If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of the March edition of Atlanta Parent Magazine to see CoolSculpting®, Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s non-invasive fat-reduction technology! Using the power of temperature to chill and destroy small pockets of unwanted fat, CoolSculpting® can help certain patients achieve a slimmer appearance in time for swim suit season.
For more information on CoolSculpting® or to see if you’re a candidate, contact Dermatology Associates of Atlanta!
If your New Year’s resolutions need a little boost, don’t miss our Cool Day In. The star of the show is our non-invasive fat-reduction technology: CoolSculpting®! Join us Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 12:00pm for a Lunch & Learn event. Attendees can learn more about how CoolSculpting works and take advantage of special pricing on CoolSculpting treatments. We’ll even be giving away a free treatment to one lucky attendee! The event is free to attend, but space is limited. RSVP to Mark by February 27, 2012 at (404) 256-4457 ext. 200.
By applying a low-temperature treatment applicator to the area(s) of unwanted fat, CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells beyond their viability. After treatment, the fat is slowly eliminated from the cells, giving patients a 20-40% reduction in the treatment area over the next four to six months. The non-invasive nature of CoolSculpting means patients can reduce areas of fat without incisions, sutures, or recovery time.
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta offers a variety of options to meet Atlantan’s skin care needs. From fat reduction and wrinkle reduction to treating various skin conditions, no matter what’s on your wish list, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to join us for our Cosmetic Day Wednesday January 11th, 2012 for discounts on various products and services. For more infomation, please contact our office at 404-256-4457.
Featured in a recent segment on “The Dr. Oz Show,” CoolSculpting® is the latest in non-invasive fat-reduction technology. Developed by Harvard scientists and doctors, CoolSculpting utilizes the power of cooling to eliminate areas of unwanted fat. By applying extreme cold to the treatment area(s) CoolSculpting works similarly to liposuction without the needles, drugs, or suctioning cannulas, and patients can return to work right after the treatment.
Dr. Oz’s guest demonstrates the ease and comfort the CoolSculpting treatment provides patients. Lasting only an hour per treatment area, CoolSculpting can be performed during lunch and patients can return to work, no recovery time needed. Most patients see results in the first three weeks, with full results visible after two to four months. Most patients see a reduction of up to 40% of the fat in the treatment area(s) with two treatments.
CoolSculpting is not for everyone, though. The ideal CoolSculpting candidate is someone who adheres to a healthy diet and exercise routine but still has small pockets of persistent fat around the waist, abdomen, and/or legs. CoolSculpting can help reduce the fat in the treatment area to smooth and refine the silhouette.
Specifically, the treatment works by cooling the fat cells beyond their range of viability, essentially killing them. The lymphatic system works over the next two to four months to eliminate the damaged fat cells and reduce the total amount of fat in the treatment area(s).
CoolSculpting is revolutionary because it allows patients the fat reduction they’d expect from more invasive, plastic surgery procedures with no incisions, no recovery time, and little to no side effects. For more information on CoolSculpting, contact our office. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest in fat reduction news and updates!
This weekend, representatives from Dermatology Associates of Atlanta will be present at the 20th annual For Sisters Only Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center. For Sisters Only is a two day marketing and entertainment expo with something for everyone to enjoy. Hip hop, jazz, R&B, and gospel music artists will provide entertainment, and over 200 businesses will be offering samples and selling products. Plus, there will be plenty of places to hang out like the sports bar, gaming zone, and kids zone (to name a few).
With artists like Monica, Jagged Edge, and Lloyd on the entertainment list, More
The physicians and providers of Dermatology Associates of Atlanta understand that everybody is different and every body is shaped differently. For that reason, we offer a variety of fat reduction and liposuction procedures that aren’t one-size-fits-all. Whether you just want to tighten loose skin, get rid of excess fat, or do a little of both, we have a body contouring procedure to meet your needs. Our patients often ask about the differences in fat reduction procedures, so we’ve decided to compile an overview so that our cosmetic treatment patients can be more aware of all of their options.
Drs. Griffin and Karempelis have been practicing tumescent liposuction procedures since 1986, a method that’s still often performed today. In fact, a liposuction study published in ASAPS’ Aesthetic Surgery Journal earlier this year stated that 51% of surgeons preferred tumescent liposuction to other techniques. During tumescent, or “wet,” liposuction, a diluted solution containing a local anesthetic and epinephrine is injected to “puff up” the fat for easier removal. Most patients are able to get back to their normal activities within a week of their procedure, although they should continue to wear post-surgical compression garments in order to reduce swelling and optimize the fat reduction results.
While not exactly a fat reduction procedure, many liposuction patients also pursue fat transfer. During fat transfer, a patient’s own unwanted fat is used to plump up wrinkles and areas of lost volume that contribute to signs of aging similar to the way facial fillers such as Restylane® and Juvéderm work to rejuvenate the appearance. After the excess fat is removed, it is purified and then re-injected into those areas that need refinement like the hands, wrinkles, and even acne scars. Fat transfer also promotes collagen production for ongoing rejuvenation. More