Are you tired of looking at those love handles that won’t go away, but you don’t want to undergo surgery? CoolSculpting® is the No. 1 noninvasive fat removal procedure worldwide; millions of people have undergone a CoolSculpting procedure on at least one part of their body.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to treat excess fat in the following areas:
- Under the chin
- Back fat
- Bra fat
- Upper arm
- Under the buttocks
It’s important to note that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure per se. It’s designed to help with smaller areas of fat in specific areas of your body that haven’t responded to diet and exercise. Candidates for CoolSculpting should be within about 20-25 pounds of their normal weight and be in good health.
How does CoolSculpting work?
Years ago, scientists at Harvard observed that cold temperatures can reduce and eliminate fat cells without hurting the skin around the targeted area. The CoolSculpting applicator delivers cooling to the exact areas of excess fat. As the fat cells freeze, they begin to disintegrate. Over a number of weeks, your body systems eliminate the dead cells naturally.
What happens during a CoolSculpting procedure?
You lie on a table while Dr. Topham places a special applicator and plates on the area to be treated, such as those love handles on each side of your abdomen. You feel a cold sensation temporarily. In a few minutes, the applicator and plates produce an effect similar to an anesthetic. The fat begins to freeze, and Dr. Topham uses a mini-vacuum type device that draws the tissue between the two plates on your skin.
The procedure usually takes about an hour. You receive a gentle massage on the affected area after the treatment. That’s all there is to it. You can get up and go about your normal day when it’s done.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
Researchers and physicians have authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles on CoolSculpting and its effects on body fat. The procedure is based on accepted science, and over 6 million people have had it done.
CoolSculpting is a perfect solution if you want a body contouring system without needles or incisions. Side effects are mild — some numbness that can last for more than a week, as well as some soreness and/or bruising. It’s a safe, nonsurgical method of body contouring with few side effects, but it should be performed only by a physician who has been trained and certified to do the procedure.
When will I see results?
The change in your body isn’t immediate. You’ll start to see some changes in about three weeks, and complete results in about 8-16 weeks; each person’s body responds slightly differently. Many people are happy with one CoolSculpting treatment, but some decide to repeat the procedure for more dramatic results.
Are the results permanent?
The fat cells that die are gone forever. However, there are fat cells around the treated area, and those can grow if you gain weight, just like all the other fat cells in your body.
Are you ready for a trouble spot makeover? Call or book an appointment online with Holladay Dermatology to learn how CoolSculpting can transform your body. Get ready for the compliments!