CoolSculpting® - Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia
What Is CoolSculpting®?
Dr. Lynn Klein and the team at Aesthetic Dermatology are pleased to offer CoolSculpting® to individuals that want to achieve their body sculpting goals without the need for incisions, anesthesia or needles. Patients from all over Bala Cynwyd and the surrounding areas visit Aesthetic Dermatology for CoolSculpting® treatment.
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical treatment clinically proven to reduce excess body fat. The FDA-approved treatment uses Cryolipolysis technology to freeze and destroy fat cells without disturbing the surrounding tissue.
How CoolSculpting® Works
CoolSculpting® technology is based on research that found subcutaneous fat cells are more susceptible to cold temperatures than the surrounding tissue. A team from Harvard discovered that prolonged, controlled cooling reduces fat cells and subsequently eliminates subcutaneous fat without affecting the overlying skin.
Freezing the fat does not produce immediate results. Instead, the body gradually eliminates the fat cells through a natural metabolic process.
Your CoolSculpting® treatment is performed on an outpatient basis at our office. Anesthesia is not needed, but a topical numbing cream may be applied. The procedure takes one to two hours, depending on the number and size of the area(s) being treated. You can rest, read or check your email as we work.
The CoolSculpting® handpiece will be positioned over the targeted area. The excess fat is drawn up and gently held between two cooling panels, which freeze fat cells under the skin. Sensors attached to the control console ensure a smooth and uniform delivery of the cold temperatures; sensors also monitor and adjust the temperature as needed. We will be alerted by an automatic paging system if there is an issue with the device.
The cold freezes the treated fat cells, and they die. After treatment, your body will naturally filter out the dead fat cells in a metabolic process similar to the way it eliminates fat from food consumed.
Many patients enjoy noticeable fat reduction results with one treatment; however, treatment can be repeated to achieve more dramatic results. We will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based around your needs.
Recovering from Treatment
There is little to no downtime with CoolSculpting®, which makes it a great option if you are busy or do not want to spend a lot of time recovering from treatment. It is gentle on the tissues so you won’t have any post-operative discomfort. You can return to work, socializing and your normal routine almost immediately after treatment.
Typical CoolSculpting® Results
It usually takes two to four months to see a noticeable reduction in fat. The fat cells will not return, and CoolSculpting® results are permanent, as long as you maintain your weight through healthy diet and exercise habits.
Possible Side Effects
CoolSculpting® is cleared by the FDA for safety, and side effects are rare and mild. Redness, localized bruising and swelling may occur temporarily and quickly clear up. Some patients experience diminished sensation in the treated area for one to eight weeks after treatment.
Learn More about CoolSculpting®
If you would like to learn more about CoolSculpting® with the Aesthetic Dermatology team, please contact our practice today. Call (610) 668-2570 to schedule a consultation.