You CAN lose inches and look younger, beautifully and easily. Now you’re listening! So you’re working hard at the gym, trying to get to your favorite classes each week to spot target that ‘bump’ of fat on your abdomen, or the saddlebags that make you self-conscious in your shorts or swimsuit. Sometimes the ‘no pain, no gain’ rule just doesn’t quite work in our favor. Those stubborn areas of fat may not respond to the effort we’re putting in at the gym. So what if we told you at MediSpa Maui we have a ‘cool’ way to reduce the fat in those stubborn areas with zero downtime?
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a device made by Zeltiq. In a nutshell, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat freezing procedure that is FDA-cleared. If that doesn’t sound exciting enough, there’s also no downtime with CoolSculpting. The results are noticeable, proven, and long-lasting. At MediSpa Maui we’ve had the CoolSculpting device for close to 2 years, and we’ve been very happy with it. It treats stubborn areas of fat on your body, also referred to as pockets of fat, where fat can be difficult to get rid of on your own.
Where can it be useful?
It is often used in the abdominal area, the flanks (our lovehandles), and on the inner and outer thighs. CoolSculpting is unique in that it uses cold to remove the fat. Our fat cells are rather tolerant of heat, but they’re intolerant of cold. The CoolSculpting device essentially takes the temperature of the tissue down to a little bit above freezing and the fat cells actually crystallize, then die. Skin doesn’t crystallize due to the water content of skin, so it remains untouched and protected.
What is a CoolSculpting treatment like?
There are several different adapters or handpieces that we can use to treat the different areas of the body. The treatment is done for about an hour, and the patient gets to relax at this time. During the treatment a patient can nap, read a good book, even check emails.
What are the benefits of CoolSculpting?
It gets rid of about 25% of the fat in a given area. CoolSculpting can be done as a stand-alone treatment, or a one-time procedure, but some patients will choose to do it a couple of times to get rid of about half the fat in a given area. The benefits of this device include no real downtime, it is non-invasive, and it is a good alternative to a procedure like invasive liposuction. It is important to remember that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure, it is a spot reduction procedure. I had the procedure down myself over the abdomen, and I noticed a nice improvement. Some patients, myself included, noticed some numbness and tingling in the area that lasts for about 2 to 4 weeks and then improves over time. I look and feel great now!
If you’d like more information on CoolSculpting, click the link below titled ‘Cool Summer with CoolSculpt’ to watch my video blog detailing this simple and effective treatment for fat reduction and elimination. MediSpa Maui is offering a CoolSculpting Promotion for the month of July—purchase 1 area of CoolSculpting at full price, and receive 50% off a 2nd area. What a perfect time to try this treatment that has been on your mind for so long. Call us to schedule at (808) 879-4909. Don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook to see exclusive Facebook promotions and giveaways. Thank you!
Dr. Brian Stolley, Owner and Medical Director
‘Cool’ Summer with CoolSculpt