After exercising diligently and watching her diet, a Kirkland woman continued to struggle with her “trouble spots,” including love handles. Feeling frustrated, she turned to Island Dermatology for a non-invasive treatment that could treat these specific trouble spots. The dermatologist recommended Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq, which could reduce fat in a specific area by 25 to 30 percent.
Cool Sculpting cools the area to just above freezing temperatures, turning fat from a liquid to a solid and promoting apoptosis. This process causes the targeted fat cells to shrink but leaves surrounding tissue and skin unharmed. Over the course of a few weeks, the treated fat cells leave the body through natural metabolic processes and the treated area shrinks.
This treatment has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for fat reduction, but the procedure has been used in Europe, receiving the equivalent of FDA approval there in 2009.
Treatment takes a little more than an hour and doesn’t require any anesthesia or pain medications. Some patients experience some minor numbness for a week or two following treatment, and redness can last several hours after the treatment, as well. Results develop over the course of one to two months, but a single treatment can yield dramatic results.
The patient had one treatment on her sides and was happy with the results. She saw a fat reduction of about 30 in her love handles and was pleased with the sculpted appearance. Based on these results, she opted to use Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq for reduction of fat in her lower abdomen. Let us help you see results today!