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on 9 August 2023

9 common myths about coolsculpting debunked

Why is CoolSculpting in Toronto so popular? People like CoolSculpting because it involves a non-invasive application at the skin’s surface by providing precisely controlled cooling.

The application works to target and eliminate fat cells. It doesn’t require needles, anesthesia, or incisions and has no downtime. While effective, though, there are some misconceptions about this procedure.

9 CoolSculpting Myths Debunked

A number of myths can confuse customers regarding the treatment itself. They range from promises of a miracle cure to the levels of pain. Before getting the treatment, customers must be adequately informed of what the procedure is and is not.

Knowing the truth enables customers to have realistic expectations and guarantees their satisfaction.

1. CoolSculpting is a dramatic weight-loss option

The promise of dramatic weight loss is the largest myth regarding this treatment. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical way to reduce fat and is not a weight-loss treatment. It is designed to treat fat resistance to exercise and diet—not to eliminate the need for these factors.

One session can reduce 20%-25% of fat in a targeted area. However, the amount shed is one to two pounds. The procedure only leads to a toned, more contoured body or equally measured losses in weight, but nothing more.

2. It’s an alternative to weight loss

Many people must know the differences between fat reduction and weight loss. Weight loss shrinks fat cell size. This reduction is caused by the difference between activity and caloric intake.

If you burn more than the calories you consume, then you will experience weight loss. With weight loss, the volume of the cells shrinks, yet the cell number remains the same. Additionally, fluid and muscle loss can lead to weight loss.

However, fat reduction occurs when treatments like CoolSculpting eliminate the fat cell numbers in a targeted area. It causes a reduction in the number of cells that are then permanently gone.

3. Weight loss is permanent

The longevity of treatments depends on how your body is treated after the procedure. CoolSculpting won’t replace the benefits of a healthy lifestyle incorporating proper diet and exercise. Gaining and losing weight occurs throughout life.

To maintain the figure received from such treatments, you must maintain a proper diet and exercise as you would normally after losing weight.

4. CoolSculpting only works on the stomach

Initially, CoolSculpting was approved to treat the stomach area. However, it is now used to treat:

  • Buttocks
  • Lower and upper back
  • Outer and inner thighs
  • Knees
  • Flanks
  • Stomach
  • Arms
  • Chin
  • Chest

Areas to avoid include places where there are rashes, wounds, lesions, or open sores. You should also avoid areas with known nerve damage, complications, and conditions, the upper arms, and vascular conditions.

5. Treatments are effective for skin tightening

CoolSculpting reduces fat by targeting cells underneath your skin. CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells under your skin, leaving surrounding tissue unaffected. People who have better elasticity experience superior results with CoolSculpting treatments. Therefore, it does not affect the top layer of the skin and is not a viable solution if you want to firm your skin’s tone.

If you have excellent skin elasticity, you don’t have to be concerned with skin tightening, as the skin will tighten by itself with the new body shape. However, you may want to invest in other treatments to treat skin elasticity.

6. It provides instant results

While the procedure is effective and safe, the results take time. Effects occur gradually because of the time needed for destroyed fat cells to be expelled from the body through a natural metabolic process.

Improvements are noticed in as few as three weeks, with the most dramatic being two months after treatment. Some may continue to see results after six months.

7. Anyone can receive CoolSculpting treatments

The list of those who can receive treatments is longer than those who cannot. However, there are some for which treatments are not advised. The procedure should be avoided for those who are overweight or obese. They should additionally not be used for those with the following conditions:

  • Eating disorders (bulimia/anorexia nervosa)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lymphedema or lymphatic conditions
  • Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Loose skin
  • Poor skin tone
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon

It should be noted that one of the risks associated with CoolSculpting is the one percent that develops paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. This condition occurs when the treatment works in the opposite way, causing the number of fat cells to increase in the treatment area.

This transpires anywhere between three to nine months after your treatment. It may need surgery to correct. Therefore, it is wise to consult with your physician before treatment. Those susceptible to this effect are:

  • Hispanic people
  • Assigned as male at birth
  • People with certain genetic factors
  • People with larger adipose tissue
  • Those with a known history of cryo lipolysis in the abdominal area

8. The treatment is painful

Since the treatment is non-invasive, it is not painful. You may notice minor numbness, intense cold, or minor discomfort for a few minutes. There may also be a short period of pain while the applicator removes the cells from the treatment area and applies the intense cold. After treatment, there is some numbness, and the discomfort subsides.

Many customers take this time to email, text, surf the internet, nap, or do other mild activities. There may be some swelling, redness, firmness, and bruising, but it will disappear. No downtime is required from the procedure. Thus, normal activities can be resumed quickly afterward. Any tenderness or soreness is eliminated after a few days.

9. It only needs to be done once

A common belief is that all you need is one requirement. While some can get away with a single treatment, this is rare. Our staff at Skin6 will work with you to customize your treatment plan for the best results. Most clients will require multiple procedures.

Where to Go for CoolSculpting in Toronto

Consider Skin6 for CoolSculpting in Toronto. Our customers look forward to areas in their bodies that are tighter, more toned, and trimmer. Results from CoolSculpting are permanent, and destroyed cells don’t return. However, weight gain can produce new fat cells requiring additional care.

To learn more about CoolSculpting and whether it is for you, contact our office at 647-360-8266, visit our website, or email us at

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