It’s common that even through strict diets and determined exercise, fatty areas can continue to remain. These specific spots on the body can hang or jiggle, causing physical frustration and mental stress for so many people. Before modern advancements, patients thought the only way to solve these unwanted areas would be through enduring an invasive procedure; not anymore! Time to say goodbye to those muffin tops and love handles. At SkinHealth Centers, we specialize in Coolsculpting, a state-of-the-art cosmetic treatment that removes excess fat in stubborn areas. CoolSculpting (also known as cryolipolysis) removes the excess fat in stubborn areas by freezing fat cells, killing and breaking them down in the process. This page is dedicated to an in-depth look at CoolSculpting from our Boston or Wellesley locations, including how it works, its effectiveness, cost, and how to proceed with an appointment.
No needles, no special diets, no supplements, no surgery, no downtime. Sounds too good to be true; well, it isn’t! The original CoolSculpting system was approved by the FDA in 2010, and it has quickly become one of the most popular ways to eliminate fat without surgery or downtime. The procedure uses freezing temperatures to break down fat cells for good. These specific fat cells are more affected by cold temperatures than other cells, which means the cold dosage used does not damage other cells around the fat, such as the skin or underlying tissue. During CoolSculpting in Boston or Wellesley, our skilled technician will vacuum the skin above the area of fatty tissue into an applicator tool that cools the fat cells. This cold temperature numbs the site, effectively freezing the stubborn fat. After one simple 30-minute session from SkinHealth Centers, our patients can resume their daily routine while fat cells gradually process out of their bodies. CoolSculpting is approved to reduce fat in most parts of the body, and can treat everything from chin to arms to flanks, to abdomen to inner and outer thighs.
Coolsculpting remains such a favored procedure not just because of the results but the fantastic benefits that come with the treatment. With CoolSculpting, our team can give our patients a reliably quick, easy, and effective solution to losing cumbersome fat. Benefits included with Coolsculpting are:
A good candidate for this type of treatment in Massachusetts is a person with realistic expectations about Coolsculpting. We also ask that our patients understand this highly effective procedure is not a weight loss technique and more so body contouring. The ideal patient should be within 10 to 15 pounds of their ideal body weight, with pockets of fat or a specific area of concern that is resistant despite a healthy diet and exercise.
When you come in on the day of your CoolSculpting, we will prioritize comfort and assurance. Your experience will vary depending on the level of sculpting you require. When you’re ready to begin, our technician will apply a cryogenic applicator to your target areas. This initial feeling is said to cause minor discomfort, as you feel a deep cooling sensation. Once the applicator drops below freezing temperatures, the area becomes numb, keeping the fat cells at the necessary temperature to disjoin from their connective tissue, fully absorbing the cold.
This process causes these areas to lose their cellular integrity and rupture. After the applicator is detached, our technician will do a brief massage on the area to break up the treated fat cells and enhance the fat reduction.
For those interested in seeing how CoolSculpting from SkinHealth Centers can help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals, please schedule your consultation with one of our certified Aestheticians. Every patient of ours is treated with open arms; your treatment is our own. In the consultation, we will start a discussion on the area you are looking to eliminate with CoolSculpting and answer any questions you may have regarding the treatment. Once we have all of the information needed, our team will create your customized procedure plan just for you. If you consent to this plan, we can start CoolSculpting immediately, or if you need more time, you are welcome to speak to our Patient Coordinator, who will help you reschedule for another date that better suits your needs.
CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical, so typically, you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness, or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Often, our patients return to work after the session is over. In the following weeks after treatment, the body dispels the targeted fat through the lymphatic system and out of the body, resulting in the contour you’ve been dreaming of.
Most of our patients in Boston see changes as quickly as three weeks after the initial treatment. More dramatic results start to occur after one to three months. It’s important to remember that your body is still flushing fat cells post-procedure and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
The cost of CoolScuplting in Boston and Wellesley is determined by several factors and tailored specifically to our patient’s specific needs with the procedure. After meeting with your Provider for a consultation, they will create your customized treatment plan, giving you a better idea of how much your procedure will cost.
We are proud to be part of Boston, a city with a small-town feel, rich history, and first-rate medical and educational institutions. At SkinHealth Centers, our locations are made up of a diverse team of physicians, facial cosmetic surgeons, nurse practitioners, and medical aestheticians, reflecting the standard of our great city. When it comes to your aesthetic needs, our determination, expertise, and overall dedication to our craft rise to the occasion. There is a reason we are recipients of “Boston’s Best” from The Improper Bostonian seven years running! We know each patient is different, with unique goals, histories, financial concerns, and availability, all of which are taken into account to create a unique approach to achieve the best results.
At SkinHealth Centers, you’ll find the latest, proven methods to restore and maintain healthy-looking skin and a glowing complexion. Come see us today to start the conversation about reversing the tell-tale signs of aging and sun exposure.
If you’re in the Boston or Wellesley area, we invite you to come to see us at SkinHealth Centers. To schedule a consultation with one of our friendly and certified aestheticians, please call our office at (617) 267-7546 (Boston) or (781) 431-7880 (Wellesley Hills ). We can’t wait to hear from you!
Cheryl Clarkson, Founder