Have you heard about CoolSculpting®? It’s a technologically advanced way to reduce obstinate deposits of fat – the ones that won’t budge from healthy eating and regular exercise. I’m using it to help women and men all over NYC get the body contours they want, without a single needle or stitch.
While delivery is technical, the concept is easy to understand. Fat freezes at a higher temperature than water, and skin is comprised primarily of water. A problem area is gentle pulled into the FDA cleared CoolSculpting® device or treated with a mobile handpiece. This section of flesh is safely cooled to a precise temperature that freezes fat, without harm to skin or other organs. Freezing destroys fat cells, and they are subsequently processed and flushed through the body’s natural systems. You begin to see reduction in as little as three weeks, and continued improvement for up to six months. There is essentially no limit to the number of sessions that may be schedule for more reduction.
In addition to proven results, there are two especially exciting aspects of fat reduction with CoolSculpting®. First treatment is non-surgical, non-invasive, and non-narcotic. That means it is safe for most patients. You feel a cold sensation during treatment, but the procedure is well tolerated. While treated tissue may feel firm or numb, or look pink, those side effects are harmless and quite temporary. There’s no downtime following treatment.
The second exciting aspect is that results are permanent so long as you maintain weight and lifestyle. The adult body does not create new fat cells, so if you gain weight in the future, it won’t be in treated areas (fat cells remaining in other parts of the body will expand).
Why is NYC one of the best places in this country for CoolSculpting®? I have been using CoolSculpting® since its emergence in September 2010, so I have a great deal of experience with the technique. I have a consultation with every patient prior to scheduling CoolSculpting®, and I apply the device personally. Each individual receives a customized treatment for their particular body shape. This is true contouring and often involves the use of multiple applicators to provide the best result. It is not a textbook approach or template that can be used on each patient the same way. Dr. Shelton can utilize up to FOUR Zeltiq CoolSculpting® devices at the same time on a patient if needed, which decreases the treatment time considerably. Very few cosmetic practices in NYC or the country have this many devices. Our patients deserve the additional layer of artistry, expertise, and training that comes with treatment administered by a Board certified dermatologist.
If you’d like to learn more about CoolSculpting® non-invasive fat reduction call 212-561-5808.
Dr. Ron Shelton, formerly having practiced on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC, is now located in Midtown Manhattan.