At Asarch Center for Dermatology, Laser & Mohs Surgery, we now offer CoolSculpting! Schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation to see if you are a candidate for this non-invasive fat-reduction procedure.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an innovative body contouring procedure that uses precisely-cooled temperature to reshape areas such as the stomach, backs of the arms, chin, and thighs without surgery. The CoolSculpting device was approved by the FDA several years ago and has undergone advancements that have improved the treatment experience and outcome of treatment.
How does fat freezing work?
CoolSculpting works on localized areas to spot reduce stubborn fat in a controlled manner. Fat-freezing is a technique in which fat cells in a target area such as the lower abdomen are treated with precise temperature control. The cooling of these cells causes their liquid contents to crystalize. These crystallized cells provoke an immune response in the body through which they are naturally eliminated through the lymph system.
Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
Many adults are excellent candidates for CoolSculpting. Because treatment is non-surgical, it is not necessary to stop smoking or take specific precautions before the procedure. However, because CoolSculpting is non-surgical, the best candidates have obtained the general weight they wish to maintain. This treatment is not intended for weight loss and is not likely to result in such a change. The objective of CoolSculpting is to change the shape of the body.
What Our Patients Say
“I have been going to Asarch for a couple of years now. They have a beautiful clinic and their staff is incredibly kind, and their providers are experts who are very helpful.” – Jillian L
A CoolSculpting treatment is conducted in our comfortable treatment room in under an hour. Time “on” the machine may take a full hour depending on the area we are treating. Smaller areas such as the chin may take approximately 40 minutes. It is possible to have multiple areas treated in the same appointment, but each is treated separately.
To begin treatment, we apply a gel pad to the area where we want to target fat. The device applicator is then applied over an area of tissue. The applicator has two panels that suction tissue between them. The device gradually reaches the target temperature for fat-freezing. As the temperature in the tissue drops, sensations such as tingling, stinging, and numbness occur. This usually occurs within the first 10 to 15 minutes of treatment, after which patients tend to feel comfortably numb.
After the applicator is removed, the underlying tissue may look like a semi-solid stick of butter. To facilitate the destruction of cells, we may gently massage tissue for a few moments.
CoolSculpting Before and After
Is there downtime after CoolSculpting?
There is no downtime after CoolSculpting treatment. Patients may return to work or go to the gym immediately after their appointment. Sensations such as tingling or numbness may remain for several hours up to a few days and may be accompanied by slight cramping or achiness.
How many fat freezing treatments will I need?
CoolSculpting is completely tailored to your individual needs. Some patients may achieve their desired outcome after just one treatment. Most achieve optimal sculpting with 2 to 3 sessions scheduled over time. The best way to know how many treatments you would need to achieve your desired shape is to schedule a consultation with an experienced CoolSculpting provider.
When can you see results?
The results of CoolSculpting treatment appear gradually over time as the body metabolizes “damaged” fat cells. Some people begin to see a difference in their shape within two weeks. The full effect of fat-freezing is typically most visible after approximately 12 weeks.
Are CoolSculpting results permanent?
The results of CoolSculpting treatment can last indefinitely with good lifestyle habits. Like liposuction, CoolSculpting permanently eliminates a certain number of fat cells from a specific area of the body. With age, hormonal changes, and lifestyle choices, fat cells may expand anywhere on the body, including the area treated with CoolSculpting. Patients are encouraged to continue eating healthy and exercising regularly to maintain a weight at which fat cells are encouraged to remain stable
Schedule a Consultation
Interested in getting rid of that stubborn fat? Contact us today to schedule a consultation for CoolSculpting. Call 303-761-7797 or book online! Asarch Center for Dermatology, Laser & Mohs Surgery serves Englewood, Lakewood, and surrounding areas in Colorado.