CoolSculpting

Elizabeth Piantanida, MD -  - Board Certified Dermatologist

Skin MD Colorado

Elizabeth Piantanida, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist located in Colorado Springs, CO

CoolSculpting Specialist
You deserve a smoother, more contoured look, but those pockets of fat just won't go away no matter what you do. CoolSculpting® can help you eliminate these trouble areas. Dr. Elizabeth Piantanida proudly offers this service to her patients in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the surrounding areas. She's been helping men and women reveal their confidence and beauty through cosmetic dermatology for over 14 years. To find out if CoolSculpting can help you, use her easy online booking system to schedule your consultation today.

CoolSculpting

by Elizabeth Piantanida, MD

 

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure used that gets rid of the stubborn fat deposits that targeting exercises and diets can't eliminate. It can help you get flat abs, smooth thighs, or a sleeker chin by literally freezing your fat away.

How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting uses controlled cold to target fat cells under the skin without any needles or incisions. This effective targeting freezes and kills the fat cells, but leaves your skin unaffected. Your natural detoxification and elimination systems then process and remove the targeted cells from your body.

That entire process only takes an hour. Most patients feel an intense cold that quickly numbs the skin, so there's no discomfort. Although some patients experience bruising, swelling, or tenderness afterward, those effects are temporary, mild, and don't interfere with normal activities.

Which parts of the body does CoolSculpting treat?

The FDA has cleared this procedure for treatment of:

  • Chin/Neck
  • Love Handles
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs

What results can I expect with CoolSculpting?

For many of patients, it's just that one area that makes them uncomfortable in swimsuits, fitted clothing, or in the nude. Ultimately, this procedure helps them look better, feel better, and be confident no matter what they wear.

After a sculpting treatment, you'll see results in as few as three weeks, and your final results appear after six months. As the natural elimination process continues, your body will slowly take on its new, more contoured shape.

After having one session, you can expect to see a 20-25% fat reduction in the treated areas after the three weeks have passed. Nevertheless, most patients choose to attend two or more sessions to achieve their desired appearance.  

This procedure has no recovery time and you can resume normal activities same day. Although you might feel some stiffness right after the procedure, this should disappear by the time you walk out of the office.

Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting doesn’t help you lose significant weight, so it’s not a treatment for obesity. A typical candidate is a man or woman who’s around 10 to 15 pounds over their target weight. There are other relevant factors, and Dr. Piantanida can help you better understand your treatment options and make the best possible decision.

 

 

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