t. But as with any procedure, it’s always a good idea to know all the facts before taking the plunge. Here’s what you should know.
Results Aren’t Instantaneous
This isn’t the kind of procedure where you go in to have it done and leave looking instantly 20 pounds slimmer. Your body is going to need a little time to adjust and get rid of the frozen cells. This could take anywhere from one to three months. But give it time. You will notice a difference in how your clothes are fitting.
Coolsculpting is a Fairly Quick Procedure
Estimates suggest that a Coolsculpting treatment takes about an hour. It may take a little less time or a little more time, but overall, it’s rather quick. Let’s face it, most people spend more time than that at the hair salon. The best part is that depending on the results you are looking for, you may only need one treatment. If you’d like to know how many treatments you’d need, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Ochs Dermatology directly to book a consultation.
You Still Have to Watch What You Eat
Like any other fat removal procedure, you still have to watch what you eat. There’s no such thing as a miracle cure that lets you eat whatever you want while still losing weight. The procedure will work best when incorporated into a balanced diet. Exercise won’t hurt either. This doesn’t mean you can never eat treats, it just means moderation is key.
There Could Be Some Discomfort
One of the most common questions asked about Coolsculpting is “does it hurt”? The truth is that it’s relatively low key. There isn’t any major pain associated with the procedure, but there is a slight chance that there will be some discomfort. Some people say that it’s pain-free as cold is numbing. That’s partially true. When the procedure first starts, the device used will grab your skin to start freezing it. So, there will be a little discomfort in the beginning until the skin is numb. But compared to many other procedures, the pain will be minimal.
It’s Not Recommended For Everyone
Coolsculpting isn’t for everyone. It’s recommended for people who are trying to lose those last stubborn pounds. If you have 20 pounds or so to lose this could be a great option for you. However, those looking to lose larger amounts of weight should look into other alternatives.
Overall, this procedure comes highly recommended from many people because it’s quick, affordable and non-invasive. That’s considered a win for most people. Still not convinced? If you live in San Antonio and you aren’t sure whether this fat removal procedure is right for you, then a consultation is recommended. You’ve got nothing to lose, other than a few excess pounds.