Sometimes diet and exercise just isn't enough. No matter how you've tried, you may find yourself still dealing with stubborn fat around your midsection of inner thighs that you just can't budge. In the past, you would simply have to learn to live with it. Fortunately, that's no longer the case. An innovative treatment that uses cold temperatures to freeze and remove fat cells from the body is on the market, and it's proving to be quite effective and popular for the reduction of small pockets of fat. Continue reading below to learn more about CoolSculpting® and whether it may be something you want to consider.

About CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® is a noninvasive body sculpting treatment that destroys targeted fat cells using patented cooling technology. It's been shown to reduce fat in the treated areas by approximately 20 percent on average. Those who are near their ideal weight, with localized bulges of fat, are the ideal candidate for this treatment. CoolSculpting® isn't a weight loss procedure. It's not meant to take off excessive pounds, merely to reduce small pockets of fat and provide a sleeker body contour. Popular areas of treatment include the abdomen, inner thighs, back fat, bra bulges, upper arms, flanks and double chin.

How It Works

There's science behind the success of CoolSculpting®. It works because fat freezes at a lower temperature than the surrounding tissues. Therefore, fat cells that are targeted by the cooling device are destroyed, while the skin and tissue around it is left unharmed. These dead fat cells are then flushed out of your system naturally over a period of several weeks. The CoolSculpting® device is a hand-held machine that is applied to the treatment area. A particular applicator will be attached to the device, based on the specific area to be treated. The treatment then begins and typically takes about 35 minutes. You'll likely feel an intense cold sensation, followed by numbing. You're free to watch TV, rest or read a book while waiting for your session to end.

What to Expect

There's no downtime following your CoolSculpting® procedure. You can return to your regular routine right away. You won't see results immediately. It takes time for the fat cells to naturally be excreted from your body. It's possible to start to see changes around a month, but it could take about three months for optimal results to occur. The advantage to this is that your results will look natural. Fat cells are destroyed in the CoolSculpting® process and will not return. You'll still need to continue with a healthy lifestyle to avoid new fat from developing.

Get In Touch for More Information

As you can see, this is an innovative alternative to more drastic fat reduction techniques like surgery. If you'd like to learn more about CoolSculpting®, please feel free to make an appointment with Nowak Aesthetics. At our convenient location in San Diego, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!