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FAQs About CoolSculpting. What It Does and Doesn't Do

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Almost everyone desires a well-toned body, but sometimes traditional weight loss does not produce the slimming results you want. This can be frustrating for people who maintain strict health and fitness routines. While it is common to develop a flabby belly or small pockets of fat in some areas, CoolSculpting® is a nonsurgical body contouring procedure that can give you the appearance you want.

Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology Corte Madera is excited to offer patients CoolSculpting as an advanced method of fat reduction. But how does CoolSculpting work, and how long do CoolSculpting results last? If you have concerns about what is involved in the process, contact our team for a private consultation in Marin. We can freeze away fat cells without resorting to invasive surgery.

How does CoolSculpting work?

So how does CoolSculpting work? CoolSculpting uses a process called cryolipolysis, a technique that delivers cold temperatures to kill targeted fat cells beneath the skin. The dead cells are then naturally processed by the body. In the coming weeks, CoolSculpting patients will notice the treatment area begin to shrink down. Common problem areas for nonsurgical body contouring include the abdomen, thighs, and love handles.

CoolSculpting is an effective and safe way to get rid of stubborn body fat. When you visit Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology Corte Madera, our technicians can help you identify the areas you want to target after discussing your cosmetic goals. Since there are no incisions or anesthesia involved, patients will not experience significant side effects or a long recovery time. You can go home or return to your regularly scheduled activities after treatment.

Does CoolSculpting tighten loose skin?

CoolSculpting only targets small pockets of fat just underneath the skin. Patients who have good skin elasticity will notice the skin contract as the fat diminishes, so loose skin will not become a problem. However, individuals with pre-existing loose skin will not see the skin tighten after CoolSculpting. When you meet with one of our trusted professionals in Marin, we can offer recommendations based on your needs, including how to tighten and rejuvenate the skin.

Does CoolSculpting hurt?

When you arrive for your CoolSculpting appointment, Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology Corte Madera will begin to prep you for the procedure. This includes cleaning and marking the areas for treatment. We then apply the special CoolSculpting applicator and begin the cryolipolysis process. During this time, patients will feel a gentle suction and an increasing cooling sensation on their skin. Most people do not describe the process as painful and spend their treatment time relaxing with their phones.

How long do CoolSculpting results last?

Anyone considering nonsurgical body contouring should first know that it is not a comprehensive weight loss solution. Although CoolSculpting has proven successful in men and women of varying ages, it is designed for small treatment areas that cannot be addressed by traditional methods alone. Patients are most likely to find success with CoolSculpting if they are within 15 pounds of their goal weight.

So how long do CoolSculpting results last? The good news is that CoolSculpting is a long-term procedure since the destroyed fat cells cannot regenerate. However, it is possible to create new fat cells. To maintain your slimmer contours, it is important to stick to a healthy lifestyle on a long-term basis. We can address this concern during your consultation after we assess your goals.

Discover the CoolSculpting benefits for yourself

Many people find it challenging or difficult to reduce fat in areas without resorting to surgery. Now, Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology offers a safe alternative to remove stubborn fat that does not go down with diet and exercise alone. CoolSculpting has proven itself a very effective solution for body sculpting.

Thanks to new advances in technology, patients do not have to live with excess fat any longer. Schedule a CoolSculpting consultation with our facility in Marin, today to determine if you are a candidate. We also offer appointments in the San Francisco area for your convenience.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.