In Birmingham and Ann Arbor, Michigan
CoolSculpting™ by ZELTIQ™ is the first FDA-cleared, completely non-invasive technique to remove fat. Using a breakthrough cooling technology, CoolSculpting actually freezes away stubborn fat cells for long-term results. This treatment can address a variety of trouble areas, including the chin, abdomen, flanks, and inner and outer thighs. On average, a CoolSculpting procedure results in a 20% reduction of fat in the treated area. While some patients achieve their goal with one treatment, further reductions may be necessary for others.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Ideal CoolSculpting candidates are individuals with unwanted fat deposits in certain areas that they would like to get rid of. It is important to understand that CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss solution for those who are obese. Many patients who wish to forego invasive procedures like liposuction find that they are a good fit for CoolSculpting.
The CoolSculpting Treatment
At BOYD, we offer all CoolSculpting applicators to treat a wide variety of areas on the body. These include the CoolAdvantage™ Petite applicator with interchangeable contours to treat the upper arms and the CoolMini™ applicator to treat a double chin. Other applicators can also target the flanks, abdomen, and inner and outer thighs. With new and improved technology, CoolSculpting now boasts a shorter, 35 minute treatment time, a 45% improvement in treatment comfort, and a larger treatment area for more dramatic results!
The first step towards your CoolSculpting journey is a one-on-one consultation with our CoolSculpting clinician. During this time, you will go over your individual goals, and an individualized CoolSculpting plan will be created for you.
During treatment, the CoolSculpting device draws the targeted bulge up between two cooling panels. As the controlled cooling goes to work, patients feel pressure and intense cold, although this quickly dissipates and does not cause discomfort. In fact, many patients read, check their emails, or even take a nap during their treatment session!
The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-invasive, so patients can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary. Results may be noticed as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, although the most dramatic results are seen after two months. After your initial treatment session, you can continue to eliminate fat with further appointments.
You will continue to see results for up to six months and, as long as you maintain your weight, your normal diet and exercise routine, long-term results should be retained. At BOYD, our CoolSculpting clinician will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan to achieve your cosmetic goals.
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