Huntington Dermatology is proud to now offer our patients treatment with two CoolSculpting machines at the same time. The ability to perform two treatments simultaneously will decrease your treatment time, and it allows for a more flexible schedule. Getting rid of unwanted fat is now even easier, and it can occur in half the time!
The Difference Between Losing Weight VS Losing Fat
It may be confusing to hear that reducing fat is not the same as losing weight. It’s all about what happens to fat CELLS.
Losing weight makes fat cells smaller. Losing weight does not make fat cells go away.
The number of fat cells in our bodies typically becomes a fixed number sometime in our teenage years. Losing or gaining weight generally does not increase or decrease the number of fat cells. Instead, it changes the size of fat cells.
After dieting and weight loss, fat cells get smaller but the number of fat cells stays the same.
When weight is gained, fat cells get bigger.
The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure actually reduces the number of fat cells in treated areas by about 20% to 25%.
These fat cells are naturally processed and eliminated, so they won’t migrate to another area of your body. And there’s no change to fat cells in untreated areas.
How Your Body Processes Fat From Food
The fat you eat in food travels through your digestive system and then to the liver. Processed fat is the energy source for your body. Excess fat is stored in fat cells.
How Your Body Processes Fat Cells After CoolSculpting Treatment
This image represents a normal fat cell. As CoolSculpting treatment is applied, the fat cell freezes and starts to die. During the process of cell death, the fat cell begins to collapse. Over the next few weeks, other cells consume the dead fat cells, which are naturally processed & eliminated from the body
The Fat Cells Are Gone for Good
The CoolSculpting procedure will NOT help you lose weight. However, if you want to lose unwanted fat and look slimmer in your clothes, then CoolSculpting may be right for you.