The Science of Freezing Away Fat

The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately. In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

CoolSculpting eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime.

This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting.

Freeze away fat? It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.

The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately. In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

Am I a good candidate?
The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction that targets fat bulges in certain areas.

How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.

Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

What does it feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.

Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.

Are there any side effects?
During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity.

Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.

When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.

Why Us?
Kelly Sutter and Maureen Mussomele are both Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialists. They have extensive training with CoolSculpting and Skin Wellness MD offers the latest technology in CoolSculpting equipment. The new CoolAdvantage applicator delivers the proprietary CoolSculpting® cooling technology at a lower temperature, reducing treatment time nearly in half, and features an adaptable 3-in-1 configuration and enhanced cup design. CoolFit Advantage™ is ideal for vertical areas of fat such as the inner thigh. CoolCore Advantage™ best matches the contours of the abdomen. CoolCurve+ Advantage™ is the applicator of choice for flanks. CoolMini applicator, which is designed to treat smaller pockets of fat, including the submental, or chin fat area, more commonly referred to as the double chin.

You can reshape your body! At Skin Wellness MD (with offices in Lusby and Annapolis), we will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your problem areas. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. Schedule your complimentary consultation by calling 410-231-2123 to find out if the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is right for you. Results and patient experience may vary.

Visit www.skinwellnessmd.com for more information.

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Kelly Sutter, RN, CANS
Kelly Sutter, RN, CANS is the founder and owner of SkinwellnessMD. Kelly is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist and also holds a certification in Laser Physics. She is a current member of the American Society of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Kelly comes from a strong critical care nursing background and has extensive experience with cosmetic laser treatments. She is an Allergan Epic Advanced Trainer which gives her the credentials to provide training to physicians, registered nurses and physician assistants in the use of Botox, Voluma, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus. Her mission for her practice is to provide the Southern Maryland community with the highest standard of customized medical grade skincare and wellness.