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Myths and Facts About CoolSculpting Everyone Should Know

CoolSculptingⓇ has seen a boom in popularity in recent years. In fact, in two years the number of locations that offer CoolSculpting grew an astronomical 76%. As a noninvasive, fat-removal technology, CoolSculpting offers you the benefits of more invasive fat-removal procedures, without the hassle, pain, and recovery time -- so you can see why it’s such an appealing option. 

At Dermatology Associates of Central NJ, our providers are here to provide you with the latest and best in cosmetic enhancement. That’s why we’re excited to offer CoolSculpting treatments. Here, we separate fact from fiction regarding CoolSculpting, so you have all of the information you need to make an informed decision.  

Myth # 1: It’s a weight-loss treatment 

CoolSculpting won’t influence your metabolism or help you drop some pounds. It’s designed to remove stubborn fat pockets. CoolSculpting is for those who are looking to target bulges of fat that remain even when you’re at a healthy weight. CoolSculpting is also a great option for those who have lost a lot of weight and want to tighten up or contour their bodies.

Myth # 2: It’s painful

There are no incisions or needles or anything invasive whatsoever with CoolSculpting. You’ll feel a cooling sensation at most, which some people do find uncomfortable, but not painful. You may also experience some redness or bruising afterward, but this usually subsides in a few days.  

Myth # 3: Coolsculpting is only for women

CoolSculpting is a great option for removing fat pockets, regardless of your gender. We all feel self-conscious about small fat pockets on our bodies, no matter who we are. 

Myth # 4: The results show instantly

CoolSculpting works by destroying your fat cells using extremely cold temperatures. Your body then naturally flushes these fat cells away. This process takes time, with some patients starting to see initial results after a week, but many patients taking up to 6 months to see their full results. Your body needs time to eliminate the damaged fat cells.   

Speaking of results, even though the treated fat cells are gone for good, CoolSculpting won’t keep you from gaining weight again after you’ve had the treatment. To maintain your slimmer figure, be sure to get regular exercise and adopt a healthy diet. 

Myth # 5: It’s only for your belly

Because most CoolSculpting treatments target stomach fat, we tend to think that it’s only helpful for the abdominal area. However, CoolSculpting treatments are great for targeting excess fat and bulges in other areas of your body, including your upper arms, neck, thighs, and upper back, in addition to your torso area. 

You can achieve a contoured figure and tighter skin with CoolSculpting. Call one of our offices in Old Bridge, Freehold, or Union, New Jersey, or book an appointment right here on our website today.

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