Stubborn fatty deposits in the flanks, midsection, or thighs can be quite the challenge. For many men and women, diet and exercise alone simply do not seem to fully eliminate unwanted fat from these area. Thanks to advances in cosmetic technologies, it is possible to achieve your desired contours in a few office visits and, even better, without surgery.
Historically, the most dramatic approach to fat reduction has involved the surgical removal of excess fat and sometimes skin. The liposuction procedure itself has changed somewhat in recent years, but these changes do not sideline the fact that liposuction is surgery. Where there is surgery, there are incisions, there is risk and there is a need for downtime to recover. Patients who visit Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia have the opportunity to flatten the midsection and whittle down the thighs with non-surgical, non-invasive Coolsculpting.
Freezing for fat melting makes sense
With two offices in Northern Virginia, we are within convenient distance to areas such as Ashburn and more. Our experienced physicians explain the process of CoolSculpting to patients interested in a safe, effective alternative to surgical fat removal.
Scientific research has identified the precise range of temperatures to which fat cells respond. When a section of fat tissue is suctioned into the panels of the CoolSculpting device, we are able to subject troublesome fat cells to extreme cold. Treatment lasts several minutes, during which patients sit or lie back comfortably. Several areas may be treated in the same day, though each is addressed individually. For instance, one thigh is treated at a time.
After CoolSculpting treatment has targeted fat cells, crystallization occurs and the cells are gradually emptied from the body through natural processing. The results of treatment appear gradually as more cells leave the body. Typically, the full extent of treatment is seen after 12 weeks.
Unwanted fat does not have to impact your satisfaction with your appearance. At the same time, you may not require surgery such as liposuction to feel better about your body. The staff at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia has the training and experience you can rely on to reduce fat around the thighs or midsection. Schedule your visit with us to learn more about this innovative procedure.
If you are interested in CoolSculpting, 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.