You work hard to maintain a healthy body weight, so it’s incredibly frustrating when you have stubborn areas of fat that stick around in spite of your efforts. Under the direction of Dr. Robert Topham at Holladay Dermatology & Aesthetics, the practice’s specially-trained estheticians permanently eliminate that fat and contour your body with a noninvasive procedure called CoolSculpting®. If you’re ready to finally attain the body shape you deserve, call his office in Holladay, Salt Lake City, Utah, or book an appointment online for a CoolSculpting consultation.
Body contouring refers to removing localized areas of fat to improve your body shape. The best thing about body contouring is that advanced technology can be used to permanently eliminate fat without surgery.
Noninvasive body contouring is highly effective, but it’s not meant for removing large amounts of fat. Contouring treatments target pockets of fat you can’t get rid of even though you’re close to a healthy body weight, like love handles, tummy fat, and thighs.
Our estheticians use the cutting-edge CoolSculpting device for body contouring. It uses controlled cooling to freeze fat cells beneath the skin’s surface without damaging your skin or surrounding tissues. The frozen fat cells die, then they’re gradually eliminated by your body. You get long-term results because the fat cells are gone for good.
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to eliminate fat in the abdomen, flanks (sides of the abdomen), upper arms, back, and underneath the buttocks. It’s also cleared to treat submental fat, which is found under the chin and on the neck.
The length of your session depends on the number of areas treated with CoolSculpting. One area takes about 35-60 minutes. More than one area of the body can be treated during a single appointment, if desired.
You’ll feel the cold temperature during the first few minutes of your CoolSculpting session, but the feeling quickly goes away as the area goes numb in 5-10 minutes. Most people are comfortable enough to spend the time working on their laptop or watching videos.
Our estheticians massage the area for a few minutes after your treatment, then you can get back to your normal daily routine. The treated area may become red, swollen, bruised or tender, but these symptoms should go away within days or weeks.
You may start to see your body contour change in a few weeks, but the process of cells dying and being removed from the body takes a little time. You’ll see a significant difference in about two months. Your body continues to clean out fat cells for up to six months.