No matter how hard you seem to exercise, those “love handles” around the waist may persist. Likewise, it can be tough to shrink fat pockets elsewhere with a healthy diet and an active lifestyle alone. Fortunately, individuals in Hamilton, Ontario, can safely shrink localized fat in the abdomen, thighs, backside, and other areas without surgery at drs skincare through CoolSculpting®.
CoolSculpting® is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared and Health Canada-approved technology. It has been clinically proven to safely and effectively reduce fat in the following areas:
- Face (a submental area or “double chin”)
- Back or “bra fat”
- Upper arms
- Flanks (“love handles”)
- Under the buttocks (“banana roll”)
CoolSculpting® is based on the science of cryolipolysis, which refers to the process that destroys fat cells under the skin. When controlled cooling is applied to fat cells within targeted areas, they are crystallized (frozen). The treated, frozen cells are destroyed and naturally and safely eliminated from the body.
Unlike traditional weight loss practices, CoolSculpting® gets lasting results because the fat cells are actually destroyed and removed. Diet and exercise alone shrink the fat cells; these healthy behaviours do not eliminate them. With that being said, CoolSculpting® is not a substitute for healthy eating and exercise. It is also not appropriate for patients who are obese. CoolSculpting® is recommended for individuals with bothersome fat pockets at a healthy weight (or close to it).
Actual Patient Results
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What to Expect
If Dr. Shukla or one of our other skilled doctors at drs skincare determines that you are an excellent candidate to benefit from CoolSculpting®, the appropriate applicator is used to deliver controlled cool temperatures to the target site(s). Most patients report an intense cold that only lasts a few moments as the cooling is first given to sculpt the treatment sites. Temporary numbness follows. Some patients also experience a mild tugging as the applicator draws in fatty tissues to isolate the troublesome area. The experience varies depending on the area(s) treated and the type of applicator used to treat those pockets.
The CoolSculpting® system is designed with built-in safety measures, such as sensors detecting the skin getting too cold. Each treatment session only takes about 35 to 60 minutes. So, it can be completed within a lunch break. Many patients kick back and relax during their session because the process is so well-tolerated. Afterward, most get back to work or other activities. It is a genuine “no downtime” procedure. The total number of treatment sessions and the total treatment time per session depend on factors such as the size of the area(s) and if multiple pockets require treatment to see desired results.
CoolSculpting® sets off a process whereby the crystallized cells are naturally flushed out from the body. In turn, improvements are revealed gradually. Results only get better with time. Patients often see results around two and six months after treatment, and improvements continue as fat is removed from the body for four to six months after the last treatment session.
Individuals who want to reduce stubborn fat pockets without liposuction or other invasive procedures can enjoy dramatic body contouring safely with CoolSculpting®. To find out more about this revolutionary process, schedule a consultation at drs skincare. Call (905) 524-1712, or, for your convenience, you may request an appointment online.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Hamilton office!
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