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CoolSculpting® — Freeze the Fat!

Freeze Fat Cells With CoolSculpting
Written by Dr. Gesner

As word spreads about CoolSculpting — a safe, non-invasive way to permanently eliminate fat by freezing it — we’re hearing from more patients who are interested in this procedure. Here’s what you need to know:

CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells.

CoolSculpting takes advantage of the fact that fat freezes at a higher temperature than the tissue that surrounds it. Using the careful application of cooling to the targeted area, the procedure crystallizes fat cells, which causes a natural cell death. Over time, the body will do away with the treated cells, which won’t come back.

The procedure is cleared by the FDA.

CoolSculpting is the only controlled-cooling fat-reduction procedure that’s cleared by the FDA. It’s very safe, with none of the risks that procedures that use lasers, needles, or invasive surgery may pose.

How the treatment is done.

An aesthetic professional trained in CoolSculpting consults with you to learn about your goals for the procedure, then marks the areas on your body that will be treated. An applicator is used to suction the targeted tissue to isolate it from the surrounding area that won’t be treated.

The tissue in the applicator is then chilled for a certain length of time, which may be as little as 35 minutes depending upon the area of the body and your goals. Once the cooling is complete, the applicator is removed and the tissue is massaged for about two minutes.

What to expect.

Our patients have described the initial part of the procedure as a hard pinch, but numbing occurs quickly with the intense cold. Most patients are comfortable enough to relax with a book or video during treatment.

Immediately following the procedure, you’re free to go about all of your normal activities. There may be minor, temporary bruising or some discomfort as the treated area’s nerves wake up, but you can get right back to your daily routine.

It takes approximately 90 days for the dead fat cells to be completely processed by the body, but you will see results in about two weeks and continue to see improvements for several weeks following the procedure.

Who CoolSculpting is designed to help.

CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss procedure or used to treat obesity. It was created to reduce fat in those stubborn areas of the body, such as the abdomen and thighs, that may not respond to a healthy diet or exercise.

If you’re healthy and active, but just can’t get rid of that muffin top, CoolSculpting may be the answer. It can help build your confidence when you feel and look better in your clothes.

The advantages of CoolSculpting

In addition to being non-invasive and causing no downtime for recovery, CoolSculpting offers these advantages:

  • The results are permanent: Once the cells have died a natural death, they are gone for good.
  • It truly sculpts your body: Because CoolSculpting precisely zeroes in on the targeted area, a skilled technician can expertly shape the area.
  • Patients of any age can benefit: We’ve treated patients who are in their twenties, their seventies, and all ages in between.
  • It’s less likely to result in loose skin. Unlike procedures such as liposuction that leave you with loose, sagging skin, the skin on areas treated with CoolSculpting are more likely to retract.

Choose an experienced aesthetic professional for best results.

It’s very important to have CoolSculpting performed by an experienced aesthetic professional. Improper use of the applicator or use of other devices on the market that are similar but not cleared by the FDA may result in unwanted changes in appearance that will be permanent.

Here at Coastal Vein Vascular Institute, you’ll be in the very best hands for your CoolSculpting treatment. We have extensive experience in this procedure and perform it in an in-office medical setting for your safety.

Are you ready to learn more about this safe, effective — and exciting! — technique for sculpting your body? Schedule your no-risk free assessment today by calling 904-660-2330 or request an appointment now.

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