As of Sept. 8 2010, the FDA received clearance for a patented, non-invasive cooling treatment to lose fat known as CoolSculpting by the international company ZELTIQ™. The treatment helps loose weight around the belly. CoolSculpting is a safe, non-invasive and clinically proven method for reduction of "love handles" or to lose stomach fat.
Dr. Charles Crutchfield, a board certified dermatologist, and founder of Crutchfield Dermatology is one of the first dermatologists in Minnesota to offer the treatment that provides people with an alternative to lose belly fat.
In the United States where health and beauty go hand in hand, there's many people concerned with how they look and feel. This non-invasive fat reducing treatment can be a great procedure for people, who exercise daily but still have that little excess pudginess around the waist and other areas. It can help you get a flatter tummy, flatten stomach, and reduce fat in the stomach.
CoolSculpting reduces fat deposits or bulges with a 20% reduction of fat in the treated area. On average, patients should start to see results as soon as several weeks following a treatment, with the most dramatic results showing over a period of two to four months in most patients.
People will also be relieved to know, that unlike most other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting involves no needles, surgery or long extended downtime. This means that the unpleasant scars, and long periods of healing are not in effect.
The procedure, works by having an applicator that delivers a precise controlled cooling of the specific area. This specifically targets underlying fat, but does not damage or effect the surface skin tissue. It is based on extensive scientific research done at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, demonstrating that fat cells are more susceptible to extreme cold and are permanently destroyed in a process known as Cryolipolysis or cold lipolysis.
This procedure is a breeze to get rid of love handles, as it only last about one to two hours. If a patient would like more dramatic effects, they will require additional treatments. Since there are no other non-invasive treatments like CoolSculpting, it is encouraged that people ask for it by name. So far there have been more than 7,000 patients, who have under went this procedure and centers across the United States are starting to have this available for their patients. Dr. Crutchfield being one of the first in Minneapolis to offer this treatment for love handles.
If you want to get rid of love handles, contact us today to see if CoolSculpting may be right for you! 651.209.3600