Summit Dermatology offers CoolSculpting – a nonsurgical treatment to eliminate fat with little to no downtime.
What Is CoolSculpting?
The CoolSculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or significant downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-approved procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat.
How Does Coolsculpting Work?
It comes down to science called cryolipolysis. Coolsculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the treated fat cells, leaving a more sculpted body.
Am I A Good Candidate?
Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas that they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. It is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. However, it is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
How Much Does CoolSculpting Procedure Cost?
The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your problem areas, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
How Long Is Each Session? How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.
Where Does The Fat Go? Are The Results Permanent?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
What Does It Feel Like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates as the area numbs. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during treatment.
Is the CoolSculpting Procedure Safe?
The CoolSculpting Procedure is FDA-cleared for nine areas – the flank (love handles), abdomen, inner thigh, outer thigh, distal thigh, bra fat, banana roll, upper arm and submental areas. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Following the procedure, you may experience temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobulinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity.
Can I Return To Normal Activities After My Treatment?
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately.
When Will I See Results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Do I Need To Take Special Supplements Or Follow A Strict Diet And Exercise Program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet or exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment.
What Happens If I Gain Weight Down The Road?
Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.
At Summit Dermatology, we are committed to offering our patients the latest cosmetic advancements in a safe, relaxed, and comfortable environment. Contact Summit Dermatology to schedule your consultation.
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