At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to assisting patients in the Sterling area with their skin care concerns. Bulges are a common complaint even among people who are considered to be at their ideal weight and who are physically fit. Rolls, bulge, and stubborn fat sometimes linger no matter how many times a week you go to the gym or how good you eat. Most trainers will say “you can’t spot reduce”, and they are right as it pertains to diet and exercise.
Back fat, love handles, “muffin top”, and other stubborn bulges affect both men and women today. Due to their mild nature, such concerns may not require surgery such as liposuction for elimination. Out of frustration, however, many people have considered this dramatic step. At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. patients need not live with unwanted fat nor must they do something as drastic as surgery. In many cases, CoolSculpting non-invasive cryolipolysis treatment works wonders to banish bulge.
Spot reducing with freezing temperature
Fat removal performed in our Sterling and Centreville offices incorporates extreme cold for optimal results. The CoolSculpting device has been designed based on scientific data revealing the precise temperature at which fat cells can be damaged. The beauty of the strategic cryoliposysis process is that only fat cells are targeted. Other tissues in the treatment area are undisturbed by the cool temperatures.
A CoolSculpting treatment may last from an hour to a few hours. As an area of fat is simultaneously suctioned and cooled between two panels, patients sit or lie back comfortably. Some read or watch a movie, others relax enough to doze off.
The results of CoolSculpting are not seen immediately following treatment. In fact, the skin overlying targeted fat may look red and slightly swollen as a result of suction and cooling. The real work occurs over the two to four months that follow treatment. As fat cells become affected by freezing, they crystallize and break down. The body then eliminates them naturally. As weeks pass, more improvement is noticed. Most patients experience about a 20 percent reduction in fat in the treated area.
Say goodbye to fat cells forever!
CoolSculpting does not shrink fat cells, it facilitates their death and elimination from the body. As the body does not grow more fat cells, these cells are gone forever. It is important, however, to maintain healthy eating and exercise habits in order to prevent the expansion of other fat cells in the area.
If you are interested in learning more about the services and treatments we offer, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Sterling. 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 Sterling and Centreville locations. Our Sterling location can be reached at (703) 450-5959 and is conveniently located in Suite #105 at 21495 Ridgetop Circle. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.