What's CoolSculpting® All About?
One of the hottest ways patients in the Greater Houston area are getting the body they want is by using a new technology to freeze away fat. That's right, freezing away fat! CoolSculpting is the revolutionary way patients are getting body contouring help without surgery. This noninvasive procedure freezes fat that is then naturally eliminated by the body to reveal a more contoured and toned physique. CoolSculpting is helping both men and women look and feel great, and the best part is that no downtime is required.
The experts at Advanced Dermatology offer this innovative procedure throughout the Greater Houston area at their offices in Sugar Land, Pearland, Katy, and the newest location in League City, TX. Advanced Dermatology is an award-winning practice with a professional staff of cosmetic, medical, and surgical experts collaborating to bring their patients the highest level of care and the latest aesthetic technology. Here is a detailed look at how CoolSculpting can reshape the way you look.
Does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved procedure that targets fat cells and freezes (or crystallizes) them in a process called cryolipolysis. This discovery came about when two doctors from Massachusetts realized that fat inside children's cheeks disappeared when they frequently sucked on cold popsicles. CoolSculpting targets the unwanted fat cells just below the skin. The top layer, or epidermis, as well as the tissues surrounding the target area are not affected. The CoolSculpting patented device freezes stubborn fat pockets, which will eventually die or turn to liquid, allowing the body to eliminate them naturally. According to research, CoolSculpting can reduce up to 20% of unwanted fat cells, leaving patients more sculpted in treated areas. CoolSculpting is safe and effective, and Advanced Dermatology patients love the results.
Areas of treatment
This innovative technology can target several different areas for both men and women. Patients who follow a healthy diet and exercise plan but still have stubborn areas of fat can turn to CoolSculpting to enhance their appearance. There are a wide variety of CoolSculpting areas that the professionals at Advanced Dermatology can target. Common areas for many patients include the abdomen, hips, and flanks, but the upper arms, thighs, knees, buttocks, and under the chin can also be contoured. Banish that dreaded "double chin" or rolls of excess fat on your back with CoolSculpting technology.
Am I a CoolSculpting candidate?
Healthy, fit adults who maintain their ideal weight are generally good candidates for CoolSculpting. Men who have lower back fat or love handles can freeze away excess fat, and women who want to restore their figure after pregnancy can turn to CoolSculpting to help flatten their abdomen. CoolSculpting after weight loss is another option for individuals with good skin laxity to achieve a slimmer, more toned look. It can even help both women and men struggling with the natural process of aging and those pesky areas of fat pockets that happen in our 40s or 50s. CoolSculpting can treat several different areas so patients can achieve their aesthetic goals and feel more confident about their appearance.
What to expect during treatment
CoolSculpting is a relatively quick procedure — it’s not unusual for patients in the greater Houston area to schedule a treatment over their lunch hour. During the procedure, a cooling gel pad is placed on the designated target area, followed by the CoolSculpting applicator. This device will draw the skin and fat up into the applicator. Patients express the feeling of a slight pulling sensation or pinch, but it is temporary. A controlled cooling sensation will be felt on the target area but is mild and will dissipate once the treatment is complete. Patients may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results in 2 – 3 months.
Patients often ask, "With CoolSculpting, does the fat come back?" Once the targeted fat is eliminated with the CoolSculpting device, those fat cells are unable to return. However, it’s important to note that while the eliminated fat cells won’t return, you can still gain weight in that area due to those remaining cells expanding. As long as patients maintain their ideal weight and continue to exercise, they can enjoy their new results for years to come.
CoolSculpting may be the right option for you if you have pockets of fat that won’t budge with diet and exercise alone. If you want a slimmer, more toned look in certain areas, consider this innovative solution for extra body contouring help. To learn more and find out if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting, we invite you to schedule a consultation with the experts at Advanced Dermatology. With four convenient Houston-area locations in Sugar Land, Pearland, Katy, and League City, TX, you can take the first step toward having the body you’ve always wanted.