How often have you wished for a magical treatment to get rid of stubborn fat that doesn’t involve risky pills, awful fad diets, or invasive surgery? Well, if you’ve heard anything about CoolSculpting, you know that your years of wishing have finally been answered.
CoolSculpting gets rid of fat by freezing it — using science for a precise and safe treatment, of course. After treatment, the dead fat cells will simply be carried away by your body’s natural waste removal processes. And yes, it actually is as easy as it sounds. Sessions are quick enough that you can pop in on your lunch hour, and there’s no downtime so you can get right back to your busy life afterward. The results are gradual after treatment, and take about 90 days to see the full effects. It takes some time for your body to sweep away those dead fat cells, so you’ll see the results take effect gradually over a few weeks. Better still, it’s non-invasive, so it can be performed on the same area more than once for those stubborn fat deposits. And because the fat cells are being killed off by the freezing process, once the fat cell is gone, it’s gone for good.
However, even the great effectiveness of CoolSculpting doesn’t mean you can eat fattening foods and stop exercising after treatment. You’ll need to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep your fantastic results and prevent new fat cell growth. Whether you’re getting ready to head in for your first session or your sixth, try these tips to make the most of each CoolSculpting session.

Don’t Ditch Your Diet

Well, okay, if you’re on a fad diet, toss those directions out the window unless the eating plan comes from your nutritionist. The salient point is you don’t need to diet, but you should absolutely focus your efforts on eating healthy, well-balanced meals. If you’re not sure what nutrients your body needs or any vitamins and minerals you may be lacking, arrange for an appointment with a nutritionist to get personalized help. Eating healthily will help minimize new fat growth after your CoolSculpting sessions.

Don’t Skip Your Workouts, Either

CoolSculpting is excellent at eliminating exercise- and diet-resistant fat deposits. But you have to think of CoolSculpting as the final push toward the toned body you want — not a weight loss method. Make sure you’re still making efforts to be fit with a well-rounded routine that includes cardio, strength training, and flexibility training. Just like a healthy diet, exercise will also help you keep the fat at bay after treatments.

Stay Hydrated

Water is one of the best ways to help flush waste from your body, including those recently frozen fat cells. Staying properly hydrated — by which we mean clear or nearly colorless urine — can help your body flush out the waste you don’t want sticking around. Staying hydrated also just helps your body function better in general, so don’t just stick to coffee, no matter how great it tastes!

Wear Comfy Clothes

CoolSculpting, as the name implies, can get cold during a session, and you’ll be sitting or lying still for up to 45 minutes while the treatment is doing its work, so comfort is key the day of your treatment. Even if it’s the height of summer, you may want to grab a sweater to keep you warm while the treatment is happening. Afterward, you may experience a bit of mild tenderness in the treated area in the few days after a session. If this is the case, be prepared with a couple of outfits that won’t press onto the treated area. However, plenty of patients don’t experience much tenderness at all, so this comes down to personal preference.

Don’t Take Pain Medications

CoolSculpting causes an inflammatory response in your body as part of the process. Anti-inflammatory pain medications can actually cause the treated area to bruise after a CoolSculpting session because they inhibit that natural inflammatory response in your body. Don’t take anti-inflammatory pain pills like Advil or aspirin right before a session, and do your best to avoid taking them for a week or so beforehand. If you take any other medications, be sure to discuss them with your medical spa team before your first CoolSculpting session.

Bring A Book

There isn’t downtime after the treatment, but you will need to sit still for the duration of each session. Bring something to help the session pass quickly, whether that’s a tablet, a book, or an eye mask so you can take a nap. There may be some odd pulling, tugging, or pinching sensations during your session, so bring something that will help keep you distracted. The staff at Senara can even book some mini spa treatments for you to receive while you’re doing the CoolSculpting procedure!
Are you ready to experience the benefits of this non-invasive fat-reduction method for yourself? Connect with the medical spa team at Senara Health and Healing Center & Spa in Peoria to schedule your consultation today!