The biggest trend in cosmetic surgery is the expansion of non-invasive body countouring technology, the best of which is CoolSculpting, which is now available at ReNove Medical in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, non-surgical device that uses precisely controlled cooling to destroy fat cells, thereby eliminating unwanted love handles, bra rolls, and stomach fat. Arms and legs can be treated as well. Now treating the double chin, no more neck fat!!
Unlike some other non-surgical technologies that release fat from fat cells, such as Vasershape and I-Lipo, CoolSculpting destroys the fat cells thereby eliminating treated fat permanently, as our body does not make new fat cells.
Coolsculpting is a unique non-surgical treatment for removal of fat from localized pockets of excess fat. This non-invasive procedure represents an alternative to surgical liposuction by using a novel cooling technology that permanently removes fat cells from treated areas. Here at ReNove Medical Spa, Dr. Parsons has been treating patients with CoolSculpting since 2012. Dr. Parsons and her staff have been certified as a Premier provider of CoolSculpting based on experience, ongoing training and results and providing training to other physicians. Our team has the most experience to deliver the best results possible for your fat removal treatment. Dr. Parsons is personally involved with every evaluation and every treatment given.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
The technology behind CoolSculpting was developed by Harvard scientists who noted that fat was destroyed by cold under certain conditions. CoolSculpting is a result fo their efforts to harness and refine this application of cold to selectively remove unwanted fat deposits in a safe manner. During a treatment, your unwanted fatty area will be pressed and chilled to a temperature of 12 degrees Celsius. At this temperature the fat within fat cells crystallizes. When the fat within the cells crystallizes, it damages and kills the fat cell. Skin and other tissue is not damaged as the water in other cells is not crystallized, only fat. The body will then eliminate the killed fat cells over time. The best news is that we do not make new fat cells. Fat cells merely get bigger or smaller as they store more fat or lose fate. So in essence the fat removal from CoolSculpting is permanent. And we have seen instances of patients who if they gain weight, the weight will not return to the treated areas.
What are the most common areas to be treated?
Many people on a weight loss program continue to have stubborn hard to lose areas, no matter how much dieting, sit up or weight they lose. Such stubborn areas are typically around the abdomen, the love handles and inner thighs. Once you are over forty, losing fat in these areas is extremely difficult. These are the areas that CoolSculpt can address. Basically if there is an area you can pinch several inches, that area can be treated and eliminated by CoolSculpt. Most of our patients are interested in losing fatty areas in the upper and lower abdomen, the muffin top, waist, bra fat, back fat, love handles, and “mommy pooches.” Coolsculpt can also treat arms, thighs and saddle bags.
Are there any side effects from Coolsculpting?
The side effects from a CoolSculpting treatment are minimal. It is possible to have bruising after the treatment, which resolves in a week. It is common to have numbness or decreased sensitivity in the treated area lasting 1 to 2 weeks. In some instances patients will develop a burning tingling sensation 5 days after the treatment which can be controlled with a Lidoderm patch that Dr. Parsons will prescribe. There are virtually no long term negative side effects.
What does CoolSculpting feel like?
Our CoolSculpting treatment room is very comfortable where you will relax on a soft leather recliner. When the CoolSculpting is applied to the fatty area to be treated there is a sensation of pulling that feels slightly uncomfortable for the first 5 to 10 minutes. Gradually this sensation gets less for the duration of the treatment, any uncomfortable sensation is minimal. There seems to be a natural endorphin release during the treatment, which takes an hour. Some people have fallen asleep during the treatment. A typical treatment session lasts between 35 minutes to 4 hours, depending on how many areas are treated. During the treatment, we have Netflix available so you can watch a movie or catch up on your favorite television program. Busy moms find this time to themselves a real treat! We also have Wi-Fi.
How quickly do people see results?
After a CoolSculpting treatment, the fat cells are actually killed and will be eliminated bby the body over time. Many report seeing changes in as little as 3 to 4 weeks. The full benefit will take as long as 60 to 90 days.
How long to results last?
Once the fat cells are frozen, killed and naturally eliminated by your body, the results are permanent. You can still gain weight in other areas if you over eat and don’t continue to try to remain fit.
If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting and would like to see if you are a good candidate for this effective treatment to lose unwanted fatty areas, please call us today to meet with Dr. Parsons at ReNove Medical. 302-227-1079.
“The greatest difference I see is in the way my clothes fit. I put on 2 dresses I haven’t worn in 18 months but held onto with the hope that one day I could wear them again, and I have! Yipee! It feels great!” SD, Fenwick Island, DE.
“Thank you for everything. It was an amazing experience. Everyone was polite, professional, and most accommodating. I could not have ever imagined a nicer experience.” AW, Dover, DE
“I am very happy with the results of my Coolsculpt and will consider more in the future.” Karen, Ocean View, DE
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