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What Can I Do After CoolSculpting® for the Best Results?

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Do you have bulges that will not go away no matter how hard you try? It might be time to consider CoolSculpting®. This treatment freezes fat cells to slim and shape your problem areas. Your body will remove these frozen fat cells over time, but you can speed up the process with a few simple steps. 

What is CoolSculpting®? 

CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive method of fat reduction. It targets pockets of stubborn fat in areas like the abdomen, thighs, and under the chin. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting® requires no incisions and little to no recovery time. It works by breaking up fat cells so the body can filter them away over the next few months. 

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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. 

Is There Any Downtime After CoolSculpting®?

Non-invasive, FDA-cleared CoolSculpting® requires no downtime. You can resume your daily activities after treatment. You might have some sensitivity and swelling in the area for a few days. Since treatments only last about an hour, you can squeeze in a CoolSculpting® session with minimal disruption of your day. 

What Results Will I See With CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® results will develop gradually over several months following treatment. While some people are satisfied with their results after one session, most need at least two. Each CoolSculpting® treatment can remove up to 25% of the fat in the treated area. 

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To learn more about CoolSculpting®, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Levy Dermatology at (901) 624-3333. Levy Dermatology serves patients in the Memphis, Jackson & Collierville, TN areas.

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