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How Can CoolSculpting® Help You Combat Your “Quarantine 15” This Season?

Quarantine weight gain is something many people have been struggling with since the COVID-19 lockdowns began in the early part of the year. Our lives have been disrupted, and our day-to-day routine has changed a lot as our activities have been restricted. With easy access to food and alcohol in the nearby kitchen, along with the fact that lots of us are working from home and not moving around as much as we normally would in an office (and are too busy to fit workouts into our altered routines), it’s easy to pack on some extra weight. To top it all off, in this tension-filled time, chronic stress often leads to high levels of the “stress hormone” cortisol being produced in our bodies, which stimulates our appetite. Cortisol can also influence where your fat is stored, making it more likely to be deposited on the abdomen. As practices have re-opened around the city, state, and country, injectables and body contouring procedures like CoolSculpting® have been Albuquerque patients’ preferred treatments for addressing a little extra flab.

These aesthetic treatments, combined with healthy lifestyle habits, can help get you back on track, restore slimmer facial contours, and lose unwanted volume. Sometimes, excess fat goes to areas we’ve always struggled to slim down for most of our lives because of our body shape. These specific areas—like the stomach, flanks, below the chin, the outer thighs, and the back—may not respond well to conventional fat-reduction methods, such as exercise and reducing our calorie intake. CoolSculpting® is a fat-reduction technique that allows you to get rid of some of the extra fat in these trouble spots that you feel self-conscious about or that get in the way of your daily life. Remember, though, that it’s strictly for generating cosmetic results. Exercise and a healthy diet are still important!

With CoolSculpting®, the applicator suctions up grabbable areas of fat and lowers the temperature in the tissue. The fat cells there are chilled and killed, and the body looks leaner over time as these dead cells are flushed out. Although the treatment can cause a numbing or pinching sensation, it’s generally not painful and is well tolerated by patients. You won’t have to go through an extensive recovery process or manage severe side effects after. Typically, CoolSculpting® causes only mild swelling and bruising.

Would you like to know more about how CoolSculpting® can help you shed resistant fat? Request a consultation with us today by calling (505) 855-9267or fill out a contact form to reach out to our team at Western Dermatology Consultants.

It’s Not Too Late to See CoolSculpting® (Almost) Live!

Did you miss Big 98.5’s Chaz Malibu getting CoolSculpting® nonsurgical fat reduction from Albuquerque’s Spa @ Western Dermatology Consultants earlier this season? We held a live viewing on Facebook during the Oct. 22 event, but don’t worry if you didn’t get to see the session while it was happening. The whole event is still available to watch here, on our Facebook page.

The video is 2 1/2 hours long, but unlike anyone who tuned in to see Chaz undergo the treatment minute by minute, you can jump around, pause it, go back, and watch it any way you’d like.

Chaz, who has enjoyed the results of previous CoolSculpting® treatments, spends a good chunk of the session lying back—sometimes literally chilling out with his arms behind his head—while the device does the work: chilling fat cells beneath the skin to kill them and start the process of flushing them from the body. He also talks about the sensations he’s experiencing in real time, as well as responds to viewers who sent messages throughout the procedure.

Since his results have continued to improve in the weeks following his session, he may be willing to show them off! Check out the Big 98.5 Facebook page  to see how to contact him.

To schedule a CoolSculpting® treatment of your own, or if you want answers to questions about the fat-reduction strategy, call Western Dermatology Consultants at (505) 855-5503 or request a consultation online.