Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is proud to hold the distinction of being the first practice in Georgia to offer CoolSculpting® non-invasive fat reduction. As the treatment has grown more popular, we like to remind patients of the importance of visiting a knowledgeable, experienced provider to ensure a stress-free, easy experience that yields the best results. Below, find tips to maximize your CoolSculpting® fat-reduction treatments.
1. Lose the weight first. When it comes to CoolSculpting®, patients with small areas of exercise- and diet-resistant fat are the most appropriate candidates. Therefore, if weight loss is your goal, we recommend reaching your goal weight with diet and exercise before choosing CoolSculpting®. Once you’re there, visit us for the final shaping process of achieving your desired look. While a specific body mass index (BMI) is not a prerequisite, we do screen candidates for their eligibility to ensure maximized results.
2. Have patience going into it. Results begin appearing about three weeks following treatment, with noticeable results in two months due to the lymphatic system’s process of expelling fat. Full results (usually a 20% fat reduction) will be present in four to six months. While one treatment will produce noticeable results, many patients opt to have a secondary treatment or more to achieve desired CoolSculpting® results.
3. Consider targeting multiple areas. With new DualCool equipment, you can address both outer thighs in addition to the tummy. All three areas can now be treated in a single one to two hour timeslot with no surgery, downtime, or unwanted side effects. Along with the benefit of treating multiple areas with DualCool technology, patients can benefit from treatment times being cut in half to help you return to your busy schedule in less time.
It’s important to keep in mind that CoolSculpting® should be reserved for patients looking to sculpt, not lose pounds. Without the downtime associated with surgical techniques like liposuction, CoolSculpting® can help you feel more confident in that swimsuit, slide into those “skinny jeans,” and feel better about yourself overall. To learn about CoolSculpting®, which freezes treatment areas beyond the point where fat cells can survive, contact us to schedule a consultation today. To stay connected with Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.