Body Contouring Specialist

Advanced Laser Skin Center -  - Medical Spa

Advanced Laser Skin Center

Medical Spa & Skin Care Specialists located in Columbus, OH

Gone are the days when you had to rely on painful treatments such as liposuction to lose stubborn pockets of fat that no amount of exercise seems to budge. The skin care experts at Advanced Laser Skin Center in Columbus, Ohio, recommend you consider body contouring with CoolSculpting®. This technologically advanced system offers safe and reliable results as it reduces inches and reshapes your curves without a single incision. Call the center today to make an appointment or try their convenient online scheduling service.

Body Contouring Q & A

Advanced Laser Skin Center

What is CoolSculpting?

The CoolSculpting system has been cleared by the FDA as a safe method to reduce inches in targeted regions of your body, such as the thighs, abdomen, and upper arms. It does so by using advanced technology to cool fat cells under the skin to the point where they experience damage that leads to cell death.

The temperature is precisely controlled throughout the procedure so that it eliminates fat without damaging the surrounding skin, nerves, and other tissues. It’s even proven effective for reducing that double chin you thought would be around forever.

What happens to the fat cells?

The dead fat cells are removed naturally by your body’s waste-disposal system. It takes a few weeks but once these cells have died, they never return. With many weight loss methods, your fat cells release their stored fat and shrink but remain available for “refilling” in the future.

The CoolSculpting method doesn’t help you lose pounds, but it reduces the available fat cells in the targeted area. You see “inch loss” in your sculpted figure rather than changes on the bathroom scale.

What is a CoolSculpting treatment like?

There are no incisions, injections, or anesthesia required with CoolSculpting. First, the CoolSculpting gel pad and applicator are put in place. The device then delivers controlled cooling to the targeted area. You may experience intense cold in the region for the first few minutes but this quickly dissipates.

Depending on the area being treated, sessions generally last from 30-60 minutes. You’re free to watch videos, read, or simply relax during the procedure. Side effects are typically minimal and may include slight redness, tingling, and skin sensitivity in the area right after a treatment. Most patients return to work or other routine activities immediately following a session.

When will I see results?

Some patients notice a positive difference in as little as three weeks. The most dramatic results typically occur within a couple of months, but your body continues to flush fat cells for up to six months. You may require more than one treatment to reach your goals, especially if you have several areas you’d like reshaped.