Are you looking to get rid of stubborn fat without undergoing a surgical procedure that requires periods of downtime and possible scarring? Windsor Dermatology understands such requests and proudly offers their patients a non-invasive alternative to liposuction known as CoolSculpting. This innovative treatment helps to eliminate fat by freezing it. With over 4 million treatments performed worldwide, CoolSculpting is growing quickly in popularity. We sat down with our board certified dermatologist, Dr. Myers, to ask her some common questions asked by potential CoolSculpting patients. If you are considering the treatment for yourself, check out the interview below.
What is the typical age of patients that come in looking to have CoolSculpting done?
Dr. Myers: The age range for patients I see interested in CoolSculpting really does vary quite a bit, ranging from the late 20’s and early 30’s, to patients in their late 70’s.
What is the most common area of the body people want CoolSculpting?
Dr. Myers: I would say the abdomen and flanks are the most common areas patients seek treatment.
Have you turned patients away? Why?
Dr. Myers: There are patients who may not be candidates, including those who seek fat reduction in the abdominal area, however, they have a history of hernias. In addition, there are some patients with a great deal of skin laxity that I feel would not appreciate an improvement after a treatment with CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is a fat reduction procedure, not a skin tightening one.
Do patients usually need more than one session? If so, which area of that body requires this most often?
Dr. Myers: Whether a patient requires a second treatment really depends on how much volume one wants to reduce. Each treatment cycle with CoolSculpting results in a 20-25% fat volume reduction. Patients seeking more reduction can often use an additional cycle.
To schedule a consultation regarding your CoolSculpting treatment, contact Windsor Dermatology today to speak with our knowledgeable staff. You can also reach out to our CoolSculpting Technician, Sheena by calling her direct line at (609) 630-6310.