What is CoolSculpting?
Advanced CoolSculpting is a treatment that sculpts and contours your body by freezing away tough fat cells. Using a specialized device, this treatment applies controlled cooling (cryolipolysis) to freeze fat cells, which reveals a tighter physique. At Clear Lake Dermatology in League City and Webster, TX, our board-certified dermatologists use advanced CoolSculpting treatments to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. We encourage you to schedule an appointment for additional information about CoolSculpting. Located near the Clear Lake region south of Houston, we can help you determine whether this procedure is right for you.
"Wanted Coolsculpting - Tired of working out and the diet thing with obvious areas still bugging me. Cool sculpting is painless and hopefully I will get the results I want. My abdomen shows no improvement over the years. A tummy tuck 20 years ago, I still had zero contour in my stomach region. Wanted some definition. Should see results in two months. I will continue with my exercise and diet."- V. / RealSelf / Mar 28, 2018
"If You Are Scheduled or Considering Coolsculpting, a Bit of Experience - I've had liposuction many years ago with a breast reduction but decided this time to try Coolsculpting because of not being invasive and no downtime, FDA accepted and I could even drive myself. I'm also an RN. If you're having some anxiety....I had both love handles down first. The only thing that got me was when she put the first one on, I was expecting a slow squeezing and it clamped down fast and hard lol so I kind of winced. But as stated elsewhere, within a couple of minutes it was fine. The other side wasn't as bad since I knew what to expect. Take a deep breath and let it out slowly during this process may help. Strangely the larger abdomen wasn't bad at all. Afterwards there was some redness, of course cold, and some bruising in the love handle areas. The esthetician massages all these areas after the treatment to break up the 'frozen' areas back down, although there will probably be some swelling and slight tenderness to the skin post procedure for a while. You may want to take something over the counter for pain before hand. Afterwards, I took some aleve and went and had a nice dinner before driving home. I knew from reviews to expect some discomfort around 5-7 days post treatment. I did have something sort of like menstrual or gas cramps for a few days around that time. The technician did say to call in if I needed the doctor to call in something stronger but I did not, I just took aleve. I'm now a month post treatment and going to get my second set of treatments next week. I also started wearing a firm compression garment as I did after my liposuction as I think it will help with the shaping. Women are even wearing them post delivery of babies these days for the same reason. I'll also mention toward the end of my love handle treatments I felt a strange horizontal 'tugging' sensation through my abdomen and around the naval but it was just a novelty not uncomfortable. The last eight minutes of the hour treatment the machine massages the area, again not uncomfortable at all. I'm not going to go into results just yet. I will get a set of photos and measurements next week and then probably 8 weeks post the next treatments although she said allow 12 weeks for full results. The cost is for two treatments of each area a month apart. The love handles together count as one and the large abdominal counts as one at this practice. Some practices count small and large. Always ask for promotional rates or rates for more than one area and rates for more than one treatment and mention you saw their info on RealSelf if that is true for a free office consultation and other specials. And read read read reviews and rates for your area before choosing your provider. 5 stars by multiple clients is always a good sign! I hope this answers some questions and alleviates some anxiety about the procedure."- S. / RealSelf / Mar 28, 2014
Who Qualifies for CoolSculpting?
While this treatment is successful on most people of any age, those who benefit the most from CoolSculpting:
- Stay within 30 pounds of their goal weight
- Struggle with difficult areas of fat that don't respond to weight-loss efforts like diet and exercise
- Set realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure
- Want to avoid or do not qualify for surgery
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle
- Are not pregnant or trying to become pregnant
Our CoolSculpting Technique
During your consultation with one of our dermatologists, we'll discuss your cosmetic goals, determine whether the procedure is right for you, and then design a CoolSculpting treatment plan that fits your unique needs. After your initial appointment, we can schedule your treatment. Your CoolSculpting procedure will take place in a private treatment room. Using a CoolSculpting applicator, our dermatologists will apply a gel pad to the treatment area and start the cryolipolysis technique. The cooling is delivered through the applicator, which targets and freezes fat cells. You may experience a cold sensation during the procedure, but this doesn't typically cause any pain. As the handpiece uses suction to pull the targeted fat toward the treatment area, you'll likely experience a slight tugging or stinging, but these sensations are usually mild.
What to Expect
Since CoolSculpting is noninvasive, you can return to your daily activities following your procedure. Often, patients can return to work immediately following their procedure. Side effects of the treatment can include stinging, redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness around the treated area. These symptoms are short-lived and will subside on their own. Following your procedure, you should notice results in as little as three weeks, with the most impressive results appearing over the next 1 – 3 months as your body sheds the unwanted fat.
Just how much will CoolSculpting cost?
The expense of CoolSculpting is dependent on the number of sessions needed and the quantity of fat that will be removed. During your consultation, we'll discuss your desired outcome to decide the best course of action to attain those results. We will also talk with you regarding any out-of-pocket costs.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting involves applying a controlled temperature to address fat cells in selected regions for treatment. Essentially, it cools the fat cells until they die. The cells are subsequently broken down by the body and expelled through natural bodily functions.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is a minimally invasive, topical treatment in which the device is applied simply to the skin’s surface. With this procedure, there is no need for a recovery period. You may notice some slight swelling and redness immediately following treatment, but that generally only lasts for about one week.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of treatments needed to attain your desired outcome will be determined during your initial consultation. For many patients, only one treatment is enough, while others may require more therapy sessions dependent on the quantity of fat being removed. The number of sessions depends on your aesthetic goals and if there are larger layers of fat in target areas.
Do the fat cells grow back?
While the destroyed fat cells can't regenerate, new fat cells could form. In addition, weight gain will greatly influence your results. So in order to keep optimal results, it is necessary to adhere to a healthy diet plan and exercise routine.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $750 - $20,000
- How Long It Takes
- 1 - 8 hours
- Follow Up Time
- 10 weeks
No body is without flaws, and each of us has things we wish we could change — like stubborn deposits of fat that don't respond to a healthy diet and exercise. Because of technological advances, it's no longer necessary to choose between dealing with excess fat or undergoing liposuction. For a smaller, tauter shape, Clear Lake Dermatology in League City and Webster, TX is pleased to offer Greater Houston residents innovative treatments like CoolSculpting, which can reduce areas of stubborn fat without needing more invasive procedures. Schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists to determine whether CoolSculpting is right for you or possible a different treatment is better for your aesthetic goals.
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