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The ‘Cool’ Way to Freeze Away Fat in 1 Hour—Coolsculpting

Published on October 13, 2014

You’re working hard at the gym, trying to get to your favorite gym classes each week to spot target that ‘bump’ of fat on your abdomen, or the saddlebags that make your denim just a little too tight. Sigh, sometimes it feels like diet and exercise just aren’t enough. Listen to this exciting news—we have a ‘cool’ way to freeze away fat in 1 hour at The Center for Dermatology Care! Coolsculpting is great for unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. This treatment can help you feel better in your clothes.

What is Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is the only FDA-cleared non-surgical treatment for fat reduction. It is most useful for treatment of areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. The results are noticeable, proven, and long-lasting.

Where can it be useful?

Coolsculpting works by fat reduction. It reduces the total number of fat cells in the treated area. It’s most useful on areas such as the abdomen, the flanks—otherwise known as the lovehandles–and the thighs, which are commonly referred to as saddlebags.

How does Coolsculpting work?

Coolsculpting is a revolutionary new treatment designed by scientists at Harvard and the company Zeltiq. Coolsculpting uses an applicator to apply cold to the fat at a temperature low enough to freeze fat cells, but not low enough to traumatize the overlying skin. This results in cryolipolysis, or the destruction of the fat cells. The damaged or destroyed fat cells are broken down and absorbed by the body’s immune system and taken away.

Are the results long lasting, and can I do it again?

If you maintain your weight, the results will be long lasting. Most patients opt for one treatment with Coolsculpting, but they may also benefit from additional treatments to further reduce the localized fat deposit.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of Coolsculpting include a non-invasive treatment as opposed to invasive surgery, and no downtime after your treatment. The treatment only takes an hour or so, and during that time you can relax with a good book or a nap. At The Center for Dermatology Care we start to see the results almost immediately. It takes about 3 months to get the final result from your Coolsculpting treatment. Again, it is important to maintain a good diet and exercise regimen. Coolsculpting is not an alternative to diet and exercise, but it is a good alternative to invasive liposuction for a lot of patients.

For the month of April, receive a FREE Lunchtime Peel  with the purchase of a Coolsculpt procedure. Call us for details on our promotion, and make this your best summer! Talk to one of the physicians at The Center for Dermatology Care about whether you’re a good candidate for Coolsculpting. Please call us to request a consultation at (805) 497-1694, and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment. You may also click here and submit a ‘Request for Consultation’ form. Please LIKE us on Facebook to stay current on News, Promotions, Giveaways, and Special Events. Thank you!

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