When it comes to attaining a strong, lean body, nothing compares to the gold standard of diet and exercise. But even the strictest regimens can’t always take care of persistent fat — those stubborn bulges along your midsection, upper thighs, upper back, or chin — that just won’t disappear, no matter how active you are. At Elite Dermatology in Katy (also serving the Fulshear and Cinco Ranch areas) and Kingwood, Texas, the skilled group of skin care specialists offers CoolSculpting®, a non-surgical body contouring treatment that can permanently eliminate even the most persistent pockets of fat.
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses advanced controlled cooling technology to freeze and permanently eliminate the stubborn pockets of fat that won’t respond to diet and exercise. The safe, state-of-the-art technology specifically targets the fat cells beneath the surface of your skin, without harming your skin tissue. Freezing these fat cells damages their integrity, causing them to be broken down into waste products that your lymphatic system will naturally remove over time.
CoolSculpting is designed to help reduce or eliminate unwanted fat from specific areas, including the midsection, back, armpit region, chin, and thighs. CoolSculpting shouldn’t be considered a weight loss procedure, because it won’t help you reach your goal weight or shed excess pounds. If you’re already at a healthy body weight, however, CoolSculpting can help you get rid of a few minor bulges without having to resort to liposuction surgery. The team can make a full assessment to find out if you have the right amount of “pinchable” fat to attain optimal results.
After placing an external hand piece on the treatment area, a member of the Elite Dermatology team will activate the machine. During the first few minutes, you may experience intense cold along with some pulling as the suction is applied, and the area typically goes numb about 5-10 minutes into treatment. The sensation isn’t generally uncomfortable, however.
Many patients read, watch videos, work, or even nap during the procedure. The treatment may last anywhere from 35-60 minutes, depending on the size or number of areas that you’re treating. Afterward, you may feel some tingling as your specialist massages the treated area for 2-3 minutes. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that doesn’t require any downtime, so you can resume your normal activities as soon as you’re done.
Like some patients, you may begin to see a visible reduction of fat in treated areas as soon as 3 weeks after your CoolSculpting treatment. You’ll probably experience your most dramatic results about 2 months after treatment because your body will have had more time to process and eliminate the damaged fat cells. Your results will continue to improve up to 4-6 months after treatment, as your body continues to flush the targeted cells.
Call the office to arrange your appointment and find out more about CoolSculpting today.
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