Stubborn fat can hang around for years, refusing to budge despite your best efforts at dieting and exercise. Fortunately, a new technology called CoolSculpting®, a body sculpting and contouring procedure, exists to safely and effectively eliminate unwanted fatty deposits. At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, we offer CoolSculpting® on those living in and around Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Kendall, FL, as well as surrounding communities, to help reduce fat deposits without the need for surgery, scars, anesthesia or recovery time.
Developed by researchers from Harvard University, the CoolSculpting® procedure relies on a proven process called Cryolipolysis® that freezes unwanted fat cells, effectively destroying them without harming the skin or nearby tissues, as liposuction does. A single treatment can reduce fat by up to 20 percent in the treated area.
An Official CoolSculpting® Certified Practice
Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute is an official CoolSculpting® certified practice, and our medical team has extensive expertise with the technology to give you the best results possible. Melissa Troha, a board-certified physician assistant, has performed thousands of CoolSculpting® procedures since the device was first launched.
At MDLI, we offer the full range of CoolSculpting® applicators to be able to offer our patients the most advanced technology results. These applicator heads allow us to treat pinchable bulges of fat around the waist and flanks, including the muffin tops and love handles. We are also able to reduce excess fat on non-pinchable areas, including the thighs and buttocks. In general, treatment of one pinchable area takes about one hour, and a non-pinchable area may take two hours. The procedure is very comfortable, and most of our patients relax, read or use their tablets and phones while the treatment is being done. No anesthesia or pain medications are required for CoolSculpting®.
Our medical team will mark the area and position the CoolSculpting® device for your treatment. For example, for the lower abdomen, the system draws the bulge up between two cooling panels to begin the controlled cooling process. As the panels start working, you will feel a sensation of intense cold that dissipates quickly. The area will begin to feel numb. Your fat cells will crystallize without affecting the surface of your skin. Over several months, the crystallized fat cells break down and are naturally eliminated from your body.
You can resume normal activities immediately after treatment. Some patients experience slight redness, bruising, tingling, or numbness, but these effects are mild and only temporary.
To get the most significant fat reduction result from your CoolSculpting® procedure, the expert board-certified dermatologists at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute may recommend more than one treatment session per area. Typically, you can have an area retreated within 30 days. We will design a customized program for you to achieve your goals.
To find out if CoolSculpting® is right for you, schedule a consultation with one of our expert dermatologists at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute in Miami today.
How Do I Know If I am a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting® Body Contouring?
The best candidates for CoolSculpting® are adults with cutaneous fat and may have localized areas of excess fat. It is not intended to be a substitute for diet or exercise. This is a great tool to use as a kick start to a healthy diet plan.
What Happens to the Fat After Freezing?
Once CoolSculpting® has frozen your fat cells, they break down and are naturally flushed out of the body over several months.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Although the fat cells that have been destroyed will never return, the remaining fat cells in your body can still expand and cause weight gain. The board-certified dermatologists at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute recommend that you maintain a healthy lifestyle after CoolSculpting® treatment to maintain your results long-term. If you keep your weight stable, the results of your CoolSculpting® treatment may last indefinitely.
Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute treats people living in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Kendall, FL, and other parts of South Florida by using CoolSculpting® to freeze unwanted fat away with no surgery or downtime. Contact Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute to schedule your consultation today!