As you shovel snow and brave the cold temperatures that come with winter, it’s hard to imagine that summer is around the corner. To console yourself, you might grab another cookie or chip, knowing that your winter coat covers up any evidence for the time being.
But when it comes time to shed the winter coat, why not do so knowing you’re keeping a different kind of secret behind those bulky clothes — a slimmer body.
At Dermatology Associates of Central New Jersey, we’ve equipped our Old Bridge location with the latest technology in body sculpting and fat reduction — CoolSculpting®. This innovative technology allows us to help you get the body you’ve always wanted, and there’s no surgery needed. Here’s how it works.
The problem with fat
There are many problems with fat, not the least of which is its ability to show up, and hold on, in exactly the areas where it’s the least welcome. And there’s a reason for this — your biology. If you’ve been frustrated by your attempts to shed stubborn pockets of fat, the cause for this resistance lies in your hard-wiring.
For example, women are more prone to retain fat around their pelvic regions in order to protect their reproductive organs. For men, extra fat tends to only show up around their bellies.
What this science boils down to is that it’s nearly impossible to direct your fat-burning efforts through diet and exercise. When you burn fat, your body is in charge of where it draws energy from, and it may not be from where you want. Which is where CoolSculpting comes in.
Get freezing while it’s cold
The FDA-cleared CoolSculpting technology relies on laser energy to freeze your fat cells in targeted areas using controlled cooling. This process is called cryolipolysis, and the cold temperatures that the CoolSculpting system delivers cause your fat cells to die off while leaving the surface area of your skin untouched.
One of the advantages of CoolSculpting is that once it destroys your fat cells, they’re gone for good. As an adult, you generally carry the same number of fat cells in your body, which grow in size, not in number, when you gain weight. With CoolSculpting, we can reduce the number of fat cells in the treatment area by as much as 24%.
Once the cells are frozen, they begin to die off, and your body naturally flushes them out through your lymphatic system.
So as you make your way through winter, cursing the freezing temperatures, these same temps might be your best allies in the battle of the bulge.
As we discussed above, the frustration behind fat is that it’s almost impossible to dictate where you can lose it from. Almost. With CoolSculpting, we can work around this problem by directly targeting the stubborn deposits of fat:
- In your abdomen
- In your thighs
- In your flanks
- In your back
- Underneath your buttocks
- Under your arms
- Under your chin
Each treatment lasts only minutes, and since the technology is noninvasive, you’re free to go about your day directly afterward. You may need several treatments for optimal results, which we space out by several weeks so your body has time to flush out the targeted fat cells.
About six to 12 weeks after your final CoolSculpting treatment, you’re ready to take on summer with the body you’ve always wanted.
To get started, please give us a call or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment at one of our three locations.