Posts for: May, 2017
Months after you lose weight, muffin tops, love handles and double chins can still be a problem. Luckily, there's a simple way to get rid of stubborn fat deposits that don't involve surgery. Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, dermatologist, Dr. Ann Zedlitz, explains how CoolSculpting can improve your appearance.
Freezing the fat away
Fat cells don't like cold temperatures. In fact, when they're exposed to extreme cold, they die. Because CoolSculpting targets fat cells only, healthy cells adjacent to fat cells aren't harmed by the treatments. When fat cells freeze, they crystallize and are metabolized by your body. The remains of the cells are eliminated by your body over the next several weeks or months.
Coolsculpting offers an effective alternative to liposuction
Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting requires no incisions and no anesthesia. CoolSculpting offers a more gradual way to eliminate fat deposits. Each visit may reduce fat deposits by as much as 20 percent. Most people need a few visits to obtain the desired results. Treatments last one to three hours, depending on how many areas are treated.
CoolSculpting targets multiple areas
CoolSculpting is very effective in reducing abdominal and flank fat deposits, it's also ideal for reducing fats in other parts of the body, including:
- Back Fat: Have you given up wearing form-fitting clothing because your back fat is on display? CoolSculpting eliminates the rolls on your back.
- Double Chin: It's frustrating to see the numbers on the scale decrease every week, yet notice no difference in your double chin. Freezing the fat deposits will help tone your neck and eliminate the fat.
- Buttocks Rolls: The treatment is also very effective at targeting rolls of fats under the buttocks.
- Thigh Fat: Coolsculpting can thin your thighs by reducing the fat in your inner and outer thighs.
What happens during a CoolSculpting treatment?
Before your treatment begins at our Baton Rouge office, a gel pad will be applied to your skin to protect it from the extreme temperatures. After the pad is applied, the CoolSculpting applicator is placed over the area. Vacuum suction holds the skin and fat in place during the treatment. You'll feel a burst of cold when the device is activated, but that cold feeling will soon be replaced by numbness. After your treatment, you can immediately return to your usual activities. Bruising and tenderness are common after CoolSculpting treatment, but usually only last a few weeks.
Would you like to tone your body with CoolSculpting? Call Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, dermatologist Dr. Ann Zedlitz at (225) 778-7540 to schedule an appointment.
At the end of each school year, a 5th grade girl and boy at St. Jude and Oak Grove Primary Schools receive a surprise award for having the highest GPA in math. The award consists of a Giant Teddy Bear, a bag of chocolates, 100 one dollar bills, and a card recognizing their hard work confirming Dr. Z's belief that "MATH" is the key to success in life!
Congratulations to St. Jude students: Christopher Kennedy and Madeline Cannon!
Congratulations to Oak Grove Primary students: Jordan Oberle and Ella Freeman!