Millions of Americans each year begin a diet and exercise program to lose weight, but sometimes excess fat cannot be eliminated by these methods alone. At About Face Medical Aesthetics, our CoolSculpting® treatment is a non-surgical fat reduction that recontours your body and gets rid of fat permanently.
Contact us today at our Stratham, New Hampshire location to schedule a consultation and find out if CoolSculpting to freeze fat is right for you.
What is CoolSculpting®?
Developed by scientists at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, this technology focuses on non-invasive fat reduction rather than weight loss. Contrary to popular belief, fat cells are not eliminated during traditional weight loss programs – they simply become smaller. CoolSculpting® will freeze fat cells in treated areas, which are then eliminated by the body over time.
The controlled cooling sensation is delivered by a handheld device, targeting the fat cells underneath the skin. The process to freeze fat cells causes them to crystallize and the cells are then processed and removed naturally by the body. The skin and remaining fat both readjust after the layer of fat is eliminated, creating thinner, more defined body contours.
CoolSculpting® can freeze fat and treat multiple areas of the body in just one session. The duration of the treatment depends on how many areas are being targeted, but most find treatment to be a pleasant experience. Intense cold and pressure are felt for a short while, but afterward most patients read, watch videos or even nap during their treatments.
CoolSculpting® for the Chin/Submental Fullness
At About Face Medical Aesthetics, we are one of only a few offices in the Portsmouth area that offer CoolSculpting® for submental fullness in the lower face, also known as a double chin. This area commonly causes self-consciousness for men and women but can be difficult to target with diet and exercise alone. Rather than choosing invasive procedures to remove excess fat from underneath your chin, consider freezing the fat away to tighten the contours of your chin and jawline.
Is it Safe?
FDA-approved for the love handles, abdomen and thigh, CoolSculpting® has a proven safety profile with over one million procedures performed. Mild side effects such as redness, numbness, swelling, bruising and firmness are common but temporary.
Am I a Good Candidate?
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure that will freeze fat but is not intended for treating obesity. Individuals who desire more drastic results or have medical sensitivity to extremely cold temperatures may not be suited for CoolSculpting®. During your consultation, your medical history and cosmetic expectations will be evaluated, and our medical team will help you determine whether CoolSculpting® is right for you.
How Long Will My Results Last?
While CoolSculpting® will freeze fat cells and eliminate them permanently, it is still possible to regain weight. Any weight gained after treatment may distribute differently throughout the body, but patients should follow a healthy diet and exercise program to maintain results. Click here to view some of our Before and After images!
Contact About Face Medical Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation and discover the safe, long-lasting effects of CoolSculpting®.