Peraza Dermatology Group is your local specialist in the most advanced fat-targeting technology: CoolSculpting.
Performing procedures since March of 2014, Peraza Dermatology can use CoolSculpting to help you look your best this summer season. Learn more about CoolSculpting below, then schedule an appointment to discuss your goals and budget and to start developing your individual treatment plan.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical fat reduction technology developed by Zeltiq® that gently and effectively reduces unwanted fat by up to 25%. CoolSculpting has revolutionized the way physicians are able to target and eliminate pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is also the only technology cleared by the FDA for non-surgical fat reduction with controlled cooling.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting works by delivering precisely targeted low temperatures to fat cells beneath the skin. The fat cells freeze, become crystallized and die. Cryolipolysis®, the precise method of cooling used in CoolSculpting, was developed by scientists and physicians at Harvard. This method does not cause damage to other tissues.
The CoolSculpting Process
Our staff will first work with you through the initial consultation to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. If you are, then we will work with you to determine the area(s) to be treated. Once you are ready for your procedure, you can sit comfortably while the CoolSculpting device is positioned on your body to apply targeted cooling to your unwanted fat cells. To start, a pinchable bulge of fat will be packed into a hollow rectangular applicator, where the fat cells are frozen. Initially, you will feel some pressure and intense cold, but these sensations dissipate. You may feel pulling, tugging, pinching, or numbness during the procedure from the temperature, but the procedure is not painful.
There will be no damage to your skin, as only the fat cells are targeted. When the treated area is released from the suction device you will have a small block of frozen tissue, which will then be massaged until it returns to a normal shape and distribution.
How Long is the CoolSculpting Procedure?
The CoolSculpting procedure takes anywhere from 45 minutes to several hours, depending on the area of the body being targeted. After treatment, most patients experience a noticeable but natural looking reduction of fat in the treated areas. Patients may decide to undergo more than one treatment, which is a decision our staff will make with you as we consider your goals and budget.
What Results Can I Expect from CoolSculpting?
- You can expect a 20% to 25% reduction in fat after one treatment. Best results will be evident after the destroyed fat cells are eliminated naturally by the body.
- Immediately after the procedure, you won’t see a change, as your body must first naturally process the crystalized fat cells.
- As the treated cells are eliminated the troublesome pockets of fat are sculpted away.
- Results can become evident in as early as three (3) weeks, with maximal results at two to three months.
- Fat resorption and elimination continue up to six months after the procedure.
After the Procedure
You can return to normal activities immediately following a treatment. After the procedure, you may have redness, tingling, numbing or minor bruising.
Is CoolSculpting a Weight Loss Program?
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss program, but it is an excellent program to jumpstart body sculpting in troublesome areas, before, during, or after a program of diet and exercise.
Weight loss results in shrinkage of fat cells, but the number of cells remains constant, and they grow when we gain weight. With CoolSculpting, the number of fat cells is reduced by targeted destruction, and the fat cells are gone for good. Your clothes will fit better, you will look better, and you’ll feel better, whether or not you lose weight during the procedure.
Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise program after your treatment will ensure your results are long-lasting. Although you will have a reduction in fat cells in the area that has been treated, you can still gain weight that will accumulate in areas that have not been treated with CoolSculpting. Weight gain will result in enlargement of your remaining fat cells.
How Long Does It Last?
CoolSculpting destroys targeted fat cells, and your body will subsequently process and eliminate the fat. After these fat cells are destroyed, they are permanently gone. If you gain weight after your procedure, you will gain it evenly, and not just in the areas that were treated. Many people are so encouraged by the results of their CoolSculpting procedure that they are motivated to eat well and exercise, taking better care of themselves.
What Areas Can Be CoolSculpted?
CoolSculpting is a good procedure for stubborn fatty tissue that is resistant to exercise and diet. Various applicators and attachments allow us to reduce fatty tissue in the following places: love handles, bra fat, upper and lower abdomen, back, inner and outer thighs, knees as well as neck fullness and double chin.
CoolSculpting is a great procedure for people who are near their ideal weight and want to sculpt specific body regions. It is not a useful procedure for the obese, unlike gastric bypass surgery, but it’s a wonderful non-surgical and noninvasive option for areas that would respond to liposuction. Staff at Peraza Dermatology Group can help you determine if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting.
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
When you decide to have a CoolSculpting procedure, you can be assured that over a million CoolSculpting procedures worldwide to date have proven this procedure to be both safe and effective. In the U.S., the CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area (chin), thighs, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, upper arms, and underneath the buttocks.
If you are obese or have cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, CoolSculpting is not recommended for you. Treatments will not be administered if you are pregnant.
How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?
The price of CoolSculpting will vary, depending upon how many areas you have treated, how many sessions you require, and your body-sculpting goal. In consultation with our team, you can create a customized treatment plan for your budget and your body.
Make an Appointment Today for CoolSculpting with Peraza Dermatology Group
Schedule your appointment to explore your options for non-surgical, targeted fat cell destruction with CoolSculpting.