For those seeking to improve body contours, surgical interventions may be drastic and risky for an elective procedure. Dr. Lina Naga and Dr. Terrence Keaney of SkinDC in Arlington, Virginia, prefer the non-invasive, non-contact treatment option provided by the CoolSculpting body contouring device. There’s no surgery and no body mass restrictions as with other treatments. Call today to schedule an appointment.
CoolSculpting® is FDA cleared to treat visible fat bulges in 9 areas (certain areas) of the body. Some common side effects include temporary numbness, discomfort, and swelling. CoolSculpting’s fat-freezing technology gives long-term results that make trouble spots a lot less troubling. Fat cells don’t like the cold and at a certain temperature they will freeze. Once that happens, your body will naturally eliminate the dead cells in 2-6 months or more, resulting in up to 20%-25% reduction of fat in a treated area. The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll) and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for weight loss.
During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, aching, or cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment.
After the applicator is detached, your provider will do a brief massage on the area to break up the treated fat cells and enhance the fat reduction. Most patients experience little to no downtime after treatment.You may need more than one treatment to reach your desired results and get the most out of your CoolSculpting experience.