Many people experience small areas of excess fat on the body that are difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise alone. Although liposuction is often an effective option for removal of fat deposits, there is an FDA-Cleared alternative that involves no surgery or recovery time and is focused on smaller fatty areas. CoolSculpting® uses an innovative cooling technique that can reduce areas of excess fat without harming surrounding skin.
In addition to the CoolSculpting® procedure, our experienced dermatologists at Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center offer the CoolMini™ and CoolAdvantage Petite™ components of the treatment. The CoolMini™ can improve signs of submental fullness (excess fat under the chin) to reduce the appearance of a “double-chin,” while the CoolAdvantage Petite™ applicator can address excess fat specifically in the upper arms.
CoolSculpting® is FDA-Cleared to eliminate stubborn fat in the following areas:
- Flank (Love Handles)
- Inner/Outer Thigh
- Submental Area (Double-Chin)
- Upper Arm
- Bra Fat
- Back Fat
- Underneath the Buttocks (Banana Rolls )
What are the benefits of CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® can be an excellent way of reducing small areas of excess fat without the need for liposuction. Benefits of CoolSculpting® include:
- Effective fat removal after only one treatment
- No downtime after the procedure
- No needles, anesthesia, or surgical incisions are necessary for treatment
- FDA-Cleared for treatment of the thighs, abdomen, flanks (love handles), bra strap areas, back, double chin, and under the buttocks
What is the CoolSculpting® Procedure?
CoolSculpting® utilizes a technique developed by dermatologists at Harvard called Cryolipolysis™. This technique cools excess fat cells in the area targeted for treatment. During the procedure, an applicator is placed over the target areas that cools the fat cells and allows for an inflammatory response to occur. The fat cells start to break down, and then are filtered out of the body through its natural processes over the next few months. The best results from CoolSculpting® are typically apparent about two to four months after treatment.
How can the CoolMini™ procedure reduce the appearance of a double-chin?
The CoolMini™ is an applicator designed for use with the CoolSculpting™ technology platform. This advanced technique can be utilized to reduce small areas of excess fat, and has shown to be particularly beneficial for diminishing the appearance of a double-chin. The applicator’s curved features make it ideal for the treatment of smaller areas of concern. In as little as one to two treatment sessions, the CoolMini™ procedure can reduce excess fat under the chin and create a more contoured profile. Since treatment with the CoolMini™ is based on the same technology as CoolSculpting®, there is typically no downtime required after the treatment.
How can the CoolAdvantage Petite™ procedure help reduce excess fat in the upper arms?
Arm fat is one of the greatest areas of aesthetic concern for many individuals. Fortunately, the new CoolAdvantage Petite™ applicator for CoolSculpting® offers patients a new way to reduce excess fat in the upper arms without the need for invasive surgery. The FDA-Cleared CoolAdvantage Petite™ is specifically designed to effectively treat the upper arms and is equipped with interchangeable contours to allow for customized treatment based on the unique shape of each patient’s arms. The device will be placed on the targeted areas of the upper arms to reduce excess fat and yield a newly contoured appearance. Depending on each patient’s needs, the treatment typically takes about 35 minutes per arm to complete. Results should become apparent within four to six weeks and the area should continue to improve over the next few months.
What about recovery?
One of the chief benefits of CoolSculpting® is that there really is no downtime. During the procedure, there may be a slight discomfort when the cooling applicator contacts the skin, but this is often very brief. Some redness in the treated areas can be expected after CoolSculpting®; however, this should quickly fade. Most patients can resume normal daily routines right after treatment.
CoolSculpting® is a state-of-the-art device that is designed for fat layer reduction without harming surrounding skin. It can be a very effective procedure for those looking to avoid surgery but attain their body contouring goals.
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