The market for men interested in undergoing cosmetic procedures is growing. We all want to feel and look good. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports, released in March of 2018, the top 5 nonsurgical procedures for men in 2017 were:
- Botulinum Toxin
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Nonsurgical Fat Reduction (including CoolSculpting)
- Hair Removal
- Photo Rejuvenation (IPL)
Here at New Look Skin Center we offer all the procedures listed above and in the following blogs we will break down how each of these procedures are, how they work, and timeframe for results. On today’s blog we will be discussing CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is a popular fat freezing procedure that destroys fat cells by safely freezing them to the point of elimination. It does not require injections, incisions, or a long recovery time which is convenient and efficient.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a FDA cleared fat reduction procedure that uses a controlled cooling device to eliminate fat in a targeted area. It is able to reduce fat in areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively targeting the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
What Happens During the Procedure
During the procedure, our patients will comfortably be sitting or lying down. A specialized handpiece will be used to draw in the excess fat to the cooling panels. CoolSculpting works by using different handpieces specialized for different sizes of the fat tissue. As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. The handpiece creates a tug-and-pull sensation that is used to cool the fat cells until they undergo cell death.
Most patients will see a difference as quickly as three weeks after treatment. The most dramatic results come after two months. Your body will still flush out fat cells and continue to do so for up to four to six months after treatment.
The best part is that the results are permanent. This procedure provides our patients, male and female, the opportunity to get the look they desire with minimal time spent, minimal discomfort, and no down time.