Patients who want to improve their body contours may feel as though they need to schedule an appointment with a plastic surgeon to undergo procedures such as liposuction. However, these expensive and invasive procedures are no longer necessary, especially for patients who have specific, targets areas of unwanted fat they’d like to address. The estheticians of SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota, FL can educate patients on alternative, nonsurgical solutions such as CoolSculpting to essentially freeze away unwanted fat on the body and improve body curves. Below are some of the more common frequently asked questions about this advanced treatment.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that freezes and eliminates fat cells. It is FDA-approved and clinically proven to reduce fat in the treated area by up to 25% with several treatment sessions.
How does CoolSculpting work?
The CoolSculpting procedure is performed using an applicator that pulls in the skin and suctions it against the cooling plates. The cooling plates cool the skin to a temperature that damages the fat cells, which are then eliminated through the body’s natural processes (lymphatic draining).
What areas of the body can be treated with CoolSculpting?
Any area of the body can be treated with CoolSculpting, including the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and arms.
What is the treatment time expected?
The treatment time for CoolSculpting varies depending on the size of the area being treated, but typically ranges from 30 minutes to an hour.
What are the side effects of CoolSculpting?
The most common side effects of CoolSculpting are bruising and swelling. Some patients may also experience numbness or tingling in the treated area. These side effects are usually mild and temporary.
Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
Good candidates for CoolSculpting are people who are looking to reduce stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment, so patients should be close to their ideal body weight before undergoing the procedure.
Is CoolSculpting permanent?
CoolSculpting is a permanent fat-reduction treatment. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they are gone for good.
How do I learn more?
If you’re considering CoolSculpting, contact SkinSmart Dermatology of Sarasota, FL today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about the procedure when you call to request an appointment.