Science Proves CoolSculpting Works
No matter how many burpees you do, or how much kale you eat, that fat pocket refuses to respond.
You’ve reworked your exercise routine and cut out your favorite edible vices. But that parasitic bulge continues to hang around like a socially-challenged, chatty neighbor. Lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise, play a role in fat stores, but genetics also has a say in your body’s composition.
While that extra fat bothers you aesthetically, the National Institute of Health (NIH) points out that it can lead to systemic health problems.
The human body contains two primary kinds of fat. Subcutaneous fat exists under the skin. Visceral fat subsists around the organs. Both present dangers you can target with healthy eating and exercise.
While subcutaneous is generally the lesser of the two evils, it also adversely affects health. Healthline states that too much subcutaneous fat can result in several serious conditions like:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Sleep apnea
- Fatty liver disease
- Kidney disease
While these seem extreme, a seemingly harmless pocket of fat could indicate deeper health issues.
If you’re actively burning more calories than you consume daily and those pockets of fat remain, it’s time to look at alternatives. Once you’ve ruled out serious health issues through your doctor, search “CoolSculpting near me” to find the nearest Derick Dermatology.
For those in the Chicagoland area, Derick Dermatology is the leading authority in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatological services. Derick Dermatology can safely utilize cryolipolysis to reduce those unwanted fat deposits.
In 2007, CoolSculpting (cryolipolysis) joined liposuction as a fat-reduction procedure according to the NIH. The technology, first discovered in a lab in 1970, reached FDA approval in 2010. After a wide array of studies, the NIH referred to cryolipolysis as a “compelling alternative to liposuction and other, more invasive measures.”
We begin the process with an assessment of the dimensions the patient seeks to treat. The doctor chooses the appropriate-size applicator and marks the area of concern on the patient. Once applied, the device vacuums the bulge into the hollow of the applicator.
The non-invasive treatment lasts about an hour as the cooling penetrates the skin to freeze and destroy the fat cells. No anesthesia is required.
Studies show while cryolipolysis decimates fat cells, the cold temperatures spare non-fat cells and other structures from injury. Dead, frozen cells excrete through the liver during the months after the procedure.
Patients generally pass the time watching television, reading, or on their phones. The initial part of the procedure may result in mild discomfort, but it quickly passes once the area becomes numb.
The non-invasive nature of the procedure allows for zero recovery time. Patients might experience mild soreness for a few days afterwards, but nothing that requires any extra rest or rehabilitation.
More than 80% of cryolipolysis patients experience significant improvements with a fat-layer reduction of up to 25%.
Light swelling, redness, and minor numbness can occur, but several studies have found no discernable long-term side effects.
After a few months, usually two to five months, the full results become apparent. The NIH found normalized, fat reduction of 20.4% at the two-month mark. The six-month mark unveiled a 25.5% fat reduction.
The elimination of the frozen, dead cells through the metabolic process takes time. But those unwanted cells are gone forever. Any fat that returns to that area is newly created. Healthy eating and exercise must persist to keep the fat away.
Cryolipolysis v. Liposuction
Medical News Today cited 21.7% of liposuction patients report minor complications. It reports less than 1% of cryolipolysis patients claiming minor complications. Less than 1% of liposuction patients reported major side effects, as opposed to zero major side effects for cryolipolysis patients.
Liposuctions procedures involves shots, lasers, and varying other methods of incinerating fat cells. While the NIH noted liposuction as effective, it states the inherent risks that come with invasive procedures remains.
The NIH found a caliper-measured 14.67%-28.5% subcutaneous reduction from cryolipolysis. Ultrasound measurements recorded 10.3%-25.5% subcutaneous reduction from cryolipolysis. These body-contouring, fat-reducing results also come with no significant impact on lipid levels or liver function.
Cryolipolysis shows significant improvements in subcutaneous fat reduction without meaningful complications. Research continually proves cryolipolysis as a safe and effective modality.
Healthline reported massive cryolipolysis procedure growth of 823% from its FDA approval in 2010 through 2017. Today, more than 5 million people have received cryolipolysis treatment.
Patients take advantage of the non-invasive procedure to treat areas below the chin, upper arms, lower torso, and thighs, while also reducing cellulite appearance. Cryolipolysis by nature, targets small amounts of extra fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Cryolipolysis does not treat obesity.
With an experienced doctor and proper planning, cryolipolysis could work perfectly for your stubborn fat pockets.
Choosing a CoolSculpting Doctor
Derick Dermatology’s 14-year practice with more than 680,000 patient visits in the books, has the experienced doctors to reduce your problem fat areas safely and effectively.
Search “CoolSculpting near me” to find one of our 14 locations in the Chicagoland area. Our experienced doctors can help you eliminate unwanted fat cells through this innovative spot treatment. You’ll restore your natural appearance while bolstering your confidence.
We’ll take care of the fat your diet and exercise plan can’t reach.
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