Nonsurgical Fat Reduction in New Mexico

No matter what you do, you can’t seem to get rid of those pesky areas of fat that just won’t respond to diet and exercise. Whether it’s your back, abdomen, or hips, you feel like you’ve tried everything without getting the results you want. For anyone facing this particular problem, Western Dermatology Consultants is pleased to offer CoolSculpting® in Albuquerque. In fact, we offer CoolSculpting® Elite, which is an advanced form of the device that features two separate applicators. Since we have two of the machines, we can treat up to four areas of the body at the same time—techniques known as DualSculpting or QuadSculpting—making for quicker, more efficient treatment sessions!

CoolSculpting Procedure

The CoolSculpting®-certified technicians (body sculptors) at Albuquerque’s Western Dermatology Consultants can effectively treat small areas of stubborn fat in the mid-section area and elsewhere. Treatable areas of the body include the tummy, flanks, inner and outer thighs, neck, and more.

This simple, noninvasive, and effective treatment by CoolSculpting® is a wonderful option for those who’ve tried to lose the fat themselves and have hit a wall keeping them from their ideal results, but who aren’t ready for a surgical procedure. CoolSculpting® makes use of a method called cryolipolysis, which attacks fat cells by lowering their temperature to damaging levels without damaging the surrounding tissue. Through a process of targeting, cooling, and getting rid of the fat, CoolSculpting® safely helps your body to reduce that lingering bulk within just a few months—no incisions or sutures necessary.

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Learn more about the benefits of CoolSculpting® at Albuquerque′s Western Dermatology Consultants by calling 505-855-9267 or requesting a free consultation.

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CoolSculpting® Treatment Details

A single typical CoolSculpting® session takes just one to three hours, and is administered with very little discomfort for the client. The Elite system can be even quicker.

The procedure itself starts with the introduction of a gel pad to the treatment area, followed by application of the CoolSculpting® device itself. Most of the applicators work by using gentle vacuum power to carefully pull the targeted tissue into a C-shaped cup, which chills it to the appropriate temperature. Clients will notice intense cold at first, though the sensation fades over the next five to 10 minutes.

Each CoolSculpting® applicator is designed to ensure even results, fitting closely to the body natural curves, adjusting for variations within the tissue, and freezing only the unwanted fat cells. Elite’s applicators cool up to 18 percent more area than the original design thanks to increased tissue contact. Throughout the process, clients are free to do activities that they find comfortable, including reading, using a tablet or smart phone, or even napping.

Since CoolSculpting® is not a surgical procedure, there is no real down time to speak of after a treatment session. Many clients return to their daily activities right away.

There may be some redness, swelling, tingling, or similar sensations in the treated area for a short while after your treatment session. These temporary effects resolve quickly, though some redness can remain for a few hours and rarely for up to two weeks before completely resolving.

The Spa @ WDC team can explain more about what to expect and watch for during and after your personalized CoolSculpting® treatment.

Note that CoolSculpting® is a body contouring treatment intended for cosmetic use, not for weight loss. The dieting and exercise that may not get rid of every stubborn pocket of fat are still good for your health. Also, though the chilled and destroyed fat is physically eliminated and can’t return, the results of this treatment are best maintained through a continuing healthy lifestyle.

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How Does CoolSculpting® Work?

Essentially, the CoolSculpting® device brings fat cells down to a low temperature that triggers their natural death. While the cold is destructive to fat, other tissues have lower freezing points, and the system never drops far enough to damage them, so skin, muscle, and all the rest stay unharmed and intact while unwanted fat is destroyed.

After some time, the body’s natural system of waste removal absorbs and gets rid of the defunct fat cells. Over a period of a few months, the troublesome layer of fat is reduced, and your body takes on the desired shape.

While men and women alike typically see fat-reducing results after just one session, a series of CoolSculpting® treatments—reducing the volume of the targeted area by a certain percentage each time—may be necessary for patients with a particular contouring goal in mind.

Our highly skilled specialists will be glad to discuss CoolSculpting® Elite by Zeltiq with you, as well as help determine what treatment plan will be best for your body. We are proud to serve our clients from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Cedar Crest, and the surrounding area.

CoolSculpting® Options in Albuquerque

While CoolSculpting® is a single cooling-based system for reducing fat, there’s more than one way to apply it. The Spa @ WDC offers seven different options of handpieces that can be used separately or combined for personalized body contouring results. Read on to learn more about the unique applicators and their focuses.

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There are four applicators in the Curve Series: Curve 80, Curve 120, Curve 150, and Curve 240.

The Curve 80 is intended for small pockets of isolated fat, such as the bulk of a double chin.

Both the Curve 120 and Curve 150 are intended for areas that feature larger bulges, including the belly, the flanks where love handles develop, the area near the arms prone to bra fat, and below the buttocks where banana rolls are visible.

The Curve 240 is the largest CoolSculpting® Elite applicator available, used to cover the abdomen for treatments focused on reducing the size of the overall midsection.

The Flat Series is designed to target areas that have bulk as opposed to bulges. These areas are on the limbs, and their shapes are flatter as opposed to rounded. Flat 125 and Flat 165 are applied to the upper arms and to the inner thighs.

Regions that won’t work with a suction-based approach, such as certain patients’ abdomens or the outer thighs, are better served by the Surface Applicator.

Talk to the Western Dermatology Consultants team to learn which CoolSculpting® applicator (or combination of applicators) is right for you. A free consultation can help determine where unwanted fat sits on your body, how much you want to lose to get the shape you’re seeking, what results are possible, and which applicators can deliver.

What Is Stubborn Fat?

The areas that CoolSculpting® targets are known for being home to stubborn fat cells, which are cells that remain large instead of shrinking, even when fat cells elsewhere in the body respond to lifestyle changes by reducing in size. Remember that dieting and exercise do not change the number of fat cells in the body, so unless an outside force—such as CoolSculpting®—takes them out, they will remain in place. This would not be a problem if fat cells uniformly shrank no matter where they were in the body during periods of increased physical activity and limited calories. Unfortunately, there is no way for a daily dieter to control which fat cells shrink and where.

The cells that resolutely remain fixed not just where they are in the body, but at the same size as before efforts to lose weight kicked into high gear, are most effectively treated by targeting them for destruction.

Once lower temperatures cause crystals to form and the fat cells themselves to die, they are marked for removal and processing by the body. Any cell taken this way—via cryolipolysis—will never again contribute to a bulge because it simply will no longer exist.

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Get in touch with the team at one of our convenient locations, and find out more about how we can help you have the healthy, sexy body you′ve always wanted with CoolSculpting. Call 505-855-9267 today to make your appointment or request a free consultation – and learn more about CoolFit, CoolMini, and all the rest!

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Options Beyond CoolSculpting® for Fat Reduction

CoolSculpting® is a popular and effective treatment for getting rid of unwanted fat, but it isn’t the only choice available at Western Dermatology Consultants and the Spa at WDC.

Kybella® is another frequently chosen option, specifically for double chins. The injectable is approved for eliminating submental fullness, like the CoolMini, though Kybella® works by breaking down fat cells with a naturally occurring acid that helps the body with digestion.

Sometimes a look of fullness can remain even after fat is reduced, especially in the submental area, due to loose and sagging skin. TempSure frequency-based treatment provides a tightening effect, smoothing away wrinkles and restoring definition to a jawline obscured by laxity.

What works best for one client might not be ideal for another. Know that the Spa @ WDC team will consider your unique body and goals to recommend the treatment that will best deliver the sought-after results.