Americans are fat. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 70% of adults in the United States are either overweight or obese. If you’re among them, you could be at high risk for severe health problems, including heart disease, heart attack, diabetes, and hypertension, so losing weight is the first step toward a longer, healthier life.
If you’ve already been on that weight-loss journey and are close to your goal, but still have a few stubborn spots that just won’t seem to budge — like love handles, a muffin top, or saddle bags — there’s a way to freeze them away without surgery.
Here at Holladay Dermatology & Aesthetics, Dr. Robert Topham and our team of expert aestheticians help our patients polish off their weight-loss process by smoothing out their contours with CoolSculpting®.
This revolutionary technology allows us to send controlled cooling through the outer layers of your skin and target the fat cells below. They can’t survive the freezing temperature, so they die and are eventually flushed away, never to return again.
Here are the top five benefits of CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is the brand name for a medical treatment called cryolipolysis. It damages fat cells while leaving other types of cells untouched and unharmed. This FDA-approved technology requires no surgery and no anesthesia, so there are virtually no side effects like you’d endure after traditional liposuction or surgery.
Studies show that cryolipolysis is effective for fat loss and body contouring. However, it’s important to note that CoolSculpting is not intended for significant weight loss, but rather for targeting the resistant pockets of fat that remain at the end of a weight-loss journey or have formed on an otherwise healthy body. After your CoolSculpting treatments fully kick in, you can expect to realize a 15-28% reduction in fat cells in the treated area.
Thanks to the noninvasive nature of CoolSculpting, we can perform your treatment right here in our office in about 30 minutes, and when you leave, you can go straight back to whatever you were doing.
Other treatments and procedures require rest, elevation, and pain medication as you recover from the trauma, but not with CoolSculpting. You can feel free to go back to work, shopping, school, or whatever you feel like doing.
As the CoolSculpting treatment freezes the fat cells, they die immediately — but they don’t leave your body right away. It takes a few weeks for your system to process the dead tissue and flush it away. That means your results are gradual and continual. To those who don’t know you had a CoolSculpting treatment, it’ll look like your body is transforming naturally.
Because CoolSculpting is noninvasive and doesn’t traumatize your body or your skin, we can treat several areas of your body in one session. For instance, we can freeze the fat in your tummy and flanks at the same time, or take care of the bulges on your thighs and arms simultaneously. No need to come back several times just to target another body part.
CoolSculpting is safe and effective for anyone who is in good overall health and is looking for a way to smooth out stubborn bulges and fat pockets. The best way to know if CoolSculpting is right for you is to call our office in Holladay, Utah, at 801-272-4408, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Topham. You could start the new year with new contours with CoolSculpting.