CoolSculpting® Fat Reduction
As the first practice in Georgia to offer CoolSculpting® non-invasive fat reduction, the providers of Dermatology Associates of Atlanta have seen Atlanta CoolSculpting® patients eliminate unwanted fat with no downtime. Being the first and only dermatological practice in Atlanta to house three CoolSculpting® machines, as well as an applicator designed to treat the “double chin,” Dermatology Associates’ patients can have multiple areas treated at once and with TriCool™, our physicians are able to accommodate more patients’ schedules.
Using a process called Cryolipolysis, this new non-surgical fat reduction technology applies targeted cold to small areas of unwanted fat. The cold temperature damages fat cells causing fat to be expelled through the body’s lymphatic system. It’s the solution to getting rid of small pockets of unwanted fat without knives, sutures, lasers, needles or even recovery time. Safe and effective, CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared to eliminate pockets of unwanted fat on the flanks and abdomen, “double chin,” and more.
Due to the lymphatic system’s process of expelling fat, the results begin appearing about three weeks following treatment, with noticeable results in two months. Full results (up to a 20% fat reduction) will be present in four to six months. While one treatment will produce noticeable results, many patients undergo a secondary treatment to achieve desired results. When pursuing fat reduction, it’s important to understand that CoolSculpting® should be reserved for very specific patients.
Candidates for this treatment typically include those with very small areas of unwanted fat on the abdomen, thighs, saddlebags, love handles and/or back and/or “double chin.” CoolSculpting® is perfect for getting rid of stubborn fat that doesn’t budge with diet and exercise to help clothes fit better. Patients with larger areas of unwanted fat may be interested in our other fat reduction procedures like tumescent liposuction with SlimLipo™ (minimally-invasive liposuction) or laser liposuction. Be sure to browse our website to learn more about the other body contouring options and cosmetic procedures we offer. In order to determine whether this procedure is right for you, schedule a consultation or call us at (404) 256-4457. Be sure to review our CoolSculpting® before and after gallery to view a sample of results that can be achieved with this treatment.
Patients with larger areas of unwanted fat may be interested in our other fat reduction procedures like tumescent liposuction with SlimLipo™ (minimally-invasive liposuction) or laser liposuction. In order to determine whether this procedure is right for you, schedule a consultation or call us at (404) 256-4457.
With one CoolSculpting® treatment, most patients see a 20% fat reduction within four to six months. While results will start appearing within three weeks of treatment and more noticeable results will be present within two months, the lymphatic system’s process of eliminating fat from fat cells takes time. To maximize results, some patients seek an additional CoolSculpting® treatment. View our CoolSculpting® before and after photos to see real patients’ results.
Who is a candidate for Atlanta CoolSculpting® fat reduction?
CoolSculpting® is designed for a very specific patient who has small amounts of “stubborn” fat that won’t respond to their best diet and exercise efforts. To determine if you are an eligible candidate, schedule a consultation today.
What if I am not an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting®, but still have excess fat I’d like to get rid of?
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta offers a variety of fat reduction procedures, including tumescent liposuction with SlimLipo™, so if you’re interested in removing excess fat, schedule a consultation so that one of our providers can help you determine which fat reduction procedure will best meet your cosmetic goals.
What does CoolSculpting® treatment feel like?
During the first few minutes of your treatment, you will feel firm pressure from the CoolSculpting® device, as well as extreme cold. After a few minutes, the treatment area will become numb. Patients are often able to talk to the phone, use their laptop, read a book or even nap during their session.
What’s the recovery time like with CoolSculpting® and how soon will I be able to return to normal activities?
Due to the non-invasive nature of this fat reduction treatment, there is no downtime so you’ll be able to return to normal activities immediately following treatment.
What can I expect during a CoolSculpting® treatment?
During a CoolSculpting® treatment, your Dermatology Associates of Atlanta provider will place the CoolSculpting® device on the treatment area. Once in place, the device sandwiches the tissue between two cooling plates. At first you will feel cold pressure that will discontinue after the first few minutes once the treatment area is numb. During the treatment, you can expect to relax and enjoy some “you time.” Some patients talk on the phone while others bring their laptops or read a book. Now that we offer three CoolSculpting® machines as well as the CoolMini™ applicator for beneath the chin, we are able to treat multiple areas at once in the same amount of treatment time.
What do three CoolSculpting® machines mean to me as a patient?
As the first Atlanta, GA practice to have offered three CoolSculpting® machines, we are able to treat two areas at once cutting a patient’s average treatment time in half.
What is TriCool™ CoolSculpting®?
Available at Dermatology Associates in Atlanta, TriCool™ gives is the ability to have two areas treated with CoolSculpting® at once. Before now, if you were looking to target unwanted fat on the flanks, you would have to receive treatment one side at a time. Now we can treat both sides at once to decrease your total treatment time.
Will I need multiple CoolSculpting® treatments?
Multiple CoolSculpting® treatments are not necessary, but many CoolSculpting® patients do pursue an additional treatment in order to maximize their results.