CoolSculpting® for Stubborn Fat
CoolSculpting targets stubborn fat deposits that don't respond to diets and exercise.
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, branded treatment for removing fat and sculpting the body.
The treatment uses a technology called cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis is simply a term that means that fat cells are frozen and destroyed.
In studies, CoolSculpting has been shown to be able to remove between 18% and 25% of fat cells in targeted areas. For people who have tried and failed to get rid of stubborn fat deposits, CoolSculpting may be a good option to consider.
Dallas Associated Dermatologists offers CoolSculpting treatment in our office.
What is CoolSculpting Used For?
CoolSculpting is used to target fat cells and eliminate them from the body. This is very different from what happens with fat cells when a person diets and exercises.
Through diet and exercise, a person may be able to shrink fat cells so they no longer cause an unsightly appearance on the exterior of the body. But with CoolSculpting technology, fat cells are actually destroyed. The dead fat cells are then expelled from the body through waste.
Types of CoolSculpting
There are two types of CoolSculpting:
- Original CoolSculpting
- CoolSculpting Elite
Original CoolSculpting is effective at removing between 18% and 20% of fat deposits in a single visit.
CoolSculpting Elite is a 2nd generation tool that may remove fat cells more efficiently, up to between 20% and 25%.
Your dermatologist at Dallas Associated Dermatologists may use either tool, depending upon your specific needs.
Both CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite are effective, non-invasive, pain-free, and can be completed during one office visit. Note that more than one visit may be needed if multiple areas of the body are to be treated.
Am I a Candidate For CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is not for the obese. If you are severely overweight, you should work with your physician to bring your weight down to a healthy level.
At that point, if you still have stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise, CoolSculpting may be the answer.
CoolSculpting is for people who are near or at their ideal weight. It is also only FDA-approved for certain treatment areas including:
- Under the chin
- Under the jawline
- Back fat
- Bra bulge/fat
- Under the buttocks
- Upper arm
Note that CoolSculpting is not intended as a treatment for weight loss. It is a treatment for stubborn fat deposits that remain despite having an overall healthy body weight.
If you feel that you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting, you owe it to yourself to talk to one of our professional clinicians at Dallas Associated Dermatologists.
Want a consultation? You have nothing to lose except those stubborn fat deposits.