Before now, stubborn areas of fat that did not respond to diet or exercise could only be treated with costly, invasive procedures such as Liposuction. Today, CoolSculpting has completely changed the game – allowing patients to target stubborn areas of fat and eliminate them in a painless, non-invasive way. Coolsculpting involves various sized handheld devices that precisely freeze and destroy fat cells below the skin surface. The freezing procedure targets fat cells alone because fat freezes at a warmer temperature than the skin other cells. This allows the Coolsculpting device to freeze fat and leave the rest of your skin unharmed. This scientific concept was discovered by doctors at Harvard University and was trademarked as Cryolipolysis. After the fat cells are treated, they will gradually die and the body will naturally eliminate them. What is more, the fat cells are gone forever.
There are several ways that Coolsculpting can be administered. Dual-sculpting is the term used to describe two areas being treated at once. This is possible by utilizing two machines and cuts the treatment time down significantly. If your doctor only has one machine, the procedure can take up to two hours for one small area to be treated. During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator will be placed on the targeted area. The applicator will cool the targeted fat to a specified temperature.
If you have stubborn fat and are seeking to eliminate it, Kwan Dermatology can help you determine whether Coolsculpting is the best treatment to achieve your aesthetic goals.