Transform your body with the world’s most powerful non-surgical fat reduction treatment
Love handles and saddlebags can be amazingly stubborn, refusing to budge, while testing your will through every diet or exercise regimen you can think of. Through thick and thin they remain, forever faithful, always staying in the exact same place where you first found them. In frustration, you may have considered “shaving it off” with liposuction, though the drawbacks and dangers of surgery could potentially outweigh any benefits (and may even make things worse). Perhaps you’ve wondered, “If they can send a man to the moon, why can’t they invent a way to make my unwanted fat disappear without the blood loss and potential life threatening complications?” Good question.
Fortunately, revolutionary technology provides the answer we’ve all been waiting for: by targeting fat cells and freezing them (while sparing surrounding tissue), stubborn pockets of fat are safely and permanently dissolved away by your body, leaving a more svelte and chiseled physique. CoolSculpting is a completely non-surgical body-sculpting treatment that precisely reduces unwanted fat without the surgery, drugs, or recovery time. Completely non-invasive with clinically proven effectiveness (with up to 95% patient satisfaction), this FDA approved technology eliminates treated fat cells without affecting or hurting your surrounding skin, organs, and muscles.
Serendipity and the evolution of non-invasive body-sculpting technology
The scientific insight behind the development of CoolSculpting technology, oddly enough, revealed itself on a hot summer afternoon many years ago. Harvard scientists Deiter Manstien and R. Rox Anderson saw how children developed dimples after eating popsicles, a natural phenomenon that (understandably) eluded the notice of pretty much almost everyone. After conducting further research, the scientists discovered that the popsicles were actually freezing small pockets of fat cells in the children’s faces, resulting in adorable post-popsicle dimples.
This eureka moment confirmed the amazing fat-slaying abilities of freezing temperatures…but was it safe? Upon further development and testing, it was found that controlled application of freezing temperatures to the body would target fat cells without damaging the skin and other surrounding tissue. This process, called Cryolipolysis, freezes the treated fat cells, resulting in cell crystallization and cell death. Once the fat cells die, they are recycled and consumed by other cells, and then naturally processed and eliminated from your body. The fortuitous end result is a naturally leaner, more sculpted looking you.
What to expect
Here at Comprehensive Dermatology of Long Beach, we take a holistic approach to sculpting your body with your goals in mind. Because every patient is different, a customized treatment plan may be created to produce the results you want. The number of treatments required will depend on the difference between your goals and your current condition; some patients can achieve what they want with as little as one office visit, others may require additional treatments to accomplish the desired results.
During treatment, a gel pad and applicator is applied to the area you want to reduce. It delivers controlled cooling so only the targeted fat cells are frozen, without affecting your skin and muscles. You may feel intense cold in the first 5 to 10 minutes, but this eventually subsides as numbness starts to set in. You may also feel some tugging, pulling, and mild pinching depending on the type of applicator being used.
Most patients find the procedure to be relatively uncomplicated, with minimal discomfort. You can read, take a nap, listen to music, and even check your email during treatment. Our CoolSculpting treatment takes only 35 minutes per office visit with no downtime—in fact, most patients report going back to work as soon as treatment is over.
CoolSculpting is an extremely safe procedure with minimal side effects. You may feel temporary symptoms such as redness, bruising, numbness, swelling, stinging, and lingering pain. In rare instances, the redness may last up to 2 weeks, though it eventually subsides with no ill effects.
Seeing is believing: long term results that speak for themselves
Results will vary from patient to patient, with some experiencing results as soon as 3 weeks after treatment. The most dramatic results are often observed between 1 to 3 months, though your body should continue to flush out fat cells for up to 6 months after treatment. The treatment permanently reduces the number of fat cells you have—once the treated cells are processed and eliminated through your system, they are gone, never to return. Results can be maintained long term, as long as you can commit to a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Say goodbye to the love handles you never loved…
Comprehensive Dermatology of Long Beach offers CoolSculpting for the abdomen (stomach, love handles), thighs, and neck/chin. If you’d like to know more about this innovative new treatment and how it can help you get the body you always wanted, call our dermatology office at (562) 256-9929.