How to Hang on to Your CoolSculpting Results

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The permanent destruction of fat cells sounds like a dream come true for many men and women. With CoolSculpting, it can be a reality. CoolSculpting is a safe, noninvasive, FDA-approved treatment that uses cryolipolysis technology to destroy fat cells, while leaving other tissues alone. During the next few weeks, your body naturally gets rid of the dead fat cells. Once fat cells are destroyed, your body can’t regenerate them. However, it’s still possible to regain fat in the treated areas, since the remaining fat cells can become larger. Healthy lifestyle choices will let you maintain your CoolSculpting results for a lifetime.

Stay aware of your body and its changes.
Body awareness is something you can practice. Some CoolSculpting patients like to weigh themselves regularly to make sure they aren’t slipping with their meal plans. Remember that small fluctuations in weight are normal. If your scale reveals that you’ve suddenly gained two pounds overnight, it’s due to water weight, not fat. Practice mindfulness while enjoying meals too. People who eat in a distraction-free environment are less likely to overeat. Some fitness enthusiasts also swear by yoga for developing greater body awareness.

Embrace an active lifestyle.
As a general rule of thumb, most adults should try to exercise for at least 30 minutes at least five days per week, plus a couple of strength training sessions during the week. But even if you exercise regularly, it won’t do much good if the rest of your day is spent sitting down. Try to work more physical activity into your entire day. Do chair exercises at your desk, walk to a park on your lunch break, or challenge the neighborhood kids to shoot some hoops with you.

Kick the sugar habit.
Some nutrition experts argue that too much sugar can be even worse than too much fat in your diet. Sugar can even cause changes in the brain, making you crave even more sugar. Avoid foods with added sugar, and instead satisfy your sweet tooth with fresh fruit. Your waistline will thank you.

If you’re curious about CoolSculpting and live near Dallas, you can consult a provider at EpiCentre. We are a state-of-the-art med spa that is dedicated to helping our patients look and feel their best at every age. Call our friendly staff at (214) 887-1577.

What Can Thermage Treat? (And Other Common Questions)

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Medical technology has come a long way over the past few decades, and in cosmetic medical care, there have been many advancements in non-surgical treatments to address concerns like sagging skin, wrinkles, dimples, and cellulite. Though these imperfections are far from uncommon, you don’t have to live with them when you can consider safe, non-invasive treatment options like Thermage in Dallas. Thermage uses radiofrequency waves to heat and energize the deep layers of your skin to restructure the skin from within—leaving you with a noticeably more youthful appearance and softer, smoother skin. In this article, you’ll learn what exactly this technology can treat and what you can expect when you visit your med spa for your anti-aging skincare.

What does Thermage treat?
Thermage is primarily used to treat fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin on the body, though it can also address dimpled, uneven skin in certain areas as well as temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite. You might consider Thermage treatment for the abdomen, arms, hands, thighs and buttocks. It is important to remember, however, that Thermage is only intended to approve the appearance of the skin, and it is not a weight loss or body sculpting procedure.

How does Thermage work?
When radiofrequency energy reaches the deeper layers of the skin, it will heat up the cells to restructure existing collagen and boost new collagen production. Collagen is what keeps the skin tight and smooth, so the process of stimulating it will help improve the appearance of the skin immediately and over the weeks following your treatment.

What will treatment feel like?
You will only need one session of Thermage to see dramatic results, and treatment will not cause significant downtime. During treatment, you’ll experience a brief cooling sensation followed by a deep warming sensation, similar to a deep tissue massage. This is followed by another cooling sensation, as well as a gentle vibration to reduce discomfort. Your provider will continuously check in to be sure that you remain comfortable throughout the session.

To learn more about Thermage and other advanced cosmetic treatments, schedule a consultation with EpiCentre. You can reach us online or by calling (214) 887-1577.

Here's Why Cold Packs Aren't a Substitute for CoolSculpting

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If you have heard about CoolSculpting near Dallas, you might hear about how the doctor who developed it came up with the idea. In a study from the 1970s, it was discovered that children who regularly ate Popsicles developed dimples, because the fat cells in the cheeks were continuously exposed to freezing cold temperatures. From this observation, CoolSculpting technology was developed to treat areas of unwanted fat throughout the body. If that’s the case, why can’t you just apply an ice pack to areas of stubborn fat and see results comparable to CoolSculpting? As we explore the answer to this question, it is important to remember that CoolSculpting technology was merely inspired by a simple idea, but the technology itself had to be rigorously tested and perfected to precisely cool fat cells to see loss of inches without damaging skin, muscle, and nerve tissues in the process.

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved procedure.

FDA approval is a mark of safety and care quality for a given procedure, which is something that you can expect with CoolSculpting. The risks of side effects from CoolSculpting are very low in the appropriate care setting of a med spa or plastic surgeon’s office, but at-home care with the application of ice packs can damage the skin, cause permanent nerve damage, and fail to deliver any noticeable results of fat loss.

Home care does not provide temperature control and monitoring.

Quite simply, putting a cold pack on the skin and allowing it to cool a certain area will not have an impact on fat loss, because a more controlled temperature is needed. Not only does CoolSculpting cool fat cells without damaging the skin, but it does so with constant control and monitoring to have the most impact on unwanted fat cells while leaving other healthy tissues unharmed.

Only a doctor can determine your eligibility for fat-reducing treatments.

Aside from considering whether there is an at-home alternative to CoolSculpting, it’s also important to think about whether fat-reducing treatment is even right for you. Not everyone is eligible for this and other body sculpting procedures, so it’s best to see a qualified physician to discuss your needs.

At EpiCentre, you can rest assured that you will have access to the highest quality of care to deliver the results you want. To take a closer look at our services, visit our website, or give us a call at (214) 887-1577 for an appointment.

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