Dr. Leyda Bowes and her team at Bowes Dermatology helped both Annette, a typically healthy woman, and Luis, a previous CoolSculpting® patient, fight stubborn fat with CoolSculpting!
From the initial assessment to a real LIVE CoolSculpting® treatment, Dr. Leyda Bowes and her team at Bowes Dermatology gave us the inside scoop on what an actual CoolSculpting® treatment feels like as well as answering some of your most frequently asked questions!
Who Is The Perfect CoolSculpting® Candidate?
Ah, the question EVERYONE is asking! It is important to remember that CoolSculpting® isn't for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. CoolSculpting® is designed to treat pinchable subcutaneous fat, fat that is just underneath the skin. The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll) and upper arm. According to Dr. Leyda Bowes, ideal candidates are "close to their ideal body weight."
Although CoolSculpting® is a nonsurgical fat reduction treatment, it does not aid in weight loss. Eating healthy and exercising are important aspects of the treatment. Dr. Leyda Bowes noted that Annette was a good candidate for the treatment because she exercised regularly but still had some stubborn areas of concern.
"We would never do a procedure that we don't believe in, on patients"
-Dr. Leyda Bowes
What Does A CoolSculpting® Treatment Feel Like?
Depending on the customized treatment plan, patients can be in and out in as little as 35 minutes. Luis found his CoolSculpting® treatment to be "very comfortable." During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. It's not uncommon for patients to work on their laptop or even take a nap during their treatment!
Is CoolSculpting® Safe ?
CoolSculpting is a proven safe and effective nonsurgical fat reduction treatment. See below for important safety information. CoolSculpting® works by safely delivering precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin and can reduce the fat in treated areas by up to 20-25%.
"The machine will stop if it ever senses that the conditions are not ideal for safe cooling. This protects against freezing of the skin, frostbite, and burns"
-Dr. Leyda Bowes
How Can I Start My CoolSculpting® Journey ?
Are you ready to start your treatment to transformation? The first step in jump-starting your CoolSculpting® journey is to determine if you're a candidate for the treatment. One quick and easy way to see if the treatment may be right for you is by taking our short quiz. The next step in your journey is locating a nearby provider; you can find a nearby provider here. The provider of your choosing will discuss your medical history and determine if you are a candidate for treatment. If you are a candidate for treatment, your provider will create a customized treatment plan to help achieve your body contouring goals! After your initial assessment, grab your book, your laptop, or even your pillow - and get ready to relax while freezing away your stubborn fat!
Treat yourself to the #1 fat reduction treatment.*
*CoolSculpting is the treatment doctors use most for noninvasive fat reduction.
Ready to Take the Next Step in YOUR CoolSculpting® Journey ?