CoolSculpting® is an innovative procedure gaining popularity for its ability to remove unwanted fat without surgery. If you’re curious about this treatment in Glen Williams or Mississauga, contact us today to learn more.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting® is the brand name for cryolipolysis, a relatively new procedure that can eliminate fat without surgery. The procedure is very simple: the patient simply relaxes while the provider presses a special applicator over the treated areas. The results are not immediate; the procedure begins a process that destroys the fat cells, but they take a few weeks to clear out of the body. Patients will begin to notice the fat disappearing after about three weeks, and the effects should be complete after approximately three months. As long as patients maintain a healthy lifestyle following treatment, the results will last permanently.
CoolSculpting® uses a very cold (23 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit, or -5 to 5 Celsius) applicator to destroy fat cells without causing any damage to the skin above. The procedure offers patients an alternative to liposuction or tummy tucks; unlike those surgeries, this treatment is non-invasive and presents no serious risks of complications. Since its introduction in 2010, over a million patients have been treated with this method.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is for treating isolated pockets of fat that remain despite a healthy lifestyle. The ideal candidate is at most 20 pounds above their ideal weight and maintains a healthy body mass index. However, every patient’s body is different, and a consultation is necessary to determine if this treatment is right for you.
Since it is completely non-invasive, there are no significant contraindications that disqualify patients from it, as with surgical procedures. Note that CoolSculpting® should not be used by obese patients for major weight loss; it is intended to remove smaller deposits of fat.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
The CoolSculpting® device is very cold and must be applied with some pressure, but this should not be uncomfortable. Many patients read, watch a movie, or even nap through the procedure, which usually takes less than an hour per treatment area. The treatment requires no anesthesia or recovery time; patients are able to leave and resume their schedule immediately afterward.
Why Choose Aesthetic Medicine and Veins?
Aesthetic Medicine and Veins is one of the Toronto area’s premier cosmetic dermatology and vein care practices. Its founder, Dr. Deborah Seib, personally performs all procedures. Dr. Seib has been a physician since 1993, working in a variety of fields before specializing in dermatology and vein care almost 20 years ago. To learn more about CoolSculpting® or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.