Losing weight can be a challenging feat, especially when there seems to be stubborn pockets of fat that seem to be resistant to diet and exercise. It can be discouraging to get stuck so close to your goal. If you are close to your desired weight but are not able to get rid of troublesome pockets of fat, CoolSculpting may be for you. Contact us today at River Region Dermatology & Laser to learn more about this treatment option.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a revolutionary, non-invasive way to get rid of fat in certain areas. By delivering precisely controlled cooling to the treatment area, the problem cells are destroyed and removed, leaving you with a more contoured figure. It is the first and only FDA-approved body sculpting treatment to use controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that can be customized to help with your individual goals.

How does CoolSculpting® work?

This treatment works by targeting the problem fat cells with targeted cold temperatures. As the cells are cooled and frozen, they are damaged. The damaged cells are then removed through the body’s lymphatic system. As the cells are eliminated, the treatment area slims down, leaving you with a more refined figure.

What areas can CoolSculpting® treat?

CoolSculpting® can be used in multiple areas of the body, but the most common areas are:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms

What can I expect?

During your consultation, you will talk with one of our experts about your expectations for the treatment. Once it is decided that CoolSculpting® is right for you, you can undergo your session. The treatment will last about an hour where you will be able to read, watch tv, or nap if you’d like. You will also have a blanket to help keep you warm as your stubborn fat is cooled. Most people need multiple sessions to reach their goal.

When will I see results?

Since this treatment uses your body’s natural systems to remove the damaged cells, you will not begin to see results for a few weeks following your session. Optimal results are usually seen 2-3 months following your final session. This may vary from person to person since each treatment is customized to fit your individual needs.

Am I a candidate?

If you are struggling with getting rid of stubborn fat, CoolSculpting® may be the treatment for you. It is important to know that CoolSculpting® is not and should not be treated as a weight loss procedure. You should be close to your goal weight and in good health to be a candidate for this treatment. Call River Region Dermatology & Laser to schedule your consultation today!