CoolSculpting® in Birmingham, MI
Are you unhappy with the way your clothes fit due to stubborn problem areas? Are you bothered by fat deposits that never respond to diet and exercise? At Clarkston Dermatology, we believe that finding the help you need to feel and look your best shouldn’t be difficult. Our national award-winning dermatology practice proudly offers patients in Troy and Birmingham, MI, innovative cosmetic treatments like CoolSculpting® to effectively and safely treat fat deposits without surgery.
What Is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a time-tested fat reduction treatment that uses cryolipolysis to break down fat cells in a targeted area by applying a specific cold temperature that does not harm surrounding tissue. The CoolSculpting® procedure takes advantage of fat cells’ response to the cold; fat cells are more sensitive to cold than other cells and die when exposed to a temperature that does not harm nerves, muscle, and skin. CoolSculpting® is performed as a series of sessions with each session able to eliminate about 20 to 25 percent of fat in the treatment area.
Results of CoolSculpting® aren’t visible immediately; over a period of about eight weeks, the fat cells die and are broken down by the body then filtered away as waste. You will see a slimmer and more svelte figure emerge naturally over a period of weeks without the risks or downtime of liposuction.
How Much Does CoolSculpting® Cost?
The cost of CoolSculpting® at Clarkston Dermatology depends on the area you want to treat and the number of sessions you need. We encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation with our expert team to create a tailored treatment plan and review your individual cost. Financing through CareCredit® is available to make your procedure more affordable with monthly payments.
What Areas Can Be Treated With CoolSculpting®?
The CoolSculpting® device has several applicators to treat different problem areas ranging from the chin to the abdomen. CoolSculpting® can be effective at reducing fat around the:
- Underneath the buttocks
- Upper back
- Inner and outer thighs
- Love handles
What is CoolSculpting® for Double Chins?
A double chin (or “turkey neck”) is something that affects countless men and women of all shapes and sizes. While excess chin fat is more common in those who are, or have been, overweight, there are also many men and women who simply carry excess fat in this area regardless of any past of present weight issues. While many have long-accepted that a double chin is simply part of their life, others are willing to try anything in the name of a new jawline that can easily shave years off their appearance.
There are a few invasive procedures on the market to get rid of chin fat, but those are not a viable option for the many women and men who are understandably a bit squeamish about a doctor putting a needle into their neck! And that’s what makes CoolSculpting® such a fantastic option. There are no needles. There is no surgery. And you’re well on your way to fantastic results in just one or two visits. Yeah – it’s kind of a dream come true.
Tell Your Double Chin to Freeze
So how does CoolSculpting® help you to lose your double chin without going through double chin liposuction or another type of double chin surgery? It works with the power of cryolipolysis, or fat cell destruction through freezing. A completely nonsurgical treatment, the specially designed CoolSculpting® applicator freezes the fat cells in the areas it is administered without causing any damage to surrounding areas.
The CoolSculpting® unit is held in place with a comfortable elastic strap so you can simply kick back and let it work its magic for approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Read a book, meditate, draft your grocery list or take a nap, all while your fat is getting the cold treatment. You’ll be on your way in no time at all!
Over the next one to three months following your treatment, the frozen, dead fat cells that received the CoolSculpting® treatment will be naturally eliminated from your body, revealing your desired results in the process. This more gradual process makes the fact that you’ve “had something done” much less obvious than it would be with many other procedures. In fact, those who see you regularly may simply think you’ve lost a few pounds in just the right place. It can be your private treat to yourself, or you can sing CoolSculpting®’s praises from the rooftop! Much like the decision to have the procedure itself, the choice is truly yours.
What Should I Expect During CoolSculpting®?
A CoolSculpting® treatment begins by applying a gel pad and applicator to your skin. The treatment area will be sucked into the hand piece with a vacuum action and the targeted fat will be treated with controlled cooling.
While CoolSculpting® isn’t painful, you will feel a strong sucking sensation when the applicator adheres and an intense tugging or cold sensation for a few minutes. Once your tissue is numbed, the intense cold sensation will fade. The treatment area will be massaged after your treatment to help the body absorb destroyed fat cells.
Depending on the number of treatment areas per session, a CoolSculpting® treatment can take one to three hours.
With CoolSculpting®, you can say goodbye to stubborn pockets of fat on the chin, abdomen, upper arms, and love handles without the risk or painful recovery of liposuction. The licensed professionals at Clarkston Dermatology deliver innovative treatments like CoolSculpting® to patients in Birmingham and Troy to give you the real results you need. Contact us today for a free consultation to meet with your expert guides and start on your custom care plan. Ahead of your appointment, you can download “The Top 5 Myths About Botox®” to find out more about other popular cosmetic treatments at Clarkston Dermatology.