CoolSculptingCoral Gables, FL
Even with proper diet and exercise, it can be difficult to eliminate stubborn areas of excess body fat. CoolSculpting® is an effective non-invasive procedure that can help patients target these stubborn areas of fat. This patented cooling technology targets stubborn areas of fat cells to reduce excess fat without needles or surgery.
CoolSculpting is available at Dermbar MD in Coral Gables and the surrounding area. Our team can help you reach your body goals. Call us today at 305-230-4485 to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.
CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing procedure done to reduce stubborn fat in certain areas of the body. This treatment allows people to remove extra fat cells from under the skin in a non-invasive and non-surgical way. This treatment uses a method called cryolipolysis.
Scientists developed cryolipolysis by studying the effects of frostbite on fat. Their research revealed that fat freezes at a higher temperature than skin. During the CoolSculpting process, a cryolipolysis device cools fat to a temperature that destroys fat cells while leaving the skin and other tissues intact.
Coolsculpting involves placing the targeted area between two panels of the cryolipolysis device. Once the panels cool, they remain on the patient anywhere from 35 to 75 minutes. People who go through the CoolSculpting procedure often choose to treat several parts of the body, including:
- Lower back
- Upper arms
Who Can Use CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss procedure or obesity treatment. It is a good treatment for people who have tried dieting and exercising but cannot eliminate certain fat areas. People also commonly choose to have CoolSculpting done to reduce cellulite’s appearance on the legs, buttocks, and arms or reduce excess fat underneath the chin.
CoolSculpting is not the right treatment for everyone. People who have loose skin or poor skin tone are not ideal candidates for this procedure. Additionally, people with conditions such as cryoglobulinemia, cold urticaria, and paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria should avoid this procedure to prevent any complications. Although visible results are possible for all body types, CoolSculpting is not as effective for larger areas of fat.
After treatment, people will begin to see changes within a few weeks. During this time, the liver will excrete the frozen, dead fat cells. Larger body parts may require more CoolSculpting sessions than smaller ones. CoolSculpting results are the most effective when patients are close to their ideal, healthy weight and have about 20-30 extra pounds to lose.
The finals results are usually visible in about three months. Clinical studies reported that the CoolSculpting process reduced subcutaneous fat at the treatment site by up to 25% after one treatment. The same studies also showed improvements in 86% of treated subjects. People can usually reach their ideal results after two to three sessions. While this procedure can remove areas of fat, people should not expect a complete removal of it.
CoolSculpting is an effective treatment when done with proper planning and the appropriate number of sessions. A customized treatment plan will help maximize the results and minimize the risks of side effects. This procedure has many benefits over other methods to reduce body fat.
Alternative treatments often involve surgery to reduce body fat and are associated with more risks and a longer recovery time. CoolSculpting is non-surgical, non-invasive, and requires no recovery time. People can drive themselves home after treatment and resume their normal activities right away.
Call Us Today
CoolSculpting can remove excess body fat to help people achieve their ideal body shape. Our team at Dermbar MD can help. Call us today at 305-230-4485 to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
CoolSculpting is a cosmetic procedure that does not treat an underlying health issue, so insurance does not usually cover the cost. Every insurance plan is different. Patients should contact their insurance provider for more information before seeking treatment. The treatment cost will vary depending on the size of the treatment area, the location, the number of treatments, and the cryolipolysis device’s size. We can go over more of the details during a consultation.
How long do CoolSculpting results last?
Once the fat cells are frozen and eliminated during CoolSculpting, they will not return. Thus, the results should last indefinitely. However, destroying existing fat cells does not prevent new ones from forming. If a patient gains weight after treatment, they can accumulate fat in the treated area again.
How often can I have CoolSculpting done?
There is no limit to how many procedures a person can have done. However, each treatment should occur several months apart to give the body enough time to react naturally and eliminate the dead fat cells. While it is acceptable to start a new CoolSculpting session after 30 days, a four-month period between sessions is ideal.
Are there any side effects of CoolSculpting?
While studies show that CoolSculpting is a safe and effective procedure, it is associated with mild and temporary side effects. After treatment, it is common to experience swelling and soreness as if the patient had just finished exercising. On rare occasions, patients may experience mild or moderate pain or paradoxical fat hyperplasia, which causes the number of fat cells to increase instead of decrease. Paradoxical fat hyperplasia happens to less than one percent of patients.
How does CoolSculpting feel?
As expected, the CoolSculpting process will feel cold. During the first five to ten minutes, patients may feel intense cold as the treatment area becomes numb. Most cryolipolysis devices also have a vacuum to draw the fatty tissue in, so it is also normal for patients to feel tugging, mild pinching, or pulling.
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