Freeze Fat This Winter with CoolSculpting

Madeline Lenz

Picture this: You’ve spent a great deal of time at the gym, have researched the best exercises and built a great fitness routine. You eat right, keep your snacks in moderation and ensure you’re getting the proper servings of all the food groups. But no matter how many squats you do or healthy new recipes you try, you can’t seem to shed that last little bit of weight. Maybe you’ve looked up surgical options like liposuction but can’t justify the downtime or cost – or perhaps you wish there was an easier way to eliminate that stubborn fat that never seems to go away. 

Now let’s get one thing straight – this is not to tell you that you should lose weight – you’re beautiful just as you are. But if you’ve been struggling to shed that extra bit of fat and want to feel more toned after working so hard, CoolSculpting might be just the treatment for you.

What Is CoolSculpting?

The CoolSculpting treatment is a non-invasive procedure that reduces fat and boasts an extremely high success rate. Because the process is non-surgical, minimal downtime is required making it easy to fit into busy schedules or to plan before events. Clients can see up to a 20% reduction in fat following their treatment, and many will opt for a second treatment to reach an even more significant reduction. The unwanted fat bulge within the treatment area will be eliminated, and the area will appear more toned.


How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting Technology works by freezing areas of unwanted fat to contour and sculpt the body. The technology relies on cryolipolysis, which is the action of freezing fat cells. A gel pad applicator is placed on the desired treatment area and delivers its cooling properties paired with vacuum suction to target the fat beneath the skin. Because fat cells are heavily affected by temperature fluctuations, CoolSculpting technology targets only the fat cells, leaving the surrounding skin, muscles and nerves unaffected. As the fat cells are targeted, they will freeze and be destroyed. Over the weeks following a CoolSculpting treatment, the body will naturally eliminate the fat cells once responsible for producing fat in the area.

Source: CoolSculpting Canada,

Who is CoolSculpting Best Suited For?

The customizable treatment plan allows you to freeze away fat in the most stubborn of areas. Although CoolSculpting can treat unwanted fat, it should be noted that it is not intended for weight loss specifically. The best candidates for a CoolSculpting treatment are individuals close to their ideal body weight and have pinchable, stubborn fat that remains an issue. Healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise will help to achieve and maintain desired results. Individuals seeking significant weight loss will not be ideal candidates for this specific treatment, as the results will not deliver an extreme amount of fat loss.

What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?

CoolSculpting treatments can be effectively used to treat the following areas of the body:

  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Jawline (“Double Chin”)
  • Flanks (“Love Handles”)
  • Back

How Long Does CoolSculpting Last?

Post-treatment results will be noticeable between 2-6 months after completing a CoolSculpting cycle. Fat cells will naturally be flushed from the body for up to 4-6 months following the procedure. Your technician will schedule a follow-up session to assess your result. 

Adhering to a consistent and well-balanced diet and exercise regime will result in long-term results. Once the machine’s process of cryolipolysis destroys the fat cells, they will be gone indefinitely. However, if healthy lifestyle habits slip, new fat cells can emerge and create new fat within the area. When this occurs, clients can return for additional touch-up treatments of CoolSculpting to maintain their desired contour.

What are the side effects of CoolSculpting?

Sensations expected during your CoolSculpting treatment include coldness, tingling, pulling, pinching and tugging. As the treated area becomes numb throughout the procedure, these sensations may subside. 

Once the treatment has been completed, general side effects may include sensations such as tingling, redness, bruising, and tenderness. Most clients can return to work immediately following their procedure, although this will vary from person to person, depending on the treatment.

Is Coolsculpting Safe?

CoolSculpting has become the number one non-surgical fat reduction treatment in the world. The treatment is known for being safe and does not pose significant safety concerns to clients. The devices are constructed with care and contain safety measures built into the equipment – with an automatic shut-down feature if the machine detects that the skin is becoming too cold. The service provider performs thorough client consultations to determine eligibility, expectations, and potential risks.

Being well-versed in the technology of CoolSculpting is a great way to boost your medical aesthetics resume. With more than 7 million people undergoing a CoolSculpting treatment worldwide, it’s safe to say that this procedure is becoming highly sought after for its incredible results and client satisfaction.

Where Can I do a CoolSculpting Certification Course?

Ready to learn more about the fundamentals of CoolSculpting? International Beauty Institute offers online CoolSculpting courses! In-person classes are also available at our Mississauga/EtobicokeHamilton and Toronto/North York campuses.

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