A big problem people of all ages face is that of stubborn fat. You can spend hours in the gym or do a thousand crunches a day, and still be plagued with love handles, a bulging belly, or a muffin top. As much as we would like diet and exercise to work, it is not always effective on its own. Many people prefer not to have invasive surgery to rid themselves of fat, and thankfully, there is now a procedure that will help you resolve the issue of persistent fat without surgery or downtime.
Welcome to CoolSculpting – latest body contouring procedure. CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling instead of invasive surgery. This process freezes fat and reduces fat deposits by targeting those pockets of fat that don’t budge with diet and exercise, all without incisions, surgery, or even downtime. Now you can rely on the board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jacque LeBeau and his staff to use their expertise in this area for a non-surgical alternative to liposuction and other surgeries. The LeBeau Clinic is the only CoolSculpting Certified Clinic in Pensacola, Florida, serving people throughout Northwest Florida with our expertise in skincare treatment. Since CoolSculpting is so convenient and efficient, patients are able to come in during a lunch hour or even before or after work for their treatment.
What is CoolSculpting
Cryolipolysis is an innovative process utilized in CoolSculpting that freezes fat cells. Those targeted cells of fat are then eliminated after metabolization as part of the normal body process. After just one session of CoolSculpting, studies show that people can reduce fat by 20-25%.
CoolSculpting is recommended for people who are already active and fit for the most part, who are looking to get rid of stubborn fat that is stuck around the waistline or the thighs. Love handles, muffin tops, bra fat, and inner and outer thighs are also common areas to be treated with CoolSculpting. The introduction of the CoolSmooth™ applicator allows patients with the smallest fat deposits to benefit. Fat cells do not return, rendering CoolSculpting results permanent, however that does not mean it prevents weight gain. It is vital for patients to maintain healthy eating habits and regular exercise to maintain results.
The LeBeau Clinic is one of the few providers in the Pensacola, Florida area offering the latest innovations from the makers of CoolSculpting. These new innovations focus on patient comfort and treatment time reduction. New applicators, like the CoolAdvantage applicators which cut treatment time in half, have been incorporated into our practice at the LeBeau Clinic resulting in more comfortable sessions with excellent outcomes in half the treatment time.
A de-bulking process using the CoolMax applicator helps get results on larger treatment areas like the abdomen or back in the same short amount of time. The CoolMax applicator is used primarily for those patients who wish to de-bulk a localized area before sculpting it. Being the largest CoolSculpting applicator, the CoolMax applicator works perfectly for those patients desiring to remove large amounts of fat deposits from their bodies. The patient is first de-bulked, then re-treated with a smaller CoolSculpting applicator to start the body contouring process.
For targeting fat that causes a double chin or other small bulges, the CoolMini applicator is used. The CoolMini applicator is cleared by the FDA to reduce submittal fat, which is the fat that causes a double chin appearance. It snugly fits below the chin and with controlled cooling it kills fat cells without damaging any skin or surrounding tissue.
What to Expect
When undergoing the CoolSculpting procedure, the skin is first protected by a thin gel pad that is applied to the area to be treated. The CoolSculpting device is then applied and activated. The device delivers precise cooling through a process that gently suctions the skin and fat up between two cooling panels. Due to the sensitivity of fat cells, the cold causes them to slowly die off.
There is an initial sensation of intense cold, which soon turns to numbness. Patients then read a book or magazine, relax, get work done on a laptop or tablet, or even take a nap while the CoolSculpting does its job. A single area of treatment lasts approximately 35 minutes.
Patients can expect temporary redness, swelling, tenderness, tingling, or bruising. Most patients are able to return to normal activities or work immediately after treatment. The dead fat cells are broken down by the body’s metabolism and eliminated over a period of 3 to 4 months after treatment. The treated area slowly shrinks as the normal metabolic process takes place. Patients can have additional treatments for greater fat reduction, but a single treatment has shown to safely reduce fat up to 25%.
To find out if CoolSculpting is right for you, request a consultation by email or call our office at (850) 308-1738 to make an appointment.
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