By Daniela Dadurian, M.D.
There are so many ways to lose weight and more so, so many diets out there to choose from. Yet so many people struggle with their shape and bulges that don’t seem to go away despite all the diet and exercise. There are a lot of factors that contribute to a person not being able to rid a certain area of fat on the body despite weight-loss. Those types of people are still searching and fortunately there are many options to address this issue.
There are two types of fat, the first is visceral fat which is the fat that surrounds your organs and the other is the subcutaneous fat. Subcutaneous fat is the fat that is found just below the surface of the skin and is the type of fat that can be targeted. We commonly identify it as the fat that can be pinched or pulled
Through many clinical studies it has been found that fat cells are more susceptible to cooling and that is what the principal of cryolipolysis is based on. Lipolysis is the killing of fat cells and cryolipolysis is a non- invasive application of cooling to selectively remove fat cells without damaging the skin and surrounding tissue.
Cool sculpting is an FDA cleared device for noninvasively removing fat cells as the device hand piece is selectively placed over the area to be treated while keeping the skin intact. There is no damage to the surrounding tissue as the cool sculpting selectively freezes the fat. During the treatment the patient may experience some tingling stinging and or mild cramping as this will dissipate as the area becomes numb due to the cold sensation.
Immediately after the treatment the treated area will temporarily feel cold and firm. Some common side effects may include bruising tenderness cramping and a “pins and needles”
sensation. These side effects should all resolve within 2 to 3 weeks. The final result may appear within three weeks to up to four months.
The best way to find out if a patient is a candidate is to schedule a complimentary consultation. During this time we can assess whether the patient is a good candidate and if the expectations are realistic. Science is changing the face of medicine and cosmetic treatments. We are excited to introduce this technology as it is changing lives one at a time. For more information call 561-655-6325 or visit www.mdbeautylabs.com.