Many of our patients are troubled by stubborn body fat. Despite changes in diet or exercise, they are unable to achieve their ideal body shape. Our doctor often recommends CoolSculpting to individuals who are looking for a non-invasive form of body contouring. This revolutionary treatment uses very cold temperatures to destroy fat beneath the skin. CoolSculpting is a safe, non-invasive treatment that requires no downtime afterwards. Effective results coupled with a no-hassle procedure have helped CoolSculpting become one of the most popular body contouring treatments available today.
CoolSculpting can be used to treat excess fat on many different parts of the body, including:
CoolSculpting uses a technology called CryolipolysisTM to safely kill unwanted fat cells in areas where fat has accumulated. A CoolSculpting session lasts about 2 hours and does not require any anesthesia. At the beginning of the session, our doctor positions the cooling applicator above the targeted area. The skin is then drawn into the applicator and the cooling process begins. During the treatment, it’s normal to feel a cold sensation, but most people do not find it painful or uncomfortable.
There is no downtime required after CoolSculpting. Patients may experience some redness, bruising, and sensitivity in the treatment area, but this should not restrict them from resuming normal activities.
In the weeks following the procedure, your body will naturally eliminate the destroyed fat cells, which reduces the thickness of the fat layer in the targeted area. Most patients begin to see results in just three weeks, with most dramatic results seen after two months. Fat will continue to be flushed from the body for up to four months. As the fat disappears, you will see the new contour of your body. Additional treatments can be performed until the desired result is achieved.
CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment that is appropriate for individuals with isolated areas of fat who are close to their ideal body weight. CoolSculpting should not be used for weight loss or as a treatment for obesity. Our doctor takes the time to ensure that her patients understand what can be achieved with CoolSculpting so they will have realistic expectations for the treatment.
If you’re ready to shape your ideal body, we encourage you to meet with our dermatologic surgeon to discuss your goals. CoolSculpting can help you get the body of your dreams without undergoing surgery. To learn more and set up an initial consultation, please contact our Philadelphia office today.