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CoolSculpting Treatments from U.S. Dermatology Partners

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a safe, effective and non-surgical way to get rid of fat.  It is a form of body contouring that uses extremely low temperatures to freeze and permanently destroy fat in problem areas. As a quick treatment with no downtime or recovery time afterward, it is an easy way to target problem areas that are resistant to diet or exercise.

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CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to freeze and destroy stubborn fat cells.

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How Does It Work?

CoolSculpting is a procedure that was developed by Harvard University researchers, and it destroys fat cells by freezing them. After the fat cells freeze, your body processes the fat and will eliminate the dead cells.What is CoolSculpting? U.S. Dermatology Partners Side Effects Risks Benefits

Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?

Both men and women who have problem areas where they can’t lose the fat, regardless of how much they diet or exercise, can benefit from CoolSculpting. People who are healthy and near their target weight — but still have problem areas they can’t seem to get rid of — will benefit greatly from this procedure.

However, CoolSculpting is not right for everyone. If should be avoided by:

  • Obese individuals
  • Pregnant women
  • Patients who want immediate results
  • People with a history of eating disorders
  • Individuals with recent surgeries or who have diseases of the lymphatic system

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After developing a tailored treatment plan, your clinician will apply a gel pad and applicator to your targeted area. The vacuum applicator uses controlled cooling to freeze the targeted fat — you may feel some tugging, pulling or mild pinching throughout the procedure.

How Long Does It Take?

The length of a visit depends on how many areas are being treated, but it can usually be done in 35 to 60 minutes.

Are There Any Side Effects to CoolSculpting?

Side effects to CoolSculpting are generally very mild and go away within days or even hours. During the procedure, you will feel intense cold and possibly tingling, stinging and/or cramping at the site of the treatment. You may also have some temporary side effects afterwards that include redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness, aching, itching or skin sensitivity.

You should talk with your clinician if you have concerns about any of the side effects.

How Soon Will I See Results?

Results will begin to appear in as quickly as three weeks after receiving treatment but will continue to improve as your body flushes out more fat cells. In most cases, people see dramatic results after two months, but you may continue seeing changes for up to six months.

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How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments will vary based on how many areas you want to treat, the size of those areas and how many CoolSculpting machines the practice has available.

How Long Will Results Last?

Once the fat cells are frozen and eliminated from your body, they are gone for good!

*Results may vary by individual

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