in Laurel, MD
There is nothing quite as frustrating as eating right and going to the gym on a regular basis and still waking up to find unwanted bulging in the stomach, hips, thighs, and waist. In these cases, cosmetic intervention may be the only solution to getting the body you desire and deserve. Coolsculpting® is an innovative non-surgical fat freezing treatment that offers safe and effective results.
What is CoolSculpting®?
FDA-cleared for non-surgical fat reduction to the abdomen, flanks, and inner and outer thighs, CoolSculpting® uses controlled cooling that targets and freezes fat cells under the skin to reduce stubborn fat without damaging the skin. Fat cells die, which the body naturally processes over time. Fat literally melts away.
CoolSculpting® provides real and visible patient results. Call today for your consultation to learn if CoolSculpting® may be right for you.
Advantages of CoolSculpting®:
- Safe, effective and approved by the FDA
- No anesthesia required
- Highly popular procedure with a high rate of patient satisfaction
- Non-surgical and non-invasive
- Long-lasting results
- No downtime or discomfort
- Provided outstanding fat-loss of up to 25%
- Reduces love handles, muffin tops, belly fat, and thunder thighs
Areas Treated With CoolSculpting®
CoolSculpting® is highly effective in treating the following areas of the body:
- Bra fat
- Back fat
- Banana roll (under the buttocks)
- Upper arms
- Submental (under the chin)
- Submandibular (under the jawline)
Who is a candidate for CoolSculpting?
No matter what kind of shape you’re in, it’s still likely you have pockets of fat here and there that are incredibly resistant to changes in diet and exercise. That’s what CoolSculpting® targets. Whether it’s your flanks or your abdomen, your double chin, or your upper arms, CoolSculpting® will get rid of between 20-25 percent of the fat in that area. Who couldn’t use that?
It is important for patients to remember that CoolSculpting® is not a weight-loss treatment. It is a body-contouring treatment. At Minimally Invasive Vascular Center, we generally want our CoolSculpting® patients to be within 10 percent of their ideal body weight to have this procedure.
What happens during a CoolSculpting session?
When you come to our Cherry Lane offices for a CoolSculpting® session, there’s no need for any local anesthetic or pain relief. You simply sit in our angled treatment chair and we position the CoolSculpting® panels over the treatment area. The panels produce light suction that draws the skin, underlying tissue, and fat up between the two cooling panels. We then set the temperature to the freezing point of the fat cells and deliver that cooling down into the drawn-up skin and tissue. The fat cells freeze and the body begins the process of eliminating them. As the session progresses, we repeat this process several times across the treatment area. A total session takes from one to three hours, depending on the size of the treatment areas. Patients watch videos, work on their laptops, read, even take a nap during their sessions. At the end of your session, we massage the treatment area for two to three minutes to help alleviate numbness from the cooling panels.
Over time, once 20-25 percent of the fat in the area is gone, the remaining fat cells condense down into a thinner layer and your contour slims.
How long does a CoolSculpting treatment take?
The length of your session at the Minimally Invasive Vascular Center depends on the area or areas you are having treated. Sessions run anywhere from one hour to three hours.
How many CoolSculpting sessions do I need?
Many patients have a single session, others more. Each area treated with CoolSculpting® requires about one hour. During the first treatment in an individual area, the freezing kills 20-25 percent of the fat in the area. Subsequent sessions in the same area don’t freeze and remove the same amount of fat.
Once our patients treat an area such as the abdomen, however, they often come back to treat a second or third area in subsequent months.
When will I see my results from CoolSculpting?
Unlike an invasive procedure such as liposuction, CoolSculpting® doesn’t deliver immediate results. Yes, the fat cells are frozen immediately during your session, but it then takes some time to flush those dead cells from the body. Some patients begin to see changes after about three weeks, but the most dramatic results can be seen after two months or so. The cool thing about CoolSculpting® is that your results continue to improve for up to six months!
What happens to those frozen fat cells?
The process of freezing the fat cells to the point of cell death is called cryolipolysis. It’s the novel secret behind CoolSculpting®. Fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than muscle tissue, blood vessels, skin, and other tissue. Once the fat cells are frozen, they die and the body gets about the business of removing them from the system, as it does with any waste products. The lymphatic system is responsible for this cleanup job, and it breaks down and flushes these dead cells from the body over the course of the next few weeks and months.
Is CoolSculpting a safe treatment?
CoolSculpting® has been cleared by the FDA to treat nine different areas of the body (the most recent was the submandibular area under the jawline). For each additional area, the FDA has required proof of the safety of this process. To date, over 4,000,000 CoolSculpting® procedures have been performed around the world. It has proven to be safe and quite effective.
See What Our Patients Have to Say...
"Dr. Dormu is such a gentleman and I feel confident with him. I feel like I am in good hands. The staff was so family and made me feel like family. So glad I found this practice." - M.A.
"Dr. Dormu and staff were very friendly and professional. I feel very confident in their hands." - Vanni T.
What are the risks involved with CoolSculpting?
Following a CoolSculpting® treatment, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity on the treatment area. These generally pass in a couple of hours.
How much does a CoolSculpting session cost?
The cost of your session varies depending on the area being treated and the time necessary to treat it. During your consultation, once we find where you want to treat, we will give you a precise estimate of your cost.