The Coolsculpting Journey: What to Expect Every Step of the Way

When the alarm goes off, you sit for a quiet moment, reviewing the day ahead of you, wondering where you can fit in some extra time on the treadmill or squeeze in a pilates class. Then your stomach rumbles and you grab some dry whole wheat toast.

However, despite your low-fat diet and daily exercise, you realize that that stubborn muffin top and those pesky love handles haven’t budged.

That’s when you remember reading something about a new, noninvasive, FDA-cleared technique that freezes away stubborn fat: CoolSculptingⓇ. So you decide that instead of a pilates class, you’re going to schedule a consultation at Revive Medical Spa in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to learn more.

The reconnaissance visit

When you arrive, one of our friendly aestheticians sits down with you to explain the CoolSculpting procedure, and you can hardly believe your ears — no incisions, no downtime, and a treatment is completed in as little as 60 minutes depending on the area of concern.

If you’re understandably doubtful, your aesthetician shows you some real-life pictures of our clients in northern Arkansas, southwestern Missouri, and eastern Oklahoma who’ve undergone the CoolSculpting process. You realize that this is exactly what you need — the last push to put the finishing touches on all of your diet-and-exercise efforts.

And you don’t need to have a medical degree to understand the science behind CoolSculpting. Our aesthetician explains how the cooling energy, delivered through fat freezing technology, travels harmlessly through your skin to target fat cells in your problem areas. Called cryolipolysis, your fat cells absorb the cooling energy and die off, at which point your body flushes them away.

You eagerly grab the first available appointment, which you can make work in between a client project and your child’s soccer game because there’s no recovery time needed after each session.

The big day

When you arrive on the day of your appointment, your aesthetician brings you into the comfortable treatment room, puts you in a suitable gown, and attaches the CoolSculpting device to the areas you want to treat.

You may feel a chill, but otherwise, you’re perfectly comfortable as the freezing is harmlessly delivered into your fat cells. The laser fat-freezing technology travels harmlessly through your skin to target fat cells in your problem areas. You may feel a chill, but otherwise, you’re perfectly comfortable as the freezing technology is harmlessly delivered into your fat cells.

With a sigh of relief, you grab your phone and catch up on some emails or sit back with your favorite magazine.

Before you know it, your aesthetician unhooks the CoolSculpting device and tells you you’re free to go. Excited at how easily it all went, you get dressed, grab your things, and make your second appointment on your way out.

The end result

As you progress through your CoolSculpting sessions (most of our clients undergo two or more), you begin to notice a gradual change in your body shape. Perhaps your buttons start to come together more easily when you get dressed, and you struggle a little less each time you put on your pants.

This means that your body is flushing out the old fat cells, revealing a new contour that’s more in line with the hard work you’ve undergone to get to within your target weight.

After 6-12 weeks, you wonder why you didn’t explore the CoolSculpting fat reduction technique sooner, as your body no longer bulges in places where you don’t want it to. You shrug, throw on your form-fitting clothes, and head out the door with a smile because you now know where to turn.

To learn more about CoolSculpting, please give us a call to set up your own consultation. Or you can request an appointment using the online scheduling tool found on this website.

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