What is CoolSculpting?
The CoolSculpting® treatment is an innovative, non-surgical way to contour your body by safely and effectively freezing stubborn fat away – all with little or no downtime. CoolSculpting® uses controlled cooling to gently and effectively target fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin unaffected. Treated fat cells are frozen and then die. In the weeks to follow, the body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting works through a process called cryolipolysis. This is a fancy word for freezing fat cells. The story behind the discovery of the phenomenon is quite interesting. Two Harvard scientists named, Dr. Rox Anderson and Dr. Dieter Manstein, noticed that children that ate a lot of popsicles began to have more dimples than other children that did not. This correlated to stories of equestrian riders that lost fat in their thighs when riding in cold temperatures. Thus, the concept became the theory of cryolipolysis within the medical community. This discovery and years of research gave way to the actual scientific evidence for cryolipolysis and what is now the only FDA-approved treatment for eliminating unwanted fat cells using cold temperatures, CoolSculpting!
The cost for your CoolSculpting treatment will vary depending on how many treatments you need to achieve your desired result. For an in-depth blog about CoolSculpting Cost and Pricing, please click the link. However, for a topical overview, a treatment is anytime you have an applicator placed on your body. There are actually several versions of applicators on the market, plus there are newer (upgraded) versions available to medical practices resulting in faster and more comfortable treatments. At Village Dermatology, we have a multitude of different applicators on the market to ensure we are delivering the highest quality treatment to our patients.
To offer our patients the most flexibility in terms of payment, we offer financing options through CareCredit. CareCredit is one of the country’s largest medical, health, and wellness credit cards. Millions of individuals use their platform annually to help pay for medical services. Check out www.carecredit.com for more information.
CoolSculpting® is deemed as very much a “Spot Treatment” therefore, it may require more than one applicator to cover a specific area of the body. Each time the applicator is applied to the body, the cooling technology is engaged so that cryolipolysis (freezing and destroying a fat cell) can occur. Each time a treatment is completed, results show between a 20% to 25% fat reduction in the treatment area; CoolSculpting® results can be seen in as little as 3-4 weeks with optimal results at 3 months; results are long-term as treated fat cells are gone for good.
At Village Dermatology, we have the latest technology of applicators to provide you with a customized treatment plan that will ensure our patients receive the maximum benefit in their CoolSculpting® treatment.
CoolSculpting Treatment Areas
There is a saying in the CoolSculpting world that says, “if you can squeeze it, we can freeze it.” While that is a little exaggeration, the treatment areas are vast, and we have used CoolSculpting on a wide variety of body parts at Village Dermatology; CoolSculpting is FDA approved to treat nine areas of the body.
Treatment areas include, but are not limited to:
- Flanks (love handles)
- Upper Back Fat (Bra Fat)
- Lower Back Fat
- Tricep Arms
- Inner Thighs
- Outer Thighs
- Underneath the Buttocks (Banana Roll)
CoolSculpting Treatment in Birmingham Metro Area
At Village Dermatology we provide our CoolSculpting procedures at our primary location in Mountain Brook. At this location we have a dedicated treatment suite where our Master CoolSculpting Specialist will provide you with a customized treatment plan, which may include two (Dual) CoolSculpting on our two machines. Our treatment room is also Wi-Fi accessible and has a TV in the room so you can relax and watch your favorite TV Shows while having your treatment.
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