Out With The Old:
In With The New:
Fat freezing. It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie. It also sounds too good to be true. But according to the group at Harvard Medical School dermatologists who discovered the technique, Coolsculpting is an effective way to battle the bulge. This noninvasive alternative to liposuction uses controlled cooling panels to target and freeze fat cells. Your skin will feel numb during the one-to-two-hour treatment, but it won't perforate at any point. Over the next several months, the crystalized lipids break down and are flushed out of the body through its natural metabolic process. But while Coolsculpting can result in significant fat loss, patients still have to make some changes. Without a healthy lifestyle, they'll put those pounds right back on.
Downtime: Minimal. Some patients do experience temporary redness or minor bruising.
Book It: Crutchfield Dermatology, 1185 Town Centre Drive, Suite 101, Eagan, MN 651-209-3600 crutchfielddermatology.com
Cost: $550 to $2000 per site, per treatment.