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.
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 eliminate 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.
View Jeffrey A. Hunt’s D.O., R.V.S., R.V.P.I. recently published Coolsculpting/AWT study 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.
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
- Banana Folds (Underneath the bottom)
- Bra Line fat
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.
Breakthrough Treatment Combination – Developed by Jeffrey A. Hunt D.O., R.V.S., R.V.P.I. at the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay
In a recent study conducted by our own Jeffrey A. Hunt D.O., R.V.S., R.V.P.I., results show that when CoolSculpting™ treatments are immediately followed by Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) treatment for four consecutive weekly treatments, the fat absorption rate is twice as fast. These results are compared to results from CoolSculpting™ treatment alone. This means you should see your fat reduction results in half the time!
Jeffrey A. Hunt D.O., R.V.S., R.V.P.I. is well-known for his studies, including conducting FDA trials to bring Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal and resurfacing lasers to the US. His latest study of increased fat reduction results is an exciting breakthrough for our patients, along with the fat reduction industry. The study was featured in PRIME Journal Europe, the leading scientific journal featuring peer-reviewed studies in the aesthetic and anti-aging field of medicine. To view Jeffrey A. Hunt D.O., R.V.S., R.V.P.I. study, please click here.
At the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, we constantly strive to find ways to improve results and lessen downtime for our patients. Jeffrey A. Hunt’s D.O., R.V.S., R.V.P.I. research on this subject is for the benefit of all patients looking for faster, non-surgical fat reduction results.
To learn more about how you can benefit from this exciting new discovery and get results in half the time, please contact the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay.
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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
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 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 eliminate 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.
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.
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 eliminated. 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.
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