CoolSculpting® in Albuquerque
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.
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 eliminating the fat, CoolSculpting® safely helps your body to get rid of that lingering bulk within just a few months—no incisions or sutures necessary.
CoolSculpting® Treatment Details
A single CoolSculpting® session takes just one to three hours, and is administered with very little discomfort for the client.
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 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, adjusting for variations within the tissue and freezing only the unwanted fat cells. 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 immediately.
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 eliminates 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® 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 half a dozen 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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Your silhouette is not a straight line, though there may be sections you wish weren't as rounded as they are. This CoolSculpting® applicator, as its name implies, is made to handle the curvier areas where fat cells congregate. If you have a muffin top or love handles and want to lose them, this is the applicator for you.
When, Zeltiq introduced its CoolFit™ applicator, the Western Dermatology Consultants team was especially excited to add it to the lineup of CoolSculpting® services in Albuquerque. CoolFit™ features a distinct flat cup and much larger cooling plates than its counterparts, which allows us to "blast the fat" in more areas—such as the tough outer thigh—than we've previously been able to.
This applicator is designed specifically to treat the smaller bulges and pockets of fat on the body. While it works well for the knee region, it's primarily applied to the area where submental fullness can create a double chin.
When many people think of unwanted fat, they think of their belly. The core applicator in the CoolSculpting™ system is intended for the core of your body, since the abdomen is notorious for collecting fat cells that can linger even if you lose weight through dieting and exercise.
Like the Cool Fit™ applicator, Cool Smooth™ is flat and works well on the thighs. This one, however, focuses on the outer thigh, where excess fat may be present but fairly "un-pinchable"—a challenge for the other applicators that use suction to pull the treated tissues between the cooling plates. Even if you can't get a layer of fat between your thumb and pointer finger, you can reduce it with Cool Smooth™.
Many of the CoolSculpting® applicators at Albuquerque's SPA at WDC are used to slim down a targeted region or provide a bit more definition by revealing more sculpted contours. Cool Max™ is used for "debulking," meaning it can get rid of more significant numbers of fat cells and is appropriate for volume reduction, not simply localized cosmetic contouring.
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.
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.
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!