Every year when swimsuit season comes around again we all make a mad dash to the gym to tighten up those neglected areas from all that amazing holiday food. Remember that pumpkin pie Aunt Sue made so well? Your thighs do. Each year that tightening process gets a little bit harder and harder, but we try our best to make it happen, and in a timely manner. What if you could take those troublesome love handles and/or tummy pooch and remove that bulge forever? No more “Ugh my muffin top just won’t disappear!” No more “Oh these new side crunch sets of 300 have to work this year!” Thanks to a few scientists noticing that when kids ate A LOT of Popsicle their faces got thinner, we (thank the heavens) were given Coolsculpt.  As incredible as it sounds Coolsculpt was actually created by exactly that. Scientists started to notice that the width and thickness of the children’s cheeks were diminishing with the frequency of eating the freezing popsicles. The scientific term to Coolsculpt is called Cryolipolysis, which is actually the process of controlled cooling to reduce localized fat.
When we are born we have approximately 5-6 billion fat cells. Depending on our weight gain (and nights of double stuffed Oreo sessions) the fat cells we have enlarge and shrink to the amount of fat we take in. That’s why healthy eating and exercise is key to effective weight loss. Sometimes though with all those crunches, “30 days of squats!” charts on Pinterest, and booty boot camps you just can’t lose that bulge (again, let’s blame Aunt Sue). For those tricky areas Coolsculpt has come to our rescue. To remove those fat cells (20% to 25%) from our bodies forever!
The way that the Coolsculpt treatment is effective is by literally freezing your fat cells to death. The skin itself is pulled by a vacuum like force in between two plates that administer cooling temperatures that get down to the level of your fat cells where they are vulnerable and do just that, freeze them to heaven forever. But don’t worry, those cells die a natural cell death! By safely avoiding your skin, nerves, and blood vessels only your fat cells are affected by the frigid temperature. Once the cells have been frozen the fat cells in the treated area are gradually eliminated through the body’s normal metabolic processes, similar to how fat from food is eliminated. As the panels go to work in the first few minutes, you will feel a sensation of cold and tingly. This feeling doesn’t last long as your body gets used to the temperature and is adjusted to the cold. As the procedure is usually one to three hours most people spend this time catching up on some reading, working on their laptop or even take a quick nap. Who doesn’t need an afternoon nap? An afternoon nap that’s actually shrinking your waistline?
After your treatment most people see results as early as three weeks and will see the most dramatic results after the first two months. And up for four months after your treatment you body is still continuing to rid your new and improved amazing self of those unwanted fat cells. If you want to lose the inches and don’t want an invasive procedure you can’t go wrong choosing Coolsculpt. Your jeans will thank you.

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Dr. Timothy Jochen Medical Director, Contour Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center
Dr. Jochen specializes in Mohs Surgery for skin cancer removal, facial rejuvenation including cosmetic laser technology, Botox® and facial fillers, soft tissue augmentation, leg and facial vein treatment, tumescent liposuction and hair restoration/transplants.

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