Ever read through the process of how CoolSculpting works and wondered whether you could “DIY” it at home? You’re not alone. DIY CoolSculpting is a very real trend at the moment. Unfortunately, it’s also a dangerous one. Just because the treatment does not require needles or anesthesia does not mean it’s safe to try at home. Your CoolSculpting treatment is always best left to a reputable med spa here in Houston.
Here is what you need to know about DIY CoolSculpting and why this is one treatment you should never do yourself.
What Is DIY CoolSculpting?
The process behind CoolSculpting seems easy enough to replicate: Drop your fat tissues to a low enough temperature, they’ll die off, and you’ll be left with an attractively slimmer figure. Because this seems so simple, some people have dangerously attempted to do it themselves at home.
These at-home efforts often involve strapping ice packs directly to the targeted areas or taking ice baths for extended periods. If this seems like a bad idea to you, you’d be right. Not only is this ineffective, but it’s also quite risky.
Why Is it Dangerous?
Applying ice directly to the skin may cause frostbite, which might mean permanent damage to your skin. If you opt for an extended ice bath, you’re putting yourself at risk for hypothermia. Either approach could result in a trip to the hospital.
That’s not to mention you won’t have any results to show for your efforts. Without precise, multi-directional cooling, your fat temperature won’t drop low enough to induce cryolipolysis without harming your skin and tissues in the process.
Why Trust a Med Spa for CoolSculpting?
The CoolSculpting device is designed to keep you safe and avoid injury by precisely controlling your tissue temperatures throughout your entire session. The device’s suction and applicator design allow fat cells to be surrounded and treated from multiple directions at once, meaning deeper cooling and more fat cells treated. These devices are FDA-approved to safely and effectively reduce stubborn fat deposits—no risk of frostbite necessary.
Learn more about how the CoolSculpting device safely induces cryolipolysis in this related blog post.
Why Choose Ovation for CoolSculpting?
At Ovation Med Spa, your treatment will always be performed by a trained provider and include a comprehensive consultation to make sure your treatment is customized to achieve your specific goals. We offer CoolAdvantage applicators for faster, more comfortable, and more effective treatments, along with Z-Wave radial pulse therapy proven to enhance results. On top of it all, our competitive pricing and treatment packages are designed to give you results you can feel confident about at a price you can appreciate.
To see examples of the results you can expect after a CoolSculpting treatment at Ovation, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
If you would like to learn more about CoolSculpting at our medical spa in Houston, please contact us online or call (713) 936-2490.