As we announced in our previous blog, Fryer Dermatology has added CoolSculpting to our services. In that blog you can read all about how the technology of CoolSculpting works. But what will you experience here in our office when you decide to Freeze Away the Fat? Here is a glimpse of what you can you can expect.
Since each case and person is different, you will of course start with an individualized consult. This can be part of or as a result of a regular visit to our office, or you can schedule a Complimentary NO COST consultation with one of our medical providers. We will discuss your personal goals, look together at areas which would be treatable and discuss what a realistic outcome is for you. We will explain in detail how the procedure works and make you comfortable with the process. We will use a template which we lay over the areas you want to treat. This shows us and helps you see the specific area the applicator can treat in a session. Once we discuss what your goals are, what can be treated and how many treatments it may take to achieve your goals, we can schedule your sessions. The most important thing you need to know is that you are an individual and your treatment will be tailored to you and only you.
Treatment Day is Here
You’ll arrive at our Melville Office in comfortable clothing ready for treatment. We will get you settled into our dedicated treatment room solely used for CoolSculpting patients. We will take 360 degree photographs for your “before” photos so we will have a point of comparison. Next you will step on the scale, not because CoolSculpting makes you lose weight, but significant weight change can impact your overall treatment outcome. And now the colorful part, we will draw on your body with several colored pens marking specific treatment areas to pinpoint areas we are going to freeze.
Now it is time to apply the CoolSculpting machine. We will clean your skin thoroughly with a specialized cleansing pad. Most of the applicators have a gel pad that is first placed on your skin. This will feel cold and wet. The vacuum applicator is placed over that. This will draw the area of fat into the cooling area. Once the session begins you may feel some tugging and cooling on the area being treated. This will quickly dissipate as the area becomes numb in the first few minutes of treatment. We will make you comfortable with lots of pillows and blankets if you like. While your treatment is happening, we will be in and out of the room to check on you but all you have to do is sit back and relax. We will have snacks and drinks and hand you the remote control for the TV or movies you can watch. You can talk on the phone, play on your iPad, or just ask us to turn out the lights so you can take a nap!
When the CoolSculpting machine is finished, we will remove the applicator and gel pad. Next it is time for a 2 minute Deep Tissue Massage of the treated area. This may be a little uncomfortable, but studies have been done which show that doing this improves the efficacy of the procedure by 68% so there is no question that it is important and worth it! If you are having more than one area treated, we will repeat the process for the next area until you are finished.
That’s it! You are done! NO NEEDLES, NO BLOOD, NO CUTTING. You are ready to go on with your day. Go back to work, go to the gym; you have no restrictions and can go about your business. You may experience a little soreness which will go away in a few days. Numbness in the treated areas is common and normal and goes away after a couple of weeks. In no time at all you will be feeling and looking great. After about 6 – 8 weeks we will have you return for a follow up visit to see how you are doing. If you are having multiple treatments done on the same area, we can plan your next visit; if you are treating different areas these can be scheduled sooner than that. It is so important to remember that everyone is different and we will customize your treatment based on your goals and what we feel is a reasonable expectation.
Sounds easy, right? So are you ready to take that step to feeling and looking better in your clothes? Getting rid of that extra bulk in an area that may look just fine to others but bothers you? Contact us to today for a FREE Consultation and take your first step to Freeze Away the Fat and look and feel your best!
*All experiences and results are individual and may vary.