Diet and exercise alone are not sufficient to reduce all fat pockets. Localized fat around the middle (“love handles”), abdomen, thighs, and other areas are stubborn. Individuals can eat nutritiously and exercise consistently and vigorously yet still have visible fat rolls and lumps.
CoolSculpting® is based on the scientific principle of “cryolipolysis,” a process whereby cold selectively damages small zones of fat cells. While these cells are targeted, the skin surrounding the treatment area is not affected. So, we at drs skincare in Hamilton, Ontario, can quite literally “freeze” the fat. The tissues are treated safely, precisely, and effectively.
How CoolSculpting® Works
As with all procedures, CoolSculpting® treatment starts with a consultation. Dr. Shukla may determine that you are a good candidate for treatment if:
- you are at a healthy weight (or close to it)
- do not have certain forms of anemia or conditions, such as cold agglutinin disease
- you are bothered by a persistent double chin and love handles, or back, abdominal, thigh, and arm fat
CoolSculpting® is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise, nor is it an alternative for overweight or obese patients. If CoolSculpting® is suitable for you, a specialized applicator is used to draw in the tissues to be treated. The applicator delivers cooling in a controlled manner. As this process occurs, you may feel intense cold and then numbness. For most, the procedure is well-tolerated. Many of our patients kick back and relax with a good book or catch up on emails or watch tv or movies during their procedure.
A typical treatment takes around 35 to 60 minutes depending on the size and number of areas to be sculpted. Afterward, slight tinging, redness, numbness, cramping, and tenderness can arise. These side effects are temporary and typically subside within days or weeks. Most people can return to work and do other activities right away.
Before and After Care
CoolSculpting® treatment Before and After
Cryolipolysis is a process. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen) and then destroyed. CoolSculpting® reduces the number of fat cells within the treatment zones. In the weeks after treatment, the fat is naturally processed and eliminated from the body safely. As the cells leave the body, patients will notice an improvement in the treated areas. Results are typically visible within two to six months, with continued removal of fat cells for up to six months.
We at drs skincare look forward to discussing strategies to get you closer to your body shape goal. We have one of the most comprehensive array of options for non-surgical or non-invasive body contouring allowing us to customize a plan that is best suited to your preference and goals.
Often, we will combine technologies such as CoolSculpting® with other body contouring technologies that utilize radiofrequency energy or “heat” to help contour your body such as
“trusculpt id”, or “evolve”. In some cases, we will add technology to help tone muscle that work similar to “emsculpt” called “Evolve x”. Additionally, prescription medications that help with weight management are sometimes used to help patients reach their goal.
If you are interested in learning more, schedule your consultation at our Hamilton office today. Call (905) 524-1712 to reach the drs skincare team or request an appointment on this website.
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