CoolSculpt® Your Way to Lower Body Fat and a Better Looking Body “Wow!” “Seriously?!” you may be thinking… Well, Yes! In a one-hour procedure without pills, supplements, special diets or intense workout regimes, an innovative non-surgical treatment is available to remove those trouble spots that seem impervious to healthy changes in diet and solid workout programs. Developed by two Harvard scientists who observed that cold can be applied to remove fat, criolypolysis or, CoolSculpting®, is a technology used to cool fat cells to temperatures that trigger their natural death. As lipids and fats crystallize faster than other cells and are more vulnerable to cooling than the surrounding tissues, there is no damage to skin, nerves or other tissue. When delivering prolonged, controlled cooling to an area, fat cell death and elimination will be produced naturally over time. Over the following weeks and months, the fat cells begin to shrivel and die until the patient’s own metabolism eliminates them from the body. The patient’s fat layer will be reduced significantly, giving the patient visible and measurable results in the targeted area.
Whether stubborn inches around the abdomen or leg area is simply a result of genetics or lifestyle habits, CoolSculpting® is an effective way to get rid of fat for good. It is especially appealing to those who would not normally consider a cosmetic procedure or for those who don’t want the downtime and risks associated with surgery.
Each treatment cycle lasts for one hour and does not require local or other anesthesia. Patient’s may feel slight discomfort for the first five minutes of the treatment as the cooling device comes into contact with the skin and begins to freeze the tissues. After about ten minutes, the patient may feel slightly numb as the treatment continues. Patients are able to resume regular activities or go back to work upon leaving the office. Results are generally seen within a few months of treatment. CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq is clinically proven and FDA approved.
Ideal candidates are generally those with stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise – love handles, muffin tops, spare tires, inner or outer thigh bulges – problem areas that are difficult to exercise away without extreme fitness or diet programs.
“I have my body back – the body I had in my 20’s!”
Patients who have undergone CoolSculpting® tend to talk about what they have gained, rather than the fat they have lost. From “I finally look good again; It’s the real me,” to “My clothes fit better,” patients report an increase in personal confidence, Keep in mind, once fat cells are eliminated, they are gone forever. However, attention will still need to be taken in regards to a healthy diet and fitness program as to not generate new fat cells or increase the size of those still there. Fortunately, most patients find their amazing results the impetus to continue taking care of themselves in order to retain their new look.
If you’re struggling to lose body fat from particular areas of your body, please set up a consultation with us to learn whether CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq is right for you. We are proud to be South Carolina’s first and most experienced practice to offer CoolSculpting®.