The human body stores fat to use it as energy in times of need. This natural process is why many people find it difficult to lose weight, even if they eat healthy foods and exercise regularly. That’s not comforting when you’ve worked tirelessly to flatten your stomach, shrink your thighs, or tone your arms without seeing the results you want in the mirror. 

BodyLase® Med Spa in Raleigh and Cary, NC, understands the frustration of stubborn pockets of fat. To address this we offer CoolSculpting® body contouring to help you eliminate fat in the areas where it seems to cling most persistently.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting pioneered body contouring treatments as a low-risk, non-invasive method to remove unwanted fat. Approved by the FDA, CoolSculpting eliminates fat through cryolipolysis, a technique that freezes fat cells, breaking them down and removing them using the lymphatic system.

What Happens in a CoolSculpting Procedure?

CoolSculpting is a highly controlled treatment that utilizes fat cells’ sensitivity to cold. Fat cells are more temperature-sensitive, so they freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding skin and tissue.

Gentle suction pulls the skin and fat away from the rest of the body, allowing the applicators to target specific areas. Cold temperatures surround the suctioned treatment area, crystallizing the fat cells and destroying them. Over time, the body naturally removes the destroyed fat cells as waste.

A CoolSculpting treatment times vary depending on the targeted area, but can be performed in as little as 1 hour. The procedure requires no downtime, and you can resume your daily activities immediately. In fact, bring your laptop or login to Netflix on our TV during your treatment!

What Results Can I Expect from CoolSculpting?

On average, CoolSculpting eliminates between 20% and 25% of unwanted fat from the treatment areas. The results appear gradually over the following four to six months as the body naturally flushes out the frozen fat cells.

Since CoolSculpting sessions don’t require any downtime, and progressively reveal a leaner figure — no one has to know you’ve undergone a body contouring treatment!

Where Can CoolSculpting Reshape My Figure?

CoolSculpting is FDA approved to eliminate fat in nine different treatment areas. These include:

  • Under the chin
  • Under the jawline
  • The upper arms
  • The back
  • Around the bra line
  • Love handles
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Under the buttocks

Since the treatment destroys fat cells, those cells never return. In other words, CoolSculpting permanently reshapes your body by removing stubborn fat.

Who Is a Candidate for CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting isn’t for everyone. For example, the treatment targets body contouring, not weight loss. The best candidates for CoolSculpting are close to their ideal weight and BMI.

The FDA guidance for most CoolSculpting procedures advises a BMI of 30 or below for most treatment areas, except for under the chin, which should have a BMI under 43.

Additionally, for the treatment to work best, you should have an inch of pinchable fat sufficient to make contact with the applicators.

Recontour Your Shape with CoolSculpting at BodyLase

Who doesn’t want to destroy stubborn fat while reading a book or watching your favorite Netflix show and relaxing in BodyLase’s luxurious spa environment? The experts at BodyLase Med Spa, with over 6000 treatments performed,  ensure you’re relaxed and comfortable, so you’ll get the most out of your treatments and be thrilled with your results.

Check out our detailed treatment page to learn more about CoolSculpting with BodyLase!