CoolSculpting contributes to beautiful bodies in West Palm Beach, FL
Throughout history mankind has tried to sculpt ideal body contours. Extreme workouts, crash diets, supplements, and gadgets don’t work though. Distribution of body fat is largely determined by heredity. Historically, the only effective method of spot reduction was surgical liposuction. CoolSculpting is changing that, one body at a time, and it is available at Beer Dermatology in Jupiter and West Palm Beach, FL.
Cryolipolysis is based on the scientific principle that fat solidifies at a lower temperature than water. To visualize this concept, imagine a tub of butter or margarine and a cup of water both at room temperature. If you put them in the freezer, the butter would become firm and solid long before the water froze.
There are two important distinctions when this approach is applied to body contouring. First, skin contains 64 percent water (which freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit), and muscles about 79 percent. Second, when lipids – the oily content in fat cells – freezes at 39 to 41 degrees, cell walls are disrupted. Lipids flow out and are harmlessly absorbed and eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system.
In this manner, the CoolSculpting system uses controlled chilling to reduce fat, without harm to skin, muscles, and other organs.
West Palm Beach, FL dermatologist explains CoolSculpting treatment
With multiple devices and an array of applicators, CoolSculpting can be performed on most areas of the body. These are some of the problem spots most frequently addressed:
- Sub-mental (Double Chin)
- Upper arms
- Bra fat
- Flanks (love handles)
- Thighs – inner and outer
From the patient’s perspective, treatment involves simply relaxing for about an hour. You may want to nap, watch a movie, or catch up on phone calls.
Larger treatment areas such as the tummy are pulled into the CoolSculpting vacuum-assisted device with gentle suction. If you take blood-thinning medications, a member of the team will talk with you about possibly stopping them for a short time prior to CoolSculpting to reduce chance of bruising. This is not necessary for many areas where the flat applicator can be used. The applicator cools tissues to a defined temperature. You initially feel a sensation of intense cold, but it passes quickly as nerves in skin become numb.
When your timed session is completed, skin may be pink and treated tissues are firm. The clinician massages the treated area to help it re-soften. Then you dress and resume your busy life. There is no downtime with CoolSculpting.
There may be some residual pinkness or tingling, but risk of serious or lasting side effects is extremely rare. Plus, since this is a drug-free therapy, there is no concern with medication interaction. Some patients prefer to wear compression garments for a few days, but it is your option. Between four and ten days, you can expect to feel some itching, tingling, numbness, or tenderness in the treated area. This is your indication that CoolSculpting is working! It is your body’s internal healing system mounting a natural response to remove destroyed fat cells.
Noticeable reduction in thickness of the fat layer occurs at about three weeks. As treated fat cells continue to die and be eliminated, improvement continues. The most dramatic results are seen at two to three months, then change tapers off for another month or two.
Fat reduction per treatment is 25 percent, on average. If you are looking for moderate fat reduction, you may achieve it in just one session. However, a stubborn area can be treated multiple times for additional reduction.
The human body generates fat cells only to the age of puberty. After that, if you gain weight, existing fat cells expand. So, once fat is destroyed by CoolSculpting, it is gone for good. If you add pounds in the future, weight will be more evenly dispersed rather than clustered in problem zones. You can preserve your new sculpted contours with healthy eating and a routine of regular exercise.
Jupiter and West Palm Beach, FL are home to some of the most beautiful bodies on the planet. You might be surprised at how many have had a little help from CoolSculpting. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Kenneth Beer to learn more about losing inches and contouring your curves, without the downtime of surgical recovery. The number for Beer Dermatology is 561-430-2767.