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At Center for Dermatology & Laser Surgery, we love CoolSculpting, the revolutionary way to tone trouble spots and tame stubborn body fat. Low-calorie diets and high-energy workouts are the best way to shed the pounds, of course but some fat cells simply refuse to respond to diet and exercise. These areas of stubborn fat can ruin your sleek appearance and make your clothes fit poorly. CoolSculpting can help you fall in love with your body all over again – and that’s just one of the things our dermatology specialists at we Center for Dermatology & Laser Surgery love about CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis, a process that uses cold temperatures to destroy fat cells. Our CoolSculpting providers use a special device that freezes fat cells in a specified area. Freezing the fat cells causes the cells to break down. Your body slowly eliminates the treated fat cells using natural processes, flushing them out over time.

While there is a lot to like about CoolSculpting, here’s what we love most about this permanent solution to unwanted pockets of fat.

Top 11 Reasons to Love CoolSculpting

1. CoolSculpting works!

As the leading skin health specialists in Hillsboro and Portland Oregon, we love CoolSculpting because it really works. While outcomes may vary from person to person, CoolSculpting provides fantastic results for nearly everyone who undergoes the procedure. Most patients can expect to see up to 20 to 25 percent fat reduction in the treated area after just one treatment. In fact, 79 percent of patients responding to a CoolSculpting survey said their clothing fit better after the procedure.

2. CoolSculpting is non-invasive

Unlike liposuction or other types of cosmetic surgery, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that can remove fat from nearly every part of the body, without the need for bandages or overnight hospital stays. We enjoy performing non-invasive procedures because they are more convenient for our patients.

3. CoolSculpting uses advanced technology

CoolSculpting uses state-of-the-art equipment to deliver cold temperatures to the treatment area. To perform CoolSculpting, our skin health professionals use a handheld device that contains two applicators that look similar to the nozzles of a vacuum cleaner. The device contains cooling and suction technology, which exposes fat cells to very cold temperatures. We move this device over the patient’s skin to apply the cooling and suction technology to the target area.

4. It gets rid of fat cells permanently

Once we freeze fat cells with CoolSculpting, the cells never come back. We love providing our patients permanent solutions to their most stubborn cosmetic problems. We do warn our patients that the fat cells near the treated area can grow and change shape if they gain weight, however, which can make it look like the fat came back.

5. Zero downtime

We love CoolSculpting because it requires very little, if any, downtime. In fact, most people who undergo CoolSculpting resume their everyday activities the day after they undergo the procedure.

6. Noticeable results in 8 to 12 weeks

CoolSculpting provides noticeable results in as little as one to three months. You should see the full benefits of CoolSculpting in about 6 months.

7. Allows for the treatment of multiple areas

We love CoolSculpting because it is versatile. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared CoolSculpting for the treatment of visible fat bulges under the chin, under the jaw line, and on the abdomen, thigh, and flank. The FDA has also cleared CoolSculpting for treating back fat, bra fat, fat on the upper arm, and fat underneath the buttocks.

8. CoolSculpting is quick

We love this approach to getting rid of stubborn fat because CoolSculpting is a quick procedure. Depending on the size and complexity of the treatment area, a CoolSculpting treatment takes between one and three hours. Many of our patients listen to music, read or work on a computer tablet or smartphone while they get rid of unwanted fat.

9. CoolSculpting is comfortable

While it is possible for some patients to experience discomfort during CoolSculpting, the cooling action of the CoolSculpting device reduces pain.

10. The procedure is right for most people

Almost anyone who wants to improve their appearance by reducing pockets of unwanted fat can undergo CoolSculpting. The procedure is not for everyone, though – people who have certain medical conditions, such as cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, should not undergo CoolSculpting. The CoolSculpting providers at Center for Dermatology & Laser Surgery can help patients determine if the procedure is right for them.

11. CoolSculpting is safe

We love CoolSculpting because it is safe. Clinical trials prove the safety of CoolSculpting, and the FDA has cleared CoolSculpting for use in reducing the appearance of fat in nine different areas of the body. More than 8 million people around the world have undergone CoolSculpting, so the procedure has built a solid reputation for being safe and effective.

To learn more about CoolSculpting and more reasons why our skincare specialists love it, contact the Center for Dermatology & Laser Surgery. We’re certain that you’ll love CoolSculpting too!