Ochs Dermatology is proud to offer San Antonio the latest in fat removal: CoolSculpting. Coolsculpting is a new, non-invasive procedure that helps remove stubborn fat in the body by targeting and eliminating those pesky fat cells.
We strive to deliver the best care possible and have dedicated staff to help you along the way. Relax in the comfort of our private room as our certified technician will discuss your treatment options and goals.
What sets CoolSculpting apart from other body cosmetic procedures? It’s non-invasive! No needles, no incisions, no recovery time. Just CoolSculpting’s advanced cooling technology reducing fat in targeted areas of your body!
How It Works
During a CoolSculpting procedure, an Ochs Dermatology technician will place a non-invasive applicator on your desired area. The applicator then delivers a controlled cooling to target and destroy fat cells.
Once exposed to the cooling, fat cells begin to disappear and thus reduce the thickness of the area treated. Most patients see visible, permanent results within two to four months!
Most of us have come to think of “losing fat” in terms of “working it off” or better yet “burning it off” through diet and exercise, suctioning it out via traditional liposuction or laser liposuction, or even dissolving it with chemical injections like Messotherapy. Now there’s another option without surgery, injections, or special diet called CoolSculpting.
Developed by Zeltiq Aesthetics, CoolSculpting selectively targets localized fat deposits — abdominal fat, love handles, back rolls, muffin-tops, inner thighs, inner knees, under the bum, even bulges above Cesarean section incision lines giving you the chance to have a flat tummy again.
CoolSculpting has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for fat cell reduction as well as for several dermatologic applications that require cooling. The procedure was previously available in Europe, Asia and Canada.
CoolSculpting is based on the science of cryolipolysis, a term that combines “cryo” (icy cold) with “lipolysis” (the chemical decomposition of fat). The premise is that under carefully controlled conditions, subcutaneous fat cells are more vulnerable than other surrounding tissue to the effects of cold.
The CoolSculpting procedure is usually performed by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist in his or her office and takes about one to three hours. The area to be treated is marked and covered with a gel pad to protect the skin. The physician then uses a hand-held vacuum applicator to gently draw the excess skin and underlying fat between two cooling panels. You will feel a firm pulling sensation and may feel mild cold in the treated area. This sensation will dissipate, and the area will become numb (much as it would if an ice pack were applied).
CoolSculpting differs from other fat removal procedures in a number of ways. For example, liposuction suctions fat cells out of the body, often destroying them first with fluid, ultrasound or laser energy. Lipodissolve accomplishes the same thing with fat-melting injections. Zerona uses low-level laser energy to open a pore in the fat cell, evacuating its contents but only giving you a temporary result as the fat cells will eventually restore to the original size.
To find out if CoolSculpting is right for you call our office for a consultation today. We have certified technicians who will help you evaluate your goals and make sure you are the right candidate for CoolSculpting.