Soul Strength Medicine
Leslie Brocchini, MD
Board Certified in Integrative Medicine & Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Sonora, CA
Are you frustrated by lingering fat deposits that won’t respond to your best diet and exercise efforts? If so, Leslie Brocchini, MD, of Soul Strength Medicine in Sonora, California, can help with CoolSculptingⓇ. This innovative treatment permanently destroys fat cells, helping you achieve the body you’ve worked so hard for. Call the office or book a visit online today to learn more.
Coolscuplting Q & A
Why can’t I get rid of lingering fatty deposits?
Everyone stores fat a little bit differently. To understand why no diet or exercise plan can effectively trim certain areas of your body, it helps to think about how your fat cells work.
When you consume more calories than you burn, a portion of the excess is converted into fat, which is a type of stored energy. Your fat cells can expand and contract to accommodate more or less fat as needed.
While all the fat cells in your body function in similar ways, there’s no way to control which fat cells are tapped for that stored energy first. That’s why even healthy, fit men and women can struggle with areas of stubborn fat.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a body-contouring treatment that uses cold temperatures to permanently eliminate fat cells. It’s noninvasive and requires no anesthesia or recovery time.
This approach can effectively reduce fat in various areas of your body, including your:
- Beneath your chin
- Upper arms
- Beneath your buttocks
You can have more than one area treated during the same appointment.
What happens during a CoolSculpting session?
There’s no need for advance preparation or anesthesia prior to your appointment. You’ll remove clothing only in the treatment area, and your practitioner fits the treatment applicator on your skin.
Once the system is activated, you’ll feel a slight suction sensation as the applicator attaches to your body and gently pulls your skin further in. You may experience mild tugging, pinching, tingling, aching, cramping, or stinging as the extreme cold temperature seeps into your skin.
These sensations soon subside due to the numbing effect of the cold. After 30 to 45 minutes, the applicator is removed, and your practitioner performs a brief massage in the area.
What makes CoolSculpting permanent?
CoolSculpting treatments damage a portion of the targeted fat cells to the point where they can no longer maintain their structure. The stored fat is released and processed through your lymphatic system along with the cell debris.
Once destroyed, those fat cells will not regenerate. You’ll have fewer fat cells in the treated area, which means slimmer rolls, bulges, or jiggly areas.
It’s important to note that while CoolSculpting leads to permanent fat cell reduction, your results can be marred if you gain a considerable amount of weight after treatments. That’s because your remaining fat cells can still expand to hold more fat.
CoolSculpting is best suited for men and women who have achieved a healthy, stable weight. Learn more during a personalized consultation at Soul Strength Medicine. This consultation is $50, and will be applied to your treatment plan if you book a CoolSculpting treatment.