Many people struggle with unwanted fat, and while it is usually possible to lose fat in significant amounts through fat burning exercises and an appropriate diet, you may struggle to get rid of body fat in certain problem areas like your love handles or banana roll. This is because it is difficult to control where fat loss occurs through diet and exercise. Unfortunately, your body will take the fat from where it is easiest, not necessary from where you want it gone. At Glendale Dermatology, we offer an effective, body contouring solution to help you reduce stubborn fat and tone your physique.
How to Lose Fat in Problem Areas
At Glendale Dermatology, we have a great method of getting rid of that fat in problem areas like the abdomen, love handles, back, arms, thighs and under your chin. It is called CoolSculpting®, and it is a method of cryolipolysis, or freezing the fat. In fact, it is the only FDA-cleared method of non-surgically reducing fat with patented cold technology.
How Does Freezing Unwanted Fat With CoolSculpting® Work?
We simply apply the CoolSculpting® device to the desired area where you wish to remove stubborn fat. The procedure is well tolerated requiring no anesthesia or downtime. In fact, most patients end up napping, reading or watching television during the treatment. When the freezing is complete, we will massage the area to break down fat cells and warm you up.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting® for Unwanted Fat Removal?
If you have a lot of fat to get rid of, lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise and other interventions are essential. This procedure is meant to act as a supplementary treatment for those who want to eliminate fat in stubborn areas resistant to diet or exercise.
What Side Effects Can I Expect From a CoolSculpting® Procedure?
There may be some mild discomfort at beginning, such as pulling or tugging. As the cooling kicks in the area becomes numb and these sensations should go away. There may be some temporary side effects such as redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, or skin sensitivity. The side effects usually do not interfere significantly with daily activities and patients can resume their normal schedule the next day or even the same day.
What Are the Results Like?
CoolSculpting® has been found to reduce as much as 20-25% of fat cells in the target area. Depending upon the size of the bulge some patients may benefit from having more than one treatment that can be spaced 1-2 months apart. Results become apparent as the fat flushes itself out of the system with some patients showing improvement as quickly as three weeks and the full effect may take 2-3 months.
Treat Unwanted Fat in Queens With Glendale Dermatology
At Glendale Dermatology, we love helping our clients achieve their perfect look. To find out if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting® for unwanted fat, submit the contact form below and someone will be in touch with you right away.