Does Coolscupting Cause Loose Skin?


One of the more frustrating aspects of losing weight is that sometimes the skin won't snap back and will, instead, hang loose. Thus, it's understandable that some patients who want to freeze away fat cells using coolsculpting wonder if this particular method will lead to the same result. In actuality, this procedure can be immeasurably helpful in toning the skin. Here's more information about this issue.

Coolsculpting Preserves and Tones Skin

Coolsculpting is a non-invasive spot treatment that removes fat cells in specific areas of the body to reduce unsightly pockets of excess weight using extreme cold. Since there is no exercising or muscle stimulation of any kind involved, it's easy to incorrectly assume that the skin would simply hang loose on patients who don't participate in a fitness routine.

However, studies indicate the opposite is true. In addition to eliminating excess fat, the procedure also appears to tighten the skin so that it lies smooth and flat instead of loosely around the newly reduced area. In one study that lasted 18 weeks, 77 percent of patients experienced improvements in the skin tissue and 75 percent said their chins—where they had the treatment—looked smoother and more toned.

The exact cause of this unexpected result is currently unknown, but some experts suspect the extreme cold forces the body to produce collagen. This substance is responsible for skin elasticity and youthfulness. The body produces less and less of it as people age or experience other life changes, but the fat freezing process appears to stimulate production and cause the skin to become more toned and tight as a result.

Encouraging Snap Back

It's important to note that every person's body is different and may experience different results. One patient may experience improved skin, while another may be left with sagging rolls. The outcome depends on a number of factors, including age, how long you've been overweight, and the condition of your skin.

You can increase the odds of getting good results by making adjustments to your lifestyle and skincare regimen to improve skin elasticity. For instance, use moisturizers that contain retinol. This substance is effective at stimulating collagen production and forcing the skin cells to renew themselves, which can make the skin firmer.

Another thing you can do is drink plenty of water. Not only is dehydration bad for your health, but not drinking enough water causes dry, damaged skin, which is more likely to sag or hang loose. Additionally, eating too much sugar can also weaken collagen and elastin, contributing to poor skin tone.

For more tips on improving your skin or to learn more about coolsculpting, contact a local dermatologist.


30 March 2018

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