Have you found that no matter how healthy you eat or how much exercise you fill your days with, it’s virtually impossible to shed that muffin top, love handles, and belly bulge? Well, you’re not alone! Many individuals experience this constant battle, which only results in rollercoaster weight-loss through fad diets & cult like exercise phenomenons. If the thought of surgery is not an option, we’re pleased to inform you that there’s a non invasive solution that allows you to permanently shed this stubborn fat that shows remarkable results in as little as three weeks!
Cleared and patented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), CoolSculpting gently cools unwanted fat cells in the body in order to induce a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells. Based on science developed by the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass., this breakthrough is based on a vast body of research that has proven the theory that fat cells are more susceptible to cold and are selectively, painlessly and permanently destroyed. Starting several weeks after the procedure, cooled fat cells begin a process called “apoptosis” that causes them to shrink and disappear. The body proceeds to naturally and gradually eliminate the cooled fat cells, while reducing the thickness of the fat layer under the skin. This method successfully reduces fat in treated areas without the risk of harming surrounding tissues. During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator specifically targets fat by delivering precisely controlled cooling to the desired treatment area. These cooling temperatures freeze and kill the fat cells underneath the skin. Once crystallized, these fat cells become naturally eliminated from your body. On average, each CoolSculpting procedure results in an undeniable reduction of fat and patients can start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months in most patients. Patients can have additional procedures for more pronounced effects if Dr. Salomon deems necessary. Who is the ideal candidate for CoolSculpting? This treatment is suited for both men and women. The best candidate is one who is close to their ideal body weight and maintains a healthy lifestyle. CoolSculpting is not intended as a weight reduction program for overweight individuals, but rather is intended for those seeking to free themselves from stubborn fat that does not respond to healthy diet and exercise.
What type of results can one expect?
Physicians have reported an average of 20-24% reduction of fat in the treated areas. These results can be long lasting if patients maintain a healthy lifestyle. Additional treatments in the same or multiple areas may help enhance the desired aesthetic effect, but are not always required. How much does it cost? The cost of the procedure depends on the needs of each individual patient. As no two patients are alike, it is important that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Jhonny Salomon to determine the best CoolSculpting procedure plan designed with your needs in mind. On average, the procedure can cost $700- $1,500 per treatment area. The price will vary based on size of area being treated.
How does the procedure work exactly?
During the CoolSculpting procedure, a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to the treatment area to specifically target underlying fat, leaving surface skin and other surrounding tissue unaffected. When fat cells are exposed to extreme cold, a process of natural cell death is triggered and the dead cells are naturally removed, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer. The result is a noticeable and measurable reduction of fat in the treated area. Every patient is unique, which is why we recommend a customized treatment plan as part of the initial consultation. Additional treatments in the same or multiple areas may help enhance the desired aesthetic effect.
What are the risks?
Due to the non-invasive nature of CoolSculpting, there are very minimal risks involved. Following the procedure, some patients report redness, tingling, minor bruising and or numbness at the treatment site. These side effects are temporary and will subside within a few days. There is no need for pain medication following treatment.
What does CoolSculpting feel like?
How long does it take? Patients experience a slight tugging sensation when the applicator is first applied to the skin. Following this, patients begin feeling cold air throughout the treatment area. The treatment takes approximately one to two hours depending on the amount of areas being treated.
How many treatments are required?
Patients report noticeable results following just one treatment however, additional treatments in the same or surrounding areas may be recommended to enhance results. As with every cosmetic procedure, it is important to discuss your expectations with your surgeon to determine the best treatment plan for your needs. At Dr. Jhonny Salomon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we offer patients complimentary consultations to develop the most accurate procedure plan for you. Call us at 305.270.1361 or email us to schedule your complimentary consultation to see if CoolSculpting is right for you.