Many people in San Antonio are looking to reap the benefits of fat removal without surgery. Luckily, advances in modern technology have provided a host of options, such as Coolsculpting. This procedure works by freezing the fat cells in a certain area so that they die. Once those fat cells die off, they are then flushed away by the body’s natural systems. While your dermatologist and the technician will do most of the work, there are some things you can do to help make sure you get the best results. Here are some tips for how you can maximize the benefits of Coolsculpting after treatment.
Get Your Rest
As mentioned, Coolsculpting provides fat removal without surgery. That means there is no official recovery time, and you can go back to your normal life right away. That said, the treatment does require the body’s natural healing systems to do their work. This natural process requires rest. Make sure that you are getting your proper sleep and give it a chance to properly heal. You do not have to minimize your daily activities, but you might want to take it easy for a day or two.
After the procedure, especially in the belly area, there might be a lump in the area treated. This is normal when fat cells are frozen. The lump will go away on its own but you can massage the area to speed up the process.
It’s always important to remember that it takes time to see the full results. Since it is fat removal without surgery, you will need to wait for your body to do what it does naturally. You will have irritation at the sight, and you may have swelling or bruising as well. Those will heal over time. You may not notice a difference for a couple of months after the treatment. In the meantime, make sure that you are eating right and not stressing about your results. They will come, you just need to be patient.
Attend Your Follow-Up
Even if you’ve completed your treatments, do not skip out on the follow-up appointment. Your dermatologist will be able to show you photos of pre and post-treatment. That way, even if it had not been noticeable, you will be able to see the progress. The team will also be able to come up with a plan going forward. Perhaps you will get the treatment again to get even more results or try another area. Your dermatology team is dedicated to getting you the results you deserve, and they will work with you to do so.
Don’t Stop Your Healthy Habits
The annoying thing about fat is that it always seems to have a way of coming back. For many, the treatments are a great motivation to continue with their dieting and exercise plans. It is not a good idea to let the treatments do all the work for you. You will get much better results by continuing to eat right and get regular exercise. Not only that, but they will help you with your overall health as well.
Coolsculpting is a great way to achieve your fat-reduction goals without having to have invasive surgery. Contact Ochs Dermatology today for a consultation and to discuss what your goals and options are.