Category: Lifestyle

CoolSculpting® & Sculptology – What’s the Difference, Anyways?

You say CoolSculpting®, we say Sculptology!

Perhaps you’ve seen a Sculptology advertisement right here in Pleasanton, or maybe have heard about CoolSculpting® online or in the news. So, what exactly is the difference?

Although both words sound similar at first – they are in fact two very different things, that work together beautifully!

Together, let’s take a few moments to break down and explore CoolSculpting® and Sculptology – and why they are the match that non-invasive, fat-elimination dreams are made of!

You’ve heard about CoolSculpting®. You’ve seen advertisements for CoolSculpting® – but what exactly is CoolSculpting®?

To put it briefly, CoolSculpting® is the world’s leading non-invasive procedure to safely, comfortably and effectively eliminate stubborn fat that is not responsive to diet and exercise alone. To do this, CoolSculpting® uses its unique technology to freeze your fat cells, which your body then safely and gradually eliminates once and for all!

(If you’re curious to learn more about the specifics, be sure to explore the “How CoolSculpting® Works” page right here on the Sculptology website!)

With over 7 million treatments performed across the globe, and clinical studies showing results to last long-term – upwards of nine years – there is no better way to complement your active lifestyle and a balanced diet (we call it the “fat-blasting trifecta”) and achieve your best body ever!

Our patients love CoolSculpting® because it is both efficient (with treatments in as little as 35 minutes) and effective – without downtime, time away from work, needles or scalpels, or surgery. You can even catch up on your favorite Netflix shows or answer e-mails during your comfortable and hassle-free treatment!

With CoolSculpting®, in the weeks following your treatment you’ll begin to notice visible results – and the reduction in subcutaneous fat (if you’re not sure what that is, check out our blog article “Not All Fat Is Created Equal”) in your trouble spots – including the thighs, love handles, bra roll area, back, and chin. You’ll feel more confident than ever, and dazzle in any outfit – and from every angle. It’s a proven treatment, and the world’s #1 way to eliminate stubborn fat because it simply works!

The best gets even better – because nobody in Alameda County knows CoolSculpting® better than Sculptology. Helping our patients achieve incredible results through CoolSculpting® is the only thing we do – all day, each and every day.

Lots of clinics may include CoolSculpting® among a laundry list of other treatments and services – where your nurse or provider may only perform CoolSculpting® treatments once or twice a week – or even only a few times each month.

At Sculptology, we are the undisputed leaders in CoolSculpting® – it’s the only thing we do. All of our staff are certified first-hand by CoolSculpting® University, with many holding certification from the CoolSculpting® Masters program – the most advanced certification available from Allergan, the manufacturer of CoolSculpting® technology. In fact, only a few clinics in the entire country hold this elite credential. When it comes to your body, trust only the very best – and when it comes to CoolSculpting®, there is no better choice than Sculptology.

From the moment you walk into our chic, bright and inviting Pleasanton clinic, you’ll realize you have found somewhere very special. Forget the typical marble counters, waterfalls, and uptight attitude of other med spas – at Sculptology, we proudly refer to ourselves a #NoModelZone. No fitness-magazine bodies, no size 00 models…simply real people, getting real results thanks to CoolSculpting®.

To make things even more remarkable, we combine the power of CoolSculpting® with our game-changing 3D body scan technology. This allows us to compare your before and after results down to the last pixel – so you’ll be able to measure and marvel at the change in your body thanks to non-invasive fat elimination technology.

While we’re discussing ourselves, we can’t neglect our greater purpose – reducing stubborn fat is only the very beginning. With Sculptology Life, our outreach initiative, we are creating and engaged, active community of wellness enthusiasts.

We believe that feeling confident in your body can be a powerful first step towards better health and lasting results – and that a healthy community is a thriving community. It all begins with individual citizens dedicated to wellness, precisely what we foster through Sculptology Life.

A key pillar of Sculptology Life is our commitment to sports in the community. This is about so much more than the score – when our community is active and connected, we all win. As advocates and sponsors of sport across Pleasanton – including volleyball, soccer, and numerous youth teams – we’re not only encouraging an active lifestyle and community, we’re an engaged part of it.

A healthy community is also a connected community – and our entire team is dedicated to giving back, right here in Pleasanton. By being actively involved with organizations including The Gratitude Network and A Breeze of Hope we can ensure that while sculpting bodies may be what happens inside our facility, shaping our community is the true impact that we make outside of it.

Some things are simply more impactful together – instruments and vocals, movies and the big screen, artwork and exquisite frames – not to mention CoolSculpting® and Sculptology.

There’s no better way to understand the Sculptology difference than to experience it for yourself. If you’re curious to learn more about how CoolSculpting® can help you achieve your best body ever – and want to discover if the treatment is the right fit for you, schedule a complimentary consultation to identify your problem areas and see how Sculptology can help you achieve your ideal shape! Take the first step on your journey by calling or texting us at (925) 329-6333 or emailing discover@sculptology.com.

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Discover The Fat Blasting Trifecta – Why CoolSculpting Is The Perfect Addition To Your Healthy, Holistic Lifestyle

Let’s Be Real: When It Comes To The Battle of The Bulge, There’s No “Magic Pill” – But There Are Solutions To Greatly Enhance Results

If someone were to finally find the “magic bill” to achieve a dream body without the right diet or an active lifestyle, they’d be an overnight billionaire!

With CoolSculpting, there’s no magic…only proven science and results as the result of over 7 million treatments performed worldwide. If you’re within 30 pounds of your goal weight, CoolSculpting is the perfect solution to enhance the results you’ve gotten from eating well and keeping active.

While the old wisdom was that “diet and exercise” was the key to unlocking your best body ever – with advances in science and technology, we know that today, men and women alike are feeling their best in every outfit thanks to the triple-threat approach of a balanced diet, regular exercise, and CoolSculpting. We like to refer to it as the fat-blasting trifecta and nobody is better trained to deliver three-dimensional results than Sculptology.

Together, let’s explore what makes CoolSculpting the perfect partner to your healthy lifestyle – and why it may be the perfect solution for you.

CoolSculpting Picks Up Where The Gym Leaves Off

As discussed in our previous article, all fat is not created equal. Even with a regular workout routine and rigorous effort at the gym – there are just some areas that won’t respond to any amount of cardio or resistance training sets.

Diet and working out have been shown to target visceral fat first – that is, the fat surrounding your body’s organs. Meanwhile, subcutaneous fat (the unsightly “white fat” just under the skin) is much harder to eliminate – and often most resistant to even the best workout program.

CoolSculpting is designed to eliminate subcutaneous fat in stubborn areas such as the abdomen, thighs, flanks (love handles) and submental area (commonly known as a double chin) – safely, gently and permanently. As your body naturally eliminates these fat cells following your CoolSculpting procedure, difficult pockets of fat will be gone once and for all.

You Can’t Spot Reduce With Diet And Exercise – CoolSculpting To The Rescue!

Likewise, how often have you heard someone (perhaps that someone being yourself!) saying they’d love to “Just get rid of that muffin top” or “target and tone those thighs.

Through’ physical activity and a healthy diet, it’s not possible to “spot reduce” fat in any particular area – despite the misleading claims that some fitness machines and fad diets often like to make!

Although diet and exercise offer overall improvement, they still can’t target stubborn areas – which is exactly the advantage provided by CoolSculpting. Thanks to wide array of applicators available, you have the unique ability to target almost any area on the body that’s a cause of stubborn fat for you, including:

  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Bra Fat
  • Back Fat
  • Under the chin
  • Underneath the buttocks

There’s No Motivation Quite Like Results

When you see results from your healthy lifestyle – it’s the perfect and most powerful motivation to forge ahead, and continue making positive changes every day!

While tracking your inch loss and weight on the scale are indeed two big motivating factors, there’s nothing quite like seeing a real difference in the mirror – from noticing an area that no longer sags or bulges, to seeing your “skinny jeans” or favorite outfit fit better than it has in years! Both are achieved every day by patients who use CoolSculpting as the catalyst to a long-term lifestyle change.

CoolSculpting offers you the proven results unavailable from any other non-invasive fat reduction technology, with clinical studies proving fat reduction to last upwards of nine years!

Pairing CoolSculpting alongside your current workout routine and healthy diet are truly the game-changing trifecta to blast stubborn fat once and for all!

Looking To Learn More About CoolSculpting?

If you’re curious to learn more about how CoolSculpting can help you achieve your best body ever – and want to discover if the treatment is the right fit for you, schedule a complimentary consultation to identify your problem areas and see how Sculptology can help you achieve your ideal shape! Take the first step on your journey by calling or texting us at (925) 329-6333 or email us anytime at discover@sculptology.com

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It’s More Than Calories – Why Inflammatory Foods Can Cause Unsightly Bulge, and Which Foods To Avoid

In Our Previous Blog, We Shared Why CoolSculpting Is The Perfect Addition To A Healthy Diet and Exercise – In Today’s Blog, We’d Love To Shine Some Light On Diet Blunders You Might Be Making…And Not Even Realize!

Perhaps you’re doing all the “right things” – watching your calorie intake, working out on a regular basis, and avoiding late-night snacks and treats. Yet still, those areas of “jiggle” and hanging fat just won’t seem to go away. It’s possible there’s more to the picture – and your body may be sabotaging your weight loss and wellness efforts because you’re consuming inflammatory foods; putting your body in a state of chronic inflammation.

So, what is inflammation anyways? Think of it as one of your body’s defense systems – when your body detects the abnormal  – from allergic reactions, to bruises and minor injuries. In a healthy body, the body will allow inflammation to subside

With chronic inflammation however, the foods you consume cause your body to remain in a perpetual “defense”, inflamed state. It’s almost as if, through the foods you consume, you are pressing your body’s “red alert” alarm over and over again – and this constant inflammatory response can often lead to gaining weight, low energy, skin conditions, and diseases ranging from obesity and diabetes to cancer.

At a glance, here are some of the most commonly consumed inflammatory foods, some of which have often been considered as “diet friendly” foods, that are actually working against your efforts to slim down!

  1. Sugar – When we eat too much sugar, the excess glucose our body can’t process quickly enough can increase inflammation. Sugar also suppresses the effectiveness of our white blood cells’ germ-killing ability, weakening our immune system and making us more susceptible to infectious diseases.
  2. Vegetable Oil – Although in recent years, many companies have switched from trans fats to vegetable oil in their food manufacturing processes, the problem with inflammation remains! Vegetable oils contain a substantial amount of the inflammatory fat, omega-6, and are low in the anti-inflammatory fat, omega-3. Here’s a troubling statistic! Americans are eating so much vegetable oil, that the average person has an omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of around 20:1, when a healthy ratio should be 1:1.
  3. Refined flour – Because they lack the fiber and nutrients of whole grains, your body processes and breaks down refined flour quite rapidly. The faster your body digests glucose, the more your blood sugar levels spike. As blood sugar increases, so does insulin – which creates an inflammatory response in the body.
  4. Dairy – while some intake of dairy can be beneficial (for example, yogurt has bacteria that can help the gut), dairy can also contain saturated fat which leads to inflammation. In fact, the “good bacteria” contained in yogurt can actually be decreased when consuming full-fat dairy. Between 30 million and 50 million Americans are intolerant to dairy, making it a very common allergen and in turn a cause of inflammation.
  5. Artificial Sweeteners – Often, we reach for a diet soda or “sugar free” product to cut calories, but find ourselves making a much less healthy choice without even realizing it! Artificial sweeteners disrupt bacteria in our gut, and make it difficult for us to properly metabolize glucose – which in turn causes even more inflammation.
  6. Conventionally-farmed meat – Conventionally-farmed meat is based on a grain-fed diet. The problem is, this isn’t how poultry, cattle and pigs evolved and in turn to keep their livestock healthy, meat producers are required to give them large doses of antibiotics. These antibiotics keep disease at bay in livestock and cause them to gain weight – which makes us, the end consumer, gain weight as well. The meat we consume today is higher in saturated fat, and due to residual hormones and antibiotics lead our body to remain in a constant state of inflammation. If you’re grilling meat, it also creates carcinogens that are another cause of inflammation. Look to purchase grass-fed beef as a protein source, as these are free from a grain-fed diet and contain anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats.
  7. Processed meat – An even worse culprit than conventional meat, processed meat not only contains saturated fat but inflammatory compounds resulting from the process of drying, smoking and cooking meat at high temperature. Not to mention artificial colors, preservatives, and flavorings that trigger an inflammatory response.
  8. Excess alcohol – While some studies show one drink each day may reduce inflammation, excess alcohol can be a serious cause of inflammation. The process of breaking down alcohol generates by-products that promote inflammation, can damage liver cells, and weaken the body’s immune system. As with many diet tips, the key with alcohol is good sense and moderation!

Remember – it can be difficult to make a 180-degree change in your diet overnight, but even small steps in the right direction can create a big improvement over time. Aim to think twice as you plan your meals for the days ahead, and see what inflammation-causing foods you can begin to cut down, replace, or avoid altogether.

The perfect complement to a healthy diet, CoolSculpting can help you achieve your best body ever by eliminating fat safely, gently, and permanently.

If you’re curious to learn more about how CoolSculpting can help you achieve your best body ever – and want to discover if the treatment is the right fit for you, schedule a complimentary consultation to identify your problem areas and see how Sculptology can help you achieve your ideal shape! Take the first step on your journey by calling or texting us at (925) 329-6333 or emailing discover@sculptology.com

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