After a great deal of research and consideration, Fryer Dermatology is proud to announce that we are now offering CoolSculpt in our Melville, NY office. When we make a decision to offer a new service like this, we not only think about what aesthetic goals our patients are looking to achieve, but also what technologies in the marketplace are based on sound research and science. CoolSculpt offers an opportunity to both debulk and sculpt certain areas of your body so you can look and feel better. It is not a miracle weight loss procedure and it does not take the place of the benefits you get from exercise. Yet CoolSculpt offers a completely non-invasive, way to reshape your abdomen, flank (love handles), submental area (double chin), thighs, back fat or bra fat areas with minimal discomfort and NO NEEDLES, NO DOWNTIME, NO CUTTING, AND NO BLEEDING.
In order to understand what CoolSculpt is all about, let’s first talk about weight loss and fitness. Getting our bodies into the shape we desire is a complicated process. So many of us watch our diets, maybe even try the latest fad diet. Most of us go to the gym, not just to do cardio, but also to work on specific areas like our abdomen, love handles, or back. And especially as our bodies age it seems like it gets harder and harder to bounce back into the shape we once had or maybe never quite had.
Most of us think that every time we lose or gain weight we are losing or gaining fat cells, right? Actually, no. By around the age of 18, your body has produced all of the fat cells that you will have for the rest of your life. As a result, losing or gaining weight results in those cells either shrinking or swelling.
So what would happen if we could get rid of some of those fat cells? You could target specific areas and shape or sculpt those areas by getting rid of the fat cells in that spot. And because fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than other cells in your body, the CoolSculpt technology can target and destroy just fat cells in specific areas of your body (sparing the skin and surrounding tissue) by using an applicator to cool that area to the desired temperature for a specific period of time. The process is very precise and predictable as researchers have determined the exact cooling temperatures and durations for each body site.
Once treated, the fat cells die after about 3 days and over the next several months your body will naturally get rid of them. Some patients will need 1 treatment for an area and some may need 2 or 3 treatments as everyone is different. And the change in your appearance can be permanent given relatively stable weight.
If you are looking for a way to enhance how you look and feel, contact us and schedule complimentary consultation with one of our providers and see how CoolSculpt can help you freeze away that fat!