Stubborn Fat Got You Down? Come to Images Med Spa for CoolSculpting in Chicago!
While liposuction has dominated the fat removal industry for decades, recently, new technologies have allowed to provide non-surgical, non-invasive, ahh-mazing fat reduction treatments for less cost and a shorter recovery time. 🙌
In the 21st century, many men and women are opting for non-surgical fat removal methods to treat different areas of their body. If you’re living a healthy lifestyle, but still experiencing trouble areas of the body with stubborn fat, you may want to consider CoolSculpting® in Mokena as an option.
What is CoolSculpting in Chicago?
CoolSculpting in Chicago is an FDA-approved Cryolipolysis treatment, a specific technique of lipolysis (the destruction of fat cells) that uses the process of freezing individual fat cells to reduce or entirely shed problem areas, such as stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Sound too good to be true? Believe us, it’s real!
CoolSculpting in Chicago can be used on a variety of areas of the body, including:
Under the chin
Under the bra
Inner & outer thighs
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A brief history of fat freezing techniques
Years ago, scientists at Harvard University discovered Cryolipolysis entirely by accident. They observed that some children who frequently ate popsicles experienced a loss of fat cells in their cheeks over time, sometimes even resulting in dimples. The scientists—Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD—realized that the popsicles were freezing and eliminating small pockets of fat cells. The idea that cold can target fat cells—without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue—was the insight behind cryolipolysis, the proven science on which the CoolSculpting procedure is based.
Using this idea, they were able to patent a new technology to perform a similar, more targeted cooling procedure procedure on different areas of the body, and obtained FDA Clearance in 2016.
How does CoolSculpting in Chicago work?
We go through life with the same number of fat cells; typically, this number is set during our adolescence. Over time, as we intake calories, age, and go through other biological processes (such as pregnancy), these fat cells expand and change our outer appearance.
Over 6 million CoolSculpting treatments have been performed nationwide. But how does it work?
Losing weight versus losing fat cells
The process of losing weight does not eliminate fat cells. When we diet and exercise, these fat cells do become smaller; however, the actual number of cells does not change. Even those living a healthy lifestyle may have stubborn areas of fat that are not affected by diet or exercise, no matter how many sit-ups they do.
This is where CoolSculpting in Chicago at Images Med Spa comes in. Rather than the “shrinking” process that normally occurs during regular diet and exercise, CoolSculpting ensures fat cells are eliminated altogether. While this loss of fat cells does not contribute to “weight loss” in the sense that the number you see on a scale would not be affected, it does mean looking and feeling slimmer in your own clothes.
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Fat cells are more susceptible to temperature changes (more so than our muscles, skin, and nerves) which makes controlled “freezing” a perfect procedure to isolate and eliminate these cells.
The babes at Images Med Spa are here to help clarify the CoolSculpting process so our clients in Chicago better understand how CoolSculpting may help them resolve stubborn areas of fat once and for all.
Before your appointment: Creating a Treatment Plan
Our aestheticians will help you to create an individualized plan based on your specific goals and target treatment areas. Many clients have one or two spots they have always been self-conscious about, but have been otherwise unsuccessful at sculpting or reducing. Your Images specialist will listen to your wants, needs, and concerns, and tailor a plan that will work to achieve your ideal body sculpting goals. This may mean using multiple applicators at once, or setting up a timeline for multiple treatments over a period of time.
Step 1: A Consultation at Images Med Spa Mokena – Chicago
Before your treatment, the experts at Images Mokena will walk you through the process and what to expect, including how much pain can be expected for your particular treatment and when you will see results. Then, your aesthetician will mark the exact placement of the device.
Step 2: Placing the Gel Sheet
After we determine exactly what areas we are treating, your CoolSculpting provider will place a gel sheet over the treatment area to protect the skin from the cooling technology. This gel sheet allows efficient and effective CoolSculpting in Mokena without damage to the skin.
Step 3: Activating the Device
Once the gel sheet is in place, your aesthetician will place the device and its suction cup over the previously marked areas. This cup provides a suction motion in order to draw the undesired fat cells away from your body and apply cooling panels to the treatment area.
Step 4: Fat Freezing in Chicago
The fat freezing process will take between 35-75 minutes, depending on the size of the area of treatment. At the start of the treatment, you may experience pressure or a cool tingling sensation. This normally disappears after a few minutes, as the area is numbed by the cool temperate of the device.
Many of our clients receive other aesthetic procedures during this time; others choose to read a book, watch TV, listen to music, or take a nap.
Step 5: Massaging the Area
Once the procedure is completed and the device has been removed, your aesthetician will massage the treatment area to break up the damaged fat cells and relieve some of the stiffness or firmness of the skin.
Step 6: Schedule a Follow-up Assessment
You may want to consider coming in for a follow-up appointment after your procedure to ensure you have achieved the results you want and discuss next steps in your long-term health plan with an Images specialist.
Risks, recovery, and side effects
CoolSculpting in Chicago has not produced any side effects outside of minor effects at the site of the procedure. Afterwards, the skin may be red, cold, numb, or tingling.
However, these side effects resolve on their own after the procedure, though some clients may experience them for up to 2-3 weeks after the procedure.
There is no required downtime, so immediately following your treatment, you can walk out of our office and carry on with your regular daily activities!
Because the fat cells are gone for good, it means that unless you were to gain weight, results of CoolSculpting in Chicago should be long lasting, if not permanent. Most clients see changes and results to their treatment areas within 2-3 months after they receive a CoolSculpting treatment in Mokena – Chicago at Images Med Spa.
We see many clients around the holidays in preparation for the summer months #ThinkingAhead #WeSeeYouGirl. CoolSculpting in Chicago is the perfect way to feel prepared for upcoming events where you want to look your best and feel confident in your own skin.
If you’ve got an important occasion on the books, be sure to visit Images Mokena as early as possible to get a consultation and learn more about how CoolSculpting in Chicago may be the perfect fit.
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