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10 Benefits of CoolSculpting: An Effective Fat-Freezing Treatment


Do you have stubborn areas of fat that just won’t go away, no matter how much you diet or exercise? If so, then you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat-freezing treatment that can help eliminate those problem areas once and for all. Keep reading to learn more about the 10 benefits of CoolSculpting.

While this article spells out some important information about CoolScupting, and we highly recommend you read the full article, here are the key points we will focus on:

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What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, fat-freezing treatment that was FDA-cleared in 2010. It works by delivering controlled cooling to target and kill fat cells without damaging the surrounding skin or tissue. This process is known as cryolipolysis.

During a CoolSculpting treatment, a gel pad and applicator will be placed on your skin. The applicator will then deliver controlled cooling to the targeted area. You may feel a temporary numbing sensation as the treatment begins. Most CoolSculpting treatments last for about 45 minutes, although some may last significantly longer depending on what area(s) you are having treated.

After the treatment is complete, you can expect to see a notable depletion of fat in the treated area. Results are typically visible starting around 30 days, with your peak response visible at three months. So long as you retain a stable weight, the results are permanent.

10 Benefits of CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments available today, and for good reason. Keep reading to learn more about the top benefits of CoolSculpting.

1. Clinically-Proven Fat Reduction

CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment. It works by targeting and freezing fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated from your body.

2. Ability to Treat Many Body Areas

Each treatment eliminates about 25% of fat in the targeted area. Treated areas include:

  • Double chin
  • Arm flab
  • Armpit pooch
  • Upper and lower abdomen
  • Love handles or flanks
  • Saddle bags
  • Banana roll
  • Inner thigh
  • Knee chub

3. Safe, Fast & Non-Invasive Treatment

CoolSculpting is proven to be an effective treatment for reducing fat in problem areas. It is also a non-invasive procedure. That means no needles, no anesthesia, and no surgery. The CoolSculpting process uses controlled cooling to target and freeze fat cells, without harming the surrounding skin or tissue. The treatment itself can take as little as 45 minutes, and there is no downtime.

4. Minimal Side Effects

CoolSculpting is a well-tolerated procedure with minimal side effects. During the treatment, you may feel a pulling sensation as the applicator suctions your skin and fat. As the temperature lowers, you may experience slight discomfort that is similar to putting your hand in a bowl of ice-water. After the treatment, your CoolSculpting specialist will vigorously massage the treated area for two minutes in order to accelerate fat cell apoptosis (death), which has been described by some as similar to when your foot has fallen asleep and is “waking up.” After the procedure you may also experience a temporary numbness or tingling in the treated area. All side effects are mild and temporary. Most people find the CoolSculpting treatment to be very tolerable.

5. Natural-Looking Results in 4 to 12 Weeks

CoolSculpting can give you natural-looking results. It does not create lumpy or uneven skin texture like other fat-reduction treatments. The CoolSculpting process targets and freezes only the fat cells, so your results will look smooth and natural. CoolSculpting also requires no downtime, meaning you can return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure. On average, you can see results from CoolSculpting in about four weeks, with the most noticeable results appearing after three months.

6. CoolSculpting Provides Permanent Results

As an adult, your body can no longer form new fat cells. The ones that you currently have, however, are subject to enlarging or decreasing in size depending on your weight and eating habits. CoolSculpting provides a non-invasive way to permanently destroy a percentage of fat cells, thus decreasing the total bulk of fat at the treated area. Once the fat cells are frozen and eliminated, they are gone for good. That means you can enjoy your results for years to come.

7. Cost-Effective Fat Reduction

CoolSculpting is an affordable fat-reduction treatment that can help you achieve your body goals. The cost of the procedure will vary depending on the number of areas being treated and the number of sessions required to create the desired body contours. To make this procedure even more budget-friendly Bryn Mawr Dermatology has teamed up with Care Credit so you can create your own payment plan.

8. Improved Self-Confidence

CoolSculpting can help to boost your self-confidence. After the treatment, you will look and feel better in your own skin. You will be able to wear the clothes you want and show off your body with confidence.

9. Personalized Treatment

At Bryn Mawr Dermatology, your treatment plan begins with a personalized, one-on-one consultation with our highly trained and friendly professionals. We carefully review your medical history, current body contouring efforts, and certain areas of the body that are causing the most concern. We’ll answer all of your questions and help you determine if CoolSculpting is the right treatment for you.

10. Access to CoolSculpting Experts at Bryn Mawr Dermatology​

The easiest way to determine if this treatment is right for you is to request an appointment with our board-certified dermatologists. During your consultation, our friendly staff will evaluate your concerns and determine an ideal treatment plan to meet your needs.

Our office is beautifully equipped, so you’ll feel at home as soon as you walk in the door. Get started today by calling our dermatology team at (610) 525-7800 or easily book an appointment online. We look forward to caring for you!

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