The desire for non-surgical cosmetic options has prompted the development of several highly effective body contouring procedures. The dermatology specialists at MetroDerm often address skin issues such as acne or hyperpigmentation, but are now also offering these non-invasive body shaping services as an alternative to traditional plastic surgery. The major appeal of non-surgical body procedures, like CoolSculpting, is that there is no downtime, minimal chance of complications and it is available at a reasonable cost.
We are all looking to slow down the aging process and present a youthful, vibrant outward appearance. Yet often times, as we age stubborn fat deposits begin to form and no longer respond to diet and exercise. That’s why non-surgical body shaping procedures are a popular choice with our dermatologists. Treatments like CoolSculpting effectively address collections of fat located under the chin, abdomen, flanks, back, thighs and more.
What Is CoolSculpting ® ?
With the use of controlled cooling, CoolSculpting targets stubborn fat that will not respond to diet and exercise. It is an FDA-approved, non-surgical fat reduction procedure with long-lasting, proven results.
Who is a candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an effective non-invasive solution for individuals who are within 15-20 pounds of their ideal weight, with pockets of unwanted fat.
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary targeted fat loss treatment that first hit the market in 2010. Since that time, additional applicators and methods have been approved by the FDA for various areas of the body.
Interestingly enough, this state-of-the-art technology began when doctors in Massachusetts noticed that children who frequently ate popsicles developed cheek dimples. The cold temperature of the popsicles were removing tiny pockets of fat cells inside the children’s cheeks. The doctors wondered if a similar process could be duplicated for esthetic purposes in adults.
During a CoolSculpting procedure, controlled cooling is safely delivered to targeted areas of stubborn fat beneath the surface of the skin. Fat cells are crystallized, leaving surrounding tissue and skin unharmed, then are removed naturally. Over the course of several weeks, the body eliminates these destroyed fat cells, leaving behind a more sculpted physique.
One of the major benefits of this treatment is that, once the fat cells are destroyed through freezing, they will never grow back. Fat loss results experienced with CoolSculpting are permanent.
HOW MANY COOLSCULPTING ® TREATMENTS WILL I NEED FOR FAT LOSS?
Every individual is different and will have various body-shaping goals. However, it is common for two or more treatment sessions to achieve desired results with CoolSculpting. The number of sessions needed will depend on:
- Which areas are being treated
- Amount of areas being treated each session
- Specific cosmetic goals
You will meet with Dr. Nahai and his team to devise a custom individualized treatment plan for achieving your ideal, sculpted shape. Typically CoolSculpting treatments take between 30-60 minutes to perform. Patients may choose to have more than one area treated within a single session.
WHERE ON THE BODY CAN I USE COOLSCULPTING ® ?
CoolSculpting is FDA-approved for removing fat deposits in the following areas:
- Submental area (under the chin)
- Inner and outer thighs
- Bra area
- Beneath buttocks
HOW DOES A COOLSCULPTING® TREATMENT FEEL?
CoolSculpting sessions produce an intense, cold sensation. Fortunately, this only lasts a few minutes. Once the cold sensation dissipates, it is easy for patients to relax. Feel free to read, watch a movie, work via laptop or even take a nap during your treatment.
Depending on the area being treated, some CoolSculpting applicators produce a small pulling sensation when the applicator applies suction to specific areas. The portion of the body being treated is usually numb within 5-10 minutes, allowing for a comfortable procedure. Some individuals experience a slight tingling sensation following treatment as the area is massaged for approximately 2-3 minutes.
- Using a technology called Cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting safely and effectively reduces fat cells within the targeted area.
- A non-invasive treatment, CoolSculpting offers a no-downtime option without the need for surgery, anesthesia, or incisions.
- Surrounding skin and tissue is left healthy and unharmed, while fat cells are targeted and destroyed. In the weeks following the procedure, the body naturally metabolizes and eliminates the damaged fat cells.
- CoolSculpting effectively removes 20-30% of fat in the treatment area. Your new physique will be revealed over the course of several weeks following the procedure.
Benefits of CoolSculpting ®
CoolSculpting patients are pleased with the positive results of this non-surgical treatment, which include:
- Impressive outcome without surgery
- Improved body confidence
- Feeling comfortable in clothing without the need for restrictive shapewear
- Easily “spot treat” stubborn fat deposits
- More sculpted, trim body shape
- No need for exhaustive exercise to target trouble areas
CoolSculpting can be used for fat reduction of the abdomen, flanks, arms, back, thighs, and beneath the chin.
RECUPERATION + HEALING
One of the major benefits of CoolSculpting is that there is no downtime, with just the possibility of minimal discomfort. Following the procedure, slight bruising, tenderness, or swelling could occur and last for a few days after treatment. Most individuals resume normal daily activities, including exercise, immediately.
We offer our dermatology patients the absolute best CoolSculpting experience and results that Atlanta has to offer. Call MetroDerm today to learn more about effortlessly creating the sleek, toned body you’ve always envisioned!