Body Areas That CoolSculpting Can Treat
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure that uses controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate fat cells from specific body areas. The procedure is also known as cryolipolysis. During a CoolSculpting treatment, a device is placed on the targeted area, which lowers the temperature of the fat cells to a point where they are destroyed. After Coolsculpting Forest Hills, the body naturally processes and eliminates the dead fat cells over time, reducing fat in the treated area.
It is not a weight loss procedure but rather a way to contour and shape the body by removing stubborn pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is generally considered safe and has minimal downtime. However, it may not be suitable for everyone, and potential risks and side effects include temporary redness, swelling, and numbness in the treated area.
Below are the different body parts that CoolSculpting can help treat:
The abdomen is a common area people choose to have treated with CoolSculpting. This area includes the belly, waist, and sides. The procedure can target both the upper and lower abdomen and can help to reduce the appearance of unwanted fat and bulges in the area.
A CoolSculpting applicator is placed on the skin over the targeted area during the treatment. The device uses suction to draw the skin and underlying fat into the applicator, where it’s then exposed to controlled cooling. You need to note that the results of CoolSculpting on the abdomen can vary depending on the individual and the amount of fat targeted. Some people may see significant improvement after just one treatment, while others may require multiple sessions to achieve their desired results.
Love handles (flanks)
Love handles, also known as flanks, are another area that can be treated with CoolSculpting. The flanks are fat areas located on the torso’s sides, just above the hips. This is a common area where many people tend to store excess fat.
During a CoolSculpting treatment on the flanks, the device is placed on the skin over the flank area, and the suction pulls the fat into the applicator. The cooling then targets and destroys the fat cells, gradually eliminated by the body’s natural processes over several weeks to months.
After the treatment, patients may experience mild side effects such as temporary redness, swelling, and tenderness in the treated area. These side effects typically resolve on their own within a few days to a week.
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared treatment that can help reduce unwanted fat on the inner thighs. The procedure uses controlled cooling to target and destroy fat cells in the treated area, which are then naturally eliminated from the body over time. It’s important to note that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment, and it’s best suited for individuals who are already at or near their ideal weight but have stubborn pockets of fat in the inner thigh area that are resistant to diet and exercise.
The upper arms are another body area that can be treated with CoolSculpting. The treatment can help to reduce unwanted fat on the upper arms, resulting in a more contoured and toned appearance.
As with any medical procedure, it’s advisable to consult your doctor at Adult and Pediatric Dermatology.