Though commonly known as love handles, those areas of excess fat that hang outward off your hips are hardly something to love. Love handles make it difficult for your clothing to fit well and can even become more noticeable if you like wearing slim-fitting clothing.
At Vanguard Dermatology, the medical team offers nonsurgical solutions designed to tackle the fatty deposits that make up your love handles. They use CoolSculpting® technology to eliminate stubborn areas of fat you can’t shed through diet and regular exercise.
Learn more about why CoolSculpting works so well and why it may be your solution to stubborn love handles.
Love handles can start showing up when your body begins storing fat differently as you age or because you aren’t burning off the excess calories you’re taking in. This fat typically accumulates on your abdomen, hips, and your waistline.
You may also be prone to love handles because of underlying hormone changes or if you have an existing thyroid condition that causes your metabolism to slow down.
Although love handles affect your appearance more than they affect your health, you’ll likely find them difficult to lose even with a healthy diet and regular physical activity.
CoolSculpting is an innovative technology that uses cryolipolysis, or freezing technology, to destroy the structure of unwanted fat cells.
This safe, in-office treatment requires no surgical incisions, and you won’t even need anesthesia. The process involves the placement of the CoolSculpting applicator over the surface of your skin. The technology delivers cold energy to the deepest layers of fat, effectively freezing them and destroying their overall structure.
Your body then gets involved, processing the dead fat cells as waste and flushing them out of your system without any additional treatment. As more cells die off, the better your results become. Within four to six weeks of treatment, you can see a noticeable slimming of your hips and waist and a reduction in the size of your love handles.
Because CoolSculpting treatments require no incisions or anesthesia, you can expect to return to your usual routine right after your appointment. You don’t have to worry about scheduling in recovery time and missing out on work or other activities.
Since there are no incisions for which you’ll need to care, you won’t need to be concerned with scars from your treatment. In fact, the CoolSculpting technology is powerful enough to destroy unwanted fat without harming any surrounding tissue or the surface of your skin. Besides some mild redness and soreness in the treatment area, your risks for side effects are minimal.
Though you may not see immediate results from your CoolSculpting treatment, the results you will see within four to six weeks are worth waiting for. Your body continues to process destroyed fat cells in the weeks after your session, and within 12 weeks, you can expect to see the optimum results of CoolSculpting.
Your clothing fits better, your self-confidence gets a boost, and you can keep your slimmer, more contoured figure for years to come with the right diet and regular exercises.
If you’re ready to battle the bulge and finally address those unwanted love handles, call Vanguard Dermatology for a consultation, or request an appointment online.