Most of us start thinking even more about our appearance in the summer months. Sleeveless dresses, swimsuits, and trips to the beach or the pool can definitely shine the spotlight on looking your best. But if you’re feeling a bit self-conscious about baring your skin this season, it might be time for a trip to La Belle Vie to see if a cosmetic procedure can help boost your confidence.
However, due to the summer sun and heat, some procedures are more effective than others in the hotter months. In fact, because the sun can actually interfere with your results (and make your recovery uncomfortable), there are a couple of treatments you should put off until cooler weather.
For example, chemical peels can cause your skin to be more sensitive to UV rays. Also, with this treatment, it is recommended that you stay out of the sunlight for a full week after your visit—definitely not ideal if you have any outdoor activities planned. And ironically, while laser treatments are excellent for reducing sun damage, this procedure can also make your skin more vulnerable in direct sunlight. So if you’re planning on cosmetic laser surgery, you’ll probably want to put off this procedure until fall.
What Is a Good Cosmetic Procedure To Have In the Summer?
CoolSculpting literally freezes stubborn fat cells and makes your body look amazing. Plus, the results you get from this procedure will not be affected by sunlight, so it’s ideal for sun worshippers.
Right now, we’re celebrating summer and freedom at La Belle Vie with a whole bunch of July specials, and CoolSculpting is one of our most popular promos! For just $800, you can achieve lasting results and get rid of those hard-to-eliminate areas of fat for good. So, what is CoolSculpting, and what can it do? If you’re not familiar with this revolutionary treatment, read on for more details.
How Can CoolSculpting Help You Get an Incredible Beach-Ready Body?
With CoolSculpting, you can relax for about an hour while one of our technicians uses a patented machine to freeze the fat cells from areas of your body like the outer thighs, abdomen, bra bulge, love handles, inner thighs, or double chin. You can even have two areas worked on at the same time.
FDA-cleared and shown to produce dramatic and long-lasting results, CoolSculpting freezes only the treatment areas, leaving the rest of your body unaffected. The best part? Each session can reduce fat by up to 25 percent for good!
After your first CoolSculpting treatment, you can return to our office in about two months and compare photos of before and after. If you like your results, great! But if you want another 25 percent reduction in fat, or you’re going for a more sculpted overall look, you can undergo another easy treatment.
Is CoolSculpting the Same as Liposuction?
No. Liposuction involves a surgical procedure to suck fat cells from your body. Like liposuction, CoolSculpting is a treatment for fat reduction that needs to be done by a professional, and the results are often comparable.
However, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure. Like liposuction, it results in permanent fat loss. However, this highly effective and less expensive alternative is non-invasive, and it does not require anesthesia.
Am I a Good Candidate for Coolsculpting?
If you need to lose a lot of weight, liposuction may be the best option for you. Coolsculpting is most effective for people who:
- Are in good general health
- Are not pregnant
- Want a more toned, chiseled body
- Understand what is involved in the treatment
- Have tried diet and exercise and can’t lose that last bit of stubborn fat
Does CoolSculpting Hurt?
Most patients find that CoolSculpting is not painful, although some say the freezing temperature of the instrument and numbness from the cold can be uncomfortable. Others say they experience slight pulling or pinching sensations. For the most part, however, you will likely feel relaxed and at ease during your treatment.
Will I See Results Immediately? Can I Go Straight to the Beach?
CoolSculpting kills the fat cells in the treated area, but your body also needs time to eliminate those dead cells through its normal processes. So you are not going to see immediate results. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to three months following the procedure to see the final results, with most of our patients seeing positive changes in about a month.
The good news is that if you maintain your weight and muscle tone with good habits, you can expect those results to be permanent!
While you can resume your regular activities right after your session, CoolSculpting aggravates the skin and tissue at and around the treatment area. You may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising that will go away within a few days, so you probably won’t want to don your swimsuit right away.
Are There Any Other Treatments That I Can Get To Look My Best in the Summer?
Absolutely! AT La Belle Vie, we have a comprehensive menu of aesthetic procedures to choose from, including:
And much more!
Plus, in addition to our July special on CoolSculpting, we have several other promotions you can take advantage of this month, like Diamond Glow Facial, Dermaplaning, Microneedling, Dysport, and more!
Diet and exercise are the most effective ways of reducing excess fat, but most of us have stubborn fatty areas that just won’t budge, no matter how healthy we eat or how many calories we burn.
Summer is a time when you are eager to look your best, wearing your favorite sundresses or hitting the beach without feeling subconscious. However, some cosmetic procedures are not suitable for the warmer months.
CoolSculpting can be done any time of the year and can help you realize your dreams of getting the gorgeous beach body you’ve always wanted. So reach out today to schedule a consultation!