Many Americans face the battle with unwanted fat, a bulge or pouch they do not want. For some, it is just a few unwanted inches rather than a need for weight loss. You may have tried diet and exercise to successfully lose pounds but that has not removed that stubborn pocket of fat. Patients near Reston, Virginia have discovered CoolSculpting as a non-invasive body treatment option to eliminate stubborn fat. At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to helping individuals achieve the results they desire and offer a variety of treatments, including CoolSculpting.
What is the difference between weight loss and fat reduction?
Fat cells are stored within the body. When you lose weight, it does not change the number of fat cells. Rather the cells shrink or expand with weight loss or gain. During a weight loss program with diet and exercise, a person loses overall weight causing the cells to drain fat throughout the body. The same cells expand with weight gain.
Weight gain or loss affects the whole body, but usually not evenly. You cannot control where your body gains or loses weight. Even if you are at or close to your ideal weight, you still may not have the body shape you desire. You may have a muffin top or love handles.
Targeted fat reduction
CoolSculpting is precisely targeted to treat and destroy the bulges resulting in reduced inches. The procedure uses a handheld device that freezes fat cells causing them to die. Surrounding tissue is not harmed. It is an effective, reliable procedure.
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss method. It does not replace a healthy diet and exercise. Instead, it destroys fat cells in a targeted area such as the belly pouch. Once destroyed, the cells are processed and eliminated by the body over a few months. This procedure is designed to reduce fat cells in the treated area by 20-25%. Once destroyed, the cells are gone forever and will not regrow in that spot.
To learn more about this body sculpting technique, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Centreville. We assist patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art facility. We provide medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to men and women at both our Centreville and Sterling locations. Our Centreville location can be reached at (703) 222-2773 and is conveniently located in Suite #301 at 13880 Braddock Road. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.