An unwanted bulge? A little extra pudge? An extra roll spilling over a waistline or bra strap? Or kissing thighs? Whether you have a few pounds to lose or you’re close to your ideal body weight, most of us have one or more area where we’d like to get rid of a pocket of fat. Liposuction is an awesome means of eliminating fat, but it’s not the only way. If you aren’t ready for a surgical procedure, then CoolSculpting may be perfect for you. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical (i.e. no cutting, no needles, no anesthesia) way to literally freeze fat cells away. It’s simple, if you have some extra fat cells that you’d like to get rid of, then you’re likely a good candidate!
Fat Removal Made Easy
The CoolSculpting procedure is a revolutionary, non surgical, non-invasive fat removal that can be performed in the comfort of your dermatologist’s office. If performed well, the results may be very similar to liposuction in getting rid of fat in discrete areas to sculpt your body and give you the shape that you desire to look and feel better in and out of clothes. CoolSculpting works best with a healthy lifestyle, but it offers fat reduction without the need for seriously restrictive diets or extreme exercise plans. The results are permanent so you don’t have to worry about the fat coming back or going somewhere else. Beyond being needle, knife, and anesthesia-free, there is no downtime. You can return to your normal activities including work or exercise the very same day.
*Individual patient results may vary
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.
Most patients are able to return to their normal schedule immediately after their CoolSculpting session. That means you can immediately return to your normal work, exercise and social activities. The amount of time required to complete this fat reduction procedure varies between patients. The more areas you’d like to treat, the longer the session is likely to be. Also, be aware that more than one session may be necessary for you to achieve the ultimate results you desire. You will work closely with your dermatologist to create a treatment schedule that works for you.
Ask Us About CoolSculpting
If you are wondering whether or not you are a good candidate for the CoolSculpting procedure, contact us. When it comes to CoolSculpting Alpharetta and Johns Creek residents rely on us to provide safe, effective results. Most people who have stubborn fat deposits are good candidates for this non surgical weight loss procedure. Anyone who has a noticeable bulge in the chin area, excess fat in the hips or thighs or is looking to get rid of excess fat in the stomach, waist or back is probably a candidate for CoolSculpting.
When it comes to CoolSculpting, Alpharetta and Johns Creek residents have many options to consider. We provide a safe, comfortable environment that leads many of our patients to enjoy the CoolSculpting procedure. In fact, most patients treat it a lot like a relaxing day at the spa. If you’d like to know more about CoolSculpting, contact us today. We’ll schedule a consultation so that you can discover for yourself the amazing results that are possible with the CoolSculpting procedure.
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