Coolsculpting is becoming increasingly popular because it is a fat-reducing technique that actually works. It is a fat-freezing procedure that uses a cooling process to target and destroy fat cells underneath the skin. The procedure is very safe and is FDA-cleared, and it is only the fat cells that become frozen, so you do not have to worry about your healthy cells, as they will not be affected by the process.

Coolsculpting is non-invasive, so there are no needles or incisions involved, and anesthesia is not required. Once the fat cells are frozen, they will become crystallized, which will cause them to die, and they will naturally be eliminated from your body over time. The treatment is very straightforward, but there are a lot of myths surrounding this technique, so if you are considering it, you need to understand the information that is true to separate it from the details that are false.

The following are the most common myths about the Coolsculpting procedure, so make sure you keep them in mind:

It Is A Weight Loss Procedure
This is false because while Coolsculpting can help eliminate stubborn fat, it is not an alternative to a healthy diet or exercise and will not help you lose weight. It is great for targeting the stubborn fat cells that you cannot get rid of no matter how hard you try but do not mistake it as a weight loss procedure. You can consider this treatment for the bulky areas around your hips, thighs and abdomen because it can destroy and eliminate fat cells in these areas, but in terms of pounds, you will not experience weight loss.

It Can Help Eliminate Saggy And Loose Skin
The laser that is used in this procedure will reduce and destroy fat cells located underneath and below the skin level, so skin issues that are visible will not become eliminated. Patients with good skin elasticity will notice a difference because their skin will contract to the new contours created by the laser, but those with skin issues will not experience the same benefits.

This Treatment Is Only Effective On The Tummy
This is definitely false because the laser used in the process is very versatile, so it can be used on the hips, thighs, upper arms and other parts of your body. Your doctor will be able to tell you whether or not you are a good candidate for this treatment and together you can discuss the areas of your body that you would like to target.

This Treatment Is For Everyone
Not everyone will be considered a suitable candidate, so you need to confirm this aspect because health problems can lead to complications. Generally, those who are healthy and within five to ten pounds of their ideal body weight are the best candidates.

Vanguard Medical & Aesthetic Clinic can answer more of your questions regarding this treatment, so if you are in Calgary and are interested in Coolsculpting, contact us today!