Does CoolSculpting Work to Facilitate Fat Reduction?

Does Coolsculpting work for fat reduction? The short answer is yes!

The way Coolsculpting, or as it is scientifically called, cryolipolysis works for fat reduction involves using a device that is applied to the skin to freeze fat cells, killing and removing them. The treatment, considered a great noninvasive alternative to liposuction, is used to remove unsightly bulges, around the tummy, the upper arms, and the thighs in general. It thus avoids some of the potential side effects that any surgical procedure like liposuction can have.

A recent scientific study of the procedure concluded that it was very effective in reducing fat in localized areas of the human body and works well for body contouring, Coolsculpting is safe in the near term and has a limited potential for side effects. The procedure has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

“One of the other advantages of coolsculpting is that it is able to kill and eliminate fat cells, leaving surrounding tissue such as skin, muscle, nerves, and blood vessels undamaged,” explains Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic skin care expert at Sanova Dermatology.

Coolsculpting is just the latest technique for body contouring. Other noninvasive techniques use ultrasound, radio frequencies, and Kybella, which digests fatty material and remove it.

The Coolsculpting procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and takes about an hour or two per session. Your doctor can design a customized treatment that will be tailored to your particular needs. During the session, you’ll be free to read, check email, or even take a nap.

After the procedure is over, one or two months will pass as your body processes the dead cells and flushes them out. Afterwards, you will find your body much more appealing. Unlike weight reduction, which just decreases the size of the fat cells, the effect is permanent as the fat cells are eliminated entirely.

About Sanova Dermatology

Sanova Dermatology provides novel therapies and cutting edge treatments from caring, competent and seasoned and professionals. Dr. Adam J. Mamelak, MD,FRCPC, FAAD and Dr. Miriam L. Hanson, MD, FAAD. strive to deliver the highest quality of patient care, using their expertise and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, them management of abnormalities and diseases of the hair, skin and nails, and a host of cosmetic and aesthetic procedures.

If you have questions about Coolsculpting or for more information about Dr. Mamelak, Dr. Hanson, and Sanova Dermatology, please contact us today!

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