“CoolSculpting changed everything about the way we view fat elimination,” said board-certified dermatologist Susan Touma, MD, of Huntington Dermatology Inc. “It used to be that surgery was the only way to completely remove fat cells. But with CoolSculpting, you don’t have to worry about knives, needles or lasers. There’s no downtime or recovery period. There’s just a simple, noninvasive procedure that gives lasting, reliable results.”
CoolSculpting works by gently cooling fat cells in targeted areas, using an external cooling device developed by Harvard researchers. Because fat freezes at a higher temperature than water and skin, the procedure safely eliminates fat without damaging surrounding tissue. It’s revolutionary technology, and it gets even better with CoolAdvantage, Dr. Touma said.
“CoolSculpting procedures typically take about an hour, but with the new CoolAdvantage applicator we’re able to reduce the treatment time to 35 minutes,” she said. “The new applicator also has a larger cooling area, so it targets more fat, and the design is much more comfortable for our patients.”
As more and more people look for alternatives to liposuction and other risky fat reduction procedures, the noninvasive CoolSculpting system remains the worldwide leader in technology, safety and results. The FDA-approved treatment has been performed millions of times in over 70 countries. Dr. Touma said the dermatology field has seen countless body contouring systems come and go—but CoolSculpting continues to lead the way.
In the Tri-State, Huntington Dermatology Inc. is the only CoolSculpting practice to offer the CoolAdvantage applicator.
“We want our patients to have the best that’s out there,” Dr. Touma said. “You don’t have to travel to a big city to find the latest in cosmetic dermatology. Another treatment we offer at Huntington Dermatology is DualSculpting, where we use two CoolSculpting machines simultaneously to treat two areas at the same time. Our goal, not just with CoolSculpting but with all of our cosmetic services, is to provide faster, more comfortable, more complete results.”
CoolSculpting treatments are used most frequently on the abdomen, thigh, flank and neck area, Dr. Touma said. These problem areas are so common that they’ve earned their own nicknames: “muffin top,” “love handle,” “double chin” and “trouble zone.” But those nicknames are becoming less common at Huntington Dermatology Inc., where patients are seeing dramatic results with the CoolSculpting system and new CoolAdvantage applicator.
“Patients start to see results as early as three weeks after their treatment, as the body begins to process and eliminate the targeted fat cells,” Dr. Touma said. “The most dramatic results appear over the next one to three months.”
Patients can return to normal activities as soon as they leave the office following treatment. Although one office visit may meet an individual’s needs, some patients choose to receive multiple treatments, with a customized treatment plan designed for their specific areas of concern. It’s a New Year’s dream come true: a quick, painless way to destroy stubborn fat.
“When you’ve been dieting and exercising and working hard, nothing is more frustrating than a stubborn bulge of fat that won’t go away,” Dr. Touma said. “It’s so rewarding to hear patients say, ‘This is exactly what I’ve been looking for.’”
While fat cells eliminated by CoolSculpting are gone for good, any additional weight gain will cause remaining fat cells to expand. Dr. Touma said maintaining a healthy diet and exercise is the key to preserving CoolSculpting results.
“It’s important to keep in mind that CoolSculpting is a fat-loss procedure, not a weight-loss procedure,” she said. “But when it comes to unwanted fat, as so many of us know, losing weight is only half the battle. CoolSculpting is your jump-start toward a slimmer future, and CoolAdvantage is what gets you there in nearly half the time.”
For more information about the CoolSculpting system and state-of-the-art CoolAdvantage applicator, call Huntington Dermatology Inc. at 304.523.5100.