Non-Surgical Fat Removal: Houston and New York Dermatologists Explain Benefits of CoolSculpting®
Dr. Paul Friedman and Dr. Elizabeth Geddes at Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center utilize the FDA-approved CoolSculpting® technique to reduce excess fat pockets in a range of body areas.
Houston, TX – For many people, even the most rigorous diet and exercise routines cannot eliminate all areas of excess fat. In fact, it’s very common for stubborn pockets of fat to accumulate in a variety of body areas, no matter how healthy and otherwise fit the individual may be. Surgical procedures such as liposuction are often effective solutions to address these concerns; however, a non-surgical alternative called CoolSculpting® is becoming more popular for many patients looking to recontour their bodies without invasive surgery or excessive downtime. Dr. Paul M. Friedman, a New York City and Houston dermatologist, says CoolSculpting® can reduce stubborn, excess fat in areas of the body such as the arms, abdomen, back, thighs, and love handles with excellent results.
Using a technique developed by Harvard scientists called Cryolipolysis™, CoolSculpting® is designed to cool excess fat cells in the areas targeted for treatment without harming surrounding tissues. A special device is placed on the target area and creates a light, vacuum-like pressure. The treated fat cells will begin to shrink and break down, and the body will then filter them out through natural processes over the ensuing months.
Dr. Friedman says CoolSculpting® offers a variety of benefits, including:
- No surgical incisions or needles are necessary for treatment
- Both men and women can benefit from the procedure
- The technology is safe for all skin types
- Optimal results can often be seen within two to four months
- Little to no recovery time is required
Dr. Friedman notes that most patients are able to resume normal daily activities right after the CoolSculpting® procedure. He says patients generally need only one or two treatment sessions to reach their goals, depending on the size and number of target areas and the patient’s desired results.
While not all patients will be candidates for CoolSculpting®, Dr. Friedman says the FDA-approved procedure has helped many individuals gradually eliminate fat deposits that have proven resistant to traditional weight loss methods. Furthermore, he explains, the treatment often creates modest liposuction-like results without the discomfort and inconvenience associated with recovery from major surgery.
About Paul M. Friedman, MD
A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Paul M. Friedman is the Director of Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Houston, TX, and New York City, New York. He was educated in dermatology at New York University School of Medicine, where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Friedman continued his training at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York with a one-year fellowship in MOHS micrographic surgery, cutaneous oncology, and dermatologic laser surgery. A recipient of multiple awards, including two Husik Prizes for research in dermatologic laser surgery, Dr. Friedman is co-author of “Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin,” and co-editor of “Laser & Light Source Treatments for the Skin,” a textbook on the applications of laser treatments. He serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas Medical School, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Friedman recently co-chaired the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. Along with Dr. Elizabeth R. C. Geddes at Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center, Dr. Friedman offers a comprehensive range of treatments for both medical and cosmetic skin conditions. Dr. Friedman is available for interview upon request.
To learn more about Dr. Friedman and the Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center, please visit dermlasersurgery.com and facebook.com/paulmfriedmanmd.
Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center
Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza
6400 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030
New York Office:
317 E. 34th St.
New York City, NY 10016