Curious about CoolSculpting? — Northeast Dermatology | SKIN Dermatology

Does Coolsculpting work? (Spoiler Alert: It Does!)

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Curious about CoolSculpting?

In todays cosmetic world, there seems to be a new treatment for fat loss around every corner. Beauty magazines are filled with new creams, pills, cleanses, treatments, all aimed at the same thing; removing fat! But do these work? The vast majority if these are scams, so it is understandable that you are skeptical about CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, non-surgical way to remove fat cells and contour your body. A dermatologist or trained technician applies a vacuum-like device on your stomach, love handles, arms, thighs, or wherever you have an extra bulge of fat. It freezes the subcutaneous fat in the area, and then your body flushes out the fat cells over a period of months. It subtracts actual inches from your body without the downtime of surgery like liposuction.

Sounds too good to be true huh? So what’s the catch? There really isn’t one. Results can take up to see 12 weeks before you can see your optional results with getting about a 20-25% reduction in the area we are treating. So it is not immediate. Most common side effects can include some mild swelling post therapy, some temporary numbness in the treated skin, or some mild bruising. Most side effects resolve within a week.

Pain during treatment used to be one of the most common complaints that patients had during the treatment. However, the company has improved the technology since CoolSculpting was first released in 2010. The new applicators that were released in January 2017 have better contact with the skin creating less of a painful sucking sensation in the skin. The CoolScultping cycle time has also been decreased from one hour to 35 minutes, making the total treatment time less. Be wary of older reviews online that may be talking about older technology. The treatment itself is relatively painless for most patients. Patients often complain of a little stinging and burning for about 6-8 mins of the treatment time and then the skin often goes numb, making the remaining session comfortable.

Things to consider when deciding if CoolScultping is right for you. CoolSculpting does not improve cellulite, and it does not tighten loose skin. Remember each treatment reduces 20-25% of the subcutaneous fat in the area. Depending on the amount of fat you have, you may need multiple treatments spaced six apart.

It is important that you are assessed correctly during your consultation. Improper placement of the CoolScultping template can lead to poor results. We have highly trained CoolScultping providers that offer free consults determine if you are a candidate. Schedule yours now.

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