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How Does CoolSculpting Get Rid of Stubborn Fat?

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If you have been regularly exercising and eating healthy but still have certain places on your body where stubborn fat won’t budge, you might want to take a closer look at CoolSculpting®. This popular, body contouring procedure essentially freezes fat away, leaving men and women with a sleeker, more contoured figure. CoolSculpting is a noninvasive fat removal treatment that is offering proven results for individuals who are seeking to take their body to the next level without the downtime and extensive recovery that some surgical body contouring treatments offer.

At Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology Corte Madera, the knowledgeable and experienced skin experts are proud to offer their patients the innovative option of CoolSculpting. Since its FDA clearance, CoolSculpting has become one of the most popular body contouring treatments available to eliminate excess fat. It is ideal for healthy women and men who wish to have a more fit-looking body but want to forgo an invasive procedure. Read on to learn more from Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology Corte Madera about this fat reducing treatment and what it does, and does not, do.

What does CoolSculpting do?

One of the "coolest" ways men and women are getting the body they want is by using the latest cosmetic technology to freeze away excess fat. CoolSculpting is an innovative cosmetic treatment that enables patients to contour their figures without an invasive surgical procedure, such as liposuction. CoolSculpting sessions use the science of cryolipolysis to target unwanted fat cells just below the skin and freezes (or crystallizes) them. Eventually, those frozen cells die and turn to liquid, allowing a patient's body to naturally eliminate them. Studies have shown that it can reduce up to 20 – 25% of stubborn fat, leaving patients more sculpted in treated areas. It provides healthy men and women in Marin a way to look and feel great without surgery or the associated downtime for recovery.

What areas of the body does CoolSculpting target?

Men and women who live a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly can still struggle with stubborn areas of fat. Patients can experience dramatic results after CoolSculpting.

Patients commonly request CoolSculpting on the following areas:

  • stomach
  • thighs
  • hips
  • flanks
  • buttocks
  • under the chin
  • upper arms
  • above the knees

Will CoolSculpting tighten excess skin?

CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical procedure that uses a controlled cooling agent to reduce subcutaneous fat without damaging surrounding tissue or skin. While CoolSculpting has been established as a safe and effective fat reduction treatment, it does not tighten the skin. Men and women with more pronounced skin folds or moderate to severe sagging skin that is not able to be treated with CoolSculpting should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss alternative cosmetic options for skin tightening help.

When will you see the results from CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting results are not immediate. This process can take up to 12 weeks before you see a noticeable change to the fat in the area that was treated. CoolSculpting reduces approximately 20 – 25 percent of fat cells. In most cases, the fat that has been frozen and eliminated does not return back to the targeted areas once treatment has been completed. However, if patients don't maintain their current weight with diet and exercise, there is a chance that new fat cells can form in place of the previously eliminated ones.

No surgery, no downtime, and a reduction of stubborn fat in targeted areas of the body are just a few of the benefits of CoolSculpting. If you would like to learn more, or are interested in scheduling CoolSculpting sessions, feel free to contact our experts at Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology Corte Madera today.

Our practice is now offering online consultations for patients who want more information about any of the services provided at our convenient locations. Please feel free to contact our Corte Madera or San Francisco office to schedule an appointment for a virtual consultation, and let our team help you get one step closer to the body you have always wanted.

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