What is CoolSculpting® and How Does it Work?
Despite regular diet and exercise, stubborn fat cells accumulate in the body making it difficult to achieve the physique you desire. CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive technology that targets stubborn fat cells beneath the skin, freezing them to temperatures that cause them to break down and die off. The surrounding healthy tissue is left undamaged in the process. Through your body’s natural metabolic process, dead fat cells are removed over time, leaving a more sculpted profile. The results are long-lasting since fat cells are treated and filtered out of the body through the lymphatic system.
CoolSculpting® for Your Whole Body
CoolSculpting® is not a weight-loss treatment. It is best suited for patients who are within 20-pounds of their ideal weight.
The following areas can be treated with CoolSculpting®:
- Inner and outer thighs
- Flank (side of abdomen between ribs and hips)
- Bra and back fat
- Underneath the buttocks
- Upper arms
- Above and behind the knees
- Male chest (Gynecomastia)
Levy Dermatology offers CoolSculpting® with the Cool-Mini applicator, which is useful for targeting smaller areas of stubborn fat.
How Long Does a Treatment Take?
Each treatment is unique to you and the areas you want to be addressed. Depending on the treatment areas, your session can be completed in as little as 35 minutes or take up to a few hours. This minimal downtime procedure may cause minor discomfort due to the cooling applicator, but all potential side effects should subside within a few days.