Coolsculpting is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that helps contour your body by reducing fat cells in the targeted area. Years ago, scientists at Harvard University observed that some children who ate popsicles got dimples in their cheeks. The scientists: Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, realized that the popsicles were freezing and eliminating small pockets of fat cells. This idea that cold can target fat cells, without damaging skin or surrounding tissue, was the basis of cryolipolysis. Which is also known as “fat freezing” or by the product name CoolSculpting.
Many of us have stubborn fat despite the fact that we diet and exercise. Coolsculpting technology uses controlled cooling to target those stubborn fat cells, killing them in the process. The fat cells gradually die off and leave the body through the body’s natural elimination process.
A vacuum applicator is placed on the skin to bring it into contact with cooling panels. The patient feels a cold sensation for a few minutes as it produces an anesthetic effect. The fat is cooled for up to an hour. In the following weeks, your body naturally process the fat and eliminates dead cells. Coolsculpting results are long term, because the treated fat cells are gone.
The first step is to schedule a complimentary one on one consultation with one of our aestheticians who is trained in the Coolsculpting procedure. During your consultation, your whole body will be analyzed from different angles and then focus will be directed to the specific areas you want to eliminate the fat. It may take as little as one visit to achieve your goals, although more than one Coolsculpting treatment may be needed to complete your plan during that visit. Since we have two systems we may be able to treat two areas at one time reducing the amount of time you spend in the office.
Coolsculpting is not for everyone, so if you fall into this category our aestheticians will refer you to Dr. John Roussalis. He is our board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in procedures like tummy tucks and liposuction, he will advise you of the best and most effective surgical treatment to meet your goals that Coolsculpting can not.
To schedule a consultation call 302-MEDI-SPA or to learn more visit www.premierspaandlasercenter.com.