CoolSculpting™ for Fat Reduction
CoolSculpting™ is a clinically proven and non-invasive procedure that selectively reduces fat layers in problem areas using a patented cooling technology. Cleared by the FDA September 8, 2010, it is a safe procedure that gently cools unwanted fat cells in the body which triggers a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells. This reduces bulges in treated areas of the body without harming surrounding tissue.
At the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay we have the latest applicators for coolsculpting that allow us to address all of your areas of concern including:
- Upper & Lower Abdomen
- Flanks/Love Handles
- Inner Thighs
- Submental Fat (Double Chin)
- Banana Folds (Underneath the bottom)
- Bra Line fat
Jeffrey A. Hunt D.O., R.V.S., R.V.P.I. and the team at the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay are the first in the area to offer the innovative, recently FDA-approved fat reduction procedure called CoolSculpting™. This non-invasive treatment, uses cooling technology to diminish fat cells gradually, in a process that does no harm to the surrounding skin. For stubborn fat pockets that won’t go away, even through rigorous diet and exercise, *CoolSculpting™ can serve as a less invasive alternative to liposuction and help you attain your goals with no downtime and no anesthesia required for the procedure.
The CoolSculpting™ procedure involves no anesthesia or even pain medicine. Together you and Jeffrey A. Hunt D.O., R.V.S., R.V.P.I. determine and mark the area the device will target. CoolSculpting™ is most effective on small pockets of fat located on abdomen, back and love handles. The device is then positioned on this part of your body and a vacuum-like process draws up the bulge so that it rest in between the two cooling panels. The applicator cools the area of fat cells and stimulates a natural removal process, gradually reducing the excess fat.
The CoolAdvantage™ Applicators for Rapid CoolSculpting® Treatment
ZELTIQ® Aesthetics has recently released a new line of applicators for use with the CoolSculpting® system. The new design of the CoolAdvantage™ applicators can reduce treatment time by nearly fifty percent, as well as increases patient comfort during the procedure by forty-five percent. CoolAdvantage™ applicators deliver treatment at a lower temperature than the traditional CoolSculpting® applicators, and the specialized 3-in-1 cup design allows for improved suction along differently shaped regions of the body, such as the inner thighs, abdomen, and flanks. The time required for a CoolAdvantage™ treatment is typically just thirty-five minutes, and clinical studies have shown that rapid CoolSculpting® with the CoolAdvantage™ can be just as effective as traditional, hour-long CoolSculpting® treatment sessions.
We are excited to be able to offer this new CoolSculpting® advancement to our patients at Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay. For more information about how CoolAdvantage™ applicators can improve your CoolSculpting® experience, contact our office today.
The CoolMini™ Applicator for Double Chin Treatment
In addition to the body, CoolSculpting™ technology can also be used to reduce fatty tissue in a notoriously difficult to treat facial area: the chin. Submental fat, colloquially known as a double chin, can affect individuals of all ages, genders, and weights. Furthermore, this cosmetic concern usually cannot be covered with clothing or otherwise be easily hidden. Fortunately, an innovative new device makes it possible to reduce pockets of fat in this region and achieve a more contoured jawline. The CoolMini™ applicator, designed to work with the CoolSculpting™ system, utilizes the same non-invasive, cold-energy technology to break down fat cells under the chin and on the neck. This device similarly requires no needles, knives, or incisions to obtain results, and side effects typically will be mild and brief.
When you arrive for your complimentary consultation with Dr. Hunt, he will determine if the CoolMini™ device can achieve your cosmetic goals. Two treatment sessions usually will be necessary to attain the desired outcome; however, everyone’s unique needs and experience will vary. *On average, patients will see about 20 percent fat reduction in the treated area per treatment with 40 percent or greater with two treatments. *You should begin to see benefits in approximately three weeks, and the final outcome will likely be apparent in about one to three months. The CoolMini™ applicator, like CoolSculpting™, can offer long-lasting effects. The gradual elimination of fatty tissue by the body’s natural metabolic processes helps to ensure beautiful results without any signs of “artificial” intervention. Visit our CoolMini™ before-and-after gallery to get an idea of how this innovative device can help you enhance your facial contour.
*Results May Vary
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Cryolipolysis™ was developed by dermatologists at Harvard Medical School. The team found that cold affects fat cells more than tissues that surround them – ultimately leading them to discover that coldness to the fat cells can help facilitate their removal without harming surrounding tissues. This new discovery has now led to the CoolSculpting™ procedure, a non-invasive, non-surgical method of fat layer reduction recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
*CoolSculpting™ has a number of benefits for people who would like to shed stubborn areas of extra fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. These benefits include:
- Non-surgical fat reduction treatment
- No recovery time
- The procedure is painless
- Effective results after a single treatment
*Results May Vary
Common CoolSculpting™ Question
What does CoolSculpting™ feel like?
At the start of the cooling process, patients will feel some pressure and intense cold that soon turns into more of a numbing sensation. Throughout the one to two hour process, patients sit or recline comfortably opting to read, work on their laptop or even take a nap.
Can I return to normal activities after my procedure?
Yes! CoolSculpting™ is a completely non-invasive treatment that requires no numbing, no pain medicines and absolutely no downtime, so normal activities can be resumed immediately. *Most patients will experience some redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area, but this is only temporary.
*Results May Vary
*What results can I expect from CoolSculpting™?
Patients that are a candidate for CoolSculpting™ will see on average a 20-25% reduction in the targeted area of body fat. Results will continue to improve gradually over time, becoming first noticeable at as early as four weeks with maximum results at about eight weeks. For even greater fat reduction, a series of treatments over several months may be of benefit. CoolSculpting™ is designed for patients who are already at their ideal body weight, are relatively in shape and physically fit, but are having trouble eliminating specific, isolated pockets of fat through diet and exercise alone. Patients with more pronounced areas of excess fat will benefit from more invasive procedures such as liposuction.
*Are the results permanent?
The fat cells treated during CoolSculpting™ will be reduced. As long as you continue to eat right, exercise and maintain your ideal weight, your long-term results should remain stable.
No pain, no surgery, and no recovery time. CoolSculpting™ fat removal procedure is a powerful new tool for cosmetic enhancement, and it’s available right here at the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay. Please contact our practice to schedule a consultation.
*Results May Vary
View Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt’s study on Coolsculpting/AWT published in Prime Journal Europe
PRIME Journal Europe, a prestigious medical journal in the field of aesthetics and anti-aging has featured Jeffrey A. Hunt’s D.O., R.V.S., R.V.P.I. study on combining AWT with CoolSculpting® in their September 2013 issue. PRIME Journal Europe features peer-reviewed medical studies in a monthly periodical, and is considered the leading international journal in this field. The publication is produced by the International Journal of Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine, and is distributed in both Europe and Asia. To read the article in its entirety, please click the image above.
Contact the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay to schedule a consultation on CoolSculpting™ cryolipolysis™ for fat reduction and removal. Our Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg, Florida-area practice offers state-of-the-art procedures and effective results.
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