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Is CoolSculpting® Permanent? Six Little-Known Facts

CoolSculpting Services

You’re doing everything right, but it seems like no matter what - there’s some stubborn fat in certain areas that just won’t budge. It’s frustrating, we get it, especially when you’re putting in the work to take care of yourself. 

Sometimes, all we need is a helping hand, and that’s where CoolSculpting® has helped so many others tackle stubborn fat and keep it off. 

Sounds too good to be true? Permanent stubborn fat removal with no surgery involved? If you want to know how long CoolSculpting® lasts, we’ll answer everything you need to know here! 

First: What is CoolSculpting®? 

If you’re hearing about CoolSculpting® for the first time or you just know a little bit about this treatment, here’s a quick rundown of what it is and how it works: 

Cryolipolysis is the technology that powers CoolSculpting®. It sounds like a fancy term, but the concept is actually pretty simple. This technique involves cooling fat cells to a temperature that destroys them while keeping your skin and surrounding tissues perfectly safe. It's like sending those stubborn fat cells into a deep freeze where they’ll never return.

During a CoolSculpting® session, a specialized applicator is placed on the target area - be it your belly, thighs, or even under the chin - and it gets to work, gently cooling and crystallizing the fat cells beneath the surface. There's no surgery or needles here – just a soothing, cooling sensation!

Once your treatment is complete, your body naturally eliminates these crystallized fat cells over the following weeks and months. It's a gradual process, but the anticipation makes the final reveal all the more satisfying. 

To achieve optimal results and truly sculpt the desired area, it's important to note that CoolSculpting® treatments are typically sold as a package of at least two sessions per targeted area. While you may start to notice improvements after the first treatment, the full transformation becomes more apparent after completing the recommended two sessions. This gradual process ensures that your body naturally eliminates these crystallized fat cells over the following weeks and months, allowing you to enjoy a slow but steady journey to a more sculpted you. 

Why Should You Try CoolSculpting®? 

Stubborn fat can be distressing for anyone. Trying over and over to lose it with no success can lead anyone to consider treatments like surgical procedures, but CoolSculpting® is another effective option.

Because CoolSculpting® is non-invasive and non-surgical, it won’t: 

  • Create openings in your skin that need time to heal 
  • Take you away from your daily routine or keep you from working
  • Require any anesthesia or painkillers 

It’s true: guests who visit their local Chapter Aesthetic Studio CoolSculpting® can do so on a lunch break or as a quick stop in their daily itinerary and return to their regular schedule as soon as it’s over! You won’t need to spend any downtime recovering. 

Now the Real Question: Is CoolSculpting® Permanent? 

Once stubborn fat cells are frozen, your body naturally processes and eliminates them. It's like they get a one-way ticket out of your body! This process is gradual, taking a few weeks to months, but once those fat cells are gone, they don't come back. It's as if CoolSculpting® tells them, "You're not welcome here anymore!"

Now, when we say CoolSculpting® offers "permanent" results, what we're really saying is that the treated fat cells are gone for good. It's a bit like clearing out clutter from your closet. Once you've removed those old clothes, they won't reappear unless you buy more. 

Similarly, the treated areas will have fewer fat cells, and as long as you maintain your current weight and lifestyle, the results should remain stable. However, it's important to understand that CoolSculpting® isn't a free pass to neglect a healthy lifestyle. The remaining fat cells can still expand later if you gain weight, which can affect your sculpting results.

CoolSculpting® sounds like a dream come true, and it is for many people, but it’s important to keep in mind that it's not a one-size-fits-all solution. Here's what it can and cannot do:

What It Can Do:

  • Target specific areas for fat reduction
  • Complement a healthy lifestyle and exercise regimen
  • Provide noticeable and measurable reduction of fat in treated areas

What It Cannot Do:

  • It's not a weight-loss solution. If you're looking to shed significant weight, CoolSculpting® isn't the answer. CoolSculpting® is more like that final push to fully get the results you’re seeking! 
  • It won't tighten your skin. If loose skin is your main concern, you should talk to your aesthetic specialist about other options for skin tightening treatments. 
  • It doesn't stop new fat cells from forming. Your lifestyle choices play a major role in maintaining the results. It’s like the perfect boost to a healthy lifestyle! 

CoolSculpting® is a fantastic tool for refining and sculpting your body, but it's not a miracle worker. It works best when you're already on a journey towards a healthy, active lifestyle and just need that extra help with stubborn areas that don't seem to budge.

Maintaining Results from CoolSculpting®

Let's talk about the trifecta of long-term success post-CoolSculpting®: diet, exercise and lifestyle. 

CoolSculpting® is meant to be a partner in your journey, not a solo performer. A balanced diet and regular exercise are like the backup dancers that make the star (you!) shine. They help maintain the results by keeping your overall fat levels in check. 

It's a team effort – CoolSculpting® tackles the stubborn fat while your healthy habits help to maintain your results. 

If you want tailored advice to maintain your CoolSculpting® results, ask your aesthetic specialist at your appointment. Your treatment is just the start of your relationship with your provider, and they can help guide you through maintaining your results and are always able to administer follow-up treatments if you decide you need them. 

Get CoolSculpting® in Cedar Rapids 

If you feel like CoolSculpting® could give you that final push that you’ve been looking for to eliminate stubborn fat, you’re at the right place! 

To get CoolSculpting® in Cedar Rapids, schedule your consultation with us at Chapter Aesthetic Studio today! We’ll happily guide you through everything you need to know about CoolSculpting® so you can start your journey toward saying goodbye to stubborn fat for good with confidence!