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Considering Whether CoolSculpting Is Right for You

Are you plagued by pockets of fat that won't budge, despite your best efforts to live a healthy lifestyle? Often, diet and exercise is not enough to help you achieve the sleek, toned physique you want, but fortunately, there is a solution: CoolSculpting. Through CoolSculpting, your dermatologist can help you say goodbye to that stubborn fat for good, through a simple, in-office treatment that is non-invasive and FDA-approved. Could CoolSculpting be right for you? Here is what you need to know.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting uses targeted cooling to freeze fat cells, which are then subsequently flushed out of the body naturally. The reduction in fat cells makes the treated area look slimmer and more toned. The procedure can be performed in a cosmetic dermatology office and last between one and two hours. Patients can read and even nap during the process. Once the treatment is over, patients can return to their normal activities right away.

Who is a good candidate?

You could be a good candidate for CoolSculpting if you have reached a healthy weight but still have bulges of fat that you wish to get rid of. Since CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment, most dermatologists recommend waiting until you are at your goal weight before beginning treatment to achieve the best results. CoolSculpting can be used to target unwanted fat around your midsection and inner and outer thighs. In some cases, it can also be used to treat fat on the upper arms, as long as sagging skin is not also an issue.

What happens during the recovery period?

No rest is required after the procedure, so you can return to your normal activities. You may experience minor swelling, bruising, and tingling for several days, and cramping may also occur. Most side effects resolve themselves within two weeks. You will begin to see results within a few weeks, but the most dramatic changes will be apparent within the first two to four months.

To find out if CoolSculpting can help you achieve your desired results, make an appointment with Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Dial (866) 400-3376 to schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dermatologists, and don't forget to ask about our other procedures, including acne laser treatment and sclerotherapy.

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