West Family Medicine
Family Practice located in Pocatello, ID
Are you frustrated by stubborn deposits of fat that refuse to budge no matter how hard you diet and exercise? CoolSculptingⓇ treatment, available from the team at West Family Medicine in Pocatello, Idaho, can help by permanently eliminating stubborn pockets of fat. When you’re ready to say goodbye to unwanted fat and hello to the body you’ve worked so hard for, schedule a consultation at West Family Medicine today online or over the phone.
CoolSculpting Q & A
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an innovative body contouring treatment that uses very low temperatures to destroy fat cells. The system uses state-of-the-art technology to help you reach your aesthetic goals, and is both safe and effective.
The process behind CoolSculpting is called cryolipolysis, which simply means fat freezing. The system is FDA-cleared for eliminating fat in nine areas of your body, including:
- Upper arms
- Under the chin
- At the jawline
- Under the buttocks
- Bra line
Many men and women store fat in these areas and have difficulty reducing that fat through diet and exercise alone. CoolSculpting offers an alternative path to the body of your dreams.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting sessions take very little time and require no advance preparation or lengthy recovery time. Once you arrive, you remove any clothing that covers the treatment area. A gel pad is applied to the area of focus before the applicator is placed over your skin.
Once the system is activated, the applicator creates suction, adhering it to your body and drawing in some of your skin and underlying fat. As this process occurs, you may feel sensations of stinging, tingling, intense cold, tugging, or mild pinching. Those sensations subside once the applicator numbs the area.
Next, you relax as the CoolSculpting system continues to freeze your fat cells. You can read, nap, answer emails, or listen to music. Once the applicator is removed, your provider performs a brief massage to break up the targeted fat cells and speed the fat reduction process.
The cold temperature destroys 20-25% of the targeted fat cells. Over the next few months, those cells drain any stored fat and your body’s lymphatic system eliminates the cellular debris from your body.
Will CoolSculpting help me lose weight?
While CoolSculpting reduces the total number of fat cells in your body, it isn’t a weight loss solution. Your remaining fat cells continue to expand and contract as your body stores and burns fat. The untreated cells simply take up the slack, so if you consume more calories than your body burns, you gain weight and alter your CoolSculpting results.
CoolSculpting is a great approach for adults who’ve reached and are able to maintain a healthy weight. Body contouring is a process of refining the curves of your body, not a means of losing excess weight.
If you have questions about what CoolSculpting can do for you, call or schedule an appointment online today.