Coolsculpting is one of those Chicago med spa treatments that works just like the name sounds. As one of the best-targeted body contouring treatments, it's useful for helping you adjust your body in small amounts here and there rather than undergoing a bigger procedure like liposuction. This treatment is easily administered in the spa setting, allowing you to enjoy multiple treatments for the best results. Make a plan to deal with cellulite by understanding what it is and where to target it on the body with techniques like Coolsculpting.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is harmless, but many people find it less than attractive on themselves. It's the technical term for the fat that can accumulate on various parts of the body that has a distinct lumpy, bumpy, or rippled appearance. Fibrous cords grow through the fat deposits in some areas of the body to help hold the skin in place. It's an effect not unlike quilting, where stitches hold multiple layers of material together through the thick padding in the middle. While cellulite is not a problem, it can be treated and reduced in appearance in a number of ways.
Where is Cellulite Most Commonly Found?
Cellulite appears anywhere that fat deposits grow thick enough to lift the skin away from the muscle. This includes the thighs, stomach, lower back, buttocks, and upper arms. Most people find it to be concentrated in the thighs and buttocks in particular. Rippled cellulite in particular can appear in the upper arms when a lot of weight is lost or gained in a short period of time. Cellulite can form anywhere fat accumulates in a thick enough layer. It's not a sign of poor fitness or damage in any way. It's simply a sign that your body decided your skin needed a little extra support from below.
How Does Coolsculpting Work for Body Contouring?
Like many other alternatives to liposuction offered by med spas today, Coolsculpting is a targeted treatment designed to reduce the appearance of fat in a particular area. First, a device that offers mild suction pulls the desired area between the two treatment applicators. Cold is applied to the fat without damaging the skin or other tissue, slowly killing off the fat cells over the course of the treatment. There are far fewer potential side effects to Coolsculpting than to liposuction, yet it can still target small fat deposits much in the same way.
What Works Best for Cellulite Treatment?
For cellulite-rich fat deposits on the love handles, upper arms, belly, or thighs, multiple Coolsculpting treatments are likely needed. Depending on the type of cellulite and the size of the deposit, four or more treatments are recommended for long-lasting results. Six or more treatments may provide exactly what you're looking for in terms of smoothing and size reduction.
Choose a Chicago med spa you can trust with Reflections Med Spa. Contact us today to find out what our experts recommend for dealing with cellulite depending on where it's located on the body.