Lose inches and improve body shape with no incisions, no surgery and no downtime by sculpting away excess body fat with cold therapy (cryotherapy). CoolSculpting is an FDA approved treatment for selectively freezing and destroying fat cells (adipocytes) in the targeted areas. The technology has seen continuing advances with development of new applicators to target an increasing number of body sites including the area under the chin, the arms, abdomen, flanks and love handles, back and thighs to name a few.
At Holcomb – Kreithen Plastic Surgery and Med Spa we have the ability to perform DUAL SCULPTING where two CoolSculpting machines are used simultaneously to treatment pair body areas and we also have ALL of the latest applicators with updated technology that enables short treatment times of just 35 minutes.
After the session is over the treated areas are firm and very cold initially but they gradually return to normal body temperature. The treated areas may feel a slight bit tender to touch for a week. Patients can begin to see results in as little as one month but more typically in two to four months as approximately 24% of the treated fat cells undergo a process called apoptosis that results in their elimination and metabolism of their lipid content – the contour of the treatment sites improves during this process of fat cell elimination.
Previously treated body sites can be re-treated for further improvement in a process called TREAT TO TRANSFORMATION. Multiple body sites can be treated on the same day if desired and, yes, we have had quite a few patients pursue many treatments in a single day to fast track their overall progress and results.
In order to further the elimination of fat from the body with CoolSculpting HKPS employs ZWAVE therapy. ZWAVE sends radial pulse waves (shock waves) through the targeted fatty tissues. When these shock waves bump against the newly frozen fat cells immediately after CoolSculpting the already compromised cell is further damaged increasing the overall effectiveness of the CoolSculpting treatment.