Just as you can’t control where your body chooses to store excess fat — and how much it decides to store there — you can’t control which areas of fat your body uses for fuel when you burn more calories than you consume. The areas of fat that remain intact despite your best efforts are persistent fat.
Luckily, noninvasive body contouring with CoolSculpting® makes it easier to spot-reduce unwanted pockets of persistent fat and create your best body.
Read on as David Verebelyi, MD, RVT, and Christina Jordan, FNP, CANS of Colorado Skin and Vein in Englewood, Colorado are the first providers in Colorado to offer CoolScupting. In this blog they discuss how this FDA-cleared fat-freezing (cryolipolysis) treatment works, and explain what you can expect during your session at
Persistent fat is exactly what it sounds like: Any area of diet- and exercise-resistant fat that your body hangs on to despite your best body-slimming efforts in the kitchen and at the gym.
Several factors determine how your body stores fat, some of which are out of your control. A combination of mechanisms causes persistent fat, including:
Just like genes predetermine your height, your genes encode the characteristics of your body shape. If full hips and thighs (pear-shaped), round abdomens (apple-shaped), or submental fullness (double chin) tend to run in your family, you may struggle with the same patterns of persistent fat.
Your gender also influences how your body hangs on to fat: Women tend to have more fat deposits around their hips, belly, lower back, and thighs, while men usually store extra fat through their midsection and upper body.
For many people, getting older is the primary reason for the appearance and tenacity of persistent fat. In your early thirties, your body gradually replaces muscle tissue (which takes work) with fat tissue (much easier to maintain).
In your forties, age-related hormonal changes accelerate and cement these body changes. That explains why people who easily remained trim through early adulthood deal with stubborn bulges as they approach middle age.
Exercising and eating wholesome foods can keep you fit and healthy, but these strategies don’t get results in your battle against persistent fat. So, what else can you do?
If you’re bothered by stubborn bulges of persistent fat along your midsection, thighs, back, arms, or chin that won’t disappear, CoolSculpting can get the job done and boost your confidence. It’s FDA-cleared to treat nine common areas of persistent fat, including on your:
Backed by science and results, CoolSculpting noninvasive body contouring makes it easy to remove unwanted stubborn fat — safely, effectively, and without surgery.
As the leading form of fat-freezing (cryolipolysis), CoolSculpting uses advanced controlled cooling technology to target, freeze, and eliminate the cells that make up unwanted areas of stubborn fat. The process follows:
At this point in the process, the applicator’s intensive cooling crystallizes the fat cells beneath your skin. Because fat freezes at higher temperatures than skin cells, your dermal tissues remain unaffected. Once your treatment ends, we massage the area to break up the fat cells for easier removal.
Once your lymphatic system identifies these crystallized fat cells as useless waste, it flushes them from your body. This gradual waste removal process means you can expect noticeable slimming in the treated area about a month after your session.
About two months after treatment, once your body has enough time to process and eliminate most targeted fat cells, you may see up to a 25% reduction in persistent fat. You may also experience slimming effects for several months as your body continues to find and flush the crystallized fat cells.
While you may get the results you’re after with just one CoolSculpting treatment, most people need two or more sessions to reach their body-shaping goals. No matter how many sessions are in your CoolSculpting plan, you can expect a gentle, noninvasive treatment that doesn’t require post-procedural recovery or downtime.
To find out what CoolSculpting can do for you, call or click online to schedule a consultation today at Colorado Skin and Vein in Englewood, Colorado. We guarantee optimal results and the best price. Find a lower published price and we will beat it
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