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Nothing is more irksome than stubborn pockets of body fat. Sometimes, no matter how much you work out or how healthy your diet is, nothing seems able to conquer those persistent little deposits. Even if you’ve successfully lost a lot of weight already, there are some areas of the body where stubborn fat is hard to eliminate through natural habits alone. Thanks to today’s advanced technology, however, there’s now a solution!

Here at Old Town Med Spa, we understand you need to feel good and confident in your own skin. That’s why we are proud to offer CoolSculpting, a non-invasive body sculpting treatment, to our patients. Ready to learn more about how it might help you? Read our FAQ below.

What is CoolSculpting?

This is a body contouring treatment famous for eliminating exercise-resistant fat pockets without any kind of surgical or invasive measure. This celebrated procedure received approval from the FDA for cosmetic use in 2012 and has since become a household name. Its name comes from how it works, employing cold temperatures in a process known as “fat freezing,” or cryolipolysis.

How Does It Work?

Your CoolSculpting session will take place in our office. During the process, a qualified professional will move a special handheld applicator over the specified areas, sending controlled coolness through them while you rest. When the lower temperatures are applied to the local fat deposits, they effectively freeze and are absorbed by the body’s lymphatic system. You can have CoolSculpting applied to various regions:

  • Abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Back
  • Bra area
  • Arms
  • Banana roll (under buttocks)

How Long Does CoolSculpting Take?

The duration of your CoolSculpting Chicago treatment depends on the area or areas you have treated, but it can be done on your lunch break. This process is comfortable and lets you rest; many of our patients go on their phones, take a nap, watch TV, or read. When you are done, there is no downtime; you can return to your regular routine directly after the session and wait for your results, which should emerge in anywhere from a couple of weeks to three months. Results are known to be long-lasting, with the fat cells permanently eliminated. Healthy eating and regular exercise can help maintain optimal results.

What Is the Recovery Process After CoolSculpting Like?

Because CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body treatment, there is often little to no recovery time for patients following their procedure. While you experience typical side effects such as temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, or itching, with the proper care, these side effects can easily be managed and will most likely disappear completely within a couple of weeks. Most patients can return to their normal day-to-day activities immediately after their procedure.

What Are the Benefits of CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting involves no needles, no anesthesia, and no surgery, making it a perfect fat-burning procedure for patients who are looking for a non-invasive treatment. Because of this, the recovery time from CoolSculpting is nearly non-existent, a huge plus compared to other fat elimination treatments such as liposuction. CoolSculpting will permanently remove stubborn pockets of fat from your body, helping you to achieve your goal body weight. This procedure often improves the lifestyle of many patients, allowing them to be more active, happy, and confident with their overall appearance.

Am I a Good Candidate?

If you are reasonably close to your ideal weight, have exercise-resistant deposits of fat, and lead a healthy life, you are a superb candidate for CoolSculpting. It is important to maintain realistic expectations for this procedure; it is not a weight loss avenue but as a method of quashing residual pockets of fat. The best way to determine your CoolSculpting eligibility is to set up a consultation at our office.

Schedule a Consultation

Incorrigible fat pockets can be frustrating, but CoolSculpting can help turn things around. To learn more about what this celebrated body sculpting option can do for you, reach out to make an appointment with Old Town Med Spa. At our offices in Chicago, we will be pleased to explain this option in greater detail, answer any of your questions, and help you achieve the aesthetic you desire. Contact us today to set up your consultation.


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