St. Paul, Minnesota, November 24, 2010 CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ is the newest body contouring procedure to be offered by Minnesota Board Certified Dermatologist Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. (www.CrutchfieldDermatology.com). The procedure is non-invasive, making it an ideal option for patients who have small areas of unwanted fat that stubbornly persist in the face of diet and exercise. CoolSculpting works by selectively cooling down fat cells, which are then destroyed and removed through the body's natural cleansing process.
Dr. Crutchfield states, "I'm very pleased to offer my patients this non-invasive fat removal method. We were pioneers in the area of LipoDissolve Ultra treatments; this just adds another effective tool to our toolbox. While neither treatment is designed as an alternative to a healthy diet and regular exercise, it is very helpful for sculpting specific areas of the body such as the tummy, love handles, bra fat and saddle bags."
CoolSculpting is an effective way to reduce smaller areas of fat without surgery. During the treatment, the CoolSculpting device is placed on targeted areas, where it cools the tissue to just above freezing, selectively harming the fat cells while allowing other healthy cells in the area to survive.
"CoolSculpting is also popular because it is fast; about 1 hour per area. Once the treatment is over, there is no downtime and my patients are able to return to their normal activities. During the treatment, a patient can read a magazine or just take some time to relax. We also have WiFi and many patients take advantage of that, too. Most people find the treatment to be very comfortable. comments Dr. Crutchfield.
"As a board-certified dermatologist with years of experience, I've seen many new treatment ideas and I've found that CoolSculpting is a true medical advance," adds Dr. Crutchfield. With the increasing set of very effective skin rejuvenation tools, this is an exciting time for my patients, and it really is possible to achieve your cosmetic goals through non-surgical methods."