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Charlotte CoolSculpting Fact vs. Fiction: The Truth behind 5 Myths

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Charlotte CoolSculpting Fact vs. Fiction: The Truth behind 5 Myths

Sarah Yousuff

CoolSculpting has revolutionized fat-reduction procedures. Unlike invasive liposuction, CoolSculpting does not cause scarring, and patients have little to no recovery time. Not only is this a welcomed convenience for men and women with busy schedules, but it also reduces the likelihood of infection and other complications.

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved procedure that involves the freezing of fat cells that seem resistant to exercise and diet. This process, called cryolipolysis, kills fat cells without affecting surrounding tissue. In the weeks after a CoolSculpting session, the patient passes the fat cells naturally. The results are long-term because fat cells do not grow back.

If you would like to find out if CoolSculpting and Charlotte is right for you, contact Evolve Medical Associates. In addition to fat-reduction, we offer BOTOX Cosmetic, Restalyne, Juvéderm and laser treatments.

Call 704-935-5745 today to schedule an appointment. Until then read on to learn the truth behind five CoolSculpting myths:

Myth 1: CoolSculpting can only target fat in the stomach.

Although CoolSculpting is highly effective for reducing fat in the stomach region, it can target several areas of the body. CoolSculpting can contour the thighs, arms, abdomen and love handles. It can also treat “muffin top.”

Myth 2: CoolSculpting is not safe.

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved procedure, which is a testament to its safety and effectiveness. In fact, non-invasive fat reduction is far less likely to cause complications compared to traditional liposuction. Although some patients notice swelling, bruising and redness, these symptoms dissipate within one to three weeks after the treatment.

Myth 3: CoolSculpting is a solution for obesity.

CoolSculpting can reduce fat in areas that are resistant to diet and exercise, but it is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. The ideal patient is close to his or her goal weight. The aim of CoolSculpting is to contour the body. It can reduce fat in the target area by 20 percent to 25 percent, according to Real Self.

Although CoolSculpting results are permanent, unhealthy habits can cause existing fat cells to expand. This could affect the patient’s appearance, which is why the ideal candidates are ready to maintain consistent healthy routines after undergoing CoolSculpting.

Myth 4: Patients notice immediate results.

The results of CoolSculpting start to show gradually. You will notice improvements about three weeks after your CoolSculpting session.

Do not expect instant results from this procedure; your body needs time to pass the dead fat cells. However, your transformation will look natural, and unlike invasive liposuction, you will not have scarring. The final results should appear about two months after the procedure, but some patients continue losing fat in the target region for six months.

If you would like to know the CoolSculpting cost in Charlotte, or if you have questions about the procedure, contact Evolve Medical Associates. We offer a combination of soothing spa treatments, skincare services and cosmetic enhancements. Schedule an appointment today by calling 704-935-5745.

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