Removing pockets of stubborn fat used to require invasive procedures like liposuction. Today, you have non-invasive options like CoolSculpting®. This effective body sculpting treatment removes excess fat to shape your problem areas and enhance your natural contours.
What is CoolSculpting® for Body Sculpting?
CoolSculpting® targets areas of unwanted fat by freezing it without harming the skin. As a result, it can slim and sculpt your figure without incisions or invasive procedures. You can have CoolSculpting® in all your most challenging spots to achieve your aesthetic goals. Your team at Capital Laser & Skin Care has the experience and skill to provide you with maximum benefits from your procedure.
CoolSculpting® uses a process called cryolipolysis to freeze and break apart fat cells. Fat cells freeze at a temperature that leaves other tissues unaffected. Your body’s lymphatic system filters away the damaged fat cells, leaving the treated area slimmer and more contoured. The procedure requires no needles, incisions, or skin injury.
How Long Does CoolSculpting® Take?
CoolSculpting® treatment begins with your Capital Laser & Skin Care provider placing applicators on your skin. You may feel intense cold and tingling during the first few minutes of your treatment, but the skin will become numb, and most people do not feel anything. One treatment takes 35 to 75 minutes. If you choose to have more than one area treated during your visit, your session will take longer.
Is There Any Downtime With CoolSculpting®?
Since CoolSculpting® is non-invasive and causes no skin injury, it does not require any downtime. You can return to work or other daily activities immediately. You may notice that the skin in the treated area looks red and feels sensitive for a few days. Fat under the skin may feel uneven while the body works to clear it away.
Your body sculpting results develop over time as the lymphatic system removes damaged fat cells. You will typically see results in one to three months. Full results can continue to develop for several more months. CoolSculpting® can remove up to 25% of treated fat from the target area with each session. Treated fat cells will not grow back, so you can maintain your results with a healthy lifestyle.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is safe for all skin types and tones. Most people make good candidates for this non-invasive body sculpting treatment. Ideal candidates have targeted areas of problem fat they want to eliminate. CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss procedure. You might not be a good candidate if you are pregnant or have certain medical conditions.
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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) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.