Summer is just around the corner, and you’re thinking about finally packing away your heavy sweaters and coats. While we support maintaining a healthy and fit body year-round, we also know that the cold weather here in New Jersey can make it challenging to get as much exercise as you’d like. And let’s not forget about holiday indulgences and the comfort food that makes the subzero winter temperatures more bearable.
If you have a few extra pounds that you want to get rid of before summer, it’s time to act now. However, if you have a trouble spot — as everyone does — you might still have those love handles (or saddlebags, belly pouch, or back fat) no matter how much you adjust your diet and exercise.
Fortunately, the team here at SculptMD can help. We offer the innovative CoolSculpting® body sculpting treatments to help you get rid of your unwanted pockets of fat. FDA-cleared CoolSculpting uses targeted cryolipolysis to freeze and damage your unwanted pockets of fat. After a CoolSculpting treatment destroys your fat cells, your body recognizes them as waste products and flushes them out of your body. In clinical trials, CoolSculpting created a 20-25% reduction in the fat layer thickness in a single session.
What happens during a CoolSculpting treatment?
During your CoolSculpting treatment, your provider attaches gel pads and the applicators to the skin covering your love handles. The CoolSculpting equipment delivers controlled cooling to your unwanted fat that damages the cells.
Your skin will feel cold during your treatment, and our patients report a pulling or suctioning sensation but no pain or discomfort. Eventually, your skin becomes numb to the treatment. Each CoolSculpting treatment takes 35-60 minutes. You can read, catch up on your emails, or simply relax during your appointment — after all, how often do you get a chance to just sit still for a half-hour.
After your treatment, you can get right back to your regular activities. There’s no need for downtime to recover. Your body needs some time to flush out the damaged fat cells. You should see results in 1-3 months.
Why won’t my love handles go away?
While everybody is unique, love handles, the fatty deposits that form on the back of your waist and hips, are a common trouble spot. Getting rid of extra fat on your abdomen is often a challenge. Bodies tend to hang on to fat around the waist, hips, and thighs, which is why these areas are so hard to slim and tone.
Also, it’s nearly impossible to spot train to get rid of unwanted fat. You can’t control which fat deposits your body draws on for energy. So all those planks, crunches, and V-ups you’ve been doing might be tightening up your muscles and strengthening your core, but they’re not going to melt the fat away from your abdomen. That’s where CoolSculpting can help!
If you’re ready to get rid of those love handles for good, give us a call at (732) 440-4267 or book an appointment online today. We offer consultations to ensure that CoolSculpting is the best way to help you achieve your goals.