How Does CoolSculpting® Work for Fat Reduction?
CoolSculpting® is effective because fat cells freeze at a different temperature than skin or other cells. It uses a process called cryolipolysis to crystallize fat cells, breaking them apart to be naturally removed by the lymphatic system. Times can vary widely depending on the areas being treated. People typically feel cold, tingling, or tugging on the skin initially, but the site goes numb within minutes. Over the following several weeks, your body’s lymphatic system filters away the damaged fat cells.
What Can I Do After CoolSculpting® for the Best Results?
CoolSculpting® results may appear within a month, but most people need to wait at least three months to see their full effects. Since this can feel like a long time to wait, you may wonder if you can do anything to speed it up. CoolSculpting® results require patience. However, you can use these tips to ensure your lymphatic system works as quickly as possible.
- Stay well-hydrated before and after treatment
- Avoid anti-inflammatory medications for at least a week
- Stay active, especially with cardiovascular activities
- Apply a skin-tightening cream to make results more noticeable
If you notice loose skin after CoolSculpting®, talk to your Levy Dermatology provider. Skin-tightening treatments can firm the area with minimal downtime and excellent results.