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CoolSculpting

The CoolSculpting procedure is the world’s #1 non-invasive fat-reduction procedure.

Everyone, no matter how much they weigh or how fit they are, has one or two “problem areas” where excess pockets of fat steadfastly cling, refusing to budge no matter how many hours of cardio you endure or how many carbs you cut. In the past, liposuction surgery used to be your sole option to smooth these pesky bulges, but with constantly-advancing technologies in cosmetic surgery, new ways have been developed to provide you with a nonsurgical way approach to achieving a sleeker contour. At The Clinic for Dermatology & Wellness, one of the options we offer our patients is CoolSculpting – a device that uses cryolipolysis technology to reduce or eliminate the undesirable lumps and bumps with no downtime or recovery required.

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How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting is an entirely non-invasive body contouring treatment that works by delivering “controlled cooling” to the areas of your body that are resistant to diet and exercise. This procedure gently and effectively reduces excess fat cells and permanently eliminates them from your body. Because CoolSculpting applicators come in a range of shapes and sizes, it is an ideal treatment for nearly anywhere on your body where you have pockets of stubborn fat.

The science behind CoolSculpting is cryolipolysis, a process that kills the targeted fat cells by freezing them. Using a device that has several applicator options, CoolSculpting is able to provide precise cooling directly to the areas you’ve chosen for treatment. Because fat freezes at a lower temperature than other in your body, CoolSculpting is designed to freeze only the targeted fat cells, without affecting any other tissues in the surrounding area. Once the fat cells have been crystallized, they die and are gradually flushed out by your body’s natural processes.

What areas can be treated with CoolSculpting?

Because of the number of different applicators designed to fit specific areas of your body, CoolSculpting has made it even easier to slim and contour almost any problem spot from head to toe, including:

  • Under your chin
  • Upper arms
  • Bulges along your back or bra
  • Waist and flanks (love handles or muffin top)
  • Abdomen
  • Hip area (saddlebags)
  • Under your buttocks
  • Inner and outer thighs

Ideal CoolSculpting candidates

Because of the number of different applicators designed to fit specific areas of your body, CoolSculpting has made it even easier to slim and contour almost any problem spot from head to toe, including:

Are you at a healthy, stable weight? CoolSculpting has been proven to reduce excess fat by up to 25 percent, per treatment. However, CoolSculpting is a procedure specifically designed for contouring, not weight loss. Therefore, after your CoolSculpting treatment, you may notice your clothes fitting better or a smoother, flatter stomach, but you most likely won’t see much (if any) change in the numbers on the scale

Are you looking to simply reduce fat, or tighten your skin? The CoolSculpting process only reduces fat – there is nothing in its technology for tightening loose skin. If you have excess or sagging skin due to weight loss or age, CoolSculpting isn’t the optimal choice for you.

Is your skin sensitive to cold or do you have a condition that is impacted by cold? Because of the controlled cooling mechanism in CoolSculpting, most people do not have any adverse effects from the treatment. Because fat freezes at around 39 degrees, and other water-based tissues freeze at much lower temperatures, most patients do not experience skin discoloration or other sensitivities. However, if you have a known cold sensitivity or condition that is made worse by cold temperatures, CoolSculpting may not be the best choice for body contouring.

Can you spare less than an hour for lasting results? CoolSculpting is an excellent option for both men and women who want to slim and smooth their overall shape, but don’t want to undergo invasive surgery that requires downtime for recovery. CoolSculpting sessions are comfortable and require no anesthesia and no recovery time.

 

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The CoolSculpting procedure & results

At The Clinic for Dermatology & Wellness, all of our patients are clinically evaluated by Joe Gatti, our Physician Assistant. He will examine you, talk with you about your aesthetic goals, and recommend the CoolSculpting applicator (or applicators) to be used, as well as the number of treatments required to provide you with the superior, lasting results you desire. We are the only clinic in the region that provides CoolSculpting treatment plans and evaluations performed by a licensed medical provider, and each plan is evaluated by one of our trained and experienced dermatology providers in order to maximize your results.

Once you’ve chosen the area or areas to be targeted and you come in for your CoolSculpting session, we ensure your comfort in our CoolSculpting suite, where you can enjoy the large television or just relax and rest. Our CoolSculpting Specialist will start the procedure by placing gel pads on your skin in the treatment are(s) to provide extra protection, then place the CoolSculpting vacuum applicator over the pad. The fatty pocket is gently suctioned into the hollow applicator tip, where the temperature begins to drop, numbing the area. You may initially experience a mild pulling sensation from the applicator, but once the area is numb, that feeling will subside.

Back to your daily routine in no time at all

After your CoolSculpting treatment is complete, the applicator is removed, and you are ready to return to your daily routine right away, as there is no downtime required. Some minor side effects are normal, including redness or swelling and mild bruising, but these quickly resolve on their own.

Because CoolSculpting permanently destroys fat cells in the treatment area, as long as you maintain a healthy, stable weight, the excess fat will be eliminated for good. While you may see some results as early as three weeks after your initial session, your body will continue to naturally flush out the dead fat cells for up to six months. The most dramatic results are usually visible at one to three months after your procedure, and you will be able to see your more toned and slender body contour.

If you are looking for an easy and non-invasive solution to the excess fat that plagues your otherwise fit figure, let The Clinic for Dermatology & Wellness help. Contact us today at (541) 200-2777 to schedule a complimentary consultation.