Every year the holiday season seems to be upon us sooner and sooner. There are those of us still trying to hold on to that summertime feeling. But some of us are already dreaming about those cozy holiday parties and celebratory nights on the town!
It’s never too early to start thinking about how you want to look amazing in your best holiday dress. Or maybe you’re planning a mid-winter beach vacation and wanna look hot in your swimsuit while you avoid the winter cold.
Whatever you’re planning, nothing is more frustrating than those stubborn pockets of fat that won’t go away despite your best efforts. Where do you turn when diet and exercise don’t seem to be enough?
As with several of our other treatments, the results can take a couple months to appear. So, if you’re looking to tone up to increase your holiday swagger, you’ll want to start reaping the benefits of CoolSculpting now.
How does Coolsculpting Work?
We’re talking about a body contouring method that has its roots at Harvard. Doctors observe a phenomenon called cryolipolysis. That mouthful of a word means that the fat freezes and then breaks down.
Think of fat as your body’s “just in case” policy, it’s a leftover evolutionary process. Your body stores fat for future use, but some pockets of fat are just never going to be used. Especially if you are following a healthy lifestyle, your body already has all the energy it needs.
When the fat is frozen through CoolSculpting, your body can’t plan to use it as energy anymore, so your body naturally eliminates it as waste.
Coolsculpting uses a handheld device that delivers controlled cooling to the designated treatment areas. The state-of-the-art technology targets fat without damaging the surrounding skin or tissues.
Areas that can be treated:
- Flanks/Love handles
- Back & bra fat
- Upper arms
- Double chin
- Inner & outer thighs
- Underneath the buttocks
Why we love CoolSculpting in Menlo Park
Entre Nous Aesthetics celebrates every person who walks through our doors as an individual. We dedicate ourselves to making sure every patient has their treatments tailored for their own aesthetic care journey.
This is why we love having an in-depth consultation as the first step to any CoolSculpting treatment plan, it lets us get to know you, and your desires and goals.
Unlike surgical weight reduction, this procedure is completely non-invasive. That’s one of the best benefits of CoolSculpting. It’s perfect for taking care of those tough-to-tone areas that your workouts can’t seem to affect.
Because it’s a non-invasive treatment, you won’t experience any of the risks or pain associated with surgery. Our patients are able to sit back and relax during their treatment.
There’s No Downtime
Unlike with surgical procedures, there’s no downtime with CoolSculpting. You won’t need to take weeks off of work and there’s no need for anesthesia. This is just one of the reasons why CoolSculpting is one of our favorite alternatives to liposuction.
Long Lasting Results
The results from your Coolsculpting treatment will not be immediate, but they will be long lasting because the fat is permanently removed by your body. Even after their first treatment, patients start to see their results within a few months.
CoolSculpting is pain-free and requires no anesthesia. The treatment is comfortable and you can feel free to read or use your mobile device while your specialist freezes your fat away.
Who is a candidate for CoolSculpting?
It’s important to note that CoolSculpting is not meant to cause dramatic weight loss. It’s best for people who are already within 10 to 15 pounds of their goal weight. Also, CoolSculpting results are easier to maintain if you already live a healthy and active lifestyle.
We offer a virtual consultation tool that can help you identify which treatments might be ideal for you based on your self-described issues! It’s a great place to start if you’re not sure what sort of treatment best fits your needs.
The benefits CoolSculpting at Entre Nous Aesthetics
Every treatment starts with a consultation at our Entre Nous Aesthetics medical spa. We’ll talk about the areas you’d like to sculpted and discuss the number of treatments required for your desired results.
You’ll be able to ask any questions you’ve got about the treatment process, and we’ll be happy to answer them. Our priority is making sure you have a complete understanding of your personalized treatment plan.
Then we’ll get your first treatment scheduled!
On the day of your treatment, we’ll show you to one of our comfortable and clean treatment rooms.
Your CoolSculpting specialist will measure and mark the areas in preparation for treatment. They will explain the Coolsculpting applicator and apply a gel sheet to protect your skin.
Depending on the size of the area you’re having treated, you’ll be relaxing for 35 to 75 minutes as the applicator gently cools your fat tissue. You can recline, watch TV, or listen to music!
After the treatment is finished, we remove the applicator and gently massage the tissue to start your body’s natural elimination process. Your body will remove the fat on its own over the next few weeks and you’ll really start to see the benefits of CoolSculpting!
Before you leave, you’ll stop at our front desk to schedule any follow up appointments. (These would have been discussed in your consultation!) We are sure to schedule follow up treatments far enough apart to give your body time to react to the prior treatments.
The results from your CoolSculpting treatment won’t be immediately visible because your body needs time to process and remove the fat.
Because CoolSculpting partners with your body’s natural processes, results can vary from person to person.
Some patients see results within 8 weeks of their treatment. Some will continue to see their results develop over the course of 4 months or more. The results from your treatment will be permanent! And that’s something to celebrate.
There is no downtime after your treatment and you can quickly get back to your normal activities. You should consider taking 1 or 2 days off from the gym if you are experiencing any soreness.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does CoolSculpting hurt?
One of the great benefits of CoolSculpting is that it’s pain free. Some patients may experience some numbness in the treatment area, which might cause discomfort. There also might be a slight pinching sensation from the suction of the applicator. These effects go away quickly after the procedure.
The level of discomfort can vary depending on the area being treated. You can rest easy knowing that your expert aesthetician will do everything to ensure your treatment is comfortable and relaxing.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
We’re committed to the safety of all of our patients. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared medical treatment. Not only is it safe, it’s effective. Generally, there are also less risks associated with non-surgical procedures.
Does the fat come back?
The fat cells eliminated during your CoolSculpting treatment are destroyed and will not return. However, it’s possible for your body to generate new fat cells. This is why CoolSculpting treatments are best paired with an active lifestyle.
Do you offer other options for fat reduction?
We do! We offer treatments like Emsculpt, as well as injectables like Kybella and QWO. During your consultation your Entre Nous team member will discuss the available treatment options. We dedicate ourselves to finding the right treatment plan for each of our patients.
You might be interested in Kybella if your primary area of concern is under your chin, around your armpits, or especially that stubborn “bra fat.” Don’t be fooled though, Kybella is also a great fat reduction option for men!
Plan for the holidays, but enjoy the benefits of CoolSculpting all year round
CoolSculpting is a great way to get ready, whatever your holiday season plans are! Those holiday plans are going to be here before you know it. But it’s also a great non-invasive way to reduce fat all year round.
Paired with a healthy diet and regular exercise, you can expect to enjoy the benefits of your CoolSculpting treatment for a long time!
We dedicate ourselves to making sure everyone feels empowered in their aesthetic care, we’re here to help you look and feel your best.
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