Sometimes even rigorous exercise and a healthy diet can’t get rid of those last stubborn pockets of fat. CoolSculpting® can provide patients with a more slim and sculpted appearance by removing unwanted bulges. By freezing and crystallizing fat cells, CoolSculpting® enables the body to rid itself of surplus fat without invasive surgery.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® utilizes a process called cryolipolysis, in which fat cells in the targeted area are brought down to the temperature where they are frozen. Because fat cells are more susceptible to freezing than other tissues, CoolSculpting® causes the fat cells to become damaged without harming the skin or muscle.
The lymphatic system then metabolizes and eliminates the crystallized fat cells from the body. Though CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss treatment, the procedure effectively reduces targeted areas of stubborn fat and, in some cases, can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
CoolSculpting® reduces the number of fat cells in the treated area. Because CoolSculpting® effectively removes unwanted fat cells from the body, the results can last as long as a stable weight is maintained. However, the procedure does not prevent future weight gain, so it is essential for patients to engage in a healthy lifestyle to preserve the results of the procedure.
The number of sessions needed to reach your desired results will depend on your goals and the amount of fat in the targetted area. Most patients will see results after a few weeks, with peak results occurring around three months after the final treatment.
What are the Benefits of CoolSculpting®?
Unlike other fat reduction procedures, CoolSculpting® is non-invasive and requires little to no recovery time. Though it may take a few weeks to notice results, just one session of CoolSculpting® can reduce targeted fat cells by 25%!Subsequent treatments will continue to reduce fat cells further. The procedure is safe and effective and has been FDA-cleared to treat nine different areas of the body.
The expert providers at Capital Laser & Skin Care have the training and experience to provide you with the highest quality CoolSculpting® results. Dr. Tanzi and her team participated in the CoolSculpting® clinical trials that led to its FDA approval in 2009 and remain on the cutting edge of emerging cryolipolysis technologies. Capital Laser & Skin Care offers private, state-of-the-art facilities and the best selection of CoolSculpting® tools and methods to ensure your comfort and satisfaction with the results of your treatment.
Capital laser and skin care is the best dermatology practice I’ve ever been to. I’ve seen both Dr. Peters and Dr. Tanzi, who are both extremely intelligent, caring, highly skilled, practical – and gorgeous! The staff is excellent – very caring, skilled, excellent training, professional, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Capital Laser to anyone seeking to take fabulous care of their skin. You will be in the best hands here.
Interested in learning more about CoolSculpting®? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 388-8817 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.