Everyone has a little fat they’d rather get rid of, but diet and exercise don’t always do it. This can be especially difficult for patients in Birmingham who are otherwise healthy and wish they could put the finishing touches on their body. Dr. Shauna Diggs and Cosmedicderm offer CoolSculpting to the Birmingham and Detroit areas as a quick and easy alternative to surgical fat removal.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting in Birmingham uses an effective freezing technique to remove fat cells. Once the cells are frozen, they are unable to function and are absorbed by the body as waste. Since they are no longer present, they’re unable to expand with weight gain, meaning your results are long-term with a healthy, active lifestyle. This is done with no incisions, no downtime, and great results.
Who is a Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Unlike surgical fat removal procedures like Liposuction, CoolSculpting can benefit most patients in Birmingham. Many patients are unable or unwilling to undergo surgery, but CoolSculpting takes on a series of non-invasive, easy treatments to get great results. This technique can be used on many different areas of the body, most commonly on the stomach, hips, thighs, back, arms, and chin. A consultation with Dr. Diggs and CosmedicDerm in Birmingham is the best way to determine your treatment plan and other options.
What Happens During CoolSculpting?
During your CoolSculpting treatment in Birmingham, a trained and licensed technician will ensure you’re comfortable before applying the CoolSculpting handpiece to your treatment areas. The cooling technique is highly controlled and safe, and gently freezes the fat cells under the skin. There’s generally little discomfort, as the skin becomes numb to the freezing feeling. Feel free to bring a book or device to your treatment session— the length of which can depend on the number of areas being treated.
What are the Results and Recovery like?
There is no downtime required after your CoolSculpting treatment in Birmingham, and you can return to your daily activities immediately. There may be some minor side effects which can include redness, irritation, and numbness, but this usually subsides quickly. The number of treatment sessions you may need can be discussed during your consultation, but they are usually spaced a few weeks apart.
To learn more about CoolSculpting in Birmingham and schedule a consultation with Dr. Diggs and CosmedicDerm, contact our office at 313-566-4729.