Dermatology located in Maspeth, NY, Park Slope, NY & New York, NY
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary fat-reduction treatment that can banish any excess fat. At Skinworks Dermatology in Maspeth, Chelsea, and South Slope, Brooklyn, dermatologist and internist Javier Zelaya, MD, seeks the best possible solutions and stays up to date with the latest cosmetic technology and advanced practices. CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical and effective method to target and destroy your unwanted fat cells. If you’re interested in CoolSculpting, call the Skinworks Dermatology office or book online today.
CoolSculpting Q & A
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a great noninvasive body contouring method that reduces excess fat and provides a localized reduction of stubborn fat deposits in as little as 35 minutes up to a few hours.
CoolSculpting works on different areas of the body, including the:
- Upper and lower abdomen
- Inner and outer thighs
- Under the chin
If your excess fat doesn’t respond to exercise and diet, CoolSculpting can be an effective solution.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting involves cryolipolysis — controlled cooling that targets and destroys your subcutaneous fat cells without damaging your surrounding skin. CoolSculpting effectively freezes fat cells. After the treatment, your body’s natural lymphatic system permanently eliminates them over time.
Dr. Javier Zelaya uses a handheld device attached to applicators. During treatment, he gently places a gel pad and an applicator on the targeted area. As he moves the device over your skin, the applicator delivers the controlled cooling through a special suction and cooling technology.
Dr. Zelaya leaves the device on your skin for up to an hour before removing the applicators to massage the treatment area. Massaging the area is important to break up deeper tissue and prompt your body to begin eliminating the destroyed fat cells. During your treatment, you can choose to read, check email, or even take a nap.
CoolSculpting requires little to no recovery time, and the results are noticeable anywhere from one to three months following your treatment. Usually, there’s little to no pain and some people experience a mild pulling or pinching sensation. More than one treatment might be needed for optimal results.
Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
You’re a suitable candidate for CoolSculpting if you’re close to your ideal weight range and in good health overall. It’s important to have clear and realistic expectations.
If you’re obese and simply looking to lose weight, you’re not a good candidate for CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is a fat-reduction procedure — not a weight-loss method.
Dr. Zelaya offers CoolSculpting to compliment you and your healthy lifestyle.
What are the benefits of CoolSculpting?
Dr. Zelaya offers CoolSculpting due to the many benefits, including:
- 20%-80% fat reduction after just one session
- Permanent removal of destroyed fat cells
- No anesthesia, incisions, or needles
- Little to no downtime
- A nonsurgical alternative to liposuction
In some cases, more than one target area can be treated in a single office visit.
Dr. Zelaya devises customized treatment plans tailored to your budget, body, and goals. Discover how CoolSculpting can contour your body and call the Skinworks Dermatology office or schedule an appointment online today.