You’ve followed a healthy diet and you get regular exercise, and you still have embarrassing bulges of fat like love handles or upper arm flab. The team at Peak Medical in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, has a solution for that: body contouring with CoolSculpting®. After a CoolSculpting session, the treated fat is permanently eliminated and you gain the slim body you desire. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for body contouring, call the office today or book an appointment online.
Body contouring refers to a variety of procedures that permanently remove problem areas of fat. Contouring gently reshapes your body by targeting pockets of fat that stick around despite diet and exercise. Using CoolSculpting, the team at Peak Medical can help you achieve the body you desire without incisions or surgery.
CoolSculpting is an innovative, fat-freezing procedure that removes fat from multiple body areas. You can use it to treat fat under your chin and on your abdomen, flanks, upper arms, back (bra bulge), thighs, and underneath the buttocks.
After you get comfortable on the treatment table, your provider at Peak Medical puts a gel pad on your skin above the area being treated. The CoolSculpting applicator is then placed on top of the pad.
When the applicator is turned on, suction gently pulls the targeted area of fat up between two cooling panels. Your fat cells are more sensitive to cold temperatures than your skin. As a result, the CoolSculpting device lowers the temperature to a point where it freezes fat cells without harming your skin.
The frozen fat cells die and break down, then your body naturally eliminates the waste. Once the debris is cleared, the fat cells are gone for good.
When your treatment begins, you’ll feel the pressure created by the suction, as well as the intense cold. These sensations last until the area becomes numb, which takes about 5-10 minutes.
After the CoolSculpting device is removed, your provider massages the area for a short time, then you can get back to your daily activities. One session lasts about 35-60 minutes, depending on the area being treated and whether you’d like to have more than one body area treated at the same session.
You may experience temporary side effects, such as redness, swelling, bruising, or firmness in the treated area. Some patients feel numbness, stinging, tingling, and tenderness.
You’ll begin to see results in about three weeks as it takes time for your body to clear away the destroyed fat cells. Optimal results appear in about two months, but your body continues to eliminate fat cells for up to six months.*
If you’re ready to get rid of nagging pockets of fat, call Peak Medical today or book an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary.