CoolSculpting is a revolutionary treatment that comfortably and effectively removes stubborn body fat without surgery or downtime. The FDA-approved procedure works by freezing the fat cells, which the body then metabolizes and naturally removes over time.
The Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England was the first practice in Maine to introduce CoolSculpting®, and has been performing the procedure since 2010. Doctor Maria Atkins and the rest of our dedicated medical team are committed to providing patients with the highest standard of care.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is the leading non-surgical fat reduction treatment available today. This procedure is entirely non-invasive and requires no anesthesia. It uses only the gentle power of controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate fat for good.
This procedure can be used to eliminate fat on nearly any area of the body. Some of the most popular treatments areas include the:
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How Does it Work?
Fat cells have a significantly higher freezing temperature than other body tissues. When the CoolSculpting® applicator is applied to a treatment area, it cools fat cells down to a freezing point, while leaving the surrounding cells and tissues unharmed. These frozen fat cells die and are slowly eliminated from the body over time, gradually leaving the patient with a more sculpted physique.
This destruction of fat cells is the reason why CoolSculpting® is effective and long lasting. During a person’s teenage years, the number of total fat cells in the body becomes fixed through the rest of their life. As your weight fluctuates, these fat cells become larger and smaller in size, but do not decrease in overall number. With CoolSculpting®, 20-25% of the subcutaneous fat in the targeted area is removed.
What can I Expect from a CoolSculpting® Treatment?
Each CoolSculpting® procedure generally takes about thirty minutes to an hour per treatment area. There is no downtime with CoolSculpting®, so patients can go right back to their daily routines as soon as they leave Dr. Atkins’ office. Typically, changes are visible two to three months after treatment. It’s important to keep in mind that while CoolSculpting® can drastically reduce fat in a treated area, it is not a weight loss solution or an alternative to diet and exercise.
If you’re interested in learning more about CoolSculpting®, contact Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England today to schedule a complimentary consultation.