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CoolSculpting Works to Freeze Your Fat Away
The FDA-cleared CoolSculpting system uses an exclusive process called Cryolipolysis® to selectively freeze unwanted fat cells, disrupting their structure and eventually causing them to leave the body naturally. Because fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than skin, muscle, and other types of tissue, Cryolipolysis doesn’t damage healthy tissue and doesn’t leave behind scars. Developed by Harvard-based researchers, Cryolipolysis is highly effective at removing localized areas of stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. Popular treatment areas include:
- Flanks and “love handles”
- Inner and outer thighs
- Back and “bra roll” area
A CoolSculpting treatment doesn’t require incisions, needles, or anesthesia of any sort.
Another area of fat that our patients find particularly resistant to diet and exercise is the neck. Loose neck skin can add years to your face and detract from an otherwise aesthetically pleasing appearance. The CoolMini applicator is an innovation in CoolSculpting technology that can be used to tighten this common problem area and give you a more youthful look. While the CoolSculpting applicator is great for treating large areas of the skin, the CoolMini can target smaller concentrations of fat more precisely.
If you ever wished you could melt away fat, then the CoolSculpting system, a non-surgical body contouring option, may be for you. With innovative technology, CoolSculpting treatments help our patients from Worcester and Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and beyond reduce fat around their midsections, thighs, arms, and backs without surgery, needles, or anesthesia.
CoolSculpting® delivers an even better patient experience with the CoolAdvantage™ and CoolAdvantage Plus™ applicators. It could be a game changer for your practice, cutting treatment time by almost half. Before considering a CoolSculpting treatment, it’s important to understand that the procedure is not intended to be a treatment for obesity.
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Regardless of your aesthetic goals, we can help you reveal your most beautiful self with our selection of cosmetic dermatology services. As your new, slimmer physique gradually emerges, you’ll be amazed by how effective and easy CoolSculpting treatments can be. Call (508) 714-7081 (Worcester location) or (339) 229-8299 (Chelmsford location) to schedule your consultation!
The CoolSculpting Experience
After receiving a treatment plan based on a careful medical evaluation at one of our cosmetic and medical dermatology offices in Massachusetts, you’ll visit us for your CoolSculpting procedure. We may recommend a series of several sessions depending on the number of areas you wish to treat.
Prior to your CoolSculpting treatment, you don’t need to fast or take any other special precautions. We recommend wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and bringing a tablet, book, or magazine to keep you occupied during your treatment.
Your practitioner first applies a cool gel pad to your treatment area. This pad helps regulate temperature and protect your skin. Your practitioner then applies a CoolSculpting treatment head over the gel pad. There are different treatment heads for different areas. If you want to target areas of “pinchable” fat, such as on the abdomen, the device uses suction to draw up a fatty bulge between its cooling panels. If you want to treat “non-pinchable fat,” such as on the thighs, a flat treatment head is strapped to your body with the cooling plates pressed against your skin.
You’ll experience a brief period of intense cold. After several minutes, the treatment area typically goes numb. In order to get the best results possible, the CoolSculpting treatment head must be in place for about 1 hour for pinchable fat and 2 hours or more for non-pinchable fat. During this time, you may read, listen to music, browse the Internet, or watch a movie on your personal device. Some patients even choose to fit in a nap.
Before & Afters
Dr. Seth Kates
Dr. Seth Kates, a skilled Massachusetts dermatologist in Worcester, began his medical education as a biochemistry major at Haverford College where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. While attending medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, he fell in love with the field of dermatology and had the privilege of working in a distinguished dermatology lab there. After completing his internship at Dartmouth, he returned to the University of Pennsylvania for his residency in the Department of Dermatology. Dr. Kates began his professional career at the Fallon Clinic where he eventually served as Chairman of the Department of Dermatology. He later joined Chelmsford Dermatology and then, in 2000, opened Worcester Dermatology Associates. As a Worcester dermatologist in private practice, Dr. Kates has developed a special interest in surgical and cosmetic procedures while remaining active in general and pediatric dermatology.