dr jerry bagel

National Psoriasis Foundation Honors New Jersey Dermatologist with Excellence in Leadership Award

Dr. Jerry Bagel Recognized for Decades of Psoriasis Research, Treatment

EAST WINDSOR, N.J. – May 9, 2018 – Dr. Jerry Bagel, an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of psoriasis and founder of Windsor Dermatology and Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey, will receive the Excellence in Leadership Award from the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) next month.

Dr. Bagel’s commitment to the NPF mission to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected will be celebrated at the Commit to Cure Gala on June 7 at Tribeca Rooftop, 2 Desbrosses St., New York City.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Bagel has worked toward curing psoriasis and helping people who suffer from the sometimes debilitating, even deadly, skin condition.

He is a five-term member of the NPF Medical Board, and he founded the NPF President’s Council, which has raised more than $1 million for psoriasis research. NPF previously awarded Dr. Bagel its inaugural Outstanding Physician-Clinician award.

I’m in awe of this honor,” Dr. Bagel said. “Throughout my career, I’ve been passionate about the study and treatment of psoriasis for the benefit of my patients, and it is truly humbling to receive this award that recognizes my dedication and contributions toward a cure.

Dr. Bagel has become a world-renowned expert on psoriasis and speaks to international audiences. He has published more than 150 articles, participated in more than 200 clinical trials and is sought after to peer-review psoriasis articles for numerous dermatologic journals.

He is the senior attending physician at the University Medical Center of Princeton, an editor of Practical Dermatology and associate editor of the NPF peer-reviewed scientific journal, the Journal of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.

Board-certified in dermatology, Dr. Bagel is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and co-chair of the Psoriasis Expert Resource Group. In 2016, the AAD awarded Dr. Bagel its Presidential Citation for his “significant contributions and dedication to promoting excellence in psoriasis research.”

Windsor Dermatology’s Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey is an integral part of Dr. Bagel’s practice and the state’s first complete facility for advanced psoriasis research and therapies.

Dr. Bagel launched his practice on June 28, 1985, with just himself, a receptionist and a handful of clients. Today, the thriving practice includes six board-certified dermatologists, a newly expanded clinical trials department and a cutting-edge research facility.

The 3,000-square-foot clinical trials department puts a strong emphasis on medical dermatology research and treatment through high-quality clinical trials, in which the practice has been participating since 1990. Windsor Dermatology has been involved in most of the FDA-approved psoriasis treatments over the past 25 years.

Dr. Bagel earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Boston University, his master’s in biochemistry from Rutgers University and his doctor of medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his internship in internal medicine at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center and his residency in dermatology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

For more information about Dr. Bagel, Windsor Dermatology and the Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey, visit www.windsordermatology.com.

About Windsor Dermatology

Located in East Windsor, Windsor Dermatology has been providing patients throughout New Jersey with comprehensive medical dermatologic care for common skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer, for 30 years. The practice delivers unmatched patient care, accepts most insurance plans and commits to seeing any patient with an emergency within 24 hours.

Through its Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey (PTCCNJ), the practice offers psoriasis patients cutting-edge care and treatment. Windsor Dermatology participates in a growing number of high-quality clinical trials to help advance medical dermatology research and treatment. For more information, visit www.windsordermatology.com or call (609) 443-4500.

Read More
mothers day gift ideas

3 Unique Gift Ideas for Pampering Mom This Mother’s Day

Buy a Unique Gift for Mom That She’s Sure to Love

Moms spend the majority of the year putting their family’s needs before their own. Mother’s Day is one of the few special occasions you can show your mom how much you appreciate her. It is also the perfect time to make her feel special.

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s the ideal time to start shopping. At Windsor Dermatology, we offer several gifts for mom, so here are three unique gift ideas that she’s sure to love and appreciate.

Fade Mom’s Wrinkles

Ask any mom about her fine lines or wrinkles, and she is sure to tell you they are a gift from her children over the years. A mother never stops worrying about the well-being of her family and stress is one of the leading causes of wrinkles as we age. Help mom fade away wrinkles this Mother’s Day with a Botox treatment.

Botox Cosmetic is a safe, nonsurgical procedure that helps reduce fine lines around the eyes, mouth, and on your forehead. The injection process takes little time and Mom won’t require any downtime afterward. Most patients experience results within seven to ten days which last about three months.

Give the Gift of Fuller Lips

Full and plump lips are a dream for many women and one you can make come true for your mom this Mother’s Day through the gift of lip augmentation. With Juvederm, your mom can experience fuller lips in no time at all. Juvederm is a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid that is injected into the problem area. The process takes less than ten minutes and results last six to nine months for most patients. Since Juvederm also helps reduce fine lines, Mom can experience a decrease in any unwanted wrinkles as well.

Help Her Lose Unwanted Inches

Many moms talk about how their bodies were in shape until they had children and then everything changed. As moms spend the majority of their time focusing on family needs and making sure everybody has what they need in life, they tend to neglect themselves. Over time, their body changes as a result. If they wait too long, it is difficult to regain control of their weight and lose the inches they want.

By giving the gift of CoolSculpting, you can help mom say goodbye to those unwanted inches and help her regain her confidence. CoolSculpting is an alternative to liposuction that doesn’t entail surgery and removes fat from the body through targeted cooling treatments on the problem areas. Mom will be able to resume her activities immediately after the procedure.

Don’t let Mother’s Day pass by without finding a unique gift for mom this year. Windsor Dermatology is here to help you find a gift she will love. If you have questions, contact our staff today at 609-443-4500 or by completing our online form.

 

Read More
hydration and skin care

Top Ten Tips for Staying Hydrated This Drinking Water Week (May 6-12)

Staying hydrated is essential to your overall well-being, and drinking plenty of water is a big part of it. Every May, the American Water Works Association celebrates the importance water plays in staying hydrated during Drinking Water Week. The movement is a way to teach and encourage communities on the benefits of drinking water. Proper hydration offers many benefits to your health and the health of your skin.

The Importance of Staying Hydrated and Your Skin

All of your organs rely on proper hydration to work properly. It protects your organs, transports the nutrients you need throughout your body, and helps you stay on top of your game mentally and physically. When you don’t consume enough water throughout the day, you can start to experience adverse effects such as muscle cramps, tiredness, dry and itchy skin, dry mouth, and extreme thirst.

With the hottest months of the year just around the corner, we’ve put together a list of our top ten tips for staying hydrated.

  1. Buy a reusable water bottle and carry it with you

    Buying a reusable bottle that you carry with you everywhere increases the chances you will actually drink out of it. It also makes it easier for you to track how many bottles you consume in a day.

  2. Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up

    You spend six to eight hours asleep every night, and during that time, you don’t drink any water to stay hydrated. When you wake up your body needs hydration. Drinking a 16-ounce glass of water as soon as you get out of bed boosts your metabolism and rehydrates your body.

  3. Drink a glass of water before every meal

    If you struggle with a consistent intake of water, try drinking a glass of water before every meal. Not only will this make sure you are staying hydrated, but it may even make you feel less hungry and can help with weight loss attempts.

  4. Build flavors

    Not everybody can handle the tasteless offering of water. A great way to learn to enjoy drinking water is by building flavors with infusion. Add cucumbers, strawberries, oranges, lemons, and limes to create unique flavors that are a little more enjoyable.

  5. Create a water schedule

    If the idea of drinking 64 ounces of water everyday frightens you, create a plan to make it happen. Break down the number of ounces you plan on drinking by certain times throughout your day and track your progress.

  6. Eat foods high in water content

    A shortcut to staying hydrated is by eating foods higher in water content. Grapefruit, cucumbers, and peppers all consist of at least 90% water.

  7. Drink a glass of water before bed

    Since you won’t be drinking water for eight hours, it makes sense to “fuel up” before going to sleep. Drink 16 ounces of water every night before bed to improve hydration.

  8. Don’t pay for drinks at restaurants

    Next time you go out to eat, skip ordering an iced tea or soft drink and ask for water instead. Not only will you be on point for proper hydration, you’ll save a few dollars too.

  9. Use an app

    There are plenty of mobile apps available that let you input and track you water intake throughout the day. You can even set a reminder to notify you when it’s time to take a sip of your water.

  10. Hold yourself accountable

    If you continue to struggle with staying hydrated, try alternate methods to hold yourself accountable. Look for a drinking buddy that can help keep you on point by checking in daily or start the day with eight rubber bands on your wrist and remove one for every eight ounces of water you drink throughout the day.

Staying hydrated is a simple way to help care for your skin. If you are looking for other creative ways to stay hydrated or methods of skin care to keep you looking your best, contact Windsor Dermatology today to set up an appointment.

Read More

Spider Veins Stopping You from Moving More in April? How Sclerotherapy Treatment Can Help

Treat Spider Veins This April Thanks to Sclerotherapy

With April being deemed the “Move More” month by the American Heart Association, many individuals are looking for ways to get out and be active daily. If you suffer from purple, red, or blue lines on your legs known as spider veins, the idea of dusting off your shorts and sportswear may not be at the top of your spring bucket list. The good news is there is a spider vein treatment available to treat your lines known as sclerotherapy.

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are blood vessels that become dilated with blood and then appear on your skin’s surface. They are often caused by poor circulation, but can also occur due to standing for long lengths of time, obesity, pregnancy, and hormonal changes. In some cases, spider veins cause discomfort or burning, but mainly they are cosmetic concern that create a lack of confidence in individuals who experience them.

Spider veins are not limited to your legs either. Some individuals experience spider veins on their nose and cheeks (caused by sun exposure) or on their abdomen. Spider veins are most common in women because they are triggered by female hormones.

How do you treat spider veins?

If your spider veins aren’t causing any discomfort, you may not need to seek treatment. Many of our patients contact us about treatment options because they are embarrassed by how the lines look and they no longer want to expose their legs during warm months. Proper treatment of the veins can minimize their appearance or make them disappear entirely.

While there are several steps you can take at home to help with spider veins including changing your diet, wearing compression socks, elevating your feet, applying concealer or self-tanning lotion, and, of course, wearing clothes that cover them completely, we often recommend sclerotherapy to our patients.

What is sclerotherapy?

The Sclerotherapy procedure is a spider vein treatment where a dermatologist injects a salt solution into the impacted vein. The salt solution causes the blood vessel to swell and the blood to clot. After two to three months, the vessel becomes scar tissue and fades from being noticeable on your skin.

Sclerotherapy is a relatively painless procedure. You can expect to feel a pinch when the injection occurs, and there is a possibility of some minor bruising and discomfort afterward. You should wear compression socks to help with the healing process. You should also avoid strenuous exercise or aerobics for up to a week after the procedure, but you can take slow walks to help increase the blood flow and the healing time.

Spring has just begun, and April is the perfect time to treat spider veins with sclerotherapy. Windsor Dermatology has worked with numerous individuals to rebuild their confidence by eliminating spider veins, so contact our office at 609-443-4500 to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors today. We will work with you to explain sclerotherapy, create a plan, and minimize your spider veins.

Read More
Close up of female eye area getting botox injection by syringe

BOTOX vs. Juvederm: Which Is Right for Your Skin?

Understand the Differences of BOTOX vs. Juvederm

The aging process brings us more than just new wisdom. It usually comes with unwanted lines and wrinkles. Modern cosmetic procedures with BOTOX Cosmetic and fillers (such as Juvederm) give you an opportunity to fight these unwanted signs of aging. Below is an introduction to the BOTOX vs. Juvederm procedures to help you understand how they work to rejuvenate your appearance.

What is BOTOX Cosmetic?

BOTOX Cosmetic is a brand name for botulinum toxin. Using BOTOX Cosmetic relaxes the muscles that cause frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet to appear. During a treatment, a physician injects diluted medicine into the problem areas. You can expect a mild, brief pinch during the treatment.

Treatment takes under 15 minutes. Improvement is seen a few days after the treatment. Results usually last for three months.

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is the brand name for a family of injectable cosmetic fillers based on the active ingredient hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in the skin and helps the skin stay hydrated. With age, the quantity of natural hyaluronic acid in the skin decreases, leading to increased laxity and wrinkles. Replenishing hyaluronic acid with Juvederm reduces the appearance of aging.

One use of Juvederm fillers is to directly fill or soften unwanted wrinkles such as in the nasolabial folds (“laugh lines”). It may also fill marionette lines below the mouth corners and vertical lip lines. In addition, Juvederm may be placed into the lips to augment their fullness.

Juvederm Voluma is a used to correct age-related facial atrophy by restoring volume which has been lost from deep facial fat pads. The effect of this revolumizing is particularly dramatic on the upper cheeks, where it restores a more youthful facial contour and creates a subtle lift.

The effects of Juvederm fillers are long-lasting, and improvement commonly lasts for one year or longer. Treatments may take anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on the extent of the procedure.

Results

Both BOTOX Cosmetic and Juvederm produce satisfying and rejuvenating results. Often they are used together as part of a comprehensive rejuvenation program which may also include laser and light-based treatments to reduce photoaging.

The best way to know what procedure is right for you is to contact Windsor Dermatology to schedule a personal cosmetic consultation with a board-certified dermatologist. We will guide you through the treatment selection process and help you understand what to expect.

Read More
rosacea

Rosacea Awareness Month: Five Facts About Rosacea You Need to Know

Understand What Causes Rosacea and More During Rosacea Awareness Month

“Why is your face red?” is a question you may often hear if you are one of the 16 million Americans that live with Rosacea. Chances are even if you don’t have Rosacea, you have heard of the chronic skin condition. Too often, Rosacea is only thought of as the red face condition, when in actuality, there are many additional characteristics you should be aware of. Since April is Rosacea Awareness Month, what better time is there to learn?

What causes Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes facial redness and in some cases acne-like bumps on the face. There are currently no concrete causes of the condition, but there are several theories including genetics, dilated blood vessels under the facial skin,  lifestyle choices, sun damage, or skin irritation. Side effects of rosacea are typically manageable until the individual undergoes a “flare up” causing the redness to occur.

5 Facts about Rosacea you need to know

To help increase awareness, we’ve put together five facts about Rosacea to help you understand symptoms, triggers, and available treatments.

  1. There are several known lifestyle triggers.

Everyday choices can cause a flare up in Rosacea patients. Spicy foods, red wine, overexposure to the sun, hot showers, and hot beverages are a few choices to be careful of. A few unknown triggers include exercise and emotions; for example, if you tend to blush during speaking engagements, it can also cause a flare-up.

  1. Treatment depends on the type of Rosacea you have.

There is more than one type of rosacea and depending in which you have will determine your choices for treatment.

  1. It’s common in fair-skinned individuals.

Anybody can be diagnosed with rosacea no matter gender or skin tone. But it is most often diagnosed in fair skin individuals because the redness is more noticeable than in those with darker complexions.

  1. Symptoms get worse if not treated.

Redness will only get worse if you avoid seeing a dermatologist for treatment options. Types of available treatments range from antibiotics, medications to reduce redness, acne prescriptions, dermabrasion, light therapy, and electrosurgery.

  1. Symptoms include more than redness and bumps.

While redness and bumps are the most common signs you have Rosacea, there are additional symptoms to be aware of. If you experience swollen blood vessels, thickened skin around the nose, and itchy or dry eyes, you should contact a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis.

Rosacea Awareness Month

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) named April as Rosacea Awareness Month 26 years ago to increase awareness of the skin condition. Their goal is to educate as much of the community as possible, so those suffering take the initiative to get help from a doctor. More than 95% of patients diagnosed knew little or nothing about the disease before diagnosis.

If you have experienced signs of rosacea or have concerns about your skin condition, contact the team at Windsor Dermatology to schedule a consultation today. We can review your symptoms and create a treatment plan to best suit your needs.

Read More
April Showers: Spring Skin Care Tips

April Showers: Healthy Skin Tips You Can Do in the Shower

Take Advantage of These Simple Shower Skin Care Tips

Taking a relaxing shower is the perfect way to unwind from a long day or to jumpstart your morning. It gives you a chance to relax your body’s muscles, clear your mind, and feel refreshed. While showering has many health benefits like improved blood circulation, decreased stress, and creating white blood cells to fight sickness, most of us don’t fully take advantage of everything a shower can do for our bodies, especially our skin. Take advantage of these simple shower skin care tips to achieve healthy, glowing skin before you leave the house.

  1. Take cooler showers

Taking a hot shower is one of life’s simple pleasures, but when you expose your skin to hot water, it can damage the skin. Hot water strips away the outer layer of your skin where natural oils lay. When you do this often, the skin isn’t able to reproduce the oil, causing it to be continually dry.

  1. Limit your time in the shower

Depending on your daily activity, you may not need to shower every day. While that may be hard for many of us to grasp, 100 years ago, it was reasonable to only bath once per week. Showering too often or for too long damages your outer skin and minimizes the amount of natural oils it can produce daily.

If your day was spent 100% indoors, you should consider skipping the shower. If you shower in the morning and then work out later in the day, your second shower should be less than five minutes.

  1. Wash your hair as needed

Just like you don’t necessarily need to shower daily, you may not need to wash your hair every day either. If your hair is dry from coloring or graying, you won’t need to wash it daily because the shampoo will dry it out, causing the hair to break easily. It is also important to not go too long without washing your hair, or you risk dandruff buildup and an itchy scalp.

  1. Tackle dry skin the right way

Dry, itchy skin is never enjoyable to endure. Plenty of individuals are tempted to exfoliate daily to eliminate the symptom. Daily exfoliation is too harsh for skin and can often increase itchiness when overdone. Stick to exfoliating one to two times per week for best results. To tackle dry skin, use a moisturizing cleanser instead to instill moisture back into your skin.

  1. Always shave last

Shaving should be the last activity you do in the shower to give the hair time to soften from the water. This leads to a closer shave and less damage to your skin.

  1. Pat yourself dry

Skip rubbing yourself dry with the towel you only wash once per week. Being too forceful on your skin after a shower irritates it and may cause itchiness as a result. Instead use a clean towel to gently pat yourself dry and prevent itchy, red skin from occurring.

  1. Apply lotion

A good chemical-free moisturizer just three to four minutes after you’re done showering can make all the difference in your skin’s look and feel. It also prevents transepidermal water loss, the loss of your body’s water through the skin allowing it to remain healthy.

If you find yourself suffering from dry or irritated skin this spring, contact Windsor Dermatology to set up a consultation with one of our experienced doctors. Life’s too short to constantly worry about your skin!

Read More

Dr. Bagel Moderates Round Table Discussion on Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hear Dr. Bagel’s Input During a Round Table Discussion on Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Windsor Dermatology is excited to announce that our very own Dr. Bagel was asked to speak at a round table discussion in Parsippany, NJ with several other doctors specializing in the study of dermatology. Dr. Bagel acted as the moderator alongside Drs. Donnica Moore, Lauren Orenstein, and George Han. The event, hosted by Frontline Medical Communications, focused on the skin disease, Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a chronic skin disease that causes inflamed, acne-like boils to form in the folds of one’s skin. It is typically found on areas of the body where hair grows, such as the armpits or groin. It is not contagious, but can be uncomfortable and even painful, affecting one’s daily activities. There is no permanent cure for the disease; however, there are treatments that help manage the symptoms.

During the round table discussion, the doctors sit down to talk about the impact Hidradenitis Suppurativa has on quality of life, how specialty physicians can work together for improved outcomes, clinical trials, and the roles of biologics and other therapies. The discussion was recorded and broken up into four videos to share with those interested in the topic.

To watch Dr. Bagel and the four round table discussion videos, click here!

Read More
Eczema Treatment NJ

Is Itchy Skin a Sign of Seasonal Allergies?

Your Seasonal Allergies Symptoms May Include Itchy Skin This Spring

Spring is here, and you may be ready for the warmer weather, time outside, and chance to let the fresh air back into your homes. But, every year 67 million individuals suffer from seasonal allergies, so for some, the spring season is dreaded thanks to the increase of pollen, dust, and mold that cause these allergies. Even if you expect or plan for seasonal allergies, they can often leave you feeling miserable with their adverse impact on your sinuses and skin.

Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Seasonal allergies impact individuals differently depending on climate, location, and their individual reactions. For some, the symptoms are severe enough to require medication, and for others, they are more manageable. Common seasonal allergy symptoms include:

  • Runny noses
  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Itchy sinuses
  • Itchy throat
  • Postnasal drip
  • Itchy Skin

Unknown Signs of Allergies

Just like symptoms can vary among individuals, there are many signs of allergies that you may not be aware of, including:

  • Being overly tired
  • Asthma
  • Dark circles under your eyes
  • Respiratory infections
  • Lack of sleep
  • Lack of endurance
  • Headaches

Since these signs are lesser known than the symptoms listed above, many individuals go without a diagnosis of their seasonal allergies for years.

Spring Allergies and Your Skin

To properly manage spring allergies, you should see an allergist that can help you identify what types of allergies you suffer from and create a plan of action moving forward. While most individuals experience sneezing, watery or itchy eyes, and red noses, a common symptom of allergies is itchy skin. If you suffer from itchy skin or dry red patches, you may need more than lotion to cure it.

Causes of Itchy Skin

Starting in late winter/early spring, trees and plants begin to bud creating invisible airborne allergens like mold and pollen. For some individuals, these allergens create an increased amount of histamine in their blood flow which causes inflammation, making the skin sensitive. If the skin is highly reactive, it can trigger allergy-related itchiness and even eczema.

How to Prevent Itchy Skin

While you can’t eliminate pollen, ragweed, or other causes of allergies, there are some steps you can take to help manage your itchy skin. Minimize stress when possible, studies show high amounts of stress can increase histamine and create more adverse allergy reactions. A change in your skin care routine may be necessary to calm the inflammation and reduce itchiness.

It is also important to eat right and drink plenty of water, so your body has the necessary nutrients it needs to effectively manage allergies. Plus, some foods have high amounts of histamine in them that can trigger or increase the severity of the seasonal allergies. If you spend time outdoors, consider changing your clothes once you return inside. Wash your hair every night to remove the pollen and allergens before going to sleep to prevent them from transitioning to your bed linens and pillow.

Sometimes spring allergies can be managed on your own and other times contacting an expert is necessary. If you are suffering from itchy skin that may be eczema, contact Windsor Dermatology today at 609-443-4500.

Read More
male doctor giving coolsculpting treatment to young woman

Freezing Fat Cells: What to Expect After Your CoolSculpting Procedure

Freeze Your Fat Away with CoolSculpting Today

With spring just around the corner, many are already thinking about summer, vacations, and feeling good in their bathing suits. Whether you planned to get in shape as part of a New Year’s resolution or haven’t thought about it at all, spring is often the time when many of us begin to panic and lose self-confidence. CoolSculpting is an option many are turning to that involves freezing fat cells to remove fat.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical alternative to more invasive procedures like liposuction. Once the treatment areas are mapped, a plan is customized to your body’s needs, then a certified medical assistant uses controlled cooling (cryolipolysis) to target and kill fat cells located under the skin. CoolSculpting is a popular choice because it doesn’t require surgery and each session only lasts approximately 35 minutes. During the process, you may feel a pulling sensation in the treatment area, stinging, and possible numbness.

After Treatment Expectations

Results

Results are not instant. In the weeks following your treatment, your body processes the fat and eliminates the dead cells. Your body will continue transforming for nearly two months after treatment is complete.  Some patients take daily or weekly photos to document the process and see the results. Depending on your body, more than one treatment may be necessary to get the desired results.

Recovery time

Since this is a non-invasive procedure, there is no downtime. You can return to your normal routine the same day, so there is no need to take off work or skip the gym.

Complications

There are fewer complications with CoolSculpting than with liposuction. But, there are a few side effects you should be aware of including redness, firmness, mild bruising, cramping, numbness or a tingling sensation. The severity of the side effects depends on your skin sensitivity and the areas you have the treatment performed.

Weight loss

Those initially researching the procedure ask how much weight they will lose. CoolSculpting will not change the number on your scale because you are not losing weight. Losing weight only makes the cells smaller, it doesn’t completely eliminate them like CoolSculpting. Instead, you are freezing and killing fat cells in your body which causes you to lose inches, not weight.

Permanent or not?

We are often asked if this procedure is permanent. While it’s not the same as losing weight, it does require the same actions to maintain the results. If you continue bad eating habits and minimal physical activity your results will not last long-term.

Follow-up appointments

Schedule a follow-up appointment for a few weeks after your initial treatment. At this appointment, the doctor can review any questions you have, diagnose any side effects, and discuss possibilities for additional CoolSculpting treatments for other areas.

If you have additional questions or think CoolSculpting is the solution for you, contact Windsor Dermatology to schedule an appointment.

Read More