What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a method of non-surgical, non-invasive fat reduction that has been safely used millions of times around the world. The device has an applicator that is attached to your fat bulge. Once the applicator is attached, the temperature drops in the applicator and the bulge of fat is chilled. During the process, you sit and watch tv, play on your iPad, do emails or talk on the phone. Once the device is removed, the area is massaged and the treatment is done. The device is FDA approved, so you can rest assured that your experience will be safe and secure. You’ll get the thigh, back, waist, chin or belly fat reduction you’re looking for with a minimum of risk and maximum results.
The CoolSculpting procedure may sound like magic, but it’s actually based on hard science. Researchers have long known that cold temperatures kill fat cells. After years of development at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, which is associated with Harvard University, the CoolSculpting procedure was introduced to dermatologists everywhere. Doctors are now able to use this technology to safely and effectively cool affected parts of the body. This controlled cooling, which is known as cryolipolysis, targets fat cells beneath the surface of the skin. Freezing causes the cells to die, and the body naturally flushes away these dead cells over time. The result is a slimmer, more sculpted body.
CoolSculpting does not damage or affect the skin in any way since it is only fat cells that are uniquely sensitive to cold temperaturesMoreover, fat cells in untreated areas will not be affected. This allows dermatologists and patients to work toward targeted, nonsurgical fat reduction (or sculpting) that produces spectacular results.
Great Results Within Weeks
This non-surgical weight loss procedure does not produce immediate results. The body needs time to flush away the dead fat cells, which means that you will slowly begin to notice changes in your body over the weeks following your Coolsculpting procedure. You won’t believe how much it changes the way you look and feel. Plus, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that those fat cells are gone for good. They aren’t ever coming back!
What Is the Procedure Like?
When people ask about CoolSculpting, Alpharetta and Johns Creek dermatologists are always happy to provide them with all the details. That’s because the procedure is so easy and comfortable. While the dermatologist applies the cooling device to the patient’s skin, the patient is free to sit back and relax. Many people read a book, answer emails or simply fall asleep during the CoolSculpting procedure. At Steele Dermatology, we try to give you all the creature comforts that you would want with wifi, tv, pillows, blankets, etc. It really is that easy and comfortable.
Is CoolSculpting Uncomfortable?
Patients frequently experience feelings of pressure and intense cold during the first few minutes of CoolSculpting. These sensations typically fade, making this an ideal treatment solution for people who don’t want to take on all of the risks of having a surgical procedure. Few side effects are associated with the treatment. Some patients have experienced mild bruising, tingling, redness and pain after the session is complete. These side effects happen in the minority of cases. Your dermatologist can suggest treatment methods that can lessen the discomfort of any side effects.