The dreaded batwing. You probably saw it materialize on your body sometime in your late thirties or early forties. You might have caught sight of yourself in a reflection or on a photograph, upper arm flab waving about like a flag in the wind. Since then you’ve restricted your range of motion so much that you resemble the Queen of England.


Working Out

It may be that you used to play sports or work out in the gym, but life has interfered with your schedule. You have a demanding job, older parents, or a family to look after. Maybe you’ve been ill or injured and have had to take time off from your regime.

Fat Storage

Perhaps you always had large arms even though the rest of your body may be slim or average in size. We all hold weight differently and some people have heavy arms, just as some have heavy calves. If you are fine with it, we encourage you to celebrate your unique body. If, however, you are restricting your life or feel ashamed of your upper arms in short sleeves, sleeveless dress, or your clothes never fit correctly, this article is for you.


Coolsculpting vs Liposuction

That’s fine, you say, but I’m not subjecting myself to surgery and the pain and inconvenience afterward. Well you needn’t. The science behind Coolsculpting is called cryolipolysis and it’s about freezing fat cells, which your body processes and excretes naturally. Coolsculpting is non-invasive with no downtime, although some people may show a bit of bruising after the applicators are removed. If you are planning a beach holiday or an intimate get away, we urge you to give yourself some time to allow the bruising to clear up.

What to expect

So how does it work? The protective sleeve or gel is placed on the body prior to the applicator. The fatty flesh has been previously outlined by the doctor and the applicator now goes over it. While you read or nap, the Coolsculpting process does its work. After thirty-five minutes, the applicators are removed. Results are individual and you may need several sessions to see best results.

You will, however,  see changes in thirty to ninety days and the cells that have been eliminated will never return. You may, however need to watch your weight since there are other cells in the area which fight fill up with fat if you are consuming excessive calories or the wrong types of food for your individual needs.


Coolsculpt Cooladvantage Petite

There are several types of Coolsculpting applicators for various uses. We are thrilled to introduce Coolsculpt Cooladvantage Petite, which has been designed for arms and small areas of the body and for petite persons. It can be used on the arms, flanks, abdomen, and back (bra fat). In order to debut the device, we are offering a buy three sessions and get one free special.

Coolscultping can always be combined with Venus Legacy,which will tighten the skin after the fat has been removed for a tighter and more toned appearance. Venus Legacy accomplishes that with radio wave frequencies.

Coolsculpting has been approved by the FDA as a non-invasive way to remove fat non-surgically and the scientific evidence behind Coolsculpting has been published in over  one hundred peer reviewed abstracts and papers .


The Science behind Coolsculpting

Cryolipolysis is the non-invasive cooling of fat tissue to induce the breakdown down fat cells without damage to other tissues. It is based on the principle that fat cells are more vulnerable to energy extraction than surrounding tissues. A non-invasive applicator is attached to the targeted procedure area to extract energy from the underlying fat tissue while protecting the skin, nerves, muscles, and other tissue. The cooled fat cells undergo  cell death and are gradually eliminated, reducing the thickness of the fat layer.

During the procedure, exposure to cooling causes fat cell apoptosis, which leads to the release of cytokines and other inflammatory mediators. Inflammatory cells gradually digest the affected fat cells in the months after the procedure. Lipids from these fat cells are slowly released and transported by the lymphatic system to be processed, much like fat from food. Because the lipid clearance process is gradual, there is no harmful change in blood lipids or liver function.

Lipids in fat cells crystallize at warmer temperatures than other water-containing cells. This is how cryolipolysis targets only fat cells for destruction and spares other tissue such as skin, muscle, and nerves. The CoolSculpting system controls the rate of energy extraction or cooling during the procedure.

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What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting vs Liposuction

Do you remember liposuction? It is a surgical procedure to remove pockets of unwanted fat. The limitations are that you must be within 30% of your ideal bodyweight, healthy, and a nonsmoker with elastic skin. More importantly, it is a surgical procedure carried out under general anesthesia that carries with it risk, such as infections and uneven fat removal. You should expect bruising, swelling, and soreness for at least a few weeks, and you will be required to wear a compression garment for one to two months after surgery to control swelling. Additionally, you will have to take antibiotics to prevent infection.

What if there were any easier and far less costly non -surgical alternative with little risk and no downtime.

Now there is with the FDA approved CoolSculpting procedure.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non -invasive procedure for eliminating pockets of fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), upper arm and chin.

How does it work?

Years ago, scientists at Harvard University observed that some children who ate popsicles got dimples in their cheeks. The scientists realized that the popsicles were freezing and eliminating small pockets of fat cells.

The idea that cold can target fat cells—without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue—was the insight behind cryolipolysis, the proven science on which the CoolSculpting procedure is based.

The treatment precisely delivers controlled cooling to targets fat cells under the skin. Over time the fat cells crystalize and gradually die off and leave the body through the body’s natural elimination processes leaving a sculpted appearance. Those cells will never return, resulting in permanent results. Untreated areas will have no change in fat cell distribution.

What does the procedure involve?

During the preparation, the clinician applies a gel pad on the body part that the procedure will be done. Then, a roll of fat is placed between two panels that cool the fat to a freezing temperature

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you typically feel intense cold. This soon dissipates. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes of treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or nap during their CoolSculpting treatment.

What to expect after the treatment:

You may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities following their appointment. You might feel uncomfortable as the area treated may feel a little sore and appears reddish. You may also feel some stiffness, but this is normal and will last for less than 15 minutes after the procedure. However, you may resume your normal activities.

What results can you expect?

Frozen, dead fat cells are excreted out of the body within several weeks of treatment. You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment.

Are you a candidate for CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is not for everyone. It is not a treatment for obesity. Instead, the technique is appropriate for helping to remove small amounts of extra fat resistant to other weight-loss attempts such as diet and exercise

CoolSculpting is a safe and effective treatment for reducing body fat in many people. There are some people who should not try CoolSculpting. People who have the following conditions should not do this treatment because of the risk of dangerous complications. These conditions include:

  • cryoglobulinemia
  • cold agglutinin disease
  • paroxysmal cold hemoglobuinuria (PCH)

What Happens if You Gain Weight After CoolSculpting?

The treated fat cells are destroyed and flushed out of your system for good, but weight gain is still a possibility.

The process of gaining or losing weight is different from the process of destroying fat. When you lose weight, your fat cells shrink, making you thinner. When you add more pounds, the cells you do have become larger so you become larger.

If you end up gaining weight after CoolSculpting, the fat that remained in the treated area can increase in size. The same is true of the fat in other areas of the body. Since you have less fat in the treated areas, you might notice that you gain more weight or fat in other areas of the body instead.

Are there side effects?

Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks. Though rare, some additional side effects may occur. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

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