If we had to place a bet on the most commonly made New Year’s Resolution, it might be, “Lose weight.” And why not? The beginning of a brand new year seems like the best time to get a start on things that might feel pretty daunting. It’s a fresh start, it’s the beginning of the year, it’s… uh, the middle of our peak season. For many of us in Florida, winter is the best part of the whole year and it seems there’s almost always something more fun to do than hitting the gym three times a week.
It’s been shown that, overall, New Year’s Resolutions are often a bust. Yes, some people may enthusiastically hit the gym and cut down on carbs for the first few weeks, but as life gets in the way, this starts to slip, until they find themselves back in their old eating and exercising habits. There are many reasons for this. It can take a long time to build new habits, far longer than just the first few weeks of the year. We are often accountable only to ourselves and we may be lacking a truly effective method of motivation. But one of the biggest reasons is that we just don’t see any improvement.
When we work out and cut down on sugar, we hope to see immediate results, but that’s rarely the case. It’s often a pound or two a week, a slow and steady progression that can take months to see any real results in the mirror. This can feel defeating, as it seems like you’ve put in all of that work with little to show for it. But what if you could see steady results throughout the month of January? What if, by the beginning of February, you could look in the mirror and think, “Hey, this is working! Better keep going!” Well, that’s entirely possible with CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is the world’s premier non-surgical method of body contouring available today. Its reliable and effective results have made it a favorite of well over a thousand patients here at Azul, and millions around the world.
Body contouring used to mean major cosmetic surgery like liposuction, but CoolSculpting can provide comparable, if not better, results… without a single incision or a bit of downtime!
Little-known by the public is that fat cells are unusually susceptible to cold temperatures. This means that they are damaged at a much higher temperature than surrounding tissue. By using the CoolSculpting applicator, we use targeted cold energy to freeze only your fat cells, while leaving the rest of the tissue unharmed. Once frozen, these fat cells are effectively destroyed. Over the course of a few weeks after treatment, your body will reabsorb these destroyed fat calls and get rid of them through natural bodily processes. This means that you will be able to watch the fat melt away in front of you! These fat cells don’t regenerate, so they are gone for good.
Combine It with Healthy Eating and Exercise
If you really want to get the most out of CoolSculpting, you can combine it with your New Year’s Resolution to get in better shape and lose some weight. Throughout January, your body will be simultaneously getting rid of the damaged fat cells, while your general health improves. By the end of the month, you will be able to see visible results in the mirror, inspiring you to keep going with your new, healthier lifestyle.
It may take a few rounds of CoolSculpting before you reach your optimal results, just like it can take a few months of healthy eating and exercise to achieve your desired health outcomes. Keep in mind, although the fat cells in the treated areas won’t come back, this does not mean that you can’t gain weight. The fat will simply be stored in the fat cells elsewhere in your body. So, keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is the best way to maintain, or even exceed, your expected results.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Your skin might appear a little red and sensitive after the 35 minute treatment(s), a bit like freezer burn. This is because, well, it technically IS freezer burn. We are using a very cold compress to destroy your fat cells, which can be a little uncomfortable, like holding an ice pack to your skin for a while. But after a day or so, your skin will completely recover, unlike the fat cells below. That’s really the only side effect of the treatment.
So, if you want to get a jump on your New Year’s Resolution, all you need to do is schedule a CoolSculpting treatment this December. Your body will start to reabsorb the fat cells over the holidays and give you a preview of the results you can expect in the new year (provided you don’t enjoy too many family dinners!)
CoolSculpting is only one of the non-surgical cosmetic procedures that we offer here at Azul. We also offer both surgical cosmetic solutions, as well as skincare solutions in our Medical Spa. If you would like a free consultation with Dr. Flaharty, please call us at (239) 415-7576, and if you would like more information about Azul, you can visit our website at www.azulbeauty.com. We hope that, with our help, you can get a great jumpstart on this resolution, that’ll help you keep it all year long!