CoolSculpting® Fat Reduction
in Houston & Katy, Texas
Are you fighting your own battle of the bulge – those discrete, stubborn bulges on stomach, sides and back that diet and exercise just don't seem to budge? CoolSculpting is a new, non-surgical, no downtime way for women and men to reduce love handles, muffin tops and back fat using a cooling technology called Cryolipolysis™, literally using cold to breakdown fat cells. The result is noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction in the areas treated in two to four months.
To find out more about CoolSculpting and other alternatives to liposuction available in Houston and Katy at our Cosmetic Centers, request a consultation or call our office at (713) 850-0240.
Shaping Your Body
CoolSculpting, is also sometimes referred to as Zeltiq™ or that "fat freezing" procedure. The device is U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared for the non-invasive reduction of fat. A single treatment can reduce the fat layer by 20% in the treated area. One clinical study involving treatment of love handles and back fat pads on 32 subjects resulted in visible contour changes in a majority of subjects, with the best cosmetic results noted in those patients presenting with modest and discrete fat bulges. Ultrasound measurements of a subset of 10 subjects showed all experienced a fat layer reduction with a 22.4% average reduction 4 months after treatment.
Dr. Bruce or April Harrison, PA-C, will consult with you, determine if you are a good candidate, and select the treatment area. Let's say your goal is to reduce "belly pooch", then at your treatment appointment our practitioner will position the system on the marked area of the lower abdomen. The procedure takes an hour for this one area (love handles would take two hours) and does not require anesthesia or pain medications. The device then draws the bulge up between two cooling panels, and a precisely controlled cooling begins. As the panels go to work in the first few minutes, you feel a sensation of intense cold. This soon dissipates. By treatment end the fat cells are crystallized without affecting your surface skin tissue. Over the next two to four months, these crystallized fat cells break down and are naturally flushed from your body resulting in a flatter appearing tummy.
Since it is non-invasive, you can resume your daily activities, including work and exercise, after your treatment. You may experience post-procedure redness, minor bruising, tingling or numbness in the treated area, but these conditions are temporary. Because the treated fat cells are gone, as long as you maintain your healthy lifestyle, long-term results should remain stable.
Additional treatments of the same area(s) can result in further fat reduction. You can also combine CoolSculpting with its localized area treatment capabilities with our overall fat-reducing ZERONA® procedure and body-contouring VelaShape™ and Body by Thermage® therapies.