If you’re interested in slimming down areas of excess fat and improving the overall contour of your body, our practice offers several different treatment systems that could help. But Coolsculpting treatments at the Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH, are an especially popular option because they can effectively eliminate small problem areas that have resisted diet and exercise. Could this treatment system be the right choice for you?
Who Is a Good Candidate for Coolsculpting?
You’ve Got Stubborn Fat
Many Coolsculpting patients exercise regularly and watch what they eat. They’re doing all the right things when it comes to shaping up, but they still aren’t seeing the results they want. If this sounds like you, you may be a good candidate for this treatment system. One of the great things about this treatment is that it can get rid of pockets of stubborn fat that haven’t responded to other approaches.
Getting rid of those small but persistent problem spots can dramatically improve the look of your body, helping you look slimmer, healthier, and more youthful. You won’t lose a lot of weight, but you’ll shed just enough fat from the right places to improve your overall figure.
You’ve Got Pinchable Problem Areas
Although this treatment is best for small problem areas, you still need to have enough fat in place for it to work. The ideal patient has pinchable fat in the area of the body that will be addressed.
You Want a Convenient, Easy Approach
There are several ways of getting rid of unwanted fat, and some of them involve surgery. Patients love Coolsculpting because it’s non-invasive. That means you won’t have to worry about needles, incisions, or anesthesia. It also means you won’t have to set aside time to recover. You can have this treatment performed during your lunch hour and then get right back to your regular schedule. Shaping up your body has never been so easy.
You’re in Good Physical Health
Although this non-invasive treatment doesn’t have significant medical limitations, it helps if you’re in good physical health. Patients should not be pregnant. You may not be a candidate if you have a bleeding disorder, a defibrillator or pacemaker, or open wounds. This treatment is also not recommended for individuals who are taking blood thinners.
You Live a Healthy Lifestyle
The ideal patient is in fairly good shape and is within 20 pounds of their goal weight. Being committed to a long-term healthy lifestyle is important because while Coolsculpting will permanently get rid of fat cells in the target area, it won’t prevent the patient from gaining weight elsewhere in the future. Adopting a healthy lifestyle will be one of the best ways of keeping your overall body sculpted for years to come.
What Is Coolsculpting?
This treatment uses cool temperatures to destroy targeted fat cells through a process known as cryolipolysis. During your treatment, an external device will be placed against the area of concern to cool unwanted fat cells, destroying them. You will feel the cool temperatures, and you may experience the device’s gentle tugging, but you’ll be comfortable during treatment. The skin and tissue in the area won’t be damaged by this treatment.
During the following weeks, the body’s lymphatic system will dispose of those cells naturally. Immediately following your treatment, we’ll use a Z Wave device, which uses sound waves to encourage the body to begin disposing of those fat cells. Patients lose an average of up to 25 percent of the unwanted fat in the treatment area.
How Soon Will I See Results?
It will take a few weeks for your body to dispose of the destroyed fat cells, so your results will appear gradually. Patients start noticing changes in their body after three weeks, and their full results generally develop after two or three months. The gradual onset of your results ensures that they look natural. You’ll appear as though you’ve been working out and taking great care of your body.
Where on the Body Can This Be Performed?
This treatment can be performed on just about any part of the body, including the bra line, the inner and outer thighs, the flanks, and the abdomen. This treatment can even be used to get rid of a double chin! We recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing on the day of your treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients need at least two or three treatments, each of which should be scheduled six to 12 weeks apart. Treatments can often be performed in less than an hour. Once we’ve had a chance to meet you and evaluate your area of concern, we’ll be able to provide a more specific recommendation regarding your treatment schedule.
Will I Need To Follow Any Post-Treatment Precautions?
This treatment doesn’t require any special aftercare. Your skin may appear flushed immediately after your session, but this will go away quickly and you’ll be able to return immediately to work and other regular activities. One of the best things you can do in the day or two after your appointment is to keep moving.
Exercise keeps your blood circulating and helps your body begin to flush away those dead fat cells. Light activities like walking and yoga are ideal for this.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
Yes. This treatment has been approved by the FDA and is widely and safely used.
What Advantages Are Associated With This Treatment?
It Gives You Control Over Your Figure
Have you ever embarked on a successful weight loss program, only to find that you lost the weight in a part of the body you weren’t worried about? It’s frustrating, isn’t it? The wonderful thing about this treatment is that it allows you to precisely target the area of the body you want to be addressed. This allows you to get rid of problem spots while keeping curves in other places. This treatment gives you control over your results
It’s a Customizable Approach
When you come in for your initial consultation, we’ll talk with you about the areas you want to have addressed and the degree of improvement you’re seeking. We’ll then develop a treatment plan just for you. Whether you want a modest reduction in the fullness along your bra line or a more noticeable slimming of the thighs, this treatment system can give you the results you want.
It Renews Your Self Confidence
Most patients who come to us have struggled with stubborn problem spots for years. This treatment gives them the helping hand they need and helps them push past those problem zones. It can feel amazing to finally achieve the figure you’ve been working so hard for. Once you’ve undergone this treatment, you’ll feel great about your body and you’ll feel a new sense of self-confidence.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does This Treatment Cost?
The cost of your treatment plan will depend on what cosmetic concerns you’re having addressed, and how many sessions we think will be necessary. We offer special discounts for patients who purchase more treatments. Savings are also available to patients who join the Allergan Brilliant Distinctions program. Our practice also offers health care financing through Carecredit.
What Type of Fat Does This Get Rid Of?
This treatment gets rid of subcutaneous fat, which is the pinchable fat that develops just beneath the skin. It does not reduce visceral fat, which is that fat that becomes embedded around internal organs in the abdominal cavity.
Does This Work on Belly Fat?
Yes. This treatment system was designed to attack belly fat in particular, and this part of the body is one of the most popular spots to have Coolsculpting performed. Patients who have this performed on the belly often shed a couple of inches and may drop a pant size.
Can This Treatment Be Performed on Men?
Women aren’t the only patients who struggle with areas of unwanted fat. Men often seek out this treatment as well, and they get great results with Coolsculpting.
Could This Be the Treatment You’ve Been Looking For?
If you’ve been looking for a way to get rid of problem spots once and for all, this amazing treatment may be the perfect solution. A short series of Coolsculpting treatments can help you achieve the body you’ve long wanted with no downtime and no hassle. Call the Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH, and schedule your initial consultation today!