Unwanted body fat that won’t go away despite diet and exercise can be a source of frustration for many of our patients. If you’re tired of hard work with no results, it’s time to rethink your body toning strategy. CoolSculpting® is an extremely effective and non-surgical body contouring method that can sculpt and lean out target areas of fat with no downtime and little medical risk.
Integrated Dermatology of Coral Gables is committed to providing our patients with the highest standard of medical and aesthetic care. For more information about our practice or any of the services we offer, contact our Coral Gables office today.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is the world’s #1 non-surgical fat reduction treatment. Developed by Harvard scientists, it uses controlled cooling to tighten and tone nearly any area of the body. This procedure is entirely non-invasive and extremely effective, with 95% of patients reporting that they were highly satisfied with the results of their treatment.
How Does it Work?
CoolSculpting® works because of the biological principle called Cryolipolysis®, or the fact that fat cells are destroyed when exposed to cold temperatures for prolonged periods of time. Because fat cells have a higher freezing temperature than many other biological structures, the skin and tissue near the treatment area are left completely unharmed.
The results of CoolSculpting® treatments last significantly longer than traditional weight loss methods; this is because of the different ways traditional weight loss and Cryolipolysis® affect fat cells. The number of fat cells in your body becomes fixed during your teenage years. While losing and gaining weight can affect the size of these cells, it does not decrease the overall number of them. CoolSculpting® works to reduce overall the number of fat cells, tightening and toning an area while also reducing your ability to gain weight there in the future.
At Integrated Dermatology of Coral Gables, we utilize the renowned “Treat to Transformation” approach to CoolSculpting®. Before patients can begin treatment, we require that they come in for a complimentary consultation appointment. During this appointment, one of our specially certified “Treat to Transformation” staff members will ask you to describe your desired results. They will then be able to show you a realistic depiction of what those changes would look like on your body. This ensures that patients are obtaining exactly the treatment they want and are better able to understand their own treatment goals.
What can CoolSculpting® Treat?
CoolSculpting® can be used safely to eliminate fat on nearly any area of the body, including the:
- Double chin
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
What Can I Expect from a CoolSculpting® Treatment?
The amount of time each CoolSculpting® treatment takes varies depending on the number and size of the areas being treated. Typically, you should plan on being in our office for an hour per area addressed.
During treatment, the controlled cooling characteristic of CoolSculpting® is administered through an applicator left on the treatment area. When the applicator is first placed on the treatment area, some patients feel uncomfortable at first because of the intense cold. However, this feeling usually subsides as the treatment area becomes numb. Once you’ve settled into the procedure, you can relax, read, check your email, watch Netflix, even take a nap! It’s just that painless.
Because it takes time for fat cells to be eliminated from the body completely, the results of a CoolSculpting® treatment appear gradually over a period of two weeks, with the most dramatic results appearing after two months.
Interested in undergoing a CoolSculpting® treatment but aren’t sure that you’re a candidate? Contact Integrated Dermatology of Coral Gables today. We can answer any questions you have about the treatment, or get you set up with a consultation appointment so you can be on your way towards a leaner you. We look forward to hearing from you!