Top CoolSculpting Specialist in Portage, MI

Top CoolSculpting Specialist in Portage, MI

When looking for a clinic that offers CoolSculpting, it is important to find one that has experienced physicians who are knowledgeable on the effects CoolSculpting has on the body. Visit Southwest Michigan Dermatology today for your next CoolSculpting treatment. Call us today for more information.

Top CoolSculpting Specialist Near Me in Portage, MI
Top CoolSculpting Specialist Near Me in Portage, MI

CoolSculpting has become one of the most popular weight loss treatments, and as more people learn about its amazing results, healthcare clinics respond to this demand by offering it as one of their services.

What does CoolSculpting do? 

Using a process known as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical, noninvasive body sculpting treatment that removes targeted fat by freezing it. CoolSculpting can eliminate stubborn fat on the body, providing a slimmer, more contoured look.

During a treatment, the CoolSculpting applicator targets fat cells beneath the skin and freezes them by applying a controlled cooling to the body, which causes the fat cells to die off. Over the next several weeks, the body initiates the removal of these dead fat cells, purging them from the body and leaving behind a slimmer and more sculpted form.

How many areas can you perform CoolSculpting at once?

CoolSculpting can only be performed on one area at a time, however multiple areas can be addressed in the same session. Some providers offer dual applicators that can be used on two different areas simultaneously, but the majority of clinics that offer CoolSculpting do not have dual applicators. The only real benefit to dual applicators is a reduced treatment time, if the patient is treating more than one area. The areas treated with CoolSculpting can include:

  • Flanks, also known as love-handles
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs, including inner thighs and outer thighs
  • Submental fullness or fat underneath chin
  • Bra fat
  • Back fat
  • Fat underneath the buttocks, coined “banana roll”
  • Upper arms
  • Submandibular area below the jawline

How effective is CoolSculpting?

Since its approval over 10 years ago, several studies have shown the effectiveness of cryolipolysis treatments and have become a popular way to target stubborn areas of fat.

Going back to 2009, studies show the clinical effectiveness of cryolipolysis lasting for months after treatment was finished while also reducing fat by as much as 25%. Further research in 2014 and 2015 supports the effectiveness of this method while also showing a minimal risk for health complications.

With far lower chances of complications than with liposuction or surgery, CoolSculpting is a safe way to reduce fat.

While holding the body part to be treated between two paddles, CoolSculpting is performed with a hand-held device. The device vacuums the treated area which exhibits a cooling effect on the fat cells. The paddles remain in the same position for the duration of the treatment, leaving the cold to destroy the fat cells. Some patients experience soreness in the treatment area similar to the feeling after an intense workout; however, there is no recovery time, allowing patients to return to their normal everyday activities once the treatment is finished. 

The time it takes for the fat cells to completely leave the body through the lymphatic system can range from anywhere between four to six months.

While it depends on the individual, it is important to note that CoolSculpting is meant to be used as a progressive treatment to complement other weight loss practices, such as practicing a healthy diet and regularly exercising. It is important to recognize that instead of as a singular treatment, CoolSculpting works best as a series of treatments. A range of factors play into how soon the results will show, including body type, metabolism, overall health, and age.

Do you offer CoolSculpting at Southwest Michigan Dermatology?

Yes, we do! Our medical professionals are experienced providers of CoolSculpting and can help you make the most out of your treatment.

Call us today to book an appointment to meet with our top CoolSculpting specialist, or visit our clinic conveniently located at 3000 Old Centre Road, Portage, MI 49024. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from Portage MI, Kalamazoo MI, Milwood MI, and Vicksburg MI.