Are you committed to a healthy lifestyle, including a nutritious, balanced diet and regular exercise? Are you more or less happy with your weight but self-conscious about your contours? If so, there is a chance that you will be considered a good candidate for body contouring with CoolSculpting treatments. Today, our aesthetic experts at RefineU MedSpa in Oklahoma City, OK are taking a look at who qualifies for body sculpting treatments.
Are You a Candidate for Body Contouring?
You may be a good body contouring candidate if you’re a fairly healthy adult who is at their goal weight or almost at their goal weight. If you are fairly healthy, have a normal or overweight BMI, and want to improve your contours, there is a very good chance that you will be considered a good candidate for CoolSculpting. However, fat removal treatments aren’t the only body sculpting option we offer. We also offer muscle toning and volumization.
To determine whether you are a good candidate for body sculpting, you need to come in for an initial consultation to discuss your health and goals. In the meantime, take a look at signs you may qualify for CoolSculpting, CoolTone, or Sculptra.
Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
There is a great chance that you will qualify for CoolSculpting if you do not suffer from Raynaud’s disease, uncontrolled diabetes, or any other medical condition that makes you extremely sensitive to cold temperatures.
Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolTone?
CoolTone may be the appropriate treatment for you if you are having trouble toning your muscles. However, it is important to understand that the lower your body fat percentage is, the more likely you are to qualify for this treatment. If you have too much subcutaneous fat in your areas of concern, you may not be able to see the results you want. Also, you will not qualify if you suffer from a disorder that causes seizures or thin blood.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Sculptra?
You may be considered a good candidate for Sculptra if you want to improve your contours by restoring lost volume to your hands, chest, temples, cheeks, or jawline. This injectable dermal filler is FDA-approved for most adults, so you can feel confident that it will be safe and effective if we determine you are a good candidate for treatment.
Who Isn’t a Good Candidate for Body Contouring?
You will be considered a poor body contouring candidate if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding. You may need to take a pregnancy test to verify that you are not pregnant if you are currently trying to become pregnant. Also, you will not qualify for body sculpting if you have nursed your infant in the past six months. There have been no third-party clinical trials on the effects of these treatments on such individuals.
Due to the lack of independent data, the FDA has not approved body sculpting treatments for women who are pregnant or nursing or who have recently nursed. It is also important to understand that we will need to reschedule your appointment if your skin is irritated.
How Quickly Can I Expect To See My Results?
How Soon You Can See CoolSculpting Results
You can generally expect to see your final CoolSculpting results four to six weeks after your final treatment session. Depending on your current body fat distribution and aesthetic goals, you may need anywhere from one to six treatment sessions spaced a couple of months apart. CoolSculpting sessions are rarely scheduled fewer than four weeks apart, so we can get a good idea of how much fat removal is still required.
How quickly you see your CoolSculpting final results depends primarily on how much excess fat was in the targeted areas during treatment and how efficient your lymphatic system is. Depending on the size of the treatment areas, CoolSculpting can remove anywhere from 20 to 80% of the subcutaneous fat cells. The more fat you need to have removed, the longer it will take your lymphatic system to flush out the dead fat cells.
How to See Your Final Results Faster
If you believe now is the right time to seek fat removal, there is nothing you can do about how much excess fat is in your areas of concern. You can, however, take steps to improve the efficiency of your lymphatic system. For example, you can make a point to drink at least a cup of water per hour and eat water-dense foods, like asparagus, berries, and soup. Adequate hydration is critical for an efficient lymphatic system.
You can also increase the efficiency of your lymphatic system by ensuring your nutrition is on point. The better nourished you are, the more fueled your lymphatic system will be. The more fueled your lymphatic system is, the harder and faster it can work to identify, process, and flush out the fat cells that were frozen to death during treatment. Other ways you can support your lymphatic system include:
- Getting lots of cardiovascular exercise in
- Getting plenty of sleep
- Getting a lymphatic massage
- Minimizing processed food consumption
- Minimizing processed beverage consumption
- Abstaining from tobacco consumption
- Abstaining from alcohol consumption
How Soon You Can See CoolTone Results
Generally, it takes around two to four weeks for you to see the benefits of CoolTone treatments. However, your results may continue to improve for up to six months. Individual treatment plans vary, but people usually need between four and eight treatment sessions to achieve their desired muscle tone. These sessions are usually spaced a few days apart.
Therefore, if you need six treatment sessions to get the look you want, you may need to come in twice per week for three weeks. From there, it will take up to six months to enjoy your results fully. We will give you a better idea of what to expect when you come in for your initial consultation if you have concerns about your muscle tone.
How Soon You Can See Sculptra Results
Typically, you can expect to see your final Sculptra results four to six weeks after your injections. You will not be able to enjoy the full benefits of this treatment for at least a month because the results of the treatment are derived from your skin producing extra collagen in response to the treatment. Your skin cannot produce a significant amount of extra collagen overnight.
What’s great about Sculptra is that you can take steps to see your final results faster. Even better, a lot of the steps you can take to improve the efficiency of your skin’s collagen production are the same as steps you can take to improve the efficiency of your lymphatic system. This is perfect if you need to augment certain parts of your body (like your cheeks, temples, or chin) and reduce others (like your chest, stomach, back, thighs, or upper arms).
How to See Your Final Results Faster
A fairly simple, highly effective step you can take to see your final Sculptra results faster is to commit to drinking at least one cup of water every hour you are awake. It doesn’t matter whether you sip on a gallon jug of water throughout the day or set alarms for yourself to drink eight ounces every hour from 5 AM to 9 PM. If you drink a gallon of water per day, you will be hydrated and your skin can produce collagen more efficiently.
You can also see your final results faster by ensuring that you are well-nourished. If you find yourself struggling to eat a balanced diet, make sure you are at least getting your recommended daily allowance of protein and vitamin C every day. Vitamin C and the amino acids that make up the protein in your diet are essential building blocks that your skin needs to keep its existing collagen healthy and build stronger, healthier collagen. Other steps include:
- Wearing sunscreen consistently
- Getting plenty of sleep
- Not smoking
- Not drinking alcohol
- Minimizing sugar consumption
Learn Today How You Can Refine Your Contours
Most fairly healthy adults who are dissatisfied with their current contours qualify for body contouring. To find out whether you can refine your contours with a body sculpting treatment, contact us today at RefineU MedSpa in Oklahoma City, OK to schedule your initial evaluation. We’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that allows you to achieve your ideal body quickly, safely, and effectively.