Sometimes, no matter how much time and energy you invest in exercise, healthy eating, and wellness, you just can’t lose the most stubborn pockets of unwanted fat on your body.
You might still have a rounded midsection or unwanted fullness in your upper arms or thighs, especially as time goes by and your metabolism ages.
While eating well, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly all contribute to keeping you in good physical health, sometimes diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to realize your aesthetic goals for your shape.
That’s where the professionals at The Spa MD of Rochester Hills, Michigan, come in. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Joseph Mark, MD, Kristen Grubba, our CoolSculpting expert, and national trainer, can evaluate you for nonsurgical cosmetic procedures like CoolSculpting®.
The science behind your stubborn fat deposits
Because of the way your body stores calories, an important source of energy, you may struggle to gain your ideal shape through diet and exercise alone. Several of the factors that influence the way your body processes and stores fat are completely out of your control.
Your issues with weight loss could stem from:
Certain genetic factors can make a difference in your ability to lose weight, so your family history can be relevant to your struggle.
Women tend to carry more fat around their hips, belly, and thighs, while men more typically struggle with abdominal and upper body weight gain, due to the impact of hormones on calorie storage.
Even if you were able to maintain your ideal figure when you were younger, metabolic changes related to aging mean that you may stop being able to lose weight easily as you did when you were younger.
How CoolSculpting can help you finish your weight loss journey
Instead of learning to live with unwanted pockets of body fat, you can turn to treatments like CoolSculpting to help you attain the look you want. Significantly less invasive than surgical treatments like liposuction, CoolSculpting lets you noninvasively transform your appearance.
CoolSculpting is cleared by the FDA to reduce deposits of stubborn fat in these areas:
- Back and bra fat
- Love handles
- Area under your chin
- Upper arms
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
- Above the knees
- Under the buttocks (banana rolls)
When you come into our office for a CoolSculpting session, we use innovative technological tools to noninvasively contour your treatment area. Our CoolSculpting specialist, Kristen Grubba, has performed over 15,000 CoolSculpting treatments and her reputation is built on word-of-mouth. Many patients return to her over the years to treat secondary areas that bother them, now that they have had success with the first areas she treated.
The CoolSculpting process targets and freezes the adipose cells that make up your unwanted pockets of fat, so your lymphatic system can gradually flush them from your body. Our technology targets the fat layer below your skin and won’t damage your skin’s surface.
Results appear over time
Because of the way your body works to gradually remove dead cells and other waste from your body, it might take a little while for you to see your complete results after each CoolSculpting session.
After about 1-3 months have passed, you may see a 20-25% reduction of fat cells in your treated areas. Your body continues to eliminate targeted cells for up to four months, as your lymphatic system continues to find and flush the frozen fat cells.
Most patients require two to three sessions to achieve full results, although some patients may see results sooner with simply one treatment. Typically there is no downtime and you may resume normal activity right away.
No matter how many times you come in for CoolSculpting treatments, you won’t have to deal with uncomfortable post-treatment reactions or downtime.
To learn more about the potential of CoolSculpting and help you say goodbye to stubborn fat deposits once and for all, get in touch with us at The Spa MD today. Schedule your initial appointment by contacting our Rochester Hills, Michigan, practice today.